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G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes 17
G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points 13
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G01S 17/42 - Mesure simultanée de la distance et d'autres coordonnées 4
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1.

SYSTEM FOR MAPPING MODEL, COST, AND SCHEDULE OF LARGE-SCALE CAPITAL PROJECTS

      
Numéro d'application US2021021350
Numéro de publication 2021/221793
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2021-03-08
Date de publication 2021-11-04
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Wilson, Odell, Gene, Jr.
  • Hayes, Catherine, Elaine
  • Mouyal, Alain
  • Jadhal, Suhas, Sahebrao

Abrégé

A system includes a model database configured to contain model items representing capital project components. Each model item has at least one model item code. The system includes a schedule database configured to contain schedule items representing a portion of a construction schedule. Each schedule item has at least one schedule item code. The system additionally includes a cost database configured to contain cost items representing a cost for the portion of the construction schedule and/or the capital project components. Each cost item has at least one cost item code. A rules engine is configured to receive a rule for mapping model items, schedule items, and cost items. The rule includes a code sequence related to the model item, the schedule item, and the cost item. A mapping engine communicates with the model, schedule, and cost databases to map model, schedule, and cost based on the rules.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 10/06 - Ressources, gestion de tâches, gestion d'hommes ou de projets, p.ex. organisation, planification, ordonnancement ou affectation de ressources en temps, hommes ou machines; Planification dans l'entreprise; Modèles organisationnels
  • G06Q 50/08 - Construction
  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistique, p.ex. entreposage, chargement, distribution ou expédition; Gestion d'inventaire ou de stocks, p.ex. exécution d'une commande, approvisionnement ou régularisation par rapport aux commandes
  • G06F 16/25 - Systèmes d’intégration ou d’interfaçage impliquant les systèmes de gestion de bases de données

2.

DATA SHARING CONTROL METHODS AND SYSTEMS

      
Numéro d'application US2020036528
Numéro de publication 2020/247897
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-06-07
Date de publication 2020-12-10
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Bailey, Mark
  • Barrett, Phillip
  • Beard, Joshua
  • Leshko, Jeremy
  • Phillips, Jared
  • Levert, Lawrence, C., Iv

Abrégé

Illustrative embodiments disclose systems for sharing, among a group of consumers, data provided by a contributor. Some embodiments are well-suited for real-time distribution of data developing from ongoing incidents, and may be useful, for example, for emergency management. Illustrative embodiments provide a cloud-based system having tenants that are data contributors and data consumers. The system receives, from each contributor, both data and sharing rules that dictate what data may be shared, and with whom (which consumer or consumers), and then provide data to such consumer or consumers according to the sharing rules.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04W 4/00 - Services spécialement adaptés aux réseaux de télécommunications sans fil; Leurs installations

3.

STRUCTURED DATA JUMP MECHANISM

      
Numéro d'application US2020021961
Numéro de publication 2020/197764
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2020-03-11
Date de publication 2020-10-01
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Kudiri, Chandra Sekar, Rao

Abrégé

Various embodiments improve the display of data on a computer screen by enabling a user to access data quickly, accurately, and with less effort than required for prior art methods and systems. For example, illustrative embodiments include a set of on-screen jump buttons, each associated with a corresponding set of off-screen data. When a user activates a jump button, the corresponding set of off-screen data is displayed on-screen, without requiring the use to manually scroll through the data. The corresponding set of off-screen data may be, for example, one or more columns of data in a table or spreadsheet, or one or more rows of data in a table or spreadsheet.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 3/0482 - Techniques d’interaction fondées sur les interfaces utilisateur graphiques [GUI] fondées sur des propriétés spécifiques de l’objet d’interaction affiché ou sur un environnement basé sur les métaphores, p.ex. interaction avec des éléments du bureau telles les fenêtres ou les icônes, ou avec l’aide d’un curseur changeant de comport interaction avec des listes d’éléments sélectionnables, p.ex. les menus
  • G06F 40/18 - Traitement de texte Édition, p.ex. insertion ou suppression utilisant des lignes réglées de tableurs

4.

FACILITY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Numéro d'application EP2018079602
Numéro de publication 2020/088739
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-10-29
Date de publication 2020-05-07
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Metzler, Bernhard
  • Haupt, Barbara
  • Kächele, Markus
  • Reimann, Bernd
  • Gächter Toya, Stefan Martin Benjamin
  • Heili, Alexandre

Abrégé

The invention pertains to systems and methods for surveillance of a facility.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G08B 13/196 - Déclenchement influencé par la chaleur, la lumière, ou les radiations de longueur d'onde plus courte; Déclenchement par introduction de sources de chaleur, de lumière, ou de radiations de longueur d'onde plus courte utilisant des systèmes détecteurs de radiations passifs utilisant des systèmes de balayage et de comparaison d'image utilisant des caméras de télévision

5.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPARING AND SELECTIVELY MERGING DATABASE RECORDS

      
Numéro d'application US2019037227
Numéro de publication 2019/241656
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-06-14
Date de publication 2019-12-19
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Bobbala, Pradeep, Reddy
  • Mallepally, Srinivas

Abrégé

Embodiments of the present invention allow a Source database and a Target database to be compared and merged in such a way that logically relevant data is considered and merged while ignoring irrelevant differences (e.g., object identifiers) and that all dependencies across relational database tables are considered and merged. Some exemplary embodiments are discussed herein with reference to databases such as the Standard Database (SDB) for Intergraph Smart™ Reference Data product from Intergraph Corporation and are referred to generally as the "SDB Merge Tool," although the disclosed concepts can be applied more generally to other types of databases.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 16/21 - Conception, administration ou maintenance des bases de données

6.

MOBILE VEHICLES IN MANUFACTURING

      
Numéro d'application EP2019065042
Numéro de publication 2019/234249
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-06-07
Date de publication 2019-12-12
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Rana, Asif
  • Reimann, Bernd
  • Heili, Alexandre
  • Meile, Silvan
  • Mavrov, Alexandar
  • Steiner, Markus

Abrégé

The invention relates to a system comprising at least one mobile vehicle (5) configured to move autonomously in a smart factory environment (1) at which a work piece (2) is processed. The mobile vehicle (5) comprises a spatial localization system (31), an autonomous navigation and propulsion unit (32), a local edge computation unit for a local data analysis at the mobile vehicle by intelligent, dynamically deployable edge analytics software agents, and a communication interface providing a data link to other mobile vehicles and/or to a fog- and/or cloud- computation and storage system. The system utilizes an automatic deployment of a workflow for the processing of the work- piece, which workflow comprises at least one current task. A mobile measurement vehicle (5m) with a spatial measurement sensor unit (15) is configured to establish a temporary instance of a local spatial reference cell (20) for a subset of at least one of the multiple mobile vehicles (5) and the work piece (2). The temporary instance of the spatial reference cell (20) is therein established temporally for a limited time of a duration of the current task and is established with an individual level of spatial accuracy and individual limited local range, which individual level is dynamically defined by an accuracy requirement of the current task.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 50/04 - Fabrication
  • G06Q 10/10 - Bureautique, p.ex. gestion informatisée de courrier électronique ou logiciels de groupe; Gestion du temps, p.ex. calendriers, rappels, décompte de réunions ou de temps

7.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING A PLURALITY OF PARTS WITH TOOL PATH CORRECTION

      
Numéro d'application US2019035881
Numéro de publication 2019/236914
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-06-06
Date de publication 2019-12-12
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Wilcox, William
  • Jeffers, David

Abrégé

A method of manufacturing a plurality of parts receives cutting instructions to produce a part based on a nominal model of the part. The method then drives a machine tool with the cutting instruction to produce a given part, and subsequently measures the given part with a coordinate measuring machine by measuring at least one particular feature of the given part. After measuring the given part, the method calculates an error of the given part by determining an initial deviation between the cutting instructions and the nominal model, the initial deviation being a function of the measured at least one particular feature of the given part and a corresponding at least one particular feature of the nominal model. The cutting instructions are then adjusted based on the error map to obtain updated cutting instructions, where the updated cutting instructions have a reduced deviation from the initial deviation with regard to the nominal model. The method then uses the updated cutting instructions to produce another part having a reduced error deviation from the nominal model.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G05B 19/408 - Commande numérique (CN), c.à d. machines fonctionnant automatiquement, en particulier machines-outils, p.ex. dans un milieu de fabrication industriel, afin d'effectuer un positionnement, un mouvement ou des actions coordonnées au moyen de données d'u caractérisée par la manipulation de données ou le format de données, p.ex. lecture, mise en mémoire tampon ou conversion de données
  • G05B 19/401 - Commande numérique (CN), c.à d. machines fonctionnant automatiquement, en particulier machines-outils, p.ex. dans un milieu de fabrication industriel, afin d'effectuer un positionnement, un mouvement ou des actions coordonnées au moyen de données d'u caractérisée par des dispositions de commande pour la mesure, p.ex. étalonnage et initialisation, mesure de la pièce à usiner à des fins d'usinage
  • G05B 19/404 - Commande numérique (CN), c.à d. machines fonctionnant automatiquement, en particulier machines-outils, p.ex. dans un milieu de fabrication industriel, afin d'effectuer un positionnement, un mouvement ou des actions coordonnées au moyen de données d'u caractérisée par des dispositions de commande pour la compensation, p.ex. pour le jeu, le dépassement, le décalage d'outil, l'usure d'outil, la température, les erreurs de construction de la machine, la charge, l'inertie

8.

WORKFLOW DEPLOYMENT

      
Numéro d'application EP2019065033
Numéro de publication 2019/234244
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-06-07
Date de publication 2019-12-12
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Maunz, Johannes
  • Reimann, Bernd

Abrégé

The invention pertains to a workflow deployment system, comprising at least one computing device (20) having a memory unit and a first communication unit, and a plurality of software agents that are adapted to be used with a plurality of electronic apparatuses, wherein each software agent is installable on an electronic apparatus of the plurality of electronic apparatuses or installed on a communication module that is adapted to be connected to one of the electronic apparatuses and to exchange data with the apparatus connected to, wherein each software agent is adapted to exchange data with the electronic apparatus it is installed on or connected to, wherein the memory unit is adapted to store workflow data related to a workflow for performing a task (1), the workflow involving at least a first apparatus of the plurality of apparatuses and comprising at least a first workflow package for a first part of the task, wherein the computing device is adapted to assign the first workflow package to a first apparatus, and to provide workflow data related to the first workflow package to the software agent of the first apparatus, to receive a problem solution request (7) from the software agent of the first apparatus, to perform, upon reception of the request, a workflow modification process, in the context of which workflow modification process the computing device is adapted to generate, based on the request, customized data (8, 9), and to provide the customized data to the software agent of the first apparatus.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 10/06 - Ressources, gestion de tâches, gestion d'hommes ou de projets, p.ex. organisation, planification, ordonnancement ou affectation de ressources en temps, hommes ou machines; Planification dans l'entreprise; Modèles organisationnels

9.

WORKFLOW GENERATION

      
Numéro d'application EP2019052788
Numéro de publication 2019/149960
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-02-05
Date de publication 2019-08-08
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Rana, Asif
  • Lampert, Roman
  • Reimann, Bernd
  • Recke, Utz
  • Thomas, George, Kenneth
  • Maunz, Johannes

Abrégé

The invention pertains to a workflow generation system (10) comprising a first device (20) with a computing unit (22), a memory unit (24) and a first communication unit (26), and a plurality of software agents (30a-d) that are adapted to be used with a plurality of electronic apparatuses (40a-d, 45) comprising at least one measuring device, wherein each software agent is installable on an electronic apparatus of the plurality of electronic apparatuses or installed on a communication module that is connected to one of the electronic apparatuses, wherein each software agent is adapted to exchange data with the electronic apparatus it is installed on or connected to, wherein the first device is adapted to receive a measuring task and to perform a workflow generation process, in the course of which the first device is adapted to request and receive from agents task-specific data of the apparatuses, wherein the task- specific data comprises information about properties, a position and/or a workload that are associated with the respective apparatus, to assess, based on the task-specific data, task-specific capabilities associated with each of the apparatuses, to generate, based on the task and on the capabilities, an optimized workflow for performing the task, the workflow involving one or more of the apparatuses, to generate workflow data for each of the involved apparatuses, the workflow data allowing the respective apparatus to perform a part of the task, and to provide the workflow data to the software agents of the involved apparatuses.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 9/50 - Allocation de ressources, p.ex. de l'unité centrale de traitement [UCT]
  • G06Q 10/06 - Ressources, gestion de tâches, gestion d'hommes ou de projets, p.ex. organisation, planification, ordonnancement ou affectation de ressources en temps, hommes ou machines; Planification dans l'entreprise; Modèles organisationnels

10.

