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1. (WO2006098771) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MACHINE ELEMENT CONTROL
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Pub. No.: WO/2006/098771 International Application No.: PCT/US2005/036651
Publication Date: 21.09.2006 International Filing Date: 12.10.2005
IPC:
E01C 19/00 (2006.01) ,E02F 3/84 (2006.01) ,G05D 1/02 (2006.01)
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
01
CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES
C
CONSTRUCTION OF, OR SURFACES FOR, ROADS, SPORTS GROUNDS, OR THE LIKE; MACHINES OR AUXILIARY TOOLS FOR CONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR
19
Machines, tools, or auxiliary devices for preparing or distributing paving materials, for working the placed materials, or for forming, consolidating, or finishing the paving
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
02
HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING; FOUNDATIONS; SOIL-SHIFTING
F
DREDGING; SOIL-SHIFTING
3
Dredgers; Soil-shifting machines
04
mechanically-driven
76
Graders, bulldozers, or the like with scraper plates or ploughshare-like elements; Levelling devices
80
Component parts
84
Drives or control devices therefor
G PHYSICS
05
CONTROLLING; REGULATING
D
SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1
Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
02
Control of position or course in two dimensions
Applicants:
TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED [US/US]; 749 North Mary Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085, US (AllExceptUS)
PIEKUTOWSKI, Richard, Paul [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
PIEKUTOWSKI, Richard, Paul; US
Agent:
JIVIDEN, William, A. ; Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP One South Main Street Suite 1300 One Dayton Centre Dayton, OH 45402-2023, US
Priority Data:
11/079,84614.03.2005US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MACHINE ELEMENT CONTROL
(FR) PROCÉDÉ ET APPAREIL DE COMMANDE D'UN ÉLÉMENT DE MACHINE
Abstract:
(EN) A method of monitoring the location, and the orientation of a machine element, and apparatus for monitoring and controlling the operation of the machine include a robotic total station and a plurality of targets (44, 46) in known positions relative to the machine element (36). The total station (10), located at a known location near the machine element, repeatedly, successively determines the location of each target. Acquisition and re­acquisition of the targets is aided by stored data regarding the prior locations and movements of the targets. Further, active targets may be used to facilitate re-acquisition. The operation of the machine is controlled based upon the location and orientation of the machine element.
(FR) L'invention concerne un procédé de surveillance de l'emplacement et de l'orientation d'un élément de machine. Elle concerne également un appareil destiné à surveiller et contrôler le fonctionnement de la machine. L'appareil comprend un poste total robotisé et une pluralité de cibles (44, 46) situées à des positions connues relativement à l'élément de machine (36). Le poste total (10), situé sur un emplacement connu à proximité de l'élément de machine, détermine de façon répétée et successive l'emplacement de chaque cible. L'acquisition et la réacquisition des cibles sont réalisées à l'aide de données stockées concernant les emplacements et déplacements antérieurs des cibles. En outre, des cibles actives peuvent être utilisées pour faciliter la réacquisition. Le fonctionnement de la machine est contrôlé sur la base de l'emplacement et de l'orientation de l'élément de machine.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
CN101133216CN103592943DE112005003494