Patents by Inventor Evert SCHIPPERS

Evert SCHIPPERS has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210123717
    Abstract: Method for determining a spatial property of a submerged object in a 3D-space, using an underwater moveable platform, that is provided with a camera and with a position and orientation measurement system configured to output a position and orientation of the camera. The method includes receiving user input for visually fitting a bounding volume to the object, and determining the spatial property of the object based on a corresponding spatial property of a bounding volume once the user is satisfied that the bounding volume sufficiently fits the object. The method provides an interactive manner of visually fitting the bounding volume to the object, based on images of the object taken at different positions and/or orientations of the camera relative to the object, as well as on a representation of a position and orientation of the camera in the 3D space at the time each image was captured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: FNV IP B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Mark WIERDA, Evert SCHIPPERS
  • Publication number: 20210042522
    Abstract: Apparatus for determining a spatial property in a 3D-space, wherein the apparatus comprises a physical pointer, a camera and a position and orientation measurement system, wherein a first object in the 3D-space comprises a pattern on it, wherein the physical pointer is configured to contact a surface area of a second object in the 3D-space, wherein the camera is configured to capture, at a position of the camera with respect to the first object, image data comprising an image of the pattern; wherein the position and orientation measurement system is configured to determine a heading, position, verticality, attitude, and/or inclination of the camera based on the image of the pattern, and determine, based on the determined heading, position, verticality, attitude, and/or inclination of the camera and a relative position of the physical pointer with respect to the camera, the spatial property of the surface area by the physical pointer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: FUGRO N.V.
    Inventors: Diego DIAS BISPO CARVALHO, Evert SCHIPPERS, Arnoud Marc JONGSMA, Michal PASTERNAK, Francisco Javier TEGEDOR NAVARRO
  • Patent number: 10794692
    Abstract: A system for measuring the attitude of an object in a fixed frame of reference from a moving frame of reference, comprising a first imaging device for producing image data for the object from a first direction, a second imaging device for producing image data for the object from a second direction having a component perpendicular to the first direction and an attitude sensing arrangement for determining an attitude of the first and second imaging devices with respect to the fixed frame of reference at the time the respective images are taken and for generating attitude data. An image processing system analyses and combines the respective image data and attitude data to determine the attitude of the object. The system is particularly useful for determining attitude of offshore piles during piling operations or for monitoring the departure angles of pipes and cables during laying thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FNV IP B.V.
    Inventors: Olaf Booij, Fatemeh Karimi Nejadasl, Evert Schippers, Hendrik Wouters
  • Patent number: 10605593
    Abstract: An image acquisition unit for obtaining data to generate at least one three-dimensional representation of at least one underwater structure is disclosed. The image acquisition unit includes a unit body, a plurality of cameras, a first laser light device, and a second laser light device. The first laser light device can operate based on a first illumination setting. The second laser light device can operate based a second illumination setting. The first and second cameras can be configured to capture light during the first illumination setting and generate a first set of data representative of the first laser projecting on the at least one underwater structure at a predetermined scan rate. The third and fourth cameras can be configured to capture light during the second illumination setting and generate a second set of data representative of the second laser projecting on the at least one underwater structure at the predetermined scan rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: FUGRO N.V.
    Inventors: Olaf Booij, Evert Schippers, Hendrik Wouters, Fatemeh Karimi Nejadasl, Pawel Michalak
  • Publication number: 20200025560
    Abstract: An image acquisition unit for obtaining data to generate at least one three-dimensional representation of at least one underwater structure is disclosed. The image acquisition unit includes a unit body, a plurality of cameras, a first laser light device, and a second laser light device. The first laser light device can operate based on a first illumination setting. The second laser light device can operate based a second illumination setting. The first and second cameras can be configured to capture light during the first illumination setting and generate a first set of data representative of the first laser projecting on the at least one underwater structure at a predetermined scan rate. The third and fourth cameras can be configured to capture light during the second illumination setting and generate a second set of data representative of the second laser projecting on the at least one underwater structure at the predetermined scan rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUGRO N.V.
    Inventors: Olaf BOOIJ, Evert SCHIPPERS, Hendrik WOUTERS, Fatemeh Karimi NEJADASL, Pawel MICHALAK
  • Publication number: 20190242700
    Abstract: A system for measuring the attitude of an object in a fixed frame of reference from a moving frame of reference, comprising a first imaging device for producing image data for the object from a first direction, a second imaging device for producing image data for the object from a second direction having a component perpendicular to the first direction and an attitude sensing arrangement for determining an attitude of the first and second imaging devices with respect to the fixed frame of reference at the time the respective images are taken and for generating attitude data. An image processing system analyses and combines the respective image data and attitude data to determine the attitude of the object. The system is particularly useful for determining attitude of offshore piles during piling operations or for monitoring the departure angles of pipes and cables during laying thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Fugro N.V.