WORKFLOW GENERATION

      
Numéro d'application EP2019052792
Numéro de publication 2019/149961
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-02-05
Date de publication 2019-08-08
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Rana, Asif
  • Lampert, Roman
  • Reimann, Bernd
  • Thomas, George, Kenneth
  • Maunz, Johannes

Abrégé

The invention pertains to a workflow generation system (10) comprising a first device (20) with a computing unit (22), a memory unit (24) and a first communication unit (26), and a plurality of software agents (30a-d) that are adapted to be used with a plurality of electronic apparatuses (40a-d, 45) comprising at least one measuring device, wherein each software agent is installable on an electronic apparatus of the plurality of electronic apparatuses or installed on a communication module that is connected to one of the electronic apparatuses, wherein each software agent is adapted to exchange data with the electronic apparatus it is installed on or connected to, wherein the first device is adapted to receive a measuring task and to perform a workflow generation process, in the course of which the first device is adapted to generate a workflow for performing the task, the workflow involving one or more of the apparatuses, to generate workflow data for each of the involved apparatuses allowing the respective apparatus to perform a part of the task, and to provide the workflow data to the software agents of the involved apparatuses, wherein the first device is further adapted to provide configuration data to the software agents of the involved apparatuses, the configuration data being adapted to reconfigure the respective apparatus for providing functions that allow or improve performing the part of the task by the respective apparatus.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 8/00 - Dispositions pour ingénierie logicielle
  • G06F 9/00 - Dispositions pour la commande par programme, p.ex. unités de commande
  • G06Q 10/06 - Ressources, gestion de tâches, gestion d'hommes ou de projets, p.ex. organisation, planification, ordonnancement ou affectation de ressources en temps, hommes ou machines; Planification dans l'entreprise; Modèles organisationnels

11.

MANAGING REVIEW OF A DESIGN DOCUMENT

      
Numéro d'application US2018037014
Numéro de publication 2018/231768
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-06-12
Date de publication 2018-12-20
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Montgomery, Michael D.
  • Kidd, John
  • Fuller, Matthew
  • Mitchell, Andrew

Abrégé

Systems and methods objectively manage review of design documents for engineered components to facilitate review of such documents at an appropriate level of scrutiny by assigned reviewers. Review assignment rules evaluate characteristics of the design documents to create a review assignment plan specific to each design document, facilitating application of a standard practice to the assessment such documents.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 10/10 - Bureautique, p.ex. gestion informatisée de courrier électronique ou logiciels de groupe; Gestion du temps, p.ex. calendriers, rappels, décompte de réunions ou de temps

12.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE LOCATION OF A STATIC OBJECT

      
Numéro d'application US2018035319
Numéro de publication 2018/222824
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2018-05-31
Date de publication 2018-12-06
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Ogston, Christopher G.
  • Hufer, Guido
  • Barnes, Charles Carlton

Abrégé

A method and apparatus for determining the location of an object with a sensor positions an instrument at a first location, controls the instrument to transmit a first omnidirectional signal during a first time, and determines a first distance from the instrument to the static object using the first omnidirectional signal. The method and apparatus repeats this process in a serial manner at two other locations, and uses the respective distances from each location to determine the location of the object. Other embodiments are disclosed.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01S 5/02 - Localisation par coordination de deux ou plusieurs déterminations de direction ou de ligne de position; Localisation par coordination de deux ou plusieurs déterminations de distance utilisant les ondes radioélectriques
  • G01S 13/75 - Systèmes utilisant la reradiation d'ondes radio, p.ex. du type radar secondaire; Systèmes analogues utilisant des transpondeurs alimentés par les ondes reçues, p.ex. utilisant des transpondeurs passifs
  • G01S 5/14 - Localisation par coordination de deux ou plusieurs déterminations de direction ou de ligne de position; Localisation par coordination de deux ou plusieurs déterminations de distance utilisant les ondes radioélectriques déterminant des distances absolues à partir de plusieurs points espacés d'emplacement connu

13.

USER INTERFACE WITH MOVABLE MINI-TABS

      
Numéro d'application US2017035979
Numéro de publication 2017/214045
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-06-05
Date de publication 2017-12-14
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • White, Michele B.
  • Cox, Jr., William B.

Abrégé

An apparatus and method display, on a display screen, a graphical user interface (GUI) of a software application having multiple commands, according to at least two different layouts generated by a layout engine. A first layout includes, in a fixed area, a contextual ribbon including groups of controls that each pertain to a function of a particular command, while a second layout includes, in the fixed area, a non-contextual ribbon including groups of controls that each pertain to different commands. The apparatus and method switch between layouts for display in response to receiving a re-layout instruction from a user of the software application. The layout engine operates by processing a command framework, which may be hierarchical, to determine the controls for each layout, and their respective arrangement and sizes within the layout, according to a user experience guideline.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 9/44 - Dispositions pour exécuter des programmes spécifiques

14.

Systems and Methods for Accessing Visually Obscured Elements of a Three-Dimensional Model

      
Numéro d'application US2017035352
Numéro de publication 2017/213945
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-06-01
Date de publication 2017-12-14
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Harvey, Keith D.

Abrégé

A method provides access to visually obscured elements of a three-dimensional model on a screen of a computing device. The method displays, on the screen of the computing device, a view plane of the three-dimensional model showing at least one visible element. The at least one visible element at least partially obstructs at least one visually obstructed element of the three-dimensional model. The method also defines a region at a location on the screen associated with the at least one visible element of the three-dimensional model. In response to input relating to the region, the method superimposes a representation of the at least one visually obscured element over the view plane.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 3/0484 - Techniques d’interaction fondées sur les interfaces utilisateur graphiques [GUI] pour la commande de fonctions ou d’opérations spécifiques, p.ex. sélection ou manipulation d’un objet ou d’une image, détermination d’une valeur de paramètre ou sélection d’une plage de valeurs

15.

VALIDATION OF MULTI-COMPONENT DESIGN CONSTRAINTS FOR CAPITAL PROJECT DESIGN SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application US2017033825
Numéro de publication 2017/205283
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-05-22
Date de publication 2017-11-30
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Mantraratnam, Venkata N. P.
  • Shaik, Jealani P.

Abrégé

A system, method, and executable program code are used to design a capital project having a plurality of components. An application programming interface receives, from one or more 3D design systems, design change data for a checked component in the plurality of components. One or more rules each provide a design constraint between the checked component and at least one other functionally-related reference component, the functional relationship being defined by an end user for the design of the specific capital project. A computing processor applies each of the rules to produce a determination whether the checked component satisfies the design constraint of the applied rule. Finally, data indicative of each such determination are stored in a database, for eventual transmission to one or more of the 3D design systems.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 10/06 - Ressources, gestion de tâches, gestion d'hommes ou de projets, p.ex. organisation, planification, ordonnancement ou affectation de ressources en temps, hommes ou machines; Planification dans l'entreprise; Modèles organisationnels
  • G06Q 50/04 - Fabrication
  • G06Q 50/06 - Fourniture d'électricité, de gaz ou d'eau

16.

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANAGING 2D DOCUMENTS FOR LARGE-SCALE CAPITAL PROJECTS

      
Numéro d'application US2017025733
Numéro de publication 2017/176629
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-04-03
Date de publication 2017-10-12
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Ziny, Gil

Abrégé

An apparatus and/or method of managing a large capital project obtains access to 2D capital project documents ("2D documents") produced using project data generated by a 3D design program. The documents are logically related through a hierarchy that is defined by a plurality of attribute based rules. Next, the method and/or apparatus access a given 2D document. Like others, the given 2D document has a specific given attribute and is in a given hierarchical level. The method and/or apparatus then applies at least one of the attribute based rules to the given attribute of the given 2D document, and determines, as a function of applying that attribute based rule, which different 2D document in the plurality of 2D documents in another hierarchical level to access. The method and/or apparatus accordingly accesses the different 2D document as a function of the application of the noted attribute based rule to given attribute.

Classes IPC  ?

17.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR LARGE-SCALE CAPITAL PROJECTS

      
Numéro d'application US2016055506
Numéro de publication 2017/171930
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-10-05
Date de publication 2017-10-05
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Botterill, Ewan D.
  • Mouyal, Alain

Abrégé

A configuration management system more efficiently and effectively manages template configuration information across a plurality of large-scale capital projects that execute multiple applications at a plurality of project sites.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 10/10 - Bureautique, p.ex. gestion informatisée de courrier électronique ou logiciels de groupe; Gestion du temps, p.ex. calendriers, rappels, décompte de réunions ou de temps
  • G06F 9/44 - Dispositions pour exécuter des programmes spécifiques

18.

ERROR COMPENSATION FOR COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINES USING A REFERENCE MODULE

      
Numéro d'application EP2015076529
Numéro de publication 2017/080612
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-11-13
Date de publication 2017-05-18
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Sprenger, Bernhard
  • Iseli, Claudio
  • Pettersson, Bo

Abrégé

The invention pertains to methods of compensating errors in a coordinate measuring machine (2) which is adapted for determination of at least one spatial coordinate of a measurement point on an object to be measured, the coordinate measuring machine (2) comprising a base (11), a probe head (15) for approaching the measurement point, a machine structure for linking the probe head (15) to the base (11), comprising at least a first structural component (12',12'') and at least one drive mechanism moveably linking the base (11) and the first structural component (12',12'') for provision of movability of the probe head (15) relative to the base (11), a reference module comprising at least a first mechanical reference element (21,21') and at least a first sensor unit (22,22') assigned to the first reference element (21,21') and a controlling and processing unit adapted for execution of a modelling functionality. The method comprises measuring a distance from the first reference element (21',21'') to the first structural component (12',12''), wherein the measured distance indicates a displacement or a deformation of the first structural component (12',12''), defining a dynamic model with a first set of state variables, the state variables being related to a set of physical properties of the reference module and representing an actual state of the reference module, deriving the actual state of the reference module by a calculation based on the dynamic model, and deducing compensation parameters based on the actual state.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points
  • G01B 5/008 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens mécaniques pour mesurer les coordonnées de points en utilisant des machines de mesure de coordonnées
  • G01D 5/347 - Moyens mécaniques pour le transfert de la grandeur de sortie d'un organe sensible; Moyens pour convertir la grandeur de sortie d'un organe sensible en une autre variable, lorsque la forme ou la nature de l'organe sensible n'imposent pas un moyen de conversion déterminé; Transducteurs non spécialement adaptés à une variable particulière utilisant des moyens optiques, c. à d. utilisant de la lumière infrarouge, visible ou ultraviolette avec atténuation ou obturation complète ou partielle des rayons lumineux les rayons lumineux étant détectés par des cellules photo-électriques en utilisant le déplacement d'échelles de codage

19.

MESSAGE RIBBON USER INTERFACE FOR PRESENTING REAL-TIME INFORMATION AND ALLOWING USER-SELECTED REDIRECTION WITHIN A COMPUTER PROGRAM

      
Numéro d'application US2016040439
Numéro de publication 2017/058324
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-06-30
Date de publication 2017-04-06
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Harvey, Keith D.

Abrégé

A computer program product produces a non-modal graphical user control element as part of a ribbon for use within an application program providing real-time status information about the application program. The computer code comprises computer code for producing the non-modal graphical user control element on a ribbon graphically displayed within the application program. Additionally, the computer code includes computer code for receiving from the application program a status message of a predefined category and visually placing the status message on the non-modal graphical user control element. Application specific position information associated with the status message is received and responsive to user selection of the graphical user control element the application program switches to computer code associated with the application specific position information.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 9/54 - Communication interprogramme
  • H04L 12/18 - Dispositions pour la fourniture de services particuliers aux abonnés pour la diffusion ou les conférences
  • G06Q 10/10 - Bureautique, p.ex. gestion informatisée de courrier électronique ou logiciels de groupe; Gestion du temps, p.ex. calendriers, rappels, décompte de réunions ou de temps
  • G06F 3/0484 - Techniques d’interaction fondées sur les interfaces utilisateur graphiques [GUI] pour la commande de fonctions ou d’opérations spécifiques, p.ex. sélection ou manipulation d’un objet ou d’une image, détermination d’une valeur de paramètre ou sélection d’une plage de valeurs
  • G06F 9/44 - Dispositions pour exécuter des programmes spécifiques
  • G06F 3/0482 - Techniques d’interaction fondées sur les interfaces utilisateur graphiques [GUI] fondées sur des propriétés spécifiques de l’objet d’interaction affiché ou sur un environnement basé sur les métaphores, p.ex. interaction avec des éléments du bureau telles les fenêtres ou les icônes, ou avec l’aide d’un curseur changeant de comport interaction avec des listes d’éléments sélectionnables, p.ex. les menus
  • G06F 3/0481 - Techniques d’interaction fondées sur les interfaces utilisateur graphiques [GUI] fondées sur des propriétés spécifiques de l’objet d’interaction affiché ou sur un environnement basé sur les métaphores, p.ex. interaction avec des éléments du bureau telles les fenêtres ou les icônes, ou avec l’aide d’un curseur changeant de comport

20.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING A GEOMETRIC TRANSFORMATION ON OBJECTS IN AN OBJECT-ORIENTED ENVIRONMENT USING A MULTIPLE-TRANSACTION TECHNIQUE

      
Numéro d'application US2015034345
Numéro de publication 2016/195699
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-06-05
Date de publication 2016-12-08
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Herold, Steven D.

Abrégé

A large number of objects, such as objects representing beams and columns in an object-oriented enterprise engineering system, may be geometrically transformed in a model database by dividing the objects according to criteria into a number of ordered partitions and transforming the objects in each partition as an atomic operation. The number of objects that may be transformed is not constrained by the amount of memory available in the system. Objects that are to be transformed are organized into the ordered partitions, and the partitions are transformed in sequential order, such that all predecessors of a given object are transformed before, or in the same operation as, the given object. If a large transformation operation abnormally terminates before all the small transformation operations have been completed, the model database is, nevertheless, left in a consistent state. The transformation operation may be resumed from the point of interruption.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 17/50 - Conception assistée par ordinateur
  • G06F 17/30 - Recherche documentaire; Structures de bases de données à cet effet

21.

