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System and method for providing information from reference stations to rover receivers in a satellite navigation system

A navigation satellite system, one or more nss reference station is set out for providing information to one or more rover receivers. The nss reference station comprises a processing unit configured to determine one or more first range intervals representing first ambiguity windows based on estimated atmospheric effects, and determine one or more second range intervals representing a second ambiguity window smaller than each of the first ambiguity windows based on uncertainties of range measurements within a predetermined previous period. ... Trimble Inc

Geodetic instrument with improved dynamic range

A method for determining a distance to a target by a geodetic instrument is disclosed. The method comprises emitting an optical pulse towards a target at an emission time, applying a bias adjustment to a photodiode that is arranged to receive a return optical pulse reflected at the target, obtaining a reference signal that is indicative of a transient behavior of the photodiode for the bias adjustment, obtaining a difference signal by subtracting, from a signal output from the photodiode, a signal that resembles, or is equal to, the transient behavior of the photodiode in response to the bias adjustment based on the reference signal, extracting a reception time that corresponds to reception of the return optical pulse at the photodiode based at least in part on the difference signal, and determining the distance to the target based on the emission time and the reception time.. ... Trimble Inc

Excavator implement length and angle offset determination using a laser distance meter

A framework comprises a laser distance meter (ldm), first and second laser reflectors at respective nodes, and an excavator including a chassis, a linkage assembly (la) including a boom and stick, an implement including the nodes and tilting about axis ta, an implement sensor generating signal θtilt, and architecture. The ldm generates ldm distance signals dldm and ldm angle of inclination signals θinc between the ldm and the laser reflectors. ... Trimble Inc

Excavator limb length and offset angle determination using a laser distance meter

A framework comprises a laser distance meter (ldm), reflector, and excavator comprising a chassis, linkage assembly (la), boom and stick sensors, implement, and control architecture. The la comprises a boom and stick defining la positions. ... Trimble Inc

Replacement of fluid in freshwater networks

A fluid network exchange system for efficiently exchanging fluid in a fluid network for prevention of hygiene risks. The system includes a source and a plurality of sinks. ... Trimble Inc

System and method for registration of survey points

The invention relates to a survey system comprising an antenna, a sensor, and a control unit. The antenna is configured for receiving one or more positioning signal, such as for example global navigation satellite system (gnss) signals. ... Trimble Inc

Method and system for sharing convergence data

Systems and methods for sharing convergence data between gnss receivers are disclosed. Convergence data received at a gnss receiver via a communication connection may be utilized to determine a position of the gnss receiver.. ... Trimble Inc

Excavator boom and excavating implement automatic state logic

An excavator comprises a control architecture having one or more linkage assembly actuators and one or more controllers. The one or more controllers are programmed to execute instructions. ... Trimble Inc

Transportation management system with route optimization tools using non-work stops to generate trip plans

A transportation management system that includes tools for generating an optimized trip plan that can be updated, such as based on driver input, during implementation of a planned trip. The system includes a comprehensive trip optimization tool that generates a trip plan with fuel stop and rest stop optimization. ... Trimble Inc

System for integrating hours of service (hos) with a vehicle's navigation system

A transportation management system that includes tools for generating an optimized trip plan that can be updated, such as based on driver input, during implementation of a planned trip. The system includes a comprehensive trip optimization tool that generates a trip plan with fuel stop and rest stop optimization. ... Trimble Inc

System for planning trips with estimated time of arrival (eta) and projected time of availability (pta) calculated for each stop

A transportation management system that includes tools for generating an optimized trip plan that can be updated, such as based on driver input, during implementation of a planned trip. The system includes a comprehensive trip optimization tool that generates a trip plan with fuel stop and rest stop optimization. ... Trimble Inc

Vehicle navigation by dead reckoning and gnss-aided map-matching

Dead reckoning combined with gnss-aided map-matching improves accuracy and reliability of vehicle navigation. A map-match navigation module in a handheld device sends map-match feedback messages to a vehicle state estimator via a port. ... Trimble Inc

Advanced navigation satellite system positioning method and system using delayed precise information

The invention relates to a method carried out by a navigation satellite system (nss) receiver or a processing entity receiving data therefrom, for estimating parameters useful to determine a position. The nss receiver observes nss signals from nss satellites over multiple epochs. ... Trimble Inc

System for insertion of location data into a source device's storage location

A system for providing locations for each of a plurality of non-global positioning system (gps) enabled devices (e.g., locations of “things” or objects in the iot, for sensors in a wsn, and so on). The system includes a source device or “thing” including memory (e.g., a long-range sensor in a wsn or the like). ... Trimble Inc

03/01/18 / #20180054982

Center pivot irrigation system with variable application of water under the corner arm

A center pivot irrigation system adapted for variable depth application of water under the corner sprinkler arm. The system includes a pivot sprinkler arm with a first set of nozzles, and a first set of control valves each provided on the pivot sprinkler arm upstream of a nozzle. ... Trimble Inc

