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Aerial device having a three-dimensional measurement device

A three-dimensional (3d) coordinate measuring system is provided. The system includes an aerial measuring device that has an aerial drone and a 3d measurement device. ... Faro Technologies Inc

Three-dimensional imager

A system and method for generating a point cloud of a scanned object is provided. The method includes determining a distance to each of a plurality of points on the object based at least in part on a phase shift of a light emitted from a measurement device having at least two image devices. ... Faro Technologies Inc

Two-camera triangulation scanner with detachable coupling mechanism

A three-dimensional (3d) scanner having two cameras and a projector is detachably coupled to a device selected from the group consisting of: an articulated arm coordinate measuring machine, a camera assembly, a six degree-of-freedom (six-dof) tracker target assembly, and a six-dof light point target assembly.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

System and method of generating virtual reality data from a three-dimensional point cloud

A system and method for generating a virtual reality scene from scanned point cloud data having user defined content is provided. The system includes a coordinate measurement device operable to measure three-dimensional coordinates. ... Faro Technologies Inc

Three-dimensional imager having circular polarizers

A three-dimensional (3d) measuring system includes a triangulation scanner having a projector and a first triangulation camera, the projector including a first circular polarizer, the first triangulation camera including a second circular polarizer, the second circular polarizer having handedness opposite the first circular polarizer.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

Articulated arm coordinate measuring machine

An articulated arm coordinate measuring machine includes a first end that clamps to a first extension element of a first measurement probe.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

Collecting and viewing three-dimensional scanner data in a flexible video format

A method interactively displays panoramic images of a scene. The method includes measuring 3d coordinates of the scene with a 3d measuring instrument at a first position and a second position. ... Faro Technologies Inc

Remote control of a laser tracker using a mobile computing device

A laser tracker system and method of operating the laser tracker system is provided. The laser tracker system includes a laser tracker device and a mobile computing device, each coupled for communication to a computer network. ... Faro Technologies Inc

Method and apparatus for using gestures to control a measurement device

A method and system are provided for controlling a measurement device remotely through gestures performed by a user. The method includes providing a relationship between a command and a gestures. ... Faro Technologies Inc

Articulated arm coordinate measurement machine that uses a 2d camera to determine 3d coordinates of smoothly continuous edge features

A measurement device having a camera captures images of an object at three or more different poses. A processor determines 3d coordinates of an edge point of the object based at least in part on the captured 2d images and pose data provided by the measurement device.. ... Faro Technologies Inc

Method for optically measuring three-dimensional coordinates and controlling a three-dimensional measuring device

A method for scanning and obtaining three-dimensional (3d) coordinates is provided. The method includes providing a 3d measuring device having a projector, a first camera and a second camera. ... Faro Technologies Inc

Coordinate measurement machine with redundant energy sources

An articulated arm coordinate measurement machine is provided with a power supply having multiple power sources. The power supply having an input configured to receive electrical power from an external energy supply and first and second energy storage members. ... Faro Technologies Inc

Registration of three-dimensional coordinates measured on interior and exterior portions of an object

A dimensional measuring device includes an overview camera and a triangulation scanner. A six-dof tracking device tracks the dimensional measuring device as the triangulation scanner measures three-dimensional (3d) coordinates on an exterior of the object. ... Faro Technologies Inc

Method for optically measuring three-dimensional coordinates and calibration of a three-dimensional measuring device

A method for scanning and obtaining three-dimensional (3d) coordinates is provided. The method includes providing a 3d measuring device having a projector, a first camera and a second camera. ... Faro Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180120089

Method and apparatus for following an operator and locking onto a retroreflector with a laser tracker

A three-dimensional (3d) coordinate measurement system includes: a retroreflector; a laser tracker including: a first light source; a second light source; at least one camera proximate the second light source; and a processor responsive to executable instructions which when executed by the processor is operable to determine, in a first instance, that a follow-operator gesture has been given by an operator and in response turn the laser tracker to follow movement of the operator.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101961

Two-dimensional mapping system and method of operation

A method and system of generating a two-dimensional map with an optical scanner is provided. The method comprises acquiring coordinate data of points in an area being scanned with a mobile optical scanner. ... Faro Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180100927

