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US20140211193 Structured light and time of flight depth capture with a MEMS ribbon linear array spatial light modulator  
A fast spatial light modulator based on a linear MEMS ribbon array enables a depth capture system to operate in structured light and time-of-flight modes. Time-of-flight depth information may be...
US20120262695 OPTICAL DIGITIZER WITH IMPROVED DISTANCE MEASUREMENT CAPABILITY  
Systems and methods improve the accuracy of spatial coordinate measurements by optical digitizers by obtaining a separate distance measurement, which may be via direct ranging rather than...
US20110037967 OPTICAL SIGHT  
An optical sight includes an outer barrel unit, an objective lens unit, an ocular lens unit, a magnification unit, a range-finding module, and a display unit. The objective lens and the ocular...
US20110234442 MOBILE ELECTRONIC DETECTION DEVICE WITH USER SELECTABLE ALERTS  
A detection device for detecting the presence of a speed detection system, red light camera, or other electronic surveillance means. The device includes a display means whereby the graphical and...
US20110228253 MOBILE ELECTRONIC DETECTION DEVICE WITH USER SELECTABLE ALERTS  
A detection device for detecting the presence of a speed detection system, red light camera, or other electronic surveillance means. The device includes a display means whereby the graphical and...
US20100315618 GEODETIC SCANNER WITH INCREASED EFFICIENCY  
The present invention provides a method and a geodetic scanner for determining the appearance of a target. In the method and geodetic scanner of the present invention, an initial can is performed...
US20110071751 SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING PROPELLANT MASS AND CENTER OF GRAVITY FOR A SPACE-BASED ASSET  
A system for determining a propellant content and a center of gravity in a three-axis stabilized spacecraft includes a ranging device that is coupled to an interior of a propellant tank of the...
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A method for compensating range offset of a range sensor located in a predetermined position in a spatial environment and comprising a pixel array adapted for measuring a distance, the spatial...
US20110292370 Method and system to maximize space-time resolution in a Time-of-Flight (TOF) system  
Phase-based TOF systems operate with reduced depth error due to motion blur, and/or spatial blur, and/or pixel offset by intelligently determining how best to combine pixel values, and how best to...
US20140240692 TIME-OF-FLIGHT (TOF) SYSTEM, SENSOR PIXEL, AND METHOD  
A time-of-flight (TOF) sensor pixel is provided that performs in-pixel subtraction. The TOF sensor pixel includes a photodetector, a capacitor, and circuitry. The photodetector detects light...
US20110164242 OBSERVATION DEVICE WITH RANGE FINDER  
The invention describes a long-range optical device (1) with two observation parts (3, 4) and a first observation beam path (11; 12) and a measurement beam path (25), in which the two observation...
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Due to their parallel illumination and acquisition for all the pixels, today's state-of-the-art time-of-flight (TOF) range cameras suffer from erroneous measurements caused by multiple reflections...
US20080285010 OBJECT DETECTOR  
An object detector projects laser light from a projecting part as detecting waves, moves the laser light horizontally and receives reflected waves of the laser light from an object to detect the...
US20150253417 PHASE COMPENSATION IN A TIME OF FLIGHT SYSTEM  
Systems and methods are provided for imaging a surface via time of flight measurement. An illumination system includes an illumination driver and an illumination source and is configured to...
US20090115994 LASER RANGING, TRACKING AND DESIGNATION USING 3-D FOCAL PLANES  
By using 3-D focal plane arrays, the present invention tracks or locates small moving objects, or generates a 3-D frame of data with minimum laser energy and a minimum of mechanically moving...
US20060238742 Short duty cycle lidar  
A method and system of frequency tagging lidar light signals is disclosed. An optical synthesizer can be used to provide a sequence of frequency tagged light signals so as to substantially...