ACTIVE DAMPING OF A MEASURING DEVICE

      
Numéro d'application EP2015059173
Numéro de publication 2016/173625
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-04-28
Date de publication 2016-11-03
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Sprenger, Bernhard
  • Iseli, Claudio

Abrégé

Method for avoiding of excitations of oscillations of a measuring machine (1,2) and/or for reducing or damping such oscillations by actively controlling a driving unit of the measuring machine (1,2) or actively controlling an actuation of an additionally attached actuator. The method using information about an actual state of the measuring device (1,2), the actual state is derived based on a dynamic model and/or by use of a suitable sensor unit. A state controller, an actuator or a frequency-filtering element are used for counteracting or preventing oscillations.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points
  • G05B 19/19 - Commande numérique (CN), c.à d. machines fonctionnant automatiquement, en particulier machines-outils, p.ex. dans un milieu de fabrication industriel, afin d'effectuer un positionnement, un mouvement ou des actions coordonnées au moyen de données d'u caractérisée par systèmes de commande de positionnement ou de commande de contournage, p.ex. pour commander la position à partir d'un point programmé vers un autre point ou pour commander un mouvement le long d'un parcours continu programmé

22.

DRAG & DROP FOR DEFINING HIERARCHY

      
Numéro d'application US2015033711
Numéro de publication 2015/187648
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-06-02
Date de publication 2015-12-10
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Oren, Hadas

Abrégé

An intuitive graphical interface on a computer allows a user to quickly and easily create and edit plant hierarchy templates, and/or plant hierarchies, without having to leave the graphical editing environment. Hierarchies may represent complex data structures, and the graphical interfaces allow editing and manipulation of their graphical forms while creating or maintaining such complex structures.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 9/44 - Dispositions pour exécuter des programmes spécifiques
  • G05B 19/02 - Systèmes de commande à programme électriques

23.

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING OBJECTS IN CONFIGURABLE WINDOW GROUPS

      
Numéro d'application US2015033222
Numéro de publication 2015/184284
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-05-29
Date de publication 2015-12-03
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Hejmady, Prateek

Abrégé

A method of displaying objects of an application executes the application on a computer system. The application is configured to generate a plurality of application windows, and at least one of those application windows has indicia representing an object of something being developed by the application. The method then displays first and second application windows in a first window group on one or more monitors, and drags the second application window into a second window group to produce a given layout across the first and second window groups. In this case, the first application window remains in the first window group. The two application windows preferably are produced by a single instance of the application.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 3/0481 - Techniques d’interaction fondées sur les interfaces utilisateur graphiques [GUI] fondées sur des propriétés spécifiques de l’objet d’interaction affiché ou sur un environnement basé sur les métaphores, p.ex. interaction avec des éléments du bureau telles les fenêtres ou les icônes, ou avec l’aide d’un curseur changeant de comport
  • G06F 17/30 - Recherche documentaire; Structures de bases de données à cet effet

24.

SURVEYING SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application EP2014059138
Numéro de publication 2015/169338
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2014-05-05
Date de publication 2015-11-12
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Siercks, Knut
  • Metzler, Bernhard
  • Van Der Zwan, Elmar Vincent
  • Fidler, Thomas
  • Parys, Roman
  • Velizhev, Alexander
  • Scheja, Jochen

Abrégé

The invention relates to a surveying system (1) adapted to determine positions of a position measuring resource being mounted on a surveying pole (10), particularly of a GNSS-antenna (15) or of a retro-reflector. The system comprises a camera module (30) and a control and evaluation unit (12). Therein, the camera module (30) is designed to be attached to the surveying pole (10) and comprises at least one camera for capturing images. The control and evaluation unit has stored a program with program code so as to control and execute a functionality in which - when moving along a path through a surrounding - ▫ a series of images of the surrounding is captured with the at least one camera; ▫ a SLAM-evaluation with a defined algorithm using the series of images is performed, wherein a reference point field is built up and poses for the captured images are determined; and, ▫ based on the determined poses, a point cloud comprising 3D-positions of points of the surrounding can be computed by forward intersection using the series of images, particularly by using dense matching algorithm.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes
  • G01S 19/42 - Détermination de position

25.

CALIBRATION OF A COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE USING A CALIBRATION LASER HEAD AT THE TOOL CENTRE POINT

      
Numéro d'application EP2014075932
Numéro de publication 2015/079019
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2014-11-28
Date de publication 2015-06-04
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Iseli, Claudio
  • Jordil, Pascal

Abrégé

Calibration method for a coordinate measuring machine (1), the coordinate measuring machine (1) comprising a drive mechanism for moving a tool carrier (15) relative to a base (11) for approaching a measurement point and comprising a calibration laser head (20) implemented so and attached to the tool carrier (15) so that a laser beam (25), which is emittable by the calibration laser head (20,21), is swivelable around at least two basically perpendicular axes (X, Y, Z) and changes in distance are measurable interferometrically by means of the calibration laser head (20). A set of retro-reflectors (16a-d) is arranged in fixed positions relative to and/or onto the base (11). The method comprises emitting and directing the laser beam (25) towards a first of the set of retro-reflectors (16a-d), whereby a measuring path (26) is defined by the orientation of the laser beam (25), moving the calibration laser head (20) along the measuring path (26) so that the laser beam (25) is kept directed towards the first retro-reflector (16a) according to the measuring path (26) and the reflected laser beam is continuously received at the calibration laser head (20), measuring the change in distance to the first retro-reflector (16a) at a plurality of measuring positions along the measuring path (26) and gathering a machine position for each of the plurality of measuring positions, the machine position relating to a position of the tool carrier (15) relative to the base (11).

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points
  • B23Q 17/22 - Agencements sur les machines-outils pour indiquer ou mesurer pour indiquer ou mesurer la position réelle ou désirée de l'outil ou de la pièce

26.

POSITIONING METHOD FOR A SURVEYING INSTRUMENT AND SAID SURVEYING INSTRUMENT

      
Numéro d'application EP2014064264
Numéro de publication 2015/001063
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2014-07-03
Date de publication 2015-01-08
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Metzler, Bernhard
  • Gächter Toya, Stefan, Martin, Benjamin

Abrégé

The invention relates to a method for determining the position data (2) of a geodesic surveying instrument (50) by comparing (3) of a reference data set (22b, 35) extracted from data of an image of the surroundings (4) of the surveying instrument position (P) with position-referenced data sets (4, 13, 14, 15, 22c) which consist of data of a corresponding type, and determining the position data (2) using the position reference (5) of the selected position-referenced data set (4, 13, 14, 15, 22c) that has a comparatively important level of match with the reference data set (22b, 35).

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes
  • G01C 21/20 - Instruments pour effectuer des calculs de navigation
  • G06K 9/00 - Méthodes ou dispositions pour la lecture ou la reconnaissance de caractères imprimés ou écrits ou pour la reconnaissance de formes, p.ex. d'empreintes digitales
  • G06F 17/30 - Recherche documentaire; Structures de bases de données à cet effet

27.

MEASURING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED MEASUREMENT OF AN OBJECT

      
Numéro d'application EP2013074267
Numéro de publication 2014/079871
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-11-20
Date de publication 2014-05-30
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Siercks, Knut
  • Zebhauser, Benedikt

Abrégé

The invention relates to a measuring machine and a method for automated measurement of an object and detection of differences between a feature (16A, 16B, 16C) of the object and CAD data (15) of the object. The measuring machine comprises a probe head, a probe system comprising a probe and measurement functionality for determining three- dimensional coordinates of a feature (16A, 16B, 16C) of the object, a local computer terminal, an assigned memory unit, and an assigned set (110) of measurement software programmes for controlling the measuring machine. The stored CAD data (15) of the object comprise typical dimensions and tolerances of the features (16A, 16B, 16C), and the assigned set (110) of measurement software programmes comprises an optimization algorithm for the measurement of each feature (16A, 16B, 16C), which algorithm is designed to automatically select measuring parameters (17A, 17B, 17C) of the measuring machine and/or a measurement software programme (111, 112, 113) from the set (110) of measurement software programmes.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points
  • G05B 19/401 - Commande numérique (CN), c.à d. machines fonctionnant automatiquement, en particulier machines-outils, p.ex. dans un milieu de fabrication industriel, afin d'effectuer un positionnement, un mouvement ou des actions coordonnées au moyen de données d'u caractérisée par des dispositions de commande pour la mesure, p.ex. étalonnage et initialisation, mesure de la pièce à usiner à des fins d'usinage

28.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THREE-DIMENSIONAL COORDINATES OF AN OBJECT

      
Numéro d'application EP2013072845
Numéro de publication 2014/068073
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-10-31
Date de publication 2014-05-08
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Siercks, Knut
  • Voit, Eugen
  • Hinderling, Jürg
  • Schneider, Klaus
  • Zebhauser, Benedikt

Abrégé

The invention relates to an optical measuring device (1) for determining 3D coordinates of an object (2), comprising a projector device (11) for illuminating the object (2) with at least one predefined pattern (10); at least one PSA camera (12, 12') for capturing a 2D image (120) of the pattern (10) as reflected from the object (2); computing means (18) for measuring a sequence of brightness values (180, 180', 180'') of at least one 2D image point (121, 121') from the 2D images (120, 120'); and calculating a 3D coordinate (21) of an object point (20) which is correlated with the measured sequence of brightness values (180, 180', 180'') of the 2D image point (121, 121'), characterized by a TOF camera (13) for capturing at least one range image (133) of the object (2), the range image (133) including distance information (133') of the object (2) for the dissolution of ambiguity in calculating the 3D coordinate. The invention also relates to a method for determining 3D coordinates of an object (2) by said optical measuring device (1), the method comprising a structured-light measurement and capturing with a TOF camera (13) at least one range image (133) of the object (2), the range image (133) including distance information (133') of a plurality of points of the object (2).

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 11/25 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens optiques pour mesurer des contours ou des courbes en projetant un motif, p.ex. des franges de moiré, sur l'objet
  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes
  • G01S 17/89 - Systèmes lidar, spécialement adaptés pour des applications spécifiques pour la cartographie ou l'imagerie

29.

MACHINE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A WHEEL LOADER COMPRISING A GRADING BLADE

      
Numéro d'application EP2013072151
Numéro de publication 2014/064143
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-10-23
Date de publication 2014-05-01
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Joergensen, Claus
  • Kristensen, Sten
  • Pettersson, Bo

Abrégé

Machine control system for controlling a land levelling or earthmoving process of a wheel loader (100) relative to a working plane (1), the wheel loader (100) being equipped with a land levelling or earthmoving blade (140-142) and comprising tool positioning means (115) for adjusting the position and orientation of the tool relative to the first body (110), wherein the machine control system comprises a machine control unit (10) and an orientation detection system, characterized in that the orientation detection system comprises orientation detection means which are designed to be attached to the blade (140-142) and/or to the wheel loader (100) for detecting a position and an orientation of the blade (140-142) relative to a working plane (1), the orientation detection means are adapted to generate orientation data according to the relative position and orientation of the blade (140-142) and to transmit the orientation data to the machine control unit (10), and the machine control unit (10) is adapted for generating and displaying a graphic representation of the wheel loader (100) and the blade (140-142) with a position and orientation of the blade (140-142) relative to the working plane (1) based on the orientation data, and/or at least partially controlling the land levelling or earthmoving process by automatically operating the tool positioning means (115) for adjusting the position and orientation of the blade (140-142) relative to the working plane (1) based on the orientation data.

Classes IPC  ?

  • E02F 3/34 - Dragues; Engins de terrassement entraînés mécaniquement avec des outils excavateurs montés sur un bras plongeur ou à godets, p.ex. plongeurs, godets avec bras-plongeurs pivotant sur le bâti du tracteur ou de l'engin automoteur
  • E02F 3/43 - Commande de la position du plongeur ou de l'auge; Commande de la succession des opérations d'entraînement
  • E02F 9/26 - Dispositifs indicateurs
  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes
  • E02F 9/08 - Superstructures; Supports de superstructures

30.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY OF A STRUCTURE

      
Numéro d'application EP2013070787
Numéro de publication 2014/056825
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-10-07
Date de publication 2014-04-17
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Pettersson, Bo

Abrégé

The present invention relates to a method for virtual assembly of a structure (1), the structure being supposed to be assembled from a multitude of components (21, 22, 31, 32) on a construction site (10), the method comprising measuring, at a multitude of locations (20, 30) remote from the construction site (10), the components (21, 22, 31, 32) of the structure subsequent to their production and prior to their transport to the construction site (10), wherein the measuring comprises measuring at least the shape and size of connecting elements of each of the components, creating virtual representations of the components (21, 22, 31, 32), virtually assembling the representations of the components (21, 22, 31, 32), determining, based on assembly tolerances, whether the structure (1) can be assembled with the measured components (21, 22, 31, 32), and deciding, by means of an optimization algorithm, whether one or more components (21, 22, 31, 32) are to be reproduced, one or more components (21, 22, 31, 32) are to be reworked, and/or the structure (1) is to be redesigned.

Classes IPC  ?

31.

COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE

      
Numéro d'application EP2013068563
Numéro de publication 2014/040937
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-09-09
Date de publication 2014-03-20
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Jordil, Pascal
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Siercks, Knut

Abrégé

A coordinate measuring machine CMM (10) and a method for gauging a target object by means of said CMM (10). The CMM (10) comprises a Delta Robot (12) as a support structure having an end effector (28) movable within a motion zone, a tool-holder (31) fixed to the end effector (28) configured to accommodate various measurement probes (30, 30') and especially a camera (30), wherein the camera (30) comprising an optics having a field of view encompassing maximum 20% of a motion zone of the end effector (28). Further it comprises a control unit (38) controlling the motion of the end effector (28) within the motion zone and the motion of the measurement probe (30, 30') over a target object (35) in an "on the fly"-mode. Further it comprises an analysing unit (40) for processing electronic signals and/or data delivered by the measurement probe (30, 30'). The analysing unit (40) comprises especially storage means for storing said images and comprising a circuit unit for processing said images.