    Inventors: Olaf BOOIJ, Fatemeh Karimi NEJADASL, Evert SCHIPPERS, Hendrik WOUTERS
  • Patent number: 10323941
    Abstract: A system for measuring the attitude of an object in a fixed frame of reference from a moving frame of reference, comprising a first imaging device for producing image data for the object from a first direction, a second imaging device for producing image data for the object from a second direction having a component perpendicular to the first direction and an attitude sensing arrangement for determining an attitude of the first and second imaging devices with respect to the fixed frame of reference at the time the respective images are taken and for generating attitude data. An image processing system analyses and combines the respective image data and attitude data to determine the attitude of the object. The system is particularly useful for determining attitude of offshore piles during piling operations or for monitoring the departure angles of pipes and cables during laying thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Fugro N.V.
    Inventors: Olaf Booij, Fatemeh Karimi Nejadasl, Evert Schippers, Hendrik Wouters
  • Patent number: 10156438
    Abstract: An image acquisition unit for obtaining data to generate at least one three-dimensional representation of at least one underwater structure is disclosed. The image acquisition unit includes a unit body, a plurality of cameras, a first laser light device, and a second laser light device. The first laser light device can operate based on a first illumination setting. The second laser light device can operate based a second illumination setting. The first and second cameras can be configured to capture light during the first illumination setting and generate a first set of data representative of the first laser projecting on the at least one underwater structure at a predetermined scan rate. The third and fourth cameras can be configured to capture light during the second illumination setting and generate a second set of data representative of the second laser projecting on the at least one underwater structure at the predetermined scan rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Fugro N.V.
    Inventors: Olaf Booij, Evert Schippers, Hendrik Wouters, Fatemeh Karimi Nejadasl, Pawel Michalak
  • Publication number: 20170276479
    Abstract: An image acquisition unit for obtaining data to generate at least one three-dimensional representation of at least one underwater structure is disclosed. The image acquisition unit includes a unit body, a plurality of cameras, a first laser light device, and a second laser light device. The first laser light device can operate based on a first illumination setting. The second laser light device can operate based a second illumination setting. The first and second cameras can be configured to capture light during the first illumination setting and generate a first set of data representative of the first laser projecting on the at least one underwater structure at a predetermined scan rate. The third and fourth cameras can be configured to capture light during the second illumination setting and generate a second set of data representative of the second laser projecting on the at least one underwater structure at the predetermined scan rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: FUGRO N.V.
    Inventors: Olaf BOOIJ, Evert SCHIPPERS, Hendrik WOUTERS, Fatemeh Karimi NEJADASL, Pawel MICHALAK
  • Publication number: 20160063709
    Abstract: A system is provided for determining the position of an offshore structure in a fixed reference frame by observations from a moving reference frame. The system comprises a plurality of markers located at defined positions on the structure and an imaging device, arranged to view the markers and generate image data representative of the relative positions of the markers in the moving reference frame. The imaging device may be mounted aboard a vessel. A local positioning system is arranged to determine a position of the imaging device in the fixed reference frame and generate position data. A processing unit is arranged to receive the image data from the imaging device and the position data from the local positioning system and compute the position of the structure based on the defined positions of the markers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Olaf BOOIJ, Evert SCHIPPERS, Hendrik WOUTERS, Fatemeh Karimi NEJADASL, Diego DIAS BISPO CARVALHO
  • Publication number: 20160010989
    Abstract: A system for measuring the attitude of an object in a fixed frame of reference from a moving frame of reference, comprising a first imaging device for producing image data for the object from a first direction, a second imaging device for producing image data for the object from a second direction having a component perpendicular to the first direction and an attitude sensing arrangement for determining an attitude of the first and second imaging devices with respect to the fixed frame of reference at the time the respective images are taken and for generating attitude data. An image processing system analyses and combines the respective image data and attitude data to determine the attitude of the object. The system is particularly useful for determining attitude of offshore piles during piling operations or for monitoring the departure angles of pipes and cables during laying thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Olaf BOOIJ, Fatemeh Karimi NEJADASL, Evert SCHIPPERS, Hendrik WOUTERS