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1. (WO2007002319) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RELOCATING AN ARTICULATING-ARM COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/002319 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/024353
Publication Date: 04.01.2007 International Filing Date: 23.06.2006
IPC:
G01B 21/04 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
B
MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
21
Measuring arrangements or details thereof in so far as they are not adapted to particular types of measuring means of the other groups of this subclass
02
for measuring length, width, or thickness
04
by measuring coordinates of points
Applicants:
FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [US/US]; 125 Technology Park Lake Mary, FL 32746-6204, US (AllExceptUS)
RAAB, Simon [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
RAAB, Simon; US
Agent:
LENT, Daniel, P.; CANTOR COLBURN LLP 55 Griffin Road South Bloomfield, CT 06002, US
Priority Data:
60/693,29523.06.2005US
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RELOCATING AN ARTICULATING-ARM COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE
(FR) DISPOSITIF ET PROCÉDÉ DE RELOCALISATION D’UN APPAREIL DE MESURE DE COORDONNÉES À BRAS ARTICULÉ
Abstract:
(EN) A measurement apparatus, system and method for measuring objects which is easily relocatable about the object is described. The system uses an articulated-arm coordinate measuring machine (CMM) (200) and a laser tracker (400) . A retroref lector (310, 312) for use with the laser tracker is located on the arm of the articulated-arm (CMM) . A common coordinate frame of reference can be determined for the CMM and the laser tracker so that the CMM can be moved. Also, points hidden from the laser tracker can be measured for example with the CMM.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un système et un procédé permettant de faciliter la relocalisation d’un appareil de mesure d’objets sur un objet. Le système utilise un appareil de mesure de coordonnées à bras articulé (200) et un dispositif de poursuite laser (400). Un rétroréflecteur (310, 312) destiné à servir avec le dispositif de poursuite laser se trouve sur le bras du bras articulé. Un cadre de coordonnées commun de référence peut être déterminé pour l’appareil et le dispositif de poursuite laser afin de permettre le déplacement de l’appareil. En outre, les points masqués au niveau du dispositif de poursuite laser peuvent être mesurés avec l’appareil.
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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:
EP2202482EP1893942JP2008547026JP2013061349JP2013068625CN101203730