Two-dimensional mapping system and method of operation

A method and system for generating a two-dimensional map using a scanning system is provided. The method includes receiving laser scan data, a current two-dimensional environmental map, and a first estimated position and orientation of a scanning system. ... Faro Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180100615

Tripod head

A tripod head for mounting a 3d measurement device on a tripod stand, having a base element, which can be connected to the tripod stand, a cover element, which is configured to cooperate with the 3d measurement device, and a control element by means of which activation of the tripod head changes its state, the states including at least one waiting state, in which the tripod head is ready to operate with the 3d measurement device in the direction of a tripod head axis and the 3d measurement device can be detached from the tripod head, and a locked state, in which the 3d measurement device is fixedly connected to the tripod head, and there is an additional state of the tripod head between the waiting state and the locked state, i.e., a secured state, in which the 3d measurement device sits undetachably on the tripod head.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095174

Three-dimensional coordinate measuring device

A coordinate measurement device and method of operating is provided. The coordinate measurement device launches and collimates visible light through a launch-collimator assembly that is exchangeable in the coordinate measuring device without realignment of any elements within the coordinate measuring device. ... Faro Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091792

Triangulation scanner and camera for augmented reality

A method and system of combining 2d images into a 3d image. The method includes providing a coordinate measurement device and a triangulation scanner having an integral camera associated therewith, the scanner being separate from the coordinate measurement device. ... Faro Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089846

Device and method for indoor mobile mapping of an environment

A method and system for scanning and measuring an environment is provided. The method includes providing a first three-dimensional (3d) measurement device. ... Faro Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088203

Apparatus and method for relocating an articulating-arm coordinate measuring machine

A system and method for coordinate measurement is provided. The system includes a laser tracker and a moveable articulated-arm coordinate measuring machine (aacmm). ... Faro Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088202

Apparatus and method for relocating an articulating-arm coordinate measuring machine

A system and method for coordinate measurement is provided. The system includes a laser tracker and a moveable articulated-arm coordinate measuring machine (aacmm). ... Faro Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071914

Noncontact safety sensor and method of operation

A safety sensor system and method is provided. The method includes projecting from a projector a pattern of light to a first position. ... Faro Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063510

Forensic three-dimensional measurement device

A three-dimensional (3d) forensic evidence system is provided. The system includes a noncontact measurement device operable to measure a distance from the device to a surface. ... Faro Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063497

3d laser projection, scanning and object tracking

A laser projection system is provided. The laser projection system includes at least one laser projector having a laser source and a laser detector. ... Faro Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061042

System for inspecting objects using augmented reality

A method of comparing measured three-dimensional (3d) measurement data to an object is provided. The method includes obtaining 3d coordinates on the object with a 3d measurement device to measure at least one dimensional characteristic. ... Faro Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052233

Using a two-dimensional scanner to speed registration of three-dimensional scan data

A method and system for generating a three-dimensional (3d) map of an environment is provided. An example method includes receiving, by a processor system, via a 3d scanner, located at a scan position, a 3d scan of the environment. ... Faro Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180023935

Method for measuring 3d coordinates of a surface with a portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine having a camera

A method for measuring three-dimensional (3d) coordinates of a surface includes providing a manually positionable articulated arm portion having opposed first and second ends, providing a measurement device coupled to the first end, the measurement device including a camera having a lens and a photosensitive array and moving the camera to first and second positions and orientations to capture first and second images. Based on data from the camera, a first set of cardinal points common to the first and images and the second images are used to form a 3d coordinates that describe the surface.. ... Faro Technologies Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014002

Balancing colors in a scanned three-dimensional image

A method of balancing colors of three-dimensional (3d) points measured by a scanner from a first location and a second location. The scanner measures 3d coordinates and colors of first object points from a first location and second object points from a second location. ... Faro Technologies Inc

01/11/18 / #20180010901

Metrology device and method of performing an inspection

A system is provided for communicating between a 3d metrology instrument and a portable computing device via near field communications. In one embodiment, the metrology device is an articulated coordinate measurement machine (aacmm), a laser tracker, a laser scanner or a triangulation scanner, and the portable communications device is a cellular phone or a tablet. ... Faro Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170371982

Global optimization of networks of locally fitted objects

Aspects of the invention include global optimization of networks of locally fitted objects. An electronic representation of a network of intelligent objects is received. ... Faro Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170370701

