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8947651 Tester for measuring a pitch static attitude of a head stack assembly  
A tester for measuring a pitch static attitude of a head stack assembly including a laser transmitter configured to transmit laser beams, and a laser receiver configured to receive the laser beams...
8817247 Precision approach path indicator measurement systems and methods  
Precision approach path indicator (PAPI) measurement systems and methods are described herein. One system includes a number of light sensor modules, wherein each light sensor module is configured...
8643850 Automated system for load acquisition and engagement  
A method for automatically guiding a lifting device on a lifting apparatus to a lifting point on a load is disclosed. A beacon is associated with the lifting point on the load has a plurality of...
8477298 Angle-cleaved optical fibers and methods of making and using same  
Optical fibers comprising a plurality of cleaved facets disposed at one end are disclosed. First and second facets of the plurality of cleaved facets are disposed at different angles. The optical...
8462325 Light directionality sensor  
The present invention relates to light sensors for measuring light characteristics. In particular, the present invention relates to a light directionality sensor that is capable of measuring light...
8311674 Robotic vacuum cleaner  
An Autonomous robot, that is for example, suitable for operations such as vacuuming and surface cleaning includes a payload configured for vacuum cleaning, a drive system including a steering...
8264678 Light sensor with intensity and direction detection  
A light sensor and light sensing system to detect an intensity of incident light and an angle of incidence of the incident light. The light sensor includes a dielectric layer, a plurality of photo...
8022343 Aiming system with integrated deviation meter  
According to the invention, the system comprises an infrared detector (7) for alternately generating images (5′) of sources of light (5) in the near infrared emitted by a missile flying towards a...
7908041 Self-leveling laser horizon for navigation guidance  
The present invention includes an artificial horizon device including a sensor unit with a movable platform, at least one actuator linked to the platform, and one or more sensors located on the...
7859655 Method involving a pointing instrument and a target object  
A first method determines a position of a point of interest on a target object surface in a target object coordinate system using orientation and distance measurements of a pointing instrument in...
7733480 Device to aid the positioning of a pilot in an aircraft  
A visual aid is used by a pilot in an aircraft to position himself in the cockpit by an axial movement, called movement along the X axis, in an aircraft reference coordinate system, and by a...
7728963 Method for determining the orientation of an orientation indicator  
A separation from at least one and an image of at least three reflective regions on the orientation indicator are recorded by a separation measurement sensor and an image sensor in a measuring...
7583373 Geodetic total station which can be extended in a modular manner  
A geodetic total station comprising an upper part (1a) provided with a support (2) with at least one support section (2a; 2b), an electronic display control unit (4), a total station data...
7575190 Fiber optic laser detection and ranging system  
One aspect of the invention relates to a laser ranging system. In this version of the invention, a guided missile is provided with laser that directs laser radiation in the general direction of a...
7548306 Optical encoder, method for preparing the optical encoder, and moving speed controlling device and apparatus using the optical encoder  
An optical encoder including a sensor module including a light emitting member, a light receiving member opposite to the light emitting member to receive the emitted light, and at least one boss...
7535554 Displacement measuring method, displacement measuring instrument, displacement measuring target and civil structure  
A target having a reflective part for a laser beam is located at the measuring object position of a bridge girder in such a way that the reflective part includes with respect to the displacement...
7427732 Method for targeting a source of an incoming laser  
A system and method for laser source detection. An exemplary embodiment of the system includes a first array of lenses, a second array of opto devices (including light sources and light...
7425695 Light tester for vehicles, preferably for motor vehicles, with ray selection unit consisting of perforated plates spaced at different spacings from one another  
The measurement head is equipped with the ray selection unit, which is entered by the rays emitted by the light unit under test. These rays enter the passages and are detected by the ray detection...
7403277 Method and apparatus for measuring face angle  
A method (250) and apparatus (20) for measuring the face angle of a golf club (300), golf club head (302) or face component (304) of a golf club head is disclosed herein. The method (250) and...
7394527 Measuring device and measuring method for determining distance and/or position  
A measuring device is provided with a signal generator and a signal receiver, which is located at a measurable distance from the signal generator. The signal generator is designed for the emission...
7345749 Vehicle body slip angle detecting apparatus, vehicle body slip angle detecting method, and vehicle motion control apparatus provided with the vehicle body slip angle detecting apparatus  
This apparatus specifies, based upon the front image that is photographed by a front camera 65f before the present time by a predetermined time, the position (point A) of the “object” in the front...
7286213 Processes and devices enabling the entry of a target into a zone to be detected  
A process to detect the entry of a target into a zone, such process wherein it has the following stages: an illuminating beam is projected in the direction of the target by at least one source,the...
7196656 Apparatus for estimating direction of arrival of signal  
An apparatus for estimating direction of arrival of signal is provided that has excellent performance in terms of angular resolution and the number of signals that can be identified. In an array...
7193695 Survey system  
A survey system for transmitting guide light for instructing the direction of a target, the guide light having a wide range with small power. The survey system includes a target having a recursion...