Classes IPC  ?

  • B25J 9/16 - Commandes à programme
  • G01B 11/00 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens optiques

32.

MEASURING MACHINE COMMUNICATION WITH AUTOMATIC ADDRESS ALLOCATION

      
Numéro d'application EP2013068290
Numéro de publication 2014/037404
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-09-04
Date de publication 2014-03-13
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Fritsch, Robert

Abrégé

The invention relates to a method for allocating participant-specific communication addresses for participants in a measuring system, especially a position measuring system of a coordinate measuring device with measuring sensors as participants for example. In the measuring system, the participants communicate via a bus system using messages with at least one communication address and a message content. The messages transmitted by one participant are received by each of the other participants. According to the invention, said participant-dedicated communication addresses are ascertained as part of a calibrating or referencing process in which the participants monitor the messages on the bus system. If a collision by a communication address of a received message is detected, wherein the address matches the participant-dedicated communication address, a participant-dedicated communication address, which has been changed and has not collided with the received message, of the participant is allocated to said participant as a result of the collision. A thus resulting address/device assignment of the participants in the measuring system is ascertained using a defined participant stimulation carried out as part of the calibrating or referencing process.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points
  • H04L 12/40 - Réseaux à ligne bus
  • G01D 21/00 - Mesures ou tests non prévus ailleurs

33.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING SPATIAL COORDINATES WITH A MOBILE COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE

      
Numéro d'application EP2013066912
Numéro de publication 2014/026989
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-08-13
Date de publication 2014-02-20
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Jordil, Pascal

Abrégé

The invention pertains to a method for determining at least one spatial coordinate of a measurement point of a local structure (2,2') of an object (3), providing a mobile coordinate measuring machine (1), the method comprising at least placing the mobile coordinate measuring machine (1) on a surface (30) of the object (3) to be measured, approaching the measurement point with a sensing head (21,26), and determining at least one spatial coordinate of the at least one measurement point, characterized by establishing a defined spatial relation between the coordinate measuring machine (1) and the local structure (2,2')/ wherein the defined spatial relation is established by means of a mechanical fixation of the coordinate measuring machine (1) to the object (3), and/or a continuous determination of position and orientation of the coordinate measuring machine (1) relative to the object (3). The invention furthermore pertains to a mobile coordinate measuring machine (1) and a computer programme product for execution of said method.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 11/00 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens optiques
  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points

34.

COORDINATE MEASURING METHOD AND COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE FOR MEASURING SURFACES, COMPRISING AN OPTICAL SENSOR

      
Numéro d'application EP2013067046
Numéro de publication 2014/027052
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-08-14
Date de publication 2014-02-20
Propriétaire
  • HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
  • HEXAGON METROLOGY GMBH (Allemagne)
Inventeur(s)
  • Przygodda, Frank
  • Jensen, Thomas
  • Schneider, Jürgen

Abrégé

The invention relates to a coordinate measuring method for detecting an object surface (2) by means of a coordinate measuring machine, comprising a measuring head for accommodating a sensor, a guiding unit for producing a relative movement of the measuring head in relation to the object surface in at least one direction, an optical sensor for detecting the object surface (2), and a control unit, the object surface (2) being optically detected by the optical sensor during the coordinate measuring method, and a data set representing a surface profile in an object profile domain being generated. The data set is filtered by simulating contact of the surface profile represented by the data set with a virtual tactile sensor (8), and a tactile data set is derived from the simulated contact such that the tactile data set represents a virtual tactile surface profile (8b) in a virtual sensor domain. Furthermore, surface coordinates are derived from the tactile data set.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points

35.

HANDHELD MEASURING INSTRUMENT

      
Numéro d'application EP2013066404
Numéro de publication 2014/023697
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-08-05
Date de publication 2014-02-13
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Jordil, Pascal

Abrégé

The invention relates to a handheld measurement instrument (10) and a configurator (80) forming a measurement kit. The measuring instrument (10) and the configurator (80) are provided each with an interface (30, 35, 36, 84, 86, 87), enabling communication between the measuring instrument (10) and the configurator (80). The handheld measurement instrument (10) further comprises a measuring unit (21, 21a, 21b) for measuring distances or angles of an object by contacting physically distinct points of said object; and a circuit unit (50) applying a function of a functionality on electronic signals/electronic measurement results delivered from the measuring unit (21, 21a, 21b) in order to deliver the measuring results in a desired form to the user by output means (28). The form the results should be presented can be selected by the user using input means (26) of the measuring instrument (10). The circuit unit (50) is configurable by the user using the configurator (80) in order to determine, with which functionality the circuit unit (50) and the input means (26), respectively should be equipped.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 3/18 - Micromètres
  • G01B 3/20 - Pieds à coulisse
  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points

36.

INCLINATION SENSOR

      
Numéro d'application EP2013066544
Numéro de publication 2014/023764
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-08-07
Date de publication 2014-02-13
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Jordil, Pascal

Abrégé

The invention relates to an inclination sensor for determining an inclination of an object with respect to a reference vector (75) of a reference coordinate system, comprising a tilt detector (18, 28) for determining gravity vector data of a local gravity vector (65), characterized by a position determination device (19, 29) for determining a position of the tilt detector (18, 28) and generating position data corresponding to the position of the tilt detector (18, 28), and a calculation unit (17, 27) comprising means for providing, based on the position data, position-related vertical deflection data, the vertical deflection data comprising information about a relation between the local gravity vector (65) and the reference vector (75), and calculation means (172) for calculating reference vector data based on the vertical deflection data and on the gravity vector data, wherein an inclination of the object with respect to the reference vector (75) is derivable from the reference vector data, to a surveying system comprising such an inclination sensor and to a method for determining the inclination of the object with respect to the reference vector (75).

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 9/00 - Mesure de l'inclinaison, p.ex. par clinomètres, par niveaux
  • G01C 9/14 - Mesure de l'inclinaison, p.ex. par clinomètres, par niveaux en utilisant un pendule simple mobile suivant plusieurs directions
  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes

37.

INTERFEROMETRIC DISTANCE MEASURING ARRANGEMENT AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

      
Numéro d'application EP2013065222
Numéro de publication 2014/016200
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-07-18
Date de publication 2014-01-30
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Jensen, Thomas

Abrégé

The invention relates to an interferometric distance measuring arrangement for measuring surfaces, with at least one laser source, which can be tuned, with a coherence length for generating measurement radiation modulated by a wave length ramp, an optical beam path with an optical transmitting system for emitting the measurement radiation to the surface and an optical capturing system for capturing the measurement radiation back-scattered by the surface, comprising a measuring arm and a reference arm and a radiation detector and an evaluation unit for determining the distance from a reference point of the distance measuring device to the surface. Channels are defined by at least one beamsplitter n ≥ 2 for the parallel emission of measurement radiation, respectively one different sub area of the measurement range defined by the coherence length is allocated to the channels.

Classes IPC  ?

38.

INTERFEROMETRIC DISTANCE MEASURING ARRANGEMENT AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

      
Numéro d'application EP2013065224
Numéro de publication 2014/016201
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-07-18
Date de publication 2014-01-30
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Jensen, Thomas

Abrégé

The invention relates to an interferometric distance measuring arrangement for measuring surfaces, using at least one laser which can be tuned for generating measurement radiation modulated by a wave length ramp, an optical beam path with an optical transmitting system for emitting the measurement radiation to the surface and an optical capturing system for capturing the measurement radiation back-scattered by the surface, comprising a measuring arm and a reference arm and a radiation detector and an evaluation unit for determining the distance from a reference point of the distance measuring device to the surface. Channels are defined by at least one beamsplitter (13, 29) n ≥ 2 for the parallel emission of measurement radiation, respectively, one different sub area of the wave length ramp is allocated to said channels at a predetermined emission time point.

Classes IPC  ?

39.

MEASURING MACHINE COMMUNICATION

      
Numéro d'application EP2013065235
Numéro de publication 2014/013034
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-07-18
Date de publication 2014-01-23
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Fritsch, Robert

Abrégé

The invention relates to a method for line-conducted bidirectional communication between subscribers in a measuring system, the subscribers being arranged in a chain-like series structure. In said series structure, each of the subscribers is connected to one of the subscribers that precedes same by means of a first communication interface and to one of the subscribers that follows same by means of a second communication interface. Each of the subscribers has a message processing unit, by means of which the first and second communication interfaces can be operated independently of each other in order to send and/or receive a message. In the communication by the message processing unit, the message is received as a digital data structure by means of the first communication and an identification range of the message is evaluated by comparing a content of the identification range with specified target criteria. Depending on the comparison result, the content of the identification range of the message is modified on the basis of a predefined mapping function, which determines a content of the identification range to be sent on the basis of the received content of the identification range, the message having a modified identification range subsequently being forwarded by means of the second communication interface, and/or the message is processed in the subscriber.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points
  • G01D 21/00 - Mesures ou tests non prévus ailleurs
  • H04L 12/00 - Réseaux de données à commutation

40.

OPTICAL POSITION TRANSMITTER WITH ANALOG MEMORY UNIT

      
Numéro d'application EP2013064169
Numéro de publication 2014/006147
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-07-04
Date de publication 2014-01-09
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Fritsch, Robert

Abrégé

The invention relates to a position transmitter with a position code and an optical sensor element for detecting at least one part of the position code. The sensor element has a row of photosensitive detection regions, which convert incident photons into electric charges, and a readout structure for outputting an electric data signal corresponding to the stored electric charges. The sensor element has an analog memory unit structure with a number of N > 1 rows of photo-insensitive analog memory cells in order to temporarily store the electric charges and an electric switching structure, by means of which a charge transfer can be carried out between the detection regions and the memory cells, between the memory cells amongst one another, and between the memory cells and the readout row.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01D 9/30 - Enregistrement de valeurs mesurées produisant un ou plusieurs enregistrements, chaque enregistrement étant celui des valeurs de deux ou plusieurs variables différentes comprenant un élément enregistreur séparé pour chaque variable, p.ex. enregistreurs à plusieurs encreurs
  • G01D 5/26 - Moyens mécaniques pour le transfert de la grandeur de sortie d'un organe sensible; Moyens pour convertir la grandeur de sortie d'un organe sensible en une autre variable, lorsque la forme ou la nature de l'organe sensible n'imposent pas un moyen de conversion déterminé; Transducteurs non spécialement adaptés à une variable particulière utilisant des moyens optiques, c. à d. utilisant de la lumière infrarouge, visible ou ultraviolette
  • G01B 11/02 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens optiques pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur

41.

METHOD FOR DETERMINING ABSOLUTE CODING OF AN OPTICAL CODING TRACK

      
Numéro d'application EP2013064268
Numéro de publication 2014/006187
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-07-05
Date de publication 2014-01-09
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Vokinger, Urs
  • Lippuner, Heinz

Abrégé

The invention concerns a method for determining absolute coding (10) represented by code elements (100, 100') of an optical code track (1), with illumination of the absolute coding (10) with light (21), modulating of some of the illuminating light (21) on code elements (100, 100'), determining of the absolute coding (10) as modulated light (21') and continuously varying modulation of the light (21) on neighbouring code elements (100, 100').

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01D 5/347 - Moyens mécaniques pour le transfert de la grandeur de sortie d'un organe sensible; Moyens pour convertir la grandeur de sortie d'un organe sensible en une autre variable, lorsque la forme ou la nature de l'organe sensible n'imposent pas un moyen de conversion déterminé; Transducteurs non spécialement adaptés à une variable particulière utilisant des moyens optiques, c. à d. utilisant de la lumière infrarouge, visible ou ultraviolette avec atténuation ou obturation complète ou partielle des rayons lumineux les rayons lumineux étant détectés par des cellules photo-électriques en utilisant le déplacement d'échelles de codage

42.

DISTANCE MEASURING METHOD USING DYNAMIC PULSE WIDTH ADAPTATION

      
Numéro d'application EP2013062291
Numéro de publication 2013/189837
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-06-13
Date de publication 2013-12-27
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Singer, Julien

Abrégé

Method for measuring a distance to an object with emitting pulsed laser light with defined measurement pulse width, wherein the pulse width of the laser light is dynamically adjustable, receiving at least a part of the pulsed laser light with defined measurement pulse width reflected from the object, and precisely determining the distance to the object by means of the received laser light. Moreover, the method is characterised by pre-adjusting an actual pulse width of the emitted laser light in an automated and continuous manner for providing the defined measurement pulse width by performing a test measurement by emitting an amount of adjusting laser light with the actual pulse width, receiving at least a part of the adjusting laser light reflected from the object and determining a test distance to the object by means of the received adjusting laser light. Furthermore, the steps of defining a measurement pulse width region (R1-Rj) on basis of a distance criterion (MPEF), wherein the distance criterion (MPEF) provides at least a maximum laser emission level on dependency of the test distance, and pre-adjusting the actual laser pulse width so that the pre-adjusted pulse width lies within limits of the measurement pulse width region (R1-Rj) and provides the measurement pulse width are performed.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01S 7/497 - Moyens de contrôle ou de calibrage
  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes

43.