Registering of a scene disintegrating into clusters with position tracking

A method for optically scanning and measuring a scene by a laser scanner includes generating multiple scans; tracking scanner positions with a position-tracking device for the multiple scans and providing tracked scanner positions in response; registering sequentially scans selected from the multiple scans into clusters using registration points or targets and confirming registration of the scans into the clusters according to specified quality criteria being fulfilled; selecting scans from the clusters and forming pairs of scans; forming an intersection of the selected pairs and comparing a size of the intersection with a threshold value obtained based at least in part on the tracked scanner positions; and attempting to register the pairs of scans if the size of the intersection exceeds the threshold value and accepting the registered pairs of scans if the registration is successful.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170352127

Collecting and viewing three-dimensional scanner data in a flexible video format

A method interactively displays panoramic images of a scene. The method includes measuring 3d coordinates of the scene with a 3d measuring instrument at a first position and a second position. ... Faro Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350685

Coordinate measurement machine with configurable articulated arm bus

An articulated arm coordinate measurement machine is provided with a configurable arm bus. The arm bus being comprised of a plurality of busses that may be selectively coupled to form one or more logical data communications busses. ... Faro Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343674

Using a two-dimensional scanner to speed registration of three-dimensional scan data

A method for measuring and registering 3d coordinates has a 3d scanner measure a first collection of 3d coordinates of points from a first registration position. A 2d scanner collects horizontal 2d scan sets as 3d measuring device moves from first to second registration positions. ... Faro Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343673

Combination scanner and tracker device having a focusing mechanism

A three-dimensional (3d) coordinate measurement device combines tracker and scanner functionality. The tracker function is configured to send light to a retroreflector and determine distance to the retroreflector based on the reflected light. ... Faro Technologies Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336508

Using two-dimensional camera images to speed registration of three-dimensional scans

A method and system for scanning and measuring an environment is provided. The method includes providing a three-dimensional (3d) measurement device. ... Faro Technologies Inc

11/16/17 / #20170332069

Device and method for optically scanning and measuring an environment and a method of control

A device and method for scanning and measuring an environment is provided. The method includes providing a three-dimensional (3d) measurement device having a controller. ... Faro Technologies Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292828

Method for optically measuring three-dimensional coordinates and calibration of a three-dimensional measuring device

A method for scanning and obtaining three-dimensional (3d) coordinates is provided. The method includes providing a 3d measuring device having a projector, a first camera and a second camera. ... Faro Technologies Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285127

Method and apparatus for following an operator and locking onto a retroreflector with a laser tracker

A method for measuring three-dimensional (3d) coordinates includes providing a retroreflector and a laser tracker. An operator gives a follow-operator gesture, and the laser tracker responds by following movement of the operator.. ... Faro Technologies Inc

09/28/17 / #20170280132

System and method of acquiring three-dimensional coordinates using multiple coordinate measurment devices

A method is provided of determining three-dimensional coordinates of an object surface with a laser tracker and structured light scanner. The method includes providing the scanner having a body, a pair of cameras, a projector, a retroreflector and a processor. ... Faro Technologies Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276791

Method for optically scanning and measuring an environment

A method, system and computer program product are provided for displaying three-dimensional measurement points on a two-dimensional plane of a display screen having a plurality of pixels. The method includes projecting the measurement points onto the plane. ... Faro Technologies Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276759

Method and apparatus for using gestures to control a laser tracker

A method and system are provided for controlling a measurement device remotely through gestures performed by a user. The method includes providing a relationship between a command and a gestures. ... Faro Technologies Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276472

Three-dimensional measuring device removably coupled to robotic arm on motorized mobile platform

A motorized mobile platform includes a robotic articulated arm and a triangulation scanner for performing three-dimensional measurements, the robotic arm and the triangulation scanner removably coupled with connectors.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254884

Scanner display

A laser scanner collects gray-scale values and associated 3d coordinates of a scanned object in a spherical coordinate system, and displays reformatted gray-scale values that are reformatted from the spherical coordinate system into a planar view rectangular region. The reformatted gray-scale values have at least one straight line of the object appearing as a curved line on a display. ... Faro Technologies Inc

