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1. (WO2013120079) SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MATERIAL HANDLING USING ONE OR MORE IMAGING DEVICES ON THE TRANSFERRING VEHICLE AND ON THE RECEIVING VEHICLE TO CONTROL THE MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION INTO THE STORAGE PORTION OF THE RECEIVING VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/120079    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/025588
Publication Date: Fri Aug 16 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Feb 12 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: G06F 19/00
Applicants: DEERE & COMPANY
BONEFAS, Zachary, T.
BARTHOLOMEW, Darin, E.
Inventors: BONEFAS, Zachary, T.
BARTHOLOMEW, Darin, E.
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MATERIAL HANDLING USING ONE OR MORE IMAGING DEVICES ON THE TRANSFERRING VEHICLE AND ON THE RECEIVING VEHICLE TO CONTROL THE MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION INTO THE STORAGE PORTION OF THE RECEIVING VEHICLE
Abstract:
First imaging device collects first image data, whereas second imaging device collects second image data of a storage portion. A container identification module identifies a container perimeter of the storage portion in at least one of the collected first image data and the collected second image data. A spout identification module is adapted to identify a spout of the transferring vehicle in the collected image data. An image data evaluator determines whether to use the first image data, the second image data, or both based on an evaluation of the intensity of pixel data or ambient light conditions. An alignment module is adapted to determine the relative position of the spout and the container perimeter and to generate command data to the propelled portion to steer the storage portion in cooperative alignment such that the spout is aligned within a central zone or a target zone of the container perimeter.