02/01/18 / #20180031711

Mobile reference station for gnss positioning

Methods for determining corrected positions of a global navigation satellite system (gnss) rover using a gnss base station and one or more gnss reference stations include determining a statistical representation of position measurements from the gnss reference stations and an instantaneous position measurement from the gnss reference stations. A position correction is determined based on the statistical representation and the instantaneous position measurement. ... Trimble Inc

02/01/18 / #20180031704

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 successive displacements about the origin. ... Trimble Inc

02/01/18 / #20180030693

Excavating implement heading control

An excavator includes a chassis, an implement, control architecture, and an assembly to swing with, or relative to, the chassis and including a boom, stick to curl relative to the boom, and coupling between the implement and stick. The implement rotates about an axis r such that a leading edge le defines a heading Î. ... Trimble Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018486

Location information within an area defined by a grid of radio-frequency tag circuits

A system for determining a location within an area defined by a grid of radio-frequency (rf) tag circuits includes rf exciters that are configured to emit unmodulated rf energy. The grid of the rf tag circuits are configured to receive the unmodulated rf energy from one or more of the rf exciters and to emit modulated rf energy. ... Trimble Inc

01/18/18 / #20180017230

Two way omnidirectional lens

An omnidirectional lens is disclosed of the type which captures light from virtually all angles of incidence, and also emits light in all directions. Embodiments are specifically disclosed as a two-way lens that receives light beams from all directions of the compass and directs those light beams to a photosensor. ... Trimble Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372488

Integrating point cloud scans, image data, and total station data from a surveying instrument into one adjustment

A method to integrate all observations, e.g., surveying data in the form of total station data, images, and point clouds) from a surveying instrument that functions as a total station, a camera(s), and a scanner. The method provides an overall adjustment to maximize the accuracy of the adjustment by using all three types of available surveying data, and the method may be labeled an overall adjustment or integrated network adjustment to provide accurate station or instrument position data for a geodatabase for a surveyed site. ... Trimble Inc

12/21/17 / #20170359974

Center pivot irrigation system with placement control providing zones with variable depths of application

A center pivot irrigation system is described that includes a controller that makes use of a particular flow rate of input water to deliver differing or variable depths of irrigation to two or more user-defined areas under a pivot irrigator. The controller operates to pulse control valves for the nozzles/sprinkler heads on and off as the sprinkler arm rotates. ... Trimble Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357269

Providing auto-guidance of a mobile machine without requiring a graphical interface display

Auto-guidance of a mobile machine is provided that does not require a graphical user interface display. Human interactions with the auto-guidance system of a mobile machine are performed solely with one or more electromechanical switches of the auto-guidance system while the mobile machine is operating. ... Trimble Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357268

Transparently achieving auto-guidance of a mobile machine

A path of travel used by an autopilot operation system for auto-guidance of a mobile machine is defined, transparently to a human operator, in response to the human operator engaging and disengaging operation of an implement coupled with the mobile machine. The auto-guidance of the mobile machine is activated, transparently to the human operator, in response to the human operator engaging the implement a second time.. ... Trimble Inc

10/26/17 / #20170307760

Gnss regional correction data decoding

A correction message for regional gnss data includes data from several stations in a network. The correction message has at least one cluster message. ... Trimble Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285149

Distance measurement instrument

A distance measurement instrument and a method of operating a distance measurement instrument are disclosed. According to some embodiments, a transmit light signal is transmitted by a transmitter unit along a transmit path at an emission time and a return light signal is received by a receiver unit at a receive time along a receive path. ... Trimble Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284800

Assisted 3d change detection

An imaging tool creates a first image of a scene and a second image of the scene taken after the first image. An rf tag reader receives data from an rf tag associated with the scene. ... Trimble Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227358

Integrated auto-level and electronic rod reader

An integrated auto-level and electronic rod reader is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated auto-level and electronic rod reader comprises a telescope and an image delivery device integrated with the auto-level which is configured for capturing an image of a standard grade rod visible through the telescope and a crosshair. ... Trimble Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218595

Excavating implement heading control

An excavator comprises a chassis, an implement, and an assembly comprising a boom, a stick, and a coupling. The assembly is configured to define a heading {circumflex over (n)} and to swing with, or relative to, the chassis about a swing axis s. ... Trimble Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218594

Excavating implement heading control

An excavator comprises a chassis, an implement, and an assembly comprising a boom, a stick, and a coupling. The assembly is configured to define a heading {circumflex over (n)} and to swing with, or relative to, the chassis about a swing axis s. ... Trimble Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212967

Compass tool for computer-aided design of bends or connections of piping or conduit

A compass tool for use with a digital modeling (e.g., a computer-aided design (cad)) program to model and visualize rotation of a conduit bend or other connector. The compass tool generates a graphical representation of a compass or compass element. ... Trimble Inc