08/31/17 / #20170251192

Triangulation scanner and camera for augmented reality

A method of combining 2d images into a 3d image includes providing a coordinate measurement device and a triangulation scanner having an integral camera associated therewith, the scanner being separate from the coordinate measurement device. In a first instance, the coordinate measurement device determines the position and orientation of the scanner and the integral camera captures a first 2d image. ... Faro Technologies Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249488

Human-centric robot with noncontact measurement device

A system measuring an object with a robot is provided. The robot including a movable end effector, the robot including a plurality of transducers arranged to transmit signals to an electronic circuit, the electronic circuit configured in operation to determine the position and orientation of the end effector. ... Faro Technologies Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243368

Automated generation of a three-dimensional scanner video

A method for automatically generating a three-dimensional (3d) video of a scene by measuring and registering 3d coordinates at a first position and a second position of a 3d measuring device, the 3d video generated by combining two-dimensional images extracted at trajectory points along a trajectory path.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234669

Measurement machine utilizing a barcode to identify an inspection plan for an object

Embodiments of the present invention relate to a measurement machine for measuring an object, and more particularly to a measurement machine such as a portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine or a laser tracker that measures an object according to a measurement or inspection plan that is identified by a machine readable information symbol located on the object to be measured or on a drawing (e.g., a cad drawing) of the object.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227646

Method for optically scanning and measuring an environment

A method for optically scanning, measuring and displaying a point cloud is provided. The method includes emitting, by a laser scanner, an emission light beam and receiving a reflection light beam that is reflected from an object. ... Faro Technologies Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211927

Articulated arm coordinate measurement machine that uses a 2d camera to determine 3d coordinates of smoothly continuous edge features

A portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine (aacmm) having an integrated camera captures 2d images of an object at three or more different poses. A processor determines 3d coordinates of a smoothly continuous edge point of the object based at least in part on the captured 2d images and pose data provided by the aacmm.. ... Faro Technologies Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199025

Length artifact and method of measurement

A length artifact has a first side wall, a second side wall, and a base portion, the first side wall and the second side wall separated by an air gap at least four millimeters wide, the base portion being attached to a bottom of the first side wall and the second side wall, the base portion further having a first platform region that includes a first nest and a second platform region that includes a second nest, the first nest and the second nest configured to accept a spherical surface of a retroreflector target.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193673

Device for optically scanning and measuring an environment

A device for optically scanning and measuring an environment is provided. The device includes at least one projector for producing at least one uncoded pattern on an object in the environment. ... Faro Technologies Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193652

System for inspecting objects using augmented reality

A method of comparing measured three-dimensional (3d) measurement data to an object is provided. The method includes the steps of providing a three dimensional measurement device configured to measure 3d coordinates of points on the object and a computing device having a camera and display. ... Faro Technologies Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191822

Registration of three-dimensional coordinates measured on interior and exterior portions of an object

A dimensional measuring device includes an overview camera and a triangulation scanner. A six-dof tracking device tracks the dimensional measuring device as the triangulation scanner measures three-dimensional (3d) coordinates on an exterior of the object. ... Faro Technologies Inc

06/29/17 / #20170188015

Calibration plate and method for calibrating a 3d measurement device

A calibration plate and a method of calibrating a 3d measurement device is provided. The calibration plate includes a planar body having a surface. ... Faro Technologies Inc

06/29/17 / #20170186183

Three-dimensional imager

A three-dimensional (3d) measuring system and a method of determining a distance is provided. The 3d measuring system includes a display and an imager device. ... Faro Technologies Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184711

Method for optically scanning and measuring an environment using a 3d measurement device and near field communication

A method for optically scanning and measuring an environment using a 3d measurement device is provided. The method includes steps that are performed prior to operation. ... Faro Technologies Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184710

Method for optically scanning and measuring an environment using a 3d measurement device and near field communication

A method for scanning and measuring using a 3d measurement device is provided. The method includes providing the 3d measurement device having a light emitter, a light receiver and a command and evaluation device. ... Faro Technologies Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184708

3d measurement device with rotor in a nested configuration

A 3d measurement device is provided that includes a base and a measuring head that can be rotated relative to the base about a first axis. A light emitter is provided which emits an emission light beam and a light receiver which receives a reception light beam. ... Faro Technologies Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184703