US20150192677 DISTRIBUTED LIDAR SENSING SYSTEM FOR WIDE FIELD OF VIEW THREE DIMENSIONAL MAPPING AND METHOD OF USING SAME  
A three-dimensional mapping system comprising a moderate number (typically 2 to 4) of moderate-beam-count (typically 8-beam to 16-beam) lidar sensors is proposed to achieve low cost systems with...
US20100053595 THREE DIMENSIONAL LASER RANGE FINDER SENSOR  
A 3D laser range finder sensor is disclosed wherein the sensor comprises: a reflection body for reflecting an emitted light and an incident light; a horizontal rotation body for rotating the...
US20150260843 LIDAR OPTICAL SCANNER SYSTEM  
An optical scanner system comprises a housing, a detector contained within the housing configured to produce at least two resolvable azimuth fields-of-view relative to a center-axis of the...
US20110102764 LIDAR SYSTEM  
Methods and systems for using spectrally separated light pulses to collect more LIDAR information are presented. In one embodiment, a monochromatic pulse is transmitted to collect range...
US20140211192 DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR LEDS FOR TIME-OF-FLIGHT CALCULATION  
An electronic driver circuit for LEDs and LASERs is provided for use in time-of-flight applications featuring a high efficiency of energy-conversion and a high precision of distance-measurements...
US20090073416 Range Finder  
A range finder is provided. A light emitting unit emits a light pulse. A light receiving unit senses an incident light pulse. A reflective mirror reflects the light pulse emitted from the light...
US20140375978 OPTICAL TIME-OF-FLIGHT SYSTEM  
Time-of-flight technology may be combined with optical detection technology identifying an angle of a light pulse emitted from a transmitter and reflected off an object based on a proportion of...
US20050219503 Object detecting apparatus having reinforcing member  
An object detecting apparatus emits a detecting wave to the outside, and receives the detecting wave reflected from an object. The object detecting apparatus includes a case that accommodates a...
US20150070683 AMBIGUITY COMPENSATION IN TIME-OF-FLIGHT RANGING  
Methods and apparatus are provided for measuring distance from an instrument origin to each of a plurality of points in an environment. Laser pulses are emitted along a measurement axis at...
US20070064217 THEODOLITE WITH A LASER INDICATOR  
A theodolite has a body, a telescope, a laser indicator, pushbuttons and a display. The laser indicator is mounted on the telescope and has a casing, a transmission device, a prism, a laser...
US20080036994 Wearable radar detection device having wireless link  
A detection system is described configured for receiving radar and laser signals. The detection system includes a motorcycle mounted detector module and a motorcyclist carried indicator module....
US20080180650 3-D Imaging System  
A 3-D imaging system is described. The 3-D imaging system comprises an illumination unit for emitting light onto a target scene, an imaging sensor for imaging the target scene by detecting...
US20150168555 DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM COMPRISING AN OPTICAL DETECTOR WITH ACTIVE SCENE ILLUMINATION  
A driver assistance system (12) comprises an optical detector (14) with active scene illumination. The optical detector includes at least one of a stereoscopic imager, a time-of-flight imager, a...
US20140071432 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A RANGEFINDING INSTRUMENT INCORPORATING PULSE AND CONTINUOUS WAVE SIGNAL GENERATING AND PROCESSING TECHNIQUES FOR INCREASED DISTANCE MEASUREMENT ACCURACY  
A system and method for a rangefinding instrument incorporating pulse and continuous wave signal generating and processing techniques for increased distance measurement accuracy. The use of the...
US20080204702 Optical observation apparatus  
The invention relates to an optical observation apparatus (1) with at least one observation beam path (4) and with means (7) for laser range-finding, which have at least one transmitting device...
US20120268727 Optical Distance Measuring Device and Method for Optical Distance Measurement  
The present invention describes an optical distance measuring device having a pulsed radiation source that is implemented to transmit, in a temporally contiguous radiation pulse period, a...
US20090303457 Observation device with a distance meter  
The invention relates to a binocular observation device, in particular a field glass, with two visual optical paths and with a laser distance meter with a laser transmitter and a laser receiver...