ARTICULATED ARM CMM

      
Numéro d'application EP2013062855
Numéro de publication 2013/190031
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-06-20
Date de publication 2013-12-27
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Jordil, Pascal

Abrégé

The invention relates to an articulated arm CMM (1), which is constructed in a modular way, and a modular assembling kit for constructing such an articulated arm CMM (1) comprising an articulated arm (2) having a first end (22) and a second end (24), wherein the second end (24) is configured to support a tool (66). The articulated arm (2) comprises at least two arm sections (68, 68', 68''), connected to one another by pivot joints (70, 70', 70'') with integrated angle encoders (40). The arm sections (68, 68', 68'') are configured as modules (69, 69', 69'') having a PCB unit (10, 12), said PCB unit (10, 12) comprises an elongated PCB section element (14) and at least one PCB encoder element (16a, 16b). The PCB encoder elements (16a, 16b) are configured to build an angle encoder (40) and the PCB section elements (14) comprise electronic transmission means (28) for transmitting the encoder signals from the PCB encoder elements (16) toward a circuit deriving the relative position between the arm sections.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 5/008 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens mécaniques pour mesurer les coordonnées de points en utilisant des machines de mesure de coordonnées

44.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A WIRELESS FEATURE PACK

      
Numéro d'application IB2013001740
Numéro de publication 2013/182909
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-06-06
Date de publication 2013-12-12
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Tait, Hogar
  • Ferrabi, Paul
  • Frohlich, Brian
  • Gerent, Jerry
  • Janewicz, Bill

Abrégé

Systems and methods for transmitting measurement data wirelessly are described herein. A coordinate measurement device comprises an articulated arm comprising a plurality of articulated arm members, a coordinate acquisition member at a distal end, and a base at a proximal end. The device further comprises an add-on device assembly coupled to the coordinate acquisition member. The device further comprises a feature pack coupled to the base of the articulated arm. The feature pack may receive the coordinate data and the add-on device data packet, inserts bits of the coordinate data into a packet that can be transmitted over a network, and wirelessly transmits the packetized coordinate data and the add-on device data packet to a base station.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 5/008 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens mécaniques pour mesurer les coordonnées de points en utilisant des machines de mesure de coordonnées
  • H04W 56/00 - Dispositions de synchronisation

45.

SURVEYING APPARATUS HAVING A RANGE CAMERA

      
Numéro d'application EP2013059195
Numéro de publication 2013/167472
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-05-02
Date de publication 2013-11-14
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Siercks, Knut
  • Voit, Eugen
  • Hinderling, Jürg
  • Zebhauser, Benedikt
  • Schneider, Klaus

Abrégé

Surveying apparatus (1) for surveying a measurement scenery, comprising a base (31) defining a vertical axis; a support (32) tiltable around the vertical axis; a telescope unit (33) tiltable around the vertical axis and around a horizontal axis that is orthogonal to the vertical axis and comprises means for distance measurement; motor means for rotational driving of the support (32) and the telescope unit (33); and angle determination means for detecting an orientation of the telescope unit (33) with respect to the base (31), wherein the telescope unit (33) comprises a first camera capable to take a visible image of the measurement scenery and/or means for capturing coordinates of 3D-points of the measurement scenery, and the surveying apparatus comprises a display (3) capable to display at least a portion of the visible image taken by the first camera and/or at least a portion of the 3D-points, respectively, characterized by a range camera, in particular a RIM-camera, directed towards the display (3) and capable to take a range image of a user (5) positioned at the display (3), wherein a controller is provided, which is capable to analyze the range image with regard to changes caused by a movement of the user (5), and to control the surveying apparatus (1) on the basis of the changes in the range image to perform predetermined tasks.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01S 17/89 - Systèmes lidar, spécialement adaptés pour des applications spécifiques pour la cartographie ou l'imagerie
  • G01S 17/87 - Combinaisons de systèmes utilisant des ondes électromagnétiques autres que les ondes radio
  • G01S 5/16 - Localisation par coordination de deux ou plusieurs déterminations de direction ou de ligne de position; Localisation par coordination de deux ou plusieurs déterminations de distance utilisant des ondes électromagnétiques autres que les ondes radio
  • G01S 7/51 - Dispositions pour l'affichage
  • G01S 7/48 - DÉTERMINATION DE LA DIRECTION PAR RADIO; RADIO-NAVIGATION; DÉTERMINATION DE LA DISTANCE OU DE LA VITESSE EN UTILISANT DES ONDES RADIO; LOCALISATION OU DÉTECTION DE LA PRÉSENCE EN UTILISANT LA RÉFLEXION OU LA RERADIATION D'ONDES RADIO; DISPOSITIONS ANALOGUES UTILISANT D'AUTRES ONDES - Détails des systèmes correspondant aux groupes , , de systèmes selon le groupe
  • G06F 3/00 - Dispositions d'entrée pour le transfert de données à traiter pour leur donner une forme utilisable par le calculateur; Dispositions de sortie pour le transfert de données de l'unité de traitement à l'unité de sortie, p.ex. dispositions d'interface
  • G06T 7/00 - Analyse d'image
  • G06F 3/01 - Dispositions d'entrée ou dispositions d'entrée et de sortie combinées pour l'interaction entre l'utilisateur et le calculateur
  • G06F 3/03 - Dispositions pour convertir sous forme codée la position ou le déplacement d'un élément
  • G06F 3/042 - Numériseurs, p.ex. pour des écrans ou des pavés tactiles, caractérisés par les moyens de transduction par des moyens opto-électroniques

46.

SENSOR ELEMENT FOR A MEASURING MACHINE, IN PARTICULAR A COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE

      
Numéro d'application EP2013057844
Numéro de publication 2013/160143
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-04-15
Date de publication 2013-10-31
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Jensen, Thomas
  • Saupe, Frank
  • Vullioud, Benjamin

Abrégé

The invention relates to a sensor element for a measuring machine, having a sensing component with a sensing element (2) for optically measuring a surface; a sensing element receiving portion (3) with a plate-shaped base (8); and a sensor housing (1) with a sensing component receiving portion (5) comprising at least one bearing which contacts the base (8), which has at least one defined bearing point, and via which the sensing component is connected in a movable manner relative to the sensing component receiving portion (5). The sensor housing (1) has a coupling (4) on a housing coupling side for connecting to the measuring machine and at least partly surrounds the sensing component at the base (8), and a force directed in the direction of the sensing element (2) is applied to the base (8). The sensing component receiving portion (5) lies in the sensor housing (1) opposite the coupling side and has the at least one bearing, and the base (8) of the sensing component is arranged between the coupling side and the sensing component receiving portion (5). A centrally arranged cylindrical or spindle-shaped pressure spring (7) is arranged between the coupling side and the base (8) of the sensing component, said pressure spring pushing the base (8) against the at least one bearing and having an optical fiber which is guided in the longitudinal axis of the spring.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 5/012 - Têtes de contact de palpeurs pour de telles machines
  • G01B 11/00 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens optiques
  • G01B 5/016 - Têtes de contact de palpeurs pour de telles machines - Détails de structure des contacts

47.

OPTOELECTRONIC POSITION MEASURING DEVICE

      
Numéro d'application EP2013054480
Numéro de publication 2013/131945
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-03-06
Date de publication 2013-09-12
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Vokinger, Urs
  • Amann, Werner

Abrégé

Optoelectronic position measuring device, comprising a code carrier (10), which carries an optically detectable position code (11), a radiation source (20) for emitting optical radiation onto the code carrier (10), and a detection element (30) having a multiplicity of light-sensitive reception regions (31) for receiving at least part of the optical radiation, as a result of which a scanning signal dependent on the position code (11) can be generated and a position of the code carrier (10) relative to the detection element (30) can thus be detected, wherein the measurement components (20, 30) are arranged in a fixed spatial relationship with respect to one another on a carrier element (40), the code carrier (10) is movable with one degree of freedom, in particular rotationally or along an axis, and the code carrier (10) and the carrier element (40) are arranged at a fixed spatial distance (d) with respect to one another, characterized in that of the measurement components (20, 30) at least the one having the greater height (h1, h2) is arranged on the carrier element (40) on a plane lying further away from the code carrier (10) in comparison with the front side (45) in each case such that the projection (h1', h2') of said measurement component above the front side (45) is less than the height (h1, h2) of said measurement component.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01D 5/347 - Moyens mécaniques pour le transfert de la grandeur de sortie d'un organe sensible; Moyens pour convertir la grandeur de sortie d'un organe sensible en une autre variable, lorsque la forme ou la nature de l'organe sensible n'imposent pas un moyen de conversion déterminé; Transducteurs non spécialement adaptés à une variable particulière utilisant des moyens optiques, c. à d. utilisant de la lumière infrarouge, visible ou ultraviolette avec atténuation ou obturation complète ou partielle des rayons lumineux les rayons lumineux étant détectés par des cellules photo-électriques en utilisant le déplacement d'échelles de codage

48.

MEASUREMENT SYSTEM WITH A MEASURING DEVICE AND A SCANNING MODULE

      
Numéro d'application EP2013051806
Numéro de publication 2013/113759
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-01-30
Date de publication 2013-08-08
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Siercks, Knut
  • Metzler, Bernhard

Abrégé

The present invention relates to a measurement system 50 having a measuring device 20 and a scanning module 10 which has: a fastening means for fastening the scanning module 10 onto a holder; a beam deflection element 11 that is rotatable by a motor about an axis of rotation 12 to deflect a scanning laser beam 60, wherein the axis of rotation 12 is arranged at a defined angle relative to the pivoting axis 22; and a second angle measurement functionality 13 for determining an angle of rotation from an angle position of the beam deflection element 11. In addition, the measuring device 20 has a holder designed such that the scanning module 10 can be fastened by means of the fastening means in a module-like manner in a defined position on the measuring device 20.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes
  • G01S 17/89 - Systèmes lidar, spécialement adaptés pour des applications spécifiques pour la cartographie ou l'imagerie

49.

MEASURING DEVICE HAVING A SCANNING FUNCTIONALITY AND A SINGLE-POINT MEASUREMENT MODE

      
Numéro d'application EP2013051805
Numéro de publication 2013/113758
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-01-30
Date de publication 2013-08-08
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Metzler, Bernhard
  • Hinderling, Jürg
  • Jensen, Thomas

Abrégé

The invention relates to a measuring device, comprising a base that defines a vertical axis, an assembly that can be pivoted about the vertical axis relative to the base, and a beam deflecting unit for varying the orientation of a measurement axis, wherein the beam deflecting unit can be rotated about a horizontal axis relative to the assembly. The measuring device further has a distance measurement functionality for measuring distance by means of the measurement radiation, an angle measurement functionality for determining an orientation of the measurement axis relative to the base, a control and processing unit for processing data and for controlling the measuring device, and a scanning functionality, wherein when the scanning functionality is executed, a scan is performed, and a point cloud comprising the scan points is produced. The assembly also has an imaging system, which has an imaging lens system and an image plane for producing and graphically providing an image of the field of view, wherein the field of view is defined by the imaging system and the beam deflecting unit and can be oriented together with the measurement axis by means of the beam deflecting unit and the image of the field of view can be provided graphically sharp in the image plane by means of image focusing by a focusing group. The measuring device has a single-point measurement mode, wherein in the single-point measurement mode the measurement axis can be oriented toward a target point, the distance to the target point and the orientation of the measurement axis can be determined, and a position of the target point can be determined in accordance with the distance and the orientation of the measurement radiation.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes
  • G01S 7/481 - Caractéristiques de structure, p.ex. agencements d'éléments optiques

50.

LOCKING COUNTERBALANCE FOR A CMM

      
Numéro d'application IB2013000469
Numéro de publication 2013/108129
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-01-16
Date de publication 2013-07-25
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Duportal, Thibault
  • Ferrari, Paul
  • Famechon, Jean-Luc
  • Inglis, Wes

Abrégé

An articulated arm CMM comprises a plurality of transfer members, a plurality of articulation members connecting at least two transfer members to each other, a coordinate acquisition member at a distal end, and a base at a proximal end. The articulated arm CMM also comprises (1) a ratchet lock for restricting the motion of at least one transfer member in at least one direction of rotation and (2) a clutch mechanism for allowing limited rotation of the at least one transfer member upon application of a high amount of force upon at least one transfer member.

Classes IPC  ?

  • F16B 21/00 - Dispositifs sans filetage pour empêcher le mouvement relatif selon l'axe d'une broche, d'un ergot, d'un arbre ou d'une pièce analogue par rapport à l'organe qui l'entoure; Fixations à ergots et douilles largables sans filetage
  • G01B 5/008 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens mécaniques pour mesurer les coordonnées de points en utilisant des machines de mesure de coordonnées

51.

METHOD FOR MEASURING AN ANGLE BETWEEN TWO SPATIALLY SEPARATED ELEMENTS

      
Numéro d'application EP2013050761
Numéro de publication 2013/107780
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-01-16
Date de publication 2013-07-25
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Przygodda, Frank
  • Siercks, Knut

Abrégé

The invention relates to a method for measuring an angle between two spatially separated elements (1, 2) having the steps: a) preparing a multiplex hologram (3) having a plurality of interference patterns (31, 31', 31"), at least two interference patterns (31, 31', 31") having different angles of incidence (32, 32', 32") of an object light wave (401) onto a hologram plane (30), said angles of incidence (32, 32', 32") of the interference patterns (31, 31', 31") being stored as machine-readable data; b) arranging the multiplex hologram (3) in a first element plane (10) on a first element (1); c) lighting the multiplex hologram (3) with a reference light wave (400); d) arranging a light detector (6) in a second element plane (20) on a second element (2); e) detecting a reference light wave (400') refracted on an interference pattern (31, 31', 31") with a light detector (6); f) creating an intensity pattern (61, 61', 61") from the detected refracted reference light wave (400'); g) assigning the angle of incidence (32, 32', 32") stored as machine-readable data to the intensity pattern (61, 61', 61"); and h) calculating an angle between the first element plane (10) and the second element plane (20) from the assigned angle of incidence (32, 32', 32").

