# Benedikt Zebhauser, Rorschach CH

## Benedikt Zebhauser, Rorschach CH

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20090046895 | METHOD AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR CONTACTLESS COORDINATE MEASUREMENT ON AN OBJECT SURFACE - The invention relates to a method and a surveying system for noncontact coordinate measurement on the object surface ( | 02-19-2009 |

20100001903 | CALCULATION METHOD FOR NETWORK-SPECIFIC FACTORS IN A NETWORK OF REFERENCE STATIONS FOR A SATELLITE-BASED POSITIONING SYSTEM - A correction calculation method for a satellite based positioning system with a network of receiving units as reference stations comprises a partitioning of the network into groups of reference stations, calculation of group-specific correction factors, amalgamation of the group-specific correction factors and subsequently, derivation of network-specific correction parameters. In this partitioning, the reference stations are represented by nodes in a connected, edge-weighted graph, in the generation of which an edge respectively connecting two nodes is only generated if it satisfies a distance-dependent connectivity condition, whereby the distance between the nodes connected by this edge is input into the weighting function of this edge. From the graph a minimum spanning tree is derived and subsequently partitioned for establishing the groups, by eliminating the edge with the highest weight for each tree, the elimination of which leads to partial trees which in each case either satisfy a cardinality condition for the number of the nodes in the two resulting partial trees, or consist of a number of nodes greater than the cardinality condition. | 01-07-2010 |

20110317880 | METHOD AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR CONTACTLESS COORDINATE MEASUREMENT ON AN OBJECT SURFACE - The invention relates to a method and a surveying system for noncontact coordinate measurement on the object surface of an object to be surveyed in an object coordinate system. With a 3D image recording unit, a first three-dimensional image of a first area section of the object surface is electronically recorded in a first position and first orientation, the first three-dimensional image being composed of a multiplicity of first pixels, with which in each case a piece of depth information is coordinated. The first position and first orientation of the 3D image recording unit in the object coordinate system are determined by a measuring apparatus coupled to the object coordinate system. First 3D object coordinates in the object coordinate system are coordinated with the first pixels from the knowledge of the first 3D image coordinates and of the first position and first orientation of the 3D image recording unit. | 12-29-2011 |

20120219699 | GRAPHICAL APPLICATION SYSTEM - A graphical application system, with a surface spattering device, with at least one nozzle for expelling a spattering material onto a target surface, a nozzle control mechanism controls expelling of the nozzle. A spatial referencing unit references the spattering device in space and a computation means automatically controls the nozzle according to information from the spatial referencing unit and according to predefined desired spattering data as a digital image or a CAD-model of a desired pattern to be spattered onto the target surface. A communication means for establishing a communication link from the spatial referencing unit to the computation means to supply the position and orientation to the computation means. The spatial referencing unit is located remote from the spattering device and comprises at least two optical 2D cameras arranged with a stereobasis, for determining the position and orientation of images taken by the cameras. | 08-30-2012 |

20120257017 | METHOD AND SURVEYING SYSTEM FOR NONCONTACT COORDINATE MEASUREMENT ON AN OBJECT SURFACE - Noncontact coordinate measurement. With a 3D image recording unit, a first three-dimensional image of a first area section of the object surface is electronically recorded in a first position and first orientation, the first three-dimensional image being composed of a multiplicity of first pixels, with which in each case a piece of depth information is coordinated. First 3D image coordinates in an image coordinate system are coordinated with the first pixels. The first position and first orientation of the 3D image recording unit in the object coordinate system are determined by a measuring apparatus coupled to the object coordinate system by means of an optical reference stereocamera measuring system. First 3D object coordinates in the object coordinate system are coordinated with the first pixels from the knowledge of the first 3D image coordinates and of the first position and first orientation of the 3D image recording unit. | 10-11-2012 |

20140007442 | WORKING TOOL POSITIONING SYSTEM - A method and system for determining the position of a hand-held power tool on a wall including measuring distances within a plane perpendicular to a tooling axis in at least two directions, comprising at least the direction to one side wall and the direction to the floor or the ceiling. At least one non-contact measurement sensor module measures distances in a multitude of angles in an angular range of at least 1° around the at least two directions. From the distance sequence measured by the at least one measurement sensor module a calculation and storing unit automatically calculates a function, wherein extrema represent shortest distances to walls, floor and/or ceiling adjacent to the wall. From said function the calculation and storing unit deduces the shortest distances, and output means provide information about the shortest distances so as to allow positioning relative to the shortest distances. | 01-09-2014 |

20140076985 | SURFACE SPATTERING DEVICE - The invention concerns a handheld, dynamically movable surface spattering device ( | 03-20-2014 |

20140242285 | GRAPHICAL APPLICATION SYSTEM - The invention relates to a graphical application system to apply a desired pattern by multiple tiles onto a target surface. The system comprises a graphical application device comprising a base structure with a trackable optical feature, at least one nozzle for expelling paint, a driving unit for positioning the nozzle and a local camera for a local referencing of the nozzle. A controller controls the driving unit and the expelling of the nozzle to achieve an application of the desired pattern on the target surface. The system also comprises an external referencing device located remote from the graphical application device, for a global referencing of the application device according to the trackable optical feature. The desired pattern is applied with a primary alignment of the application range by the global referencing and with a fine-alignment of the actual tile to a previously applied tile according to the local referencing. | 08-28-2014 |

20140286536 | POSITION AND ORIENTATION DETERMINATION IN 6-DOF - A method for a six degree of freedom position and orientation determination of a known shape in a scenery is disclosed. The method includes taking a range image with a range imaging camera and a visual picture with a digital camera. The range imaging camera includes a sensor array with a first number of pixels. Determining a 3D cluster of points from range information collected from the sensor array to a point of the scenery. The digital camera comprises an image sensor having a second number of pixels, resulting in a 2D picture. A stored 3D digital representation of the known shape may be fitted in a virtual space to match the reproduction of the known object in the 2D picture and the 3D cluster of points and determining the six degree of freedom position and orientation of the known shape according to the virtual match. | 09-25-2014 |

20140320603 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING 3D COORDINATES OF AN OBJECT - The invention relates to a method for determining 3D coordinates of an object ( | 10-30-2014 |

20150049186 | COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE HAVING A CAMERA - A coordinate measuring machine ( | 02-19-2015 |

20150085110 | SURVEYING APPARATUS HAVING A RANGE CAMERA - Embodiments described herein include a surveying apparatus for surveying a measurement scenery. The surveying apparatus may include a base defining a vertical axis; a support tiltable around the vertical axis; a telescope unit tiltable around the vertical axis and around a horizontal axis that is orthogonal to the vertical axis and comprises means for distance measurement; motor means for rotational driving of the support and the telescope unit; and angle determination means for detecting an orientation of the telescope unit with respect to the base. In some embodiments, the telescope unit comprises a first camera capable to take a visible image of the measurement scenery and/or means for capturing coordinates of 3D-points of the measurement scenery. In some embodiments, the surveying apparatus comprises a display capable to display at least a portion of the visible image taken by the first camera and/or at least a portion of the 3D-points. | 03-26-2015 |