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8941816 Rotary laser positioning for geophysical sensing  
Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to positioning for geophysical sensing and provide a method, system and apparatus for rotary laser positioning in...
8913231 Determination of a sensor device location in a sensor network  
Determination of a sensor device location in a sensor network is described. A system can include rotating optical beams having a known location. Detectors can be located with each of the rotating...
8891066 Method for geo-referencing of optical remote sensing images  
In the method for geo-referencing of optical remote sensing images of an area of the earth's surface, the geo-referencing is corrected based on an SAR image which is geo-referenced.
8767188 Measuring device for distance measurement  
A measuring device for measuring a distance between a reference mark and a target object is disclosed. The device includes a beam source, which is embodied as an electro-optical component and...
8743346 Range image sensor, range image generating apparatus, range image data obtaining method and range image generating method  
The present invention provides an inexpensive range image sensor and etc. A range image sensor comprises diffractive optical elements and on which are formed diffractive gratings that change a...
8723149 Systems and methods for advanced monitoring and control using an LED driver in an optical processor  
Systems and methods for advanced monitoring and control using an LED driver in an optical processor are described. In an embodiment, a monitoring and control circuit may include a light-emitting...
8674331 Electronic apparatus and control method  
According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a proximity sensor, a control module and an adjustment module. The proximity sensor is configured to emit light and to detect...
8654314 Rapidly deployable high power laser beam delivery system  
The system includes a rotary turret platform for aiming of a high power laser beam. The system further includes a turret payload device coupled to the rotary turret platform. The system further...
8576402 Optical navigation with specular reflection blocking  
A system for optical navigation includes a light source and an imaging system. The light source illuminates a navigation surface. The navigation surface reflects light from the light source. The...
8427632 Image sensor with laser for range measurements  
A method of image-based positioning is provided. The method comprises: (A) providing an image-capturing device integrated with a focused-radiation source and a processor; the image-capturing...
8422000 Bistatic laser radar apparatus  
A bistatic laser radar (lidar) device is described that comprises a transmit channel (60) for forming a focused transmit beam, and a receive channel (62) for forming a focused receive beam. The...
8295548 Systems and methods for remote tagging and tracking of objects using hyperspectral video sensors  
Detection and tracking of an object by exploiting its unique reflectance signature. This is done by examining every image pixel and computing how closely that pixel's spectrum matches a known...
7978311 Method of locating an object in 3D  
Methods and devices for calculating the position of a movable device are disclosed. The device may include multiple optical detectors (ODs) and the movable device may include light sources. Optics...
7599044 Method and apparatus for remotely detecting presence  
An apparatus for detecting a person's presence without requiring the person to provide auditory or tactile input. The invention may be incorporated into an electronic device, such as a desktop...
7237919 Range finder, three-dimensional measuring method and light source apparatus  
The invention provides a range finder capable of carrying out three-dimensional measurement stably for a long period of time. A light pattern is projected on a subject by using a light source...
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...
6897946 Ranger finder device and camera  
A range finder device, for measuring, when a plurality of projected lights having radiation patterns whose light intensity differs three-dimensional space-wise are irradiated onto an object from a...
5771978 Grading implement elevation controller with tracking station and reference laser beam  
A control system is disclosed that controls the position of a grading implement of a construction machine according to a site plan. The control system has three basic components: a stationary...
5764511 System and method for controlling slope of cut of work implement  
A system and method for automatically controlling the position of a work implement movably connected to a work machine and maintaining the work implement at a preselected slope of cut relative to...
5717484 Position detecting system  
A first light receiving portion and a second light receiving portion are provided on the upper surface of a moving body having driving wheels at an interval of a prescribed distance in a plane....
5715042 Method for determining the precise position of a mobile vehicle moving in an open space and apparatus employing said method for the vehicle remote control  
Method and apparatus for determining the position of a mobile vehicle with a receiver, through a triangulation based on angular data obtained by processing directive electromagnetic signals...
5589927 System for measuring the wheel base of an automobile frame and the transverse and longitudinal offsets of its steered wheels  
A system for measuring the wheel base of an automobile frame and the transverse and longitudinal offsets of its steered wheels which comprises a first device and a second device to be applied by...
5579102 Transmitter and receiver units for spatial position measurement system  
Improved transmitter and receiver units for use in spatial measurement system that are easy and inexpensive to manufacture while providing a high degree of reliability are disclosed. Specifically,...
5519489 Vehicle alignment system  
An improved vehicle alignment system includes automatic angle and distance range calibration whereby various vehicle distances such as track width and wheelbase may be measured electro-optically...