3d measurement device with accessory interface

A 3d measuring device is provided. The device includes a measuring head with a light transmitter and a light receiver. ... Faro Technologies Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184394

3-d measuring device with battery pack

A 3d measurement device for optically scanning and measuring an environment is provided. The device includes a measuring head having a light emitter which emits an emission light beam, a light receiver and a control and evaluation device. ... Faro Technologies Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176169

Method and apparatus for following an operator and locking onto a retroreflector with a laser tracker

A method for measuring three-dimensional (3d) coordinates includes providing a retroreflector and a laser tracker. In a first instance, an operator gives a follow-operator command. ... Faro Technologies Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167850

Dynamic range of a line scanner having a photosensitive array that provides variable exposure

A line scanner measures 3d coordinates of an object surface and includes a projector with a light source that projects a line of light at the object surface. The line scanner also has a camera with a 2d array of light sensors and electronics that controls the exposure and readout times of each light sensor, the exposure time being controlled in either rows or columns of the array in a non-sequential manner, the readout time being controlled in either rows or columns that are the same as the rows or columns whose exposure time is being controlled, each of the light sensors converts an amount of captured optical energy into a digital signal value, the captured optical energy being from a reflected line of light from the object surface. ... Faro Technologies Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161867

Collecting and viewing three-dimensional scanner data in a flexible video format

A method interactively displays panoramic images of a scene. The method includes measuring 3d coordinates of the scene with a 3d measuring instrument at a first position and a second position. ... Faro Technologies Inc

05/18/17 / #20170139046

Method for optically scanning and measuring an environment

A method for optically scanning, measuring and displaying a point cloud is provided. The method includes emitting, by a laser scanner, an emission light beam and receiving a reflection light beam that is reflected from an object. ... Faro Technologies Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131086

Coordinate measurement machine with redundant energy sources

An articulated arm coordinate measurement machine is provided with a power supply having multiple power sources. The power supply having an input configured to receive electrical power from an external energy supply and first and second energy storage members. ... Faro Technologies Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131085

Method for optically measuring three-dimensional coordinates and controlling a three-dimensional measuring device

A method for scanning and obtaining three-dimensional (3d) coordinates is provided. The method includes providing a 3d measuring device having a projector, a first camera and a second camera. ... Faro Technologies Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123068

Method for optically scanning and measuring an environment

A method, system and computer program product are provided for displaying three-dimensional measurement points on a two-dimensional plane of a display screen having a plurality of pixels. The method includes projecting the measurement points onto the plane. ... Faro Technologies Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123054

Scanner display

A laser scanner collects gray-scale values and associated 3d coordinates of a scanned object in a spherical coordinate system, and displays reformatted gray-scale values that are reformatted from the spherical coordinate system into a planar view rectangular region. The reformatted gray-scale values have at least one straight line of the object appearing as a curved line on a display. ... Faro Technologies Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108528

System for measuring six degrees of freedom

A system that measures six degrees-of-freedom of a remote target, the system including a dimensional measuring device having a camera, the remote target including a retroreflector, at least three light markers, and a pitch-yaw sensor, the six degrees-of-freedom determined based at least in part on measured 3d coordinates of the retroreflector by the dimensional measuring device, on a captured image of the at least three light markers by the camera, and on readings of the pitch-yaw sensor.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102224

Articulated arm coordinate measurement machine having a 2d camera and method of obtaining 3d representations

A portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine includes a noncontact 3d measuring device that has a projector configured to emit a first pattern of light onto an object, a scanner camera arranged to receive the first pattern of light reflected from the surface of the object, an edge-detecting camera arranged to receive light reflected from an edge feature of the object, and a processor configured to determine first 3d coordinates of an edge point of the edge feature based on electrical signals received from the scanner camera and the edge-detecting camera.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

03/30/17 / #20170094251

Three-dimensional imager that includes a dichroic camera

A three-dimensional measuring system includes a body, an internal projector attached to the body, and a dichroic camera assembly, the dichroic camera assembly including a first beam splitter that directs a first portion of incoming light into a first channel leading to a first photosensitive array and a second portion of the incoming light into a second channel leading to a second photosensitive array.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090005