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 11/26 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens optiques pour tester l'alignement des axes

52.

POSITION AND ORIENTATION DETERMINATION IN 6-DOF

      
Numéro d'application EP2012074552
Numéro de publication 2013/083650
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-12-05
Date de publication 2013-06-13
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Siercks, Knut
  • Voit, Eugen
  • Hinderling, Jürg
  • Zebhauser, Benedikt
  • Schneider, Klaus

Abrégé

A method for a six degree of freedom position and orientation determination of a three dimensional known shape in a scenery, by taking a range image by means of a range imaging camera and taking a visual picture by means of a digital camera. The range imaging camera comprises a range image module having a sensor array with a first number of pixels, wherein for each of the first pixels range information from the sensor to a point of the scenery is determined, resulting in a 3D cluster of points. The digital camera comprises an image sensor having a second number of pixels, resulting in a 2D picture. The relation of the first and the second pixels fields of view is known. The method comprises a geometrically fitting of a stored 3D digital representation of the known shape in a virtual space to match with the reproduction of the known object in the 2D picture and the 3D cluster of points and determining the six degree of freedom position and orientation of the known shape in the scenery according to the virtual match.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 15/06 - Mires d'arpenteur; Repères mobiles
  • B25J 9/16 - Commandes à programme
  • E02F 3/84 - Entraînement ou dispositifs de commande correspondants
  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes

53.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING 3D COORDINATES OF AN OBJECT

      
Numéro d'application EP2012074666
Numéro de publication 2013/083706
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-12-06
Date de publication 2013-06-13
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Siercks, Knut
  • Voit, Eugen
  • Hinderling, Jürg
  • Zebhauser, Benedikt
  • Schneider, Klaus

Abrégé

The invention relates to a method for determining 3D coordinates of an object (2) by a handheld laser-based distance measuring device (1), the method comprising determining an object point (20) at the object (2); measuring a distance (100) from the handheld laser-based distance measuring device (1) to the determined object point (20) by means of an EDM (10); capturing a 3D image (110) of the object (2), the 3D image (110) includes the determined object point (20); identifying the determined object point (20) in the captured 3D image (110); and linking the measured distance (100) with the identified object point (20) in the 3D image (110). The invention also relates to a handheld laser-based distance measuring device (1) and a computer program product for execution of said method.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes
  • G01S 17/89 - Systèmes lidar, spécialement adaptés pour des applications spécifiques pour la cartographie ou l'imagerie
  • G01S 17/87 - Combinaisons de systèmes utilisant des ondes électromagnétiques autres que les ondes radio

54.

COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE HAVING A CAMERA

      
Numéro d'application EP2012074710
Numéro de publication 2013/083730
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-12-06
Date de publication 2013-06-13
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Siercks, Knut
  • Voit, Eugen
  • Hinderling, Jürg
  • Zebhauser, Benedikt
  • Schneider, Klaus
  • Jordil, Pascal

Abrégé

A coordinate measuring machine (1) for determining at least one spatial coordinate of a measurement point of an object (15) to be measured, comprising a base (5) and a drive mechanism, adapted to drive a probe head (13) in a manner such that the probe head (13) is capable to move relative to the base (5) for approaching a measurement point, characterised by a first range camera (3, 33) having a range image sensor with a sensor array, wherein the range camera (3, 33) is adapted to be directed to the object (15) for providing a range image (23) of the object (15), and wherein range pixels of the range image are used for creating a point cloud with 3D-positions of target points of the object (15), and a controller, adapted to control the drive mechanism on the basis of 3D-positions of the target points.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points
  • G05B 13/00 - Systèmes de commande adaptatifs, c. à d. systèmes se réglant eux-mêmes automatiquement pour obtenir un rendement optimal suivant un critère prédéterminé
  • G06F 3/01 - Dispositions d'entrée ou dispositions d'entrée et de sortie combinées pour l'interaction entre l'utilisateur et le calculateur
  • G05B 19/18 - Commande numérique (CN), c.à d. machines fonctionnant automatiquement, en particulier machines-outils, p.ex. dans un milieu de fabrication industriel, afin d'effectuer un positionnement, un mouvement ou des actions coordonnées au moyen de données d'u

55.

METHOD FOR MEASURING SPATIAL POINTS

      
Numéro d'application EP2012073999
Numéro de publication 2013/079615
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-11-29
Date de publication 2013-06-06
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Stutz, Reto
  • Aebischer, Beat
  • Rohner, Marcel
  • Bednarek, Ingo

Abrégé

The invention relates to a method for measuring spatial points by means of a laser scanner (1), having the steps: scanning multiple spatial points on an object (2, 2'); determining coordinates (r, θ, φ) of the respective spatial point, wherein the laser scanner (1) forms the origin of the coordinates, and the coordinates comprise a distance (r) and at least one angle (θ, φ); determining a close range (N) about a central spatial point (S) with at least two spatial points whose angle coordinates (θ, φ) are in a defined angular space adjacent to those of the central spatial point (S); aggregating coordinates (r, θ, φ) of the spatial points in the specific close range (N); and replacing coordinates (r, θ, φ) of the central spatial point (S) by aggregating coordinates (r, θ, φ) of the spatial points in the specific close range (N). The invention also relates to the use of a laser scanner (1) for carrying out the method, a system having a laser scanner (1) which is suitable for carrying out the method, and a computer program product for carrying out the method.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01S 17/42 - Mesure simultanée de la distance et d'autres coordonnées
  • G01S 17/89 - Systèmes lidar, spécialement adaptés pour des applications spécifiques pour la cartographie ou l'imagerie
  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes

56.

GEODETIC SURVEYING SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH MULTIPLE TARGET TRACKING FUNCTIONALITY

      
Numéro d'application EP2012067870
Numéro de publication 2013/037848
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-09-12
Date de publication 2013-03-21
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Metzler, Bernhard

Abrégé

The invention relates to a surveying system for surveying and tracking a movable target object (3) that defines a target point, wherein the surveying system firstly comprises a surveying device (1, 11) with a sighting unit defining a target axis and a detector for generating a continuously current amount-of-deviation signal dependent on a deviation from an optimal target orientation, and secondly comprises a second unit on the target object side for providing a functionality, independent of the surveying device (1, 11), for continuously determining movements and/or positions of the target object (3) with reference to an external coordinate system. According to the invention, the surveying system comprises a target point tracking mode in which, automatically controlled by a control unit (7) according to a predefined algorithm, • respective first measurement data currently generated by the first unit that is at least dependent on the respective current orientation of the target axis and the respective current amount-of-deviation signal and • respective second measurement data currently generated by the second unit that is dependent on the respective currently determined movements and/or positions of the target object (3) are continuously aggregated, more particularly accumulated, and, on the basis thereof, a control signal is derived for continuous automatic motorized modification of the target axis orientation in such a manner that the target axis continuously aims at the target point.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes
  • G01S 17/66 - Systèmes de poursuite utilisant d'autres ondes électromagnétiques que les ondes radio
  • E02F 3/84 - Entraînement ou dispositifs de commande correspondants

57.

LASER SCANNER

      
Numéro d'application EP2012064605
Numéro de publication 2013/014189
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-07-25
Date de publication 2013-01-31
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Sprenger, Bernhard
  • Siercks, Knut

Abrégé

The invention relates to a laser scanner (1) for measuring a surface of spaces and/or objects (3) and for producing a point cloud that represents the surface in a coordinated manner, comprising a laser source (21) for producing laser light (22), a laser detector (23) for receiving laser light (22) of the laser source (21), a platform (4) that can be pivoted relative to a stationary base (50) of the laser scanner (1) in a scanning manner, an outlet point (24) for the outlet, directed at a particular point of the surface, of produced laser light (22) in the form of a bundled laser beam and an inlet point (24') for the inlet of laser light (22) scattered at the particular point of the surface being arranged on the platform (4), distance measurement functionality for determining a respective distance to the particular point of the surface on the basis of laser light (22) scattered at the particular point of the surface and received by the laser detector (23), and means for detecting a respective spatial direction to the particular point of the surface, in particular the means having one or more sensors (58) for determining a respective pivot position of the platform (4) relative to the base (50), characterized in that a parallel kinematic drive (5) pivots the platform (4) relative to the base in order to scan the laser beam over a plurality of points of the surface.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01S 7/481 - Caractéristiques de structure, p.ex. agencements d'éléments optiques
  • G01S 17/93 - Systèmes lidar, spécialement adaptés pour des applications spécifiques pour prévenir les collisions

58.

OPTICAL MEASURING SYSTEM WITH FILTER UNIT FOR EXTRACTING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

      
Numéro d'application EP2012064606
Numéro de publication 2013/014190
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-07-25
Date de publication 2013-01-31
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Hinderling, Jürg
  • Siercks, Knut

Abrégé

The invention relates to an optical measuring system for determining coordinates of points, more particularly for distance measurement, more particularly a geodetic surveying apparatus, coordinate measuring machine or scanning device. The measuring system comprises a radiation source (52, 53) for emitting electromagnetic radiation having an emission wavelength and a receiving unit having a filter unit (51) for extracting electromagnetic radiation in a defined wavelength range according to the interference principle and a detector (56), arranged in such a way that the radiation that can be extracted by means of the filter unit (51) is detectable by the detector (56) Moreover, the filter unit (51) comprises at least two mirror elements which are at least partly reflective and which are constructed in a multilayered fashion, wherein the mirror elements are oriented substantially parallel to one another and two adjacent mirror elements in each case enclose a cavity and are arranged at a specific distance with respect to one another. An optical thickness is defined by a refractive index of the cavity and by the distance between the mirror elements. Optical thickness varying means are provided for varying the optical thickness, such that an extractable wavelength range of the filter unit (51) is varied, more particularly wherein the optical thickness varying means have actuating means for changing the position of the mirror elements and/or refractive index adjusting means for changing the refractive index of the cavity, more particularly wherein the optical thickness can be varied continuously during operation.

Classes IPC  ?

59.

STRUCTURE MEASURING UNIT FOR TRACKING, MEASURING AND MARKING EDGES AND CORNERS OF ADJACENT SURFACES

      
Numéro d'application EP2012062647
Numéro de publication 2013/004602
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-06-28
Date de publication 2013-01-10
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Metzler, Bernhard

Abrégé

The invention relates to a measuring unit (10) having an edge tracking function which runs at least partially automatically. After an at least coarse alignment of a targeting unit (13) having an alignment display function (2) at a first corner (1a) known or defined by a user between adjacent surfaces of the structure and a recording of an image of the said first corner (1a) with the environment thereof, edge lines (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e) are identified as part of the edge tracking function by means of an edge definition by image processing, a query is made as to which of the identified edges lines (3a, 3b, 3c) should be tracked starting from the first corner (1a) or in which direction the identified edge line should be tracked starting from the first edge point (9), and after a corresponding user input is received, the user-defined edge line (3a, 3b, 3c) is tracked automatically by the targeting unit (13) at least as far as to a further corner (1b), wherein spatial points situated along the user-defined edge line (3a, 3b, 3c) are measured if necessary.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes
  • G01B 11/24 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens optiques pour mesurer des contours ou des courbes
  • G01S 5/16 - Localisation par coordination de deux ou plusieurs déterminations de direction ou de ligne de position; Localisation par coordination de deux ou plusieurs déterminations de distance utilisant des ondes électromagnétiques autres que les ondes radio

60.

METHOD FOR PROVIDING TARGET POINT CANDIDATES FOR SELECTING A TARGET POINT

      
Numéro d'application EP2012062936
Numéro de publication 2013/004700
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-07-03
Date de publication 2013-01-10
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Metzler, Bernhard
  • Gächter Toya, Stefan Martin Benjamin

Abrégé

The invention relates to a method for providing target point candidates (22, 23, 26) forming a candidate set for selecting a target point from the candidate set by means of a geodetic measuring device, wherein the measuring device has a sighting unit that defines a sighting direction and a camera oriented substantially in the sighting direction. The measuring device is coarsely oriented toward the target point, and an image is recorded in the sighting direction. Furthermore, a search process for certain target object candidates in the recorded image is performed by means of image processing, wherein the search process is performed on the basis of predefined models and wherein at least one respective point representing the target object candidate is associated with each of the target object candidates as a target point candidate (22, 23, 26). In addition, the target point candidates (22, 23, 26) are associated with a candidate set, and respective weight values, in particular probabilities, are derived according to at least one value of a predetermined target point property of the target point candidates (22, 23, 26) and associated with the target point candidates (22, 23, 26). Further, the target point candidates (22, 23, 26) from the candidate set are each provided together with respective information representing the weight value associated with the target point candidate.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes
  • G01C 1/04 - Théodolites combinés avec des appareils de prise de vues
  • G01C 11/36 - Vidéogrammétrie, c. à d. traitement électronique de signaux vidéo provenant de différentes sources pour obtenir des informations sur la parallaxe ou la distance

61.