5488471 Sensors for vehicle alignment system and apparatus using same  
A system for measuring angular relationships of wheels of a vehicle includes a radiation source mounted with respect to a first wheel for providing a radiation signal, an image detector having an...
5488472 Apparatus for determining vehicle wheel alignment positions and orientations  
Apparatus and method for determining the alignment positions and orientations of vehicle wheels includes a pair of measurement transducers, each of which is mounted on separate vehicle wheels and...
5196714 System for X-Y alignment and tracking of moving targets having angular displacement with fiber optic sensing surface  
A system and method for X-Y alignment and tracking of moving targets having angular displacement with a fiber optic sensing surface comprising a sensor (5, 6, 17) comprising a sensing array (5)...
5146290 Process and apparatus for determining the position of an object  
A process and an apparatus determines the position of an object by triangtion. In order to determine the location of an object, two illumination light beams coming from different directions are...
5132546 Object distance measurement with improved resolution through image centroid determination  
In a system for locating one object relative to another where one object is referenced to an active beacon and the other object is referenced to a solid state imaging device, circuitry determines...
5110202 Spatial positioning and measurement system  
A spatial positioning and measurement system provides three-dimensional position and/or measurement information of an object using one or more fixed referent station systems, and one or more...
5100229 Spatial positioning system  
A spatial positioning apparatus providing three-dimensional position information and methods to utilize the position information for improved surveying, construction layout, equipment operations,...
5009501 A remotely controllable position indicator system  
A remotely controllable position indicator system arranged to determine the relative position of two bodies and their relative orientation. A movable remote control device is controllable to...
4930888 Situation display system for attachment to a headgear  
A situation display system has a movable section for attachment to a helmet nd a stationary section, including a stationary map providing a real map background for showing situation display...
4912643 Position sensing apparatus  
A position sensing apparatus 1 having two base stations spaced-apart a known distance on a datum line L. The base stations each comprise generators 2(a) and 2(b) which emit a rotating laser beam....
4893922 Measurement system and measurement method  
In the measurement system for the measurement of an object (2), the object 2) is provided with two retro-reflectors (3, 4) disposed at a known spacing. A measuring device (1) exhibits a light...
4874238 Method and device for measurement with laser beam  
A method and a device for measuring an angle required for ascertaining the coordinates of a measuring point comprise two laser beams which are rotatingly emitted from a reference point in opposite...
4820041 Position sensing system for surveying and grading  
A position sensing apparatus and method useful for surveying, marking, and grading implement sensing and control is disclosed. The position sensing apparatus includes two laser reference stations,...
4769700 Robot tractors  
Disclosed is an electro-optical and microcomputer based method and apparatus for automatically guiding tractors and other farm machinery for the purpose of automatic crop planting, tending and...
4700301 Method of automatically steering agricultural type vehicles  
A method of automatically steering a motor vehicle on a preprogrammed course by continuously measuring angles between reference points and using a microprocessor to calculate vehicle position and...
4690563 Hole centration gage  
An apparatus for measuring the relative positions of hole patterns is disclosed wherein two or more fiber optic bundles disposed within first and second holes and connected to one or more sources...
4687324 Laser-based measuring system  
A laser-based measuring system that allows precise measurement of large components for the tensioning and alignment of workpieces in a machine tool, and measurement of component vibrations. A...
4677555 Method and equipment for automatic guidance of earthmoving machines and especially machines for laying drainage elements  
The method for automatic guidance of a machine of the crawler type for laying drainage piping or any similar earthmoving machine consists in preliminary recording, in digital form and on a moving...
4582430 Position determination  
A method and apparatus for determining the relative positions of a first object (1) and a second object (3). The method comprises illuminating the first object (1) so as to produce a shadow (17)...
3892483 Distance warning device for vehicles  
A distance warning installation for vehicles, especially for motor vehicles, in which each vehicle is equipped with one or two transmitters, radiating beams of light or other waves toward the...
3817620 METHOD OF GEODETIC MEASUREMENT USING DIFFUSION TYPE PULSE LASER  
Pulsed laser light is emitted at a certain interval and diffused in space by a pulse laser source installed on a flying object moving relative to the ground. The diffused laser light is received...
3452207 DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING MACHINES,MAINLY DREDGERS,WITH OPTICAL BEAM  
3437825 DISTANCE MEASURER USING CONVERGING SIGHT BEAMS AND MOVABLE PHOTORECEPTORS  
3340763 Angular measuring device for light beams  
3224709 Method and apparatus for docking vehicles  
3206605 Object location system  

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