Method and apparatus for using gestures to control a laser tracker

A method and system are provided for controlling a measurement device remotely through gestures performed by a user. The method includes providing a relationship between each of a plurality of commands and each of a plurality of user gestures. ... Faro Technologies Inc

03/09/17 / #20170067734

Aerial device that cooperates with an external projector to measure three-dimensional coordinates

A three-dimensional (3d) coordinate measuring system includes an external projector that projects a pattern of light onto an object and an aerial drone attached to a 3d imaging device, the 3d imaging device and the external projector cooperating to obtain 3d coordinates of the object.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064281

Triangulation scanner and camera for augmented reality

A method of combining 2d images into a 3d image includes providing a coordinate measurement device and a triangulation scanner having an integral camera associated therewith, the scanner being separate from the coordinate measurement device. In a first instance, the coordinate measurement device determines the position and orientation of the scanner and the integral camera captures a first 2d image. ... Faro Technologies Inc

02/23/17 / #20170054965

Three-dimensional imager

A three-dimensional (3d) measuring device includes a cooling fan and an enclosure attached to a projector and a camera. The camera images a pattern of light projected by the projector onto an object to determine 3d coordinates points on the object. ... Faro Technologies Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052017

Registering of a scene disintegrating into clusters with position tracking

A method for optically scanning and measuring a scene by a laser scanner includes generating multiple scans; tracking scanner positions with a position-tracking device for the multiple scans and providing tracked scanner positions in response; registering sequentially scans selected from the multiple scans into clusters using registration points or targets and confirming registration of the scans into the clusters according to specified quality criteria being fulfilled; selecting scans from the clusters and forming pairs of scans; forming an intersection of the selected pairs and comparing a size of the intersection with a threshold value obtained based at least in part on the tracked scanner positions; and attempting to register the pairs of scans if the size of the intersection exceeds the threshold value and accepting the registered pairs of scans if the registration is successful.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

02/16/17 / #20170045348

Portable coordinate measurement machine having a handle that includes electronics

A portable articulated arm coordinate measurement machine (aacmm) is provided. The aacmm having a manually positionable articulated arm having first and second ends, the arm including a plurality of connected arm segments, each of the arm segments including at least one position transducer for producing position signals, at least one of the position signals passing between two of the arm segments through a first slip ring assembly. ... Faro Technologies Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030705

Six degree-of-freedom laser tracker that cooperates with a remote sensor

A coordinate measuring device includes: a light source operable to emit a first light, the first light being visible light having a first wavelength; a fiber launch operable to receive the first light through a first optical fiber, to launch the first light into free space, and to collimate the launched first light into a first beam of light having a diameter_defined by the fiber launch, the first beam of light operable to leave the coordinate measuring device absent an intervening beam expander, the fiber launch being further coupled through the first optical fiber to a distance meter operable to measure a first distance to a retroreflector illuminated by the first beam of light; a first motor and a second motor operable to direct the first beam of light to a first direction, the first direction determined by a first angle of rotation about a first axis and a second angle of rotation about a second axis, the first angle of rotation produced by the first motor and the second angle of rotation produced by the second motor; a first angle measuring device operable to measure the first angle of rotation and a second angle measuring device operable to measure the second angle of rotation; and, a processor operable to determine three-dimensional (3d) coordinates of the target based at least in part on the measured first angle of rotation, the measured second angle of rotation, and the measured first distance.. . ... Faro Technologies Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023352

Laser-based coordinate measuring device and laser-based method for measuring coordinates

A method for measuring a distance includes modulating the light beam at a first frequency, receiving a second beam by the optical detector to produce a first electrical signal having the first frequency and a first phase; modulating the light beam at a second frequency different than the first frequency; receiving the second beam by the optical detector to produce a second electrical signal having the second frequency and a second. After these steps, the retroreflector is moved while modulating the light beam continuously at the second frequency; and a first distance to the retroreflector is determined based at least in part on a the first and second frequencies and phases.. ... Faro Technologies Inc

01/05/17 / #20170003372

Apparatus and method of measuring six degrees of freedom

A dimensional measuring device sends a beam of light to a remote probe having a retroreflector and a pitch/yaw sensor. The pitch/yaw sensor passes the light through an aperture and a lens to a position sensor that generates an electrical signal indicative of the position of the received light. ... Faro Technologies Inc








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