INTERFEROMETRIC DISTANCE MEASURING METHOD FOR MEASURING SURFACES, AND SUCH A MEASURING ARRANGEMENT

      
Numéro d'application EP2012062246
Numéro de publication 2013/000866
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-06-25
Date de publication 2013-01-03
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Jensen, Thomas

Abrégé

The invention relates to a distance measuring method for measuring surfaces (13). A laser beam, the wavelength of which can be tuned in a wavelength range by modulating the frequency of a laser source (1), is generated with a coherence length in order to provide a measuring beam (MS) and is emitted at the surface (13), which is located within a specified distance range, as a measuring beam (MS). The measuring beam (MS), which is back-scattered by the surface (13), is received again and used to interferometrically measure the distance from a reference point to the surface (13), a measurement and reference interferometric arm being used. The specified distance range lies at least partly outside of the coherence length, and the measuring beam is separated into two beam portions. One of the beam portions is temporally delayed with respect to the other beam portion such that the one optical path difference caused by the delay matches the optical path difference that corresponds to a distance in the specified distance range plus or minus the coherence length of the laser.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 11/24 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens optiques pour mesurer des contours ou des courbes
  • G01B 9/02 - Interféromètres

62.

HIGH PRECISION SYNCHRONIZED MEASURED VALUE ACQUISITION

      
Numéro d'application EP2012060688
Numéro de publication 2012/168294
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-06-06
Date de publication 2012-12-13
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Fritsch, Robert

Abrégé

The invention relates to a method for wire bound, high precision, temporal synchronization of measured value acquisition in a measurement system designed as a space coordinate measurement apparatus having a plurality of measurement sub-units with signaling of a time for triggering the measured value acquisition by means of a trigger signal and with the respective acquisition and intermediate storage of a measured value in the measurement sub-unit at the time determined by the trigger signal. Each acquisition of the measured value is carried out in the measurement sub-units in a time quantified manner with a local timing signal of the measurement sub-unit. A phase synchronization of the local timing signals of the measurement sub-units is then carried out using a synchronization signal in order to ensure simultaneity of the acquisition of the measured value in the measurement sub-units with a temporal uncertainty which does not exceed a phase jitter of the synchronization, and which is in any case less than 90% of a period duration of the local timing signal.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01D 21/02 - Mesure de deux ou plusieurs variables par des moyens non couverts par une seule autre sous-classe
  • G01D 5/244 - Moyens mécaniques pour le transfert de la grandeur de sortie d'un organe sensible; Moyens pour convertir la grandeur de sortie d'un organe sensible en une autre variable, lorsque la forme ou la nature de l'organe sensible n'imposent pas un moyen de conversion déterminé; Transducteurs non spécialement adaptés à une variable particulière utilisant des moyens électriques ou magnétiques produisant des impulsions ou des trains d'impulsions

63.

OPTICAL MEASUREMENT METHOD AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING 3D COORDINATES ON A MEASUREMENT OBJECT SURFACE

      
Numéro d'application EP2012059120
Numéro de publication 2012/156448
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-05-16
Date de publication 2012-11-22
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Siercks, Knut

Abrégé

The invention relates to an optical measurement method for determining 3D coordinates of a plurality of measurement points on a measurement object surface (1s). To this end, the measurement object surface (1s) is illuminated with a pattern sequence of different patterns (2a) by a projector (3), an image sequence of the measurement object surface (1s) illuminated with the pattern sequence is recorded with a camera system, and the 3D coordinates of the measurement points are determined by evaluating the image sequence, in particular wherein a succession of brightness values for identical measurement points on the measurement object surface (1s) is ascertained in respective images of the recorded image sequence. According to the invention, translational and/or rotational accelerations of the projector (3), of the camera system and/or of the measurement object (1) are measured here and, in dependence on the measured accelerations, the illumination of the measurement object surface (1s) and/or the recording of the image sequence is/are reactively adapted, in particular temporally substantially directly and live during the measurement process.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 11/25 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens optiques pour mesurer des contours ou des courbes en projetant un motif, p.ex. des franges de moiré, sur l'objet
  • G01S 17/42 - Mesure simultanée de la distance et d'autres coordonnées
  • G06T 7/00 - Analyse d'image

64.

CALIBRATION METHOD FOR A DEVICE HAVING A SCAN FUNCTION

      
Numéro d'application EP2012058656
Numéro de publication 2012/156277
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-05-10
Date de publication 2012-11-22
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Hinderling, Jürg
  • Gordon, Bianca
  • Walser, Bernd

Abrégé

The invention relates to a calibration method for a device having a scan function (1), in particular a device measuring in polar coordinates, comprising an electro-optical distance measuring element (5) having a laser axis as the target axis (3), a motorized optical deflection unit (7), which deflects the target axis (3) by a deflection angle, and an angle measuring element for determining at least one angular position of the deflection unit (7). To this end, the following steps are carried out: first measurement of angle coordinates of a reticle in a first angular position of the deflection unit (7) as the first position, and second measurement of angle coordinates of the reticle in a second angular position of the deflection unit (7) as the second position, wherein the first position and second position are different from each other, in particular wherein the first position is rotated relative to the second position in two axes such that the reticle in both positions points at least approximately in the same spatial direction. The first and second measurements of the reticle are carried out on the basis of images taken with a camera (4), the optical axis of which is deflected by the deflection unit, and calibration parameters are determined on the basis of the angular positions and the angular coordinates in the first and second positions.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01S 7/497 - Moyens de contrôle ou de calibrage
  • G01S 17/42 - Mesure simultanée de la distance et d'autres coordonnées
  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes

65.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN UNMANNED AIR VEHICLE

      
Numéro d'application EP2012056760
Numéro de publication 2012/140191
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-04-13
Date de publication 2012-10-18
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Metzler, Bernhard
  • Siercks, Knut

Abrégé

The invention relates to a geodetic measuring system (1) having a geodetic measuring unit (30), in particular a total station, a theodolite, a laser tracker or a laser scanner, having a beam source for emitting a substantially collimated optical beam (32), a base, a sighting unit which can be pivoted in a motorized manner about two axes relative to the base and is intended to orient an emission direction of the optical beam (32), and angle measurement sensors for determining the orientation of the sighting unit. The measuring system (1) also has an automotive, unmanned, controllable air vehicle (20) having an optical module (22), wherein the air vehicle (20) is designed in such a manner that the air vehicle (20) can be moved in a controlled manner and can be positioned in a substantially fixed position. An evaluation unit is also provided, wherein the evaluation unit is configured in such a manner that an actual state of the air vehicle (20), as determined by a position, an orientation and/or a change in position, can be determined in a coordinate system from interaction between the optical beam (32) and the optical module (22). The measuring system (1) has a control unit (60) for controlling the air vehicle (20), wherein the control unit (60) is configured in such a manner that control data can be produced using an algorithm on the basis of the actual state, which can be continuously determined in particular, and a defined desired state, and the air vehicle (20) can be automatically changed to the desired state, in particular to a defined tolerance range around the desired state, in a controlled manner using the control data.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G05D 1/00 - Commande de la position, du cap, de l'altitude ou de l'attitude des véhicules terrestres, aquatiques, aériens ou spatiaux, p.ex. pilote automatique
  • B64C 39/02 - Aéronefs non prévus ailleurs caractérisés par un emploi spécial

66.

GEODETIC MARKING SYSTEM FOR MARKING TARGET POINTS

      
Numéro d'application EP2012056757
Numéro de publication 2012/140188
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-04-13
Date de publication 2012-10-18
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Metzler, Bernhard

Abrégé

The invention relates to a geodetic marking system (1) for marking a known target point (5), having an automotive, unmanned, remotely controllable air vehicle (10) and having a geodetic position determination arrangement (20) for determining the external actual position of the air vehicle (10), wherein the air vehicle (10) is designed in such a manner that the air vehicle (10) can be at least temporarily positioned, as far as possible, in a fixed position, in particular in a hovering manner. The air vehicle (10) also has a marking unit (15), in particular a marking unit which can be removed in a modular manner, for marking the target point (5), and the marking system (1) has a control unit, wherein the control unit is configured in such a manner that the air vehicle (10) can be positioned, in particular continuously, in a defined desired position (6), in particular in a defined tolerance range around the desired position (6), relative to the target point position on the basis of the external actual position (4), which can be determined continuously in particular, and a known target point position of the target point (5, 5a, 5b). The control unit is also configured in such a manner that it is possible to control the marking unit (15) for marking the target point (5) taking into account the actual position (4), the desired position (6) and a defined marking direction (14) from the marking unit (15) to the target point (5), with the result that the target point (5) can be marked with geodetic accuracy in the defined marking direction (14).

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes
  • B64C 39/02 - Aéronefs non prévus ailleurs caractérisés par un emploi spécial
  • G01S 17/42 - Mesure simultanée de la distance et d'autres coordonnées
  • G05D 1/02 - Commande de la position ou du cap par référence à un système à deux dimensions

67.

MEASURING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING NEW POINTS

      
Numéro d'application EP2012056758
Numéro de publication 2012/140189
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-04-13
Date de publication 2012-10-18
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Metzler, Bernhard

Abrégé

The invention relates to a geodetic measuring system having at least one reference component which defines a reference point, wherein an absolute position of the reference point is known, and at least one new-point determination component (31) which derives a relative new-point position (2). It is also possible to derive mutual relative reference information between the reference component and the new-point determination component, in particular for the purpose of referencing with respect to the reference-point position. The measuring system (1) also has an automotive, unmanned, controllable air vehicle, wherein the air vehicle (50) has the reference component which provides the at least one reference point as a mobile reference point. The air vehicle (50) is also designed in such a manner that the reference component can be spatially freely displaced by the air vehicle (50), in particular can be positioned in a substantially fixed position.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 15/00 - Instruments de géodésie ou accessoires non prévus dans les groupes
  • G01S 19/51 - Positionnement relatif
  • G01S 19/10 - Systèmes de positionnement par satellite à radiophares émettant des messages horodatés, p.ex. GPS [Système de positionnement global], GLONASS [Système global de navigation par satellite] ou GALILEO Éléments coopérants; Interaction ou communication entre les différents éléments coopérants ou entre les éléments coopérants et les récepteurs fournissant des signaux de positionnement supplémentaires dédiés

68.

MEASURING SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING 3D COORDINATES OF AN OBJECT SURFACE

      
Numéro d'application EP2012056759
Numéro de publication 2012/140190
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-04-13
Date de publication 2012-10-18
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Metzler, Bernhard
  • Siercks, Knut

Abrégé

A measuring system (10) according to the invention for determining 3D coordinates, in particular a multiplicity of 3D coordinates, of measurement points on an object surface, in particular on an industrial product, in an outer object coordinate system has a scanning apparatus (21) for measuring, in particular on a point-by-point basis, the measurement points on the object surface and for determining inner measurement point coordinates in an inner scanning coordinate system. Furthermore, a referencing arrangement (30) for producing referencing information, in particular an outer measurement position and measurement orientation of the scanning apparatus (21), for referencing the inner measurement point coordinates in the outer object coordinate system and an evaluation unit (34) for determining the 3D coordinates of the measurement points in the outer object coordinate system on the basis of the inner measurement point coordinates and the referencing information are provided, such that the inner measurement point coordinates are in the form of 3D coordinates in the outer object coordinate system, in particular in the form of a point cloud. The scanning apparatus (21) is in this case carried in an unmanned, controllable, automotive air vehicle (20), in particular wherein the air vehicle (20) is designed such that the air vehicle (20) can be oriented and moved in a hovering manner.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points
  • B64C 39/02 - Aéronefs non prévus ailleurs caractérisés par un emploi spécial

69.

COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE

      
Numéro d'application EP2012055394
Numéro de publication 2012/130832
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-03-27
Date de publication 2012-10-04
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Siercks, Knut
  • Sprenger, Bernhard

Abrégé

The invention relates to a coordinate measurement machine for determination of at least one space coordinate of a measurement point on an measured object, with a first frame element (11), a second frame element (4), a linear drive unit (7) with a motor for moving the second frame element (4) relative to the first frame element (11) in a direction of movement and a position measurement instrument, for determining a drive position of the second frame element relative to the first frame element. Therein the drive unit has limited stiffness and dynamic deflections on movement. The machine comprises a mechanical coupler (3) from the drive unit (12) to the second frame element (4), which coupler (3) comprises a first part (3A) fixed to the drive unit (12) and a second part (3B) fixed to the second frame element (4), which parts (3A,3B) are movable relative to each other by an active compensation actuator (5). The active compensation actuator (5) is built in such a way to shift the second frame element (4) against the drive unit (12) to introduce a counter-displacement in such a way that the dynamic deflections are at least partially compensated. Fig. 2a

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 5/008 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens mécaniques pour mesurer les coordonnées de points en utilisant des machines de mesure de coordonnées
  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points

70.

CONTEXTUAL DISPLAY AND SCROLLING OF SEARCH RESULTS IN GRAPHICAL ENVIRONMENT

      
Numéro d'application US2012029784
Numéro de publication 2012/129218
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-03-20
Date de publication 2012-09-27
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Dror, Tomer

Abrégé

A system and method are presented for aggregating and displaying information that relates to items in an engineering design. A system for designing engineering projects filters components of interest to a user, then collects data pertaining to the components from a set of databases that may be associated with mutually incompatible applications. The system presents, in a simple manner, an integrated display of the component properties and visual representations of the filtered components, both in isolation and in context. Multiple filtered components may be scrolled using a scrolling device such as a mouse wheel. The visual representations may be cropped with a resizable crop box, and non-selected components outside the crop box may have varying levels of opacity.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 17/50 - Conception assistée par ordinateur
  • G06F 3/14 - Sortie numérique vers un dispositif de visualisation
  • G06F 3/048 - Techniques d’interaction fondées sur les interfaces utilisateur graphiques [GUI]
  • G06F 17/30 - Recherche documentaire; Structures de bases de données à cet effet

71.

