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US10210607B1
Publication/Patent Number: US10210607B1
Publication date: 2019-02-19
Application number: 15/093,732
Filing date: 2016-04-07
Abstract: A method and apparatus for assembling components of a workpiece. Some embodiments include a work surface; a first digital projector that projects an image of at least some features of the workpiece onto the work surface, wherein the image includes a plurality of line indicators that have visually discernible different markings such as colors or line types; a camera that obtains input images of the work surface and the components of the workpiece; and a first controller configured to receive the input images from the camera and to control the first digital projector to project the first output digital image on the work surface for assembly of the components to form the workpiece, wherein the first controller is further configured to store distortion-correction parameters and to use the stored distortion-correction parameters to adjust the first projected output digital image. In some embodiments, the workpiece is a lumber truss. A method and apparatus for assembling components of a workpiece. Some embodiments include a work surface; a first digital projector that projects an image of at least some features of the workpiece onto the work surface, wherein the image includes a plurality of line indicators ...more ...less
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US10239220B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10239220B2
Publication date: 2019-03-26
Application number: 15/535,045
Filing date: 2015-11-30
Inventor: Mele, Antonio  
Assignee: Mele, Antonio
Abstract: This invention has the aim to assist the cutting of a cake, pizza or other similar foods through a battery-powered laser device, which shows the cutting path to get equal portions of a cake, pizza or similar foods; the laser light beam displays a cutting line through which a knife, or other tool pass to cut a equal number of portions according to a user's need. This invention has the aim to assist the cutting of a cake, pizza or other similar foods through a battery-powered laser device, which shows the cutting path to get equal portions of a cake, pizza or similar foods; the laser light beam displays a cutting line through which a ...more ...less
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US10267659B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10267659B2
Publication date: 2019-04-23
Application number: 15/361,703
Filing date: 2016-11-28
Inventor: Yanobe, Satoshi  
Abstract: The invention provides an angle detecting device, which comprises absolute encoders provided on a rotation member which rotates at a constant speed, a clock signal generating component, a counter circuit, an angle calculating component, and a trigger signal generating component, wherein an angle trigger signal is inputted to the absolute encoders and the counter circuit at a predetermined time interval, the absolute encoders input rotation angles for each angle trigger signal to the angle calculating component, the counter circuit outputs the number of clock counts to the angle calculating component from the moment when a rotation angle measuring trigger signal is inputted by inputting the rotation angle measuring trigger signal for detecting the rotation angle of the rotation member to the counter circuit, and wherein the angle calculating component detects the rotation angle of the rotation member based on the rotation angles from the absolute encoders and on the number of the clock counts. The invention provides an angle detecting device, which comprises absolute encoders provided on a rotation member which rotates at a constant speed, a clock signal generating component, a counter circuit, an angle calculating component, and a trigger signal generating component ...more ...less
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US10310059B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10310059B2
Publication date: 2019-06-04
Application number: 15/471,271
Filing date: 2017-03-28
Abstract: The invention provides a laser scanner, which comprises a light source unit, a light receiving unit, a distance measuring unit, an angle measuring unit, a telescope unit capable of rotating in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction, a rotation driving unit, a directional angle detector, and a control arithmetic unit, wherein the light source unit is an MOPA type and has an oscillator control circuit, a main oscillator, and an optical amplifier, wherein the oscillator control circuit has a repetition frequency setting component, a pulse peak output setting component, a pulse width setting component and an amplification factor calculating component and oscillates the main oscillator corresponding to a measured distance, and wherein the amplification factor calculating component calculates an amplification factor based on a repetition frequency, a pulse peak output, and a pulse width and amplifies the optical amplifier based on a calculated amplification factor. The invention provides a laser scanner, which comprises a light source unit, a light receiving unit, a distance measuring unit, an angle measuring unit, a telescope unit capable of rotating in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction, a rotation driving unit, a ...more ...less
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US10371504B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10371504B2
Publication date: 2019-08-06
Application number: 15/720,633
Filing date: 2017-09-29
Abstract: A system includes a depth sensing device that includes a depth sensor. The depth sensor includes an infrared projector and an infrared camera. The system includes a processor coupled to the depth sensor and a memory accessible to the processor, and programming in the memory. Execution of the programming by the processor configures the system to perform functions, including functions to project, via the infrared projector, a pattern of infrared light on a plurality of objects located in a space that are reached by the projected infrared light. The plurality of objects includes objects of interest and light fixtures in the space. The execution of the programming by the processor further configures the system to determine light fixture location coordinates for each of the light fixtures based on computed distances between the objects of interest and each of the light fixtures based on distortions of the projected infrared light. A system includes a depth sensing device that includes a depth sensor. The depth sensor includes an infrared projector and an infrared camera. The system includes a processor coupled to the depth sensor and a memory accessible to the processor, and programming in the memory ...more ...less
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US10386464B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10386464B2
Publication date: 2019-08-20
Application number: 14/827,202
Filing date: 2015-08-14
Inventor: Dussan, Luis Carlos  
Assignee: AEYE, INC.