US20120200840 Continuous Index of Refraction Compensation Method for Measurements in a Medium  
Described herein are devices and methods for making extremely accurate measurements in a medium by continuously measuring the index of refraction of the medium such as water or biological tissue....
US20110299059 Multi-Level Digital Modulation for Time of Flight Method and System  
The modulation scheme disclosed in this invention report allows for utilizing multiple 3D time-of-flight cameras at the same time by exploiting the inherent pseudo noise properties of the optical...
US20060092401 Actively-illuminating optical sensing system for an automobile  
An automotive occupant position restraint apparatus senses a position of an occupant of a motor vehicle. An optical energy source emits optical energy that is substantially limited to a first...
US20100277712 ENTANGLED-PHOTON RANGE FINDING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A method of determining a distance to an object is presented. A first photon and a second photon are simultaneously generated. The first photon is reflected off an object. The second photon is...
US20130114064 SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE DESIGN FOR TIME-OF-FLIGHT SYSTEM HAVING REDUCED DIFFERENTIAL PIXEL SIZE, AND TIME-OF-FLIGHT SYSTEMS SO DESIGNED  
Embodiments of the present invention provide methods to produce a high performance, feature rich TOF system, phase-based or otherwise using small TOF pixels, single-ended or preferably...
US20120188530 SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE DESIGN FOR TIME-OF-FLIGHT SYSTEM HAVING REDUCED DIFFERENTIAL PIXEL SIZE, AND TIME-OF-FLIGHT SYSTEMS SO DESIGNED  
Embodiments of the present invention provide methods to produce a high performance, feature rich TOF system, phase-based or otherwise using small TOF pixels, single-ended or preferably...
US20110304841 System architecture design for time-of- flight system having reduced differential pixel size, and time-of- flight systems so designed  
Embodiments of the present invention provide methods to produce a high performance, feature rich TOF system, phase-based or otherwise using small TOF pixels, single-ended or preferably...
US20090273770 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SAFE LASER IMAGING, DETECTION AND RANGING (LIDAR) OPERATION  
A Laser Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system that automatically adjusts laser output so that no eye damage occurs to human targets. In one example, a component automatically measures...
US20060256317 RANGE FINDER  
A range finder is disclosed to include a housing, two spirit levels, a transceiver and a circuit board. The housing includes a first window defined therein, a second window defined therein and two...
US20100020306 HIGH DEFINITION LIDAR SYSTEM  
A lidar-based 3-D point cloud measuring system and method. An example system includes a base, a housing, a plurality of photon transmitters and photon detectors contained within the housing, a...
US20140009749 System and Method for Determining the Position of a Communication Platform  
A system and method for determining a position of a communication platform involves a first communication platform and a second communication platform. The first communication platform is in...
US20050174560 Multi-beam laser rangefinder  
A multi-beam rangefinder system for estimating a range-derived value of an airborne platform relative to the ground. A planar model approximates the ground. The system includes a transmitter...
US20120105283 DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICE FOR GOLF  
A distance measuring device for determining distances to objects on a golf course comprises a laser rangefinder; a satellite navigation receiver; and a portable handheld housing for housing both...
US20050243302 Two dimensional range-imaging  
A two-dimensional range-imaging system is capable of transmitting light from a source into a field of view and focusing return portions of the light, reflected off targets in the field of view,...
US20110040482 LIDARS  
A Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) apparatus and method are disclosed having a rotatable light source enabled to emit a light ray, the light ray being emitted at a plurality of angular...
US20150241263 Sensor for Determining a Filling Level  
The invention relates to a sensor for determining a filling level of a liquid fillable into a container, having a light transmitter for transmitting at least one light pulse; having a receiver for...
US20110242522 DETERMINING DISTANCE BETWEEN NODES  
A first node in a wireless network transmits a periodic pilot signal to a second node. The second node receives the periodic pilot signal and retransmits the signal back to the first node. The...