WORKING TOOL POSITIONING SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application EP2012055155
Numéro de publication 2012/127018
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-03-22
Date de publication 2012-09-27
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Hinderling, Jürg
  • Zebhauser, Benedikt

Abrégé

The invention relates to a method and system for determining the position (23) of a hand-held power tool (1) on a wall (22). The method comprises measuring distances (11) within a plane (9) perpendicular to a tooling axis (8) in at least two directions, comprising at least the direction to one side wall and the direction to the floor or the ceiling. At least one non-contact measurement sensor module (3) measures distances (11) in a multitude of angles in an angular range of at least 1° around the at least two directions. From the distance sequence (11) measured by the at least one measurement sensor module (3) a calculation and storing unit (4) automatically calculates a function (11'), wherein extrema, particularly minima (11a'-11d'), represent shortest distances (11a-11d) to walls, floor and/or ceiling adjacent to the wall (22). From said function (11') the calculation and storing unit (4) deduces the shortest distances (11a-11d), and output means, in particular a display unit (18) and/or acoustical output means, provide information about the shortest distances (11a-11d) so as to allow positioning relative to the shortest distances (11a-11d).

Classes IPC  ?

  • B25H 1/00 - Etablis; Etagères ou supports portatifs pour disposer des outils portatifs ou des pièces à travailler

72.

WEAR-MONITORING OF A GEARBOX IN A POWER STATION

      
Numéro d'application EP2012054095
Numéro de publication 2012/123351
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-03-09
Date de publication 2012-09-20
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Pettersson, Bo

Abrégé

The invention relates to a method of monitoring a wear of a gearbox in a power station, such as a windmill, waterwheel or tidal power station, the gearbox comprising at least two shafts, cogwheels and bearings as components of the gearbox. The method comprises sensing an angular position at the shafts by a rotational shaft encoder and monitoring the wear of the transmission-unit according to differences of the sensed angular positions and generating a condition signal representative of the wear of the gearbox according to the monitored differences. The monitoring comprises an additional sensing of at least one additional degree of freedom, in particular an axial and/or eccentric displacement, of at least one of the shafts caused by wear of at least one of the components of the gearbox, and generating the condition signal according to the displacement and differences in the at least two degrees of freedom.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01M 13/02 - Mécanismes d’engrènement; Mécanismes de transmission

73.

FAST HAZE REMOVAL AND THREE DIMENSIONAL DEPTH CALCULATION

      
Numéro d'application US2011025414
Numéro de publication 2012/112161
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2011-02-18
Date de publication 2012-08-23
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Grindstaff, Gene, A.
  • Whitaker, Sheila, G.

Abrégé

A computer-implemented method of processing digital input image data containing haze and having a plurality of color channels including at least a blue channel, to generate output image data having reduced haze, includes receiving in a first computer-implemented process, digital input image data, and generating, in a second computer-implemented process, digital output image data based on the digital input image data using an estimated transmission vector for the digital input image data. The estimated transmission vector is substantially equal to an inverse blue channel of the digital input image data, and the digital output image data contains less haze than the digital input image data. The method also includes outputting the digital output image data via an output device.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06T 17/00 - Modélisation tridimensionnelle [3D] pour infographie
  • G06T 1/00 - Traitement de données d'image, d'application générale
  • H04N 9/64 - Circuits pour le traitement de signaux de couleur

74.

FAST IMAGE ENHANCEMENT AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL DEPTH CALCULATION

      
Numéro d'application US2012025604
Numéro de publication 2012/112866
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-02-17
Date de publication 2012-08-23
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Grindstaff, Gene, A.
  • Whitaker, Sheila, G.

Abrégé

Embodiments of the present invention relate to processing of digital image data that has been generated by imaging a physical object through a medium. For example, the medium may be, the atmosphere and the atmosphere may have some inherent property, such as haze, fog, or smoke. Additionally, the medium may be media other than the atmosphere, such as, water or blood. There may be one or more media that obstructs the physical object and the medium resides at least in front of the physical object between the physical object and an imaging sensor. The physical object may be one or more physical objects that are part of a scene in a field of view (e.g., view of a mountain range, forest, cars in a parking lot etc.). An estimated transmission vector of the medium is determined based upon digital input image data. Once the transmission vector is determined, effects due to scattering can be removed from the digital input image producing a digital output image that enhances the digital input image so that further detail may be perceived. Additionally, the estimated transmission vector may be used to determine depth data for each addressable location within the image. The depth information may be used to create a three-dimensional image from a two dimensional image.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06T 5/00 - Amélioration ou restauration d'image

75.

SURFACE SPATTERING DEVICE

      
Numéro d'application EP2011066356
Numéro de publication 2012/038446
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2011-09-20
Date de publication 2012-03-29
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Pettersson, Bo
  • Schneider, Klaus
  • Zebhauser, Benedikt
  • Siercks, Knut

Abrégé

The invention concerns a handheld, dynamically movable surface spattering device (9), comprising at least one nozzle means (1) for an expelling of a spattering material onto a target surface (3) and a nozzle control mechanism (4) to control characteristics of the expelling of the nozzle means. Furthermore, it comprises a spattering material supply (5), a storage with desired spattering data (6), which is predefined and comprised in a digital image or CAD-model memorized on the storage, a spatial referencing unit (7), to reference the spattering device relative to the target surface and a computation means (8) to automatically control the expelling by the nozzle control mechanism according to information gained by the spatial referencing unit and according to the desired spattering data is evaluated and adjusted by changing the characteristics of expelling of the nozzle means in such a way that the target surface is spattered according to the desired spattering data.

Classes IPC  ?

  • B05B 12/12 - Aménagements de commande de la distribution; Aménagements de réglage de l’aire de pulvérisation sensibles à l'état du liquide ou d'un autre matériau fluide expulsé, du milieu ambiant ou de la cible sensibles à l'état du milieu ambiant ou de la cible, p.ex. à l'humidité, à la température
  • B41M 3/00 - Procédés d'impression pour des travaux imprimés d'un genre particulier, p.ex. motifs
  • B29C 67/00 - Techniques de façonnage non couvertes par les groupes , ou
  • G05B 19/00 - Systèmes de commande à programme
  • B05B 12/08 - Aménagements de commande de la distribution; Aménagements de réglage de l’aire de pulvérisation sensibles à l'état du liquide ou d'un autre matériau fluide expulsé, du milieu ambiant ou de la cible

76.

OPTICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING A STABILIZATION ELEMENT FOR MOUNTING AND ADJUSTING AN OPTICAL ASSEMBLY IN A HOLDER, AND MOUNTING METHOD FOR THE STABILIZATION ELEMENT

      
Numéro d'application EP2011066357
Numéro de publication 2012/038447
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2011-09-20
Date de publication 2012-03-29
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Iseli, Claudio
  • Scheja, Jochen

Abrégé

An optical instrument for measuring has an optical assembly (lb) having at least one optical element, in particular a lens, which defines an optical axis (8). Furthermore, provision is made for a holder (la) for the optical assembly (lb), wherein the holder (la) has a shape that is suitable for at least roughly receiving the optical assembly (lb) such that, when it is inserted, there is a gap (13) with a defined width between the assembly (lb) and the holder (la), and for a stabilization component (2) for stably connecting optical assembly (lb) and holder (la) to at least one stabilization element (3a, 3b, 3c) that can be compressed in the gap (13). According to the invention, the stabilization element (3a, 3b, 3c) has, in an unmounted state, a thickness which is greater than the width of the gap (13), and the optical assembly (lb), the holder (la) and the stabilization component (2) are configured and cooperate such that the stabilization element (3a, 3b, 3c), which is positioned between optical assembly (lb) and holder (la), in a roughly positioned state, is compressed, by way of inserting the optical assembly (lb) into the holder (la), into the gap (13) and is plastically deformed in the gap (13) such that elastic forces act radially with respect to the optical axis (8) between assembly (lb) and holder (la) and the assembly (lb) and the holder (la) are disposed in the radial direction in a stabilized state with respect to one another.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G02B 7/02 - Montures, moyens de réglage ou raccords étanches à la lumière pour éléments optiques pour lentilles

77.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A SURFACE SCANNING COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE

      
Numéro d'application US2011051295
Numéro de publication 2012/037059
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2011-09-13
Date de publication 2012-03-22
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s) Racine, Paul, P.

Abrégé

A method improves surface scanning measure machine speed while minimizing tip touchdown impact on the surface of the object being measured. Specifically, the method controls a surface scanning measuring machine having a probe head with a distal probe tip that contacts the surface of an object to be measured. To that end, the method selects a nominal initial contact point (on the surface) having a normal vector, and then moves the distal probe tip toward the nominal initial contact point along an approach path. The approach path has a generally linear portion that generally linearly extends from the nominal initial contact point to some non-contacting point spaced from the surface. The generally linear portion forms an angle of between about 20 degrees and about 60 degrees with the normal vector.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 5/008 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens mécaniques pour mesurer les coordonnées de points en utilisant des machines de mesure de coordonnées
  • G01B 21/04 - Dispositions pour la mesure ou leurs détails pour autant qu'ils ne soient pas adaptés à des types particuliers de moyens de mesure faisant l'objet des autres groupes de la présente sous-classe pour mesurer la longueur, la largeur ou l'épaisseur en mesurant les coordonnées de points
  • G05B 19/19 - Commande numérique (CN), c.à d. machines fonctionnant automatiquement, en particulier machines-outils, p.ex. dans un milieu de fabrication industriel, afin d'effectuer un positionnement, un mouvement ou des actions coordonnées au moyen de données d'u caractérisée par systèmes de commande de positionnement ou de commande de contournage, p.ex. pour commander la position à partir d'un point programmé vers un autre point ou pour commander un mouvement le long d'un parcours continu programmé
  • G05B 19/401 - Commande numérique (CN), c.à d. machines fonctionnant automatiquement, en particulier machines-outils, p.ex. dans un milieu de fabrication industriel, afin d'effectuer un positionnement, un mouvement ou des actions coordonnées au moyen de données d'u caractérisée par des dispositions de commande pour la mesure, p.ex. étalonnage et initialisation, mesure de la pièce à usiner à des fins d'usinage

78.

TILT SENSOR FOR A DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE TILT OF A DEVICE

      
Numéro d'application EP2011064388
Numéro de publication 2012/025491
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2011-08-22
Date de publication 2012-03-01
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Lippuner, Heinz
  • Metzler, Bernhard
  • Amann, Werner

Abrégé

The invention relates to a tilt sensor (1) for a device, comprising a tank receiving a flowable medium (4), wherein the position of the medium (4) relative to the tank (3) depends on the tilt, and the tank (3) comprises a polygonal, in particular triangular, or an elliptical, in particular circular base, a source of electromagnetic radiation for generating projections of at least one part of a boundary of the medium (4), at least two detectors (5a, 5b, 5c) for detecting one of the projections, respectively, and for converting same into signals, wherein the detectors (5a, 5b, 5c) each comprise a detecting direction and the detecting directions of the detectors (5a, 5b, 5c) are disposed at angles to each other, and further comprising an analysis unit (12) for determining the tilt in two axes from the signals of the at least two detectors (5a, 5b, 5c), characterized in that the tilt is determined jointly for the two axes from a combination of the signals.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 9/06 - Moyens d'indication ou de lecture électriques ou photo-électriques
  • G01C 9/20 - Mesure de l'inclinaison, p.ex. par clinomètres, par niveaux en utilisant des liquides l'indication étant basée sur l'inclinaison de la surface d'un liquide par rapport à son récipient

79.

CAMERA, MORE PARTICULARLY FOR RECORDING AERIAL IMAGES FROM AIRCRAFT

      
Numéro d'application EP2011057185
Numéro de publication 2011/138386
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2011-05-05
Date de publication 2011-11-10
Propriétaire HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH (Suisse)
Inventeur(s)
  • Timm, Martin
  • Welzenbach, Martin
  • Stoldt, Holger
  • Hildebrandt, Jörn
  • Döring, Dirk

Abrégé

The invention relates to a camera (7), more particularly for recording aerial images from aircraft, comprising a lens (8) and at least one digital, areal image sensor (1.4) fixed on a carrier element (2) and having a predetermined pixel size, which image sensor has a curvature (3), more particularly caused by the fixing on the carrier element (2) within a specific tolerance range. The lens (8) at least partly brings about optical compensation of the curvature (3) of the digital areal image sensor (1.4).

Classes IPC  ?

  • G03B 15/00 - Procédés particuliers pour prendre des photographies; Appareillage à cet effet
  • G03B 19/02 - Appareils pour vues fixes
  • G01C 11/02 - Dispositions de prises de vues spécialement adaptées pour la photogrammétrie ou les levers photographiques, p.ex. pour commander le recouvrement des photos
  • G02B 13/16 - Objectifs optiques spécialement conçus pour les emplois spécifiés ci-dessous à utiliser en combinaison avec des convertisseurs ou des amplificateurs d'image
  • G02B 27/00 - Systèmes ou appareils optiques non prévus dans aucun des groupes ,
  • H04N 5/225 - Caméras de télévision