07/06/17 / #20170192632

Display area wide control area

To facilitate selection of a control that defines one or more commands to be performed to data content, a control display structure for an application is introduced. According to the structure, in a display area of a running application on a graphical user interface at least a first link and a second link are displayed in link area, at least a first container comprising at least one or more controls that are associated with the first link, and the second container comprising at least one or more controls that are associated with the second link, in a container area, wherein the controls displayed are freely selectable.. ... Trimble Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176600

Gnss signal processing with delta phase

Methods and apparatus for processing of gnss signals are presented. These include gnss processing with predicted precise clocks, gnss processing with mixed-quality data, gnss processing with time-sequence maintenance, gnss processing with reduction of position jumps in low-latency solutions, gnss processing with position blending to bridge reference station changes, and gnss processing with delta-phase correction for incorrect starting position.. ... Trimble Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175360

Implement control based on noise values

An earthmoving machine comprises a sensor, an implement, and control architecture comprising a controller and configured to facilitate movement in response to a signal indicative of a measured implement position and an implement control value comprising a gain value associated with implement speed. The controller is programmed to execute machine readable instructions to generate a noise value that is based on an error between the signal and a target signal, determine whether the noise value is acceptable to lock the gain value, adjust the gain value to control the implement speed when the noise value is unacceptable until the noise value is acceptable, and operate the machine based on the locked gain value.. ... Trimble Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156273

Center pivot irrigation system with uniformity of application of water under the corner arm

A center pivot irrigation system adapted for more uniform application of water. The system includes a pivot sprinkler arm with a first set of spaced apart nozzles. ... Trimble Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153332

Hardware front-end for a gnss receiver

A hardware front-end for a software-defined gnss receiver, which includes an antenna connected to a transmission line that is connected to a pair of separate circuits, one for receiving l1 signals and one for receiving l2 signals. Each circuit includes at least one bandpass filter, at least one lna, and a single-chip gnss receiver that receives analog rf signals and provides digitized i and q signals. ... Trimble Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140181

Kinematic asset management

A system for managing kinematic assets is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system comprises an electronic identification device associated with an asset. ... Trimble Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122734

Method and measuring instrument for target detection and/or identification

The present disclosure relates to a measuring instrument and a method implemented in such a measuring instrument. The measuring instrument includes an image sensor, an actuator, a control unit and a processor. ... Trimble Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122733

Method of solving initial azimuth for survey instruments, cameras, and other devices with position and tilt information

A method for solving the initial azimuth for a survey instrument, and other devices, with position and tilt information. The method may be part of bundle adjustment performed during the processing of image and position data collected from each camera of a survey instrument. ... Trimble Inc

03/23/17 / #20170082431

Geodetic instruments and methods of operating geodetic instruments

Embodiments provide for a geodetic instrument comprising a scanning head, a reflecting optical element, a radiation source, a control unit and an electronic distance measurement (edm) unit. The scanning head is rotatable about a first axis. ... Trimble Inc

02/23/17 / #20170054948

On-demand system and method for retrieving video from a commercial vehicle

An apparatus for use with a commercial vehicle comprises a media recorder configured to receive video from one or more cameras. The media recorder comprises a memory configured to store a loop of the video as a circular buffer having a predetermined duration. ... Trimble Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053555

System and method for evaluating driver behavior

Systems and methods provide for receiving, at a central office, data and a video clip associated with a predetermined vehicle event produced by a plurality of commercial vehicles each operated by a driver. Driver behavior scoring is generated at the central office based on the received data and on manual evaluation of the video clip, wherein the driver behavior scoring is consistent with driver behavior scoring conducted by a governmental inspection authority. ... Trimble Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053554

System and method for reviewing driver behavior

Systems and methods provide for receiving, at a central office, data and video clips produced by a plurality of commercial vehicles each operated by a driver. The data and video clips are associated with predetermined vehicle events. ... Trimble Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052261

Cordless inertial vehicle navigation with elevation data input

Elevation data obtained from a terrain database is a measurement in an inertial navigation system for land vehicles.. . ... Trimble Inc

02/16/17 / #20170045624

Navigation satellite system positioning involving the generation of advanced correction information

The invention relates to generating regional tropospheric correction information for correcting observations useful for estimating phase ambiguities and/or a position of global or regional navigation satellite systems (nss) receiver(s). For each of a plurality of reference stations, at least one troposphere correction parameter is estimated by evaluating nss observation equations using i) precise satellite information or the information derived from the precise satellite information, and ii) received multiple-frequency-signals-based raw observations or a linear combination thereof. ... Trimble Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032156

Assisted 3d scene comparison

Methods and systems for inspection, safety assurance, tracking, and/or as-built comparison use an imaging tool to acquire imaging data of a scene. The imaging data is processed to create a three-dimensional representation of the scene. ... Trimble Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010357

Compensated distance measurement methods and apparatus

A transmit light signal is emitted toward a target at an emission time. An optical subsystem of a receiving system receives a return light signal which is converted to a return electrical signal. ... Trimble Inc








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