Abstract: Various embodiments are disclosed ladar point cloud compression. For example, a processor can be used to analyze data representative of an environmental scene to intelligently select a subset of range points within a frame to target with ladar pulses via a scanning ladar transmission system. In another example embodiment, a processor can perform ladar point cloud compression by (1) processing data representative of an environmental scene, and (2) based on the processing, selecting a plurality of the range points in the point cloud for retention in a compressed point cloud, the compressed point cloud comprising fewer range points than the generated point cloud. Various embodiments are disclosed ladar point cloud compression. For example, a processor can be used to analyze data representative of an environmental scene to intelligently select a subset of range points within a frame to target with ladar pulses via a scanning ladar ...more ...less
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US10337656B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10337656B2
Publication date: 2019-07-02
Application number: 14/924,406
Filing date: 2015-10-27
Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a quick connect device. In one example, a connector may include a first visual cue for coupling an outer portion to a middle portion and a second visual cue for coupling an inner portion to the middle portion.
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US10317184B1
Publication/Patent Number: US10317184B1
Publication date: 2019-06-11
Application number: 15/620,789
Filing date: 2017-06-12
Inventor: Keller, David M.  
Abstract: Example systems and methods involving a construction template system are described. An example system includes a laser and a template. The laser is configured to indicate target points on a surface, such as a floor or wall of a building. Each of the target points is a predetermined location uploaded to the laser. The template includes target alignment points that correspond to the target points indicated by the laser. Furthermore, the template also includes a reference location. In examples, the reference location provides indicia of construction features as part of a building construction site. The template is adhered to the surface after aligning the target alignment points of the template with the corresponding target points. Example systems and methods involving a construction template system are described. An example system includes a laser and a template. The laser is configured to indicate target points on a surface, such as a floor or wall of a building. Each of the target points is a ...more ...less
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US2019041198A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2019041198A1
Publication date: 2019-02-07
Application number: 16/150,339
Filing date: 2018-10-03
Inventor: Suzuki, Yoshimasa  
Abstract: A sample shape measuring method includes a step of preparing illumination light that is to be passed through a predetermined illumination region, a step of irradiating the illumination light to a sample, and a predetermined processing step. The predetermined illumination region is set such that an area of a region of the illumination light passing through a pupil of an observation optical system is smaller than an area of the pupil of the observation optical system. The predetermined processing step includes a step of receiving light emerged from the observation optical system, a step of computing a position of an image of the predetermined illumination region from light received, a step of computing a difference between the position of the image of the predetermined illumination region and a reference position, and a step of calculating an amount of inclination at a surface of the sample, from the difference calculated. A sample shape measuring method includes a step of preparing illumination light that is to be passed through a predetermined illumination region, a step of irradiating the illumination light to a sample, and a predetermined processing step. The predetermined illumination region ...more ...less
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US2019063908A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2019063908A1
Publication date: 2019-02-28
Application number: 15/824,798
Filing date: 2017-11-28
Abstract: A non-contact and optical measuring automation system, configured to electrically connect to a computer to measure the profile accuracy of a disk cam, includes a base, a rotating chuck, a moving stage module and a laser displacement meter. The rotating chuck is disposed for clamping the disk cam. The moving stage module includes a first linear motion stage movable relative to the base in a first direction and a second linear motion stage movable relative to the first linear motion stage in a second direction. The computer is able to control the rotation of the rotating chuck and the movement of the moving stage module, and is able to control a beam emitted from the laser displacement meter projecting onto a profile surface of the disk cam so as to obtain a profile deviation value of the disk cam by using the laser triangulation method. A non-contact and optical measuring automation system, configured to electrically connect to a computer to measure the profile accuracy of a disk cam, includes a base, a rotating chuck, a moving stage module and a laser displacement meter. The rotating chuck is disposed for ...more ...less
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US2019063909A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2019063909A1
Publication date: 2019-02-28
Application number: 16/087,717
Filing date: 2017-02-28
Inventor: Saito, Tomohiro  
Abstract: A marker according to the present invention is formed of a translucent material, and comprises at least: a plurality of protruding surfaces arranged in a first direction; and a plurality of portions to be detected which are arranged at positions on the reverse side to the plurality of protruding surfaces and which are projected, as optically detectable images, onto the plurality of protruding surfaces. Each of the cross-sectional shapes of the plurality of protruding surfaces in a cross section in the height direction of the marker along the first direction is a curved line having a curvature radius which increases with increase in a distance from the vertex of the curved line. A marker according to the present invention is formed of a translucent material, and comprises at least: a plurality of protruding surfaces arranged in a first direction; and a plurality of portions to be detected which are arranged at positions on the reverse side to the ...more ...less
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US2019063910A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2019063910A1
Publication date: 2019-02-28
Application number: 16/074,470
Filing date: 2017-05-11
Inventor: Feng, Qibo   Yang, Jing  
Abstract: A laser measurement system and method for measuring a six-degree-of-freedom geometric error of a rotating shaft includes a laser emission unit, a six-degree-of-freedom error measurement unit, a six-degree-of-freedom error sensing unit and a servo tracking unit capable of being installed on the rotating shaft to be measured, in which the error measurement unit enables light to be emergent from the error sensing unit and generates a measuring signal according to emergent light and reflected light and backward reflected light of the error sensing unit, and the servo tracking unit includes a four-dimensional adjustment mechanism for realizing four-dimensional adjustment; a motor fixedly installed on the adjustment mechanism; an angle measurement sensor for measuring a rotation angle of the motor; an installation plane fixed on the adjustment mechanism, coaxially rotating with the motor and used for installing the error sensing unit; and a control circuit for controlling the servo tracking unit according to the measurement signal from the six-degree-of-freedom error measurement unit. A laser measurement system and method for measuring a six-degree-of-freedom geometric error of a rotating shaft includes a laser emission unit, a six-degree-of-freedom error measurement unit, a six-degree-of-freedom error sensing unit and a servo tracking unit capable of being ...more ...less
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US2019064677A1