7148958 Method and system for measuring height or relatively axial position  
A pair of rotary laser devices are vertically arranged while aligning their respective axes into a single axis and keeping said rotary laser devices away from each other in an axial direction...
7049594 Position sensing sensor, method and system  
A sensor for determining a component of a location of a radiation source within a three dimensional volume includes a mask having a series of openings that has a predetermined mathematical...
6952255 System and method for integrated multi-use optical alignment  
An optical alignment system for use in a semiconductor processing system is provided. The optical alignment system includes a wafer chuck that has an alignment feature integrated into the top...
6943873 Fiber optical laser detection and ranging system  
One aspect of the invention relates to a laser ranging system. In this version of the invention, a guided missile is provided with laser that directs laser radiation in the general direction of a...
6847435 Laser distance measuring apparatus  
A laser distance measuring apparatus, for measuring the distance between objects existing in two directions at least as seen from the apparatus by using laser light, comprises two projectors for...
6839519 Laser crosslink methods and apparatus  
A laser crosslink apparatus includes an optical device (212, FIG. 5), a beam splitter (512), an acquisition channel and a tracking and communication channel. The acquisition channel includes a...
6809806 Apparatus and method for verifying the beam axis of front-looking land vehicle transceiver antenna  
Apparatus and method for measuring the angle of elevation of the beam axis (90) of a front-looking radar antenna (68). A first fixture (140) has an indicator (120) for indicating angle of...
6788398 Far-field scanning apparatus and method for rapid measurement of light source characteristics with high dynamic range  
A method and apparatus for rapid measurements of far-field radiation profiles having a large dynamic range from an optical source is disclosed. Some embodiments of the apparatus include a...
6691437 Laser reference system for excavating machine  
A level sensing system for use with an excavating machine includes a light receiving sensor, mounted on the dipper stick of the machine, and an inclinometer, also mounted on the dipper stick of...
6493651 Method and system for determining magnetic attitude  
A system which derives the attitude of a body as it rotates and travels through the earth's magnetic field. At least one magnetometer is placed in the body and provides an output signal during...
6493067 Rotary laser irradiating system  
The rotary laser irradiating system according to the present invention comprises a main unit, a rotator rotatably mounted on said main unit, and a range-finding unit disposed on said main unit,...
6437860 Method and apparatus for angle measurement or to define angular location of an object  
The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for angle measurement or for the determination of an angle of position for an object. The method comprises the use of a beacon having a known...
6417947 Free space light multibeam network bridge apparatus and methods  
A free space light multibeam network bridge apparatus receives free space light beam communication signals from free space light communication devices and routes the free space light beam...
5995214 Process for pose estimation of a camera viewing an image scene  
Pose estimation of a camera is facilitated by including in the scene a space fiducial, an object that has the property that its appearance as viewed by the camera uniquely determines the direction...
5946087 Laser survey instrument  
The present invention provides a laser survey instrument, which comprises a rotary irradiation system main unit and an object reflector, wherein said object reflector has reflection sectors...
5923417 System for determining the spatial position of a target  
A system for determining the spatial position of a target having an active target adapted to emit energy in response to an active signal and a passive target adapted to reflect energy impinging...
5914661 Helmet mounted, laser detection system  
A portable, low cost, laser detection system which generates an alarm signal that can be used to produce visual and/or audible warnings indicating the range, location and type laser energy...
5909275 G-hardened optical alignment sensor  
An optical alignment device having a sensor housing with obstructing geomy which restricts the amount of sunlight that enters the sensor and impinges upon a photoelectric cell within the sensor...
5900938 Laser measurement system for rapid calibration of machine tools  
A laser measurement system for rapid calibration of machine tools includes a measurement enhancement device which enables an existing standard single degree of freedom laser interferometry system...
5884242 Focus spot detection method and system  
A method and system for detecting focus spots. Data from a file created during stepper operation is extracted to get field coordinate position, leveling scheme, and tilt with respect to the x- and...
5825481 Optic position sensor  
The present invention involves an apparatus and a method for optically detecting and determining the angular position of a target. The apparatus comprises a pair of optic sensors arranged so that...
5774211 Laser leveling system for setting pipes  
The present invention provides an object reflector detection system, in which laser beam is emitted toward an object reflector and reflection light beam is received to detect presence or absence...
5764351 Method for the differential measurement of the angle of incidence of a luminous beam and device for implementing the method  
The method for the differential measurement of an angle of incidence of a luminous beam uses a polarized light beam which is passed twice through a birefringent plate followed by a polarizing...
5757478 Remote position sensing apparatus and method  
A sensor for determining a one-dimensional component of the angular orientation of a radiation source relative to the sensor has a radiation sensitive element which produces an electrical signal...
5719670 Integrated direction finder  
Disclosed is an integrated direction finder that can be used to determine the direction of a light beam and, in particular, a laser beam. This direction finder has a substrate transparent to the...
5587580 Optoelectronic sensor for measuring the intensity and the direction of incidence of a light beam  
The invention relates to an optoelectronic sensor for measuring the intensity and the direction of incidence of a light beam, the sensor being of the type comprising a matrix of pixels; an optical...

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