Patents by Inventor Fumio Ohtomo

Fumio Ohtomo 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).

  • Patent number: 11512957
    Abstract: A surveying instrument include a monopod installed on a reference point and a surveying instrument main body provided on the monopod, wherein the surveying instrument main body includes a measuring direction image pickup module which acquires first image including an object, a distance measuring unit which measures a distance to the object, a measuring direction detecting module which detects a measuring direction, a time detector which generates a reference time signal and an arithmetic control module, the arithmetic control module associates a distance measurement result with the reference time signal, associates a measuring direction with the reference time signal, and associates the first image with the reference time signal, associates an image change, the measuring direction, and a distance measurement result with each other based on the reference time signal, calculates a measuring direction in the distance measurement and determines a position of a measurement part of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Tetsuji Anai, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Patent number: 11506759
    Abstract: A distance measuring light projecting module comprises a light receiving module for receiving a reflected distance measuring light and a background light, a distance measuring unit for receiving the reflected distance measuring light and performs a distance measurement, an image pickup module for receiving the background light and for acquiring a background image, an optical axis deflector for integrally deflecting an optical axis of the distance measuring light and an optical axis of the background light, and an arithmetic control module for controlling the optical axis deflector, wherein the optical axis deflector has a rotary driving module for rotating a pair of disk prisms individually, and a projecting direction detecting module for detecting a rotation angle of each of the disk prisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Ikuo Ishinabe, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20220317149
    Abstract: An inner frame is rotatably supported by the outer frame via a first shaft, the inertia detecting unit is rotatably supported by the inner frame via a second shaft orthogonal to the first shaft, a first encoder for detecting a rotation angle between the outer frame and the inner frame, a second encoder for detecting a rotation angle between the inner frame and the inertia detecting unit, and rotation powers are provided on the respective shafts. And the arithmetic processing module is configured to drive the respective rotation powers to make the inertia detecting unit to perform a reversal operation of 180° or one rotation at least once based on outputs from the respective encoders regarding the first shaft and the second shaft and to detect a tilt and a rotation based on detection signals output from the inertia detecting unit before and after the reversal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Satoshi Yanobe, Kaoru Kumagai, Naoki Shoji
  • Patent number: 11460548
    Abstract: A surveying device body includes a distance measuring section to measure a distance to the measurement target, an optical axis deflector that deflects distance measuring light with respect to a reference optical axis, a measurement direction imaging section that obtains an observation image, and an attitude detector that detects an incline of the surveying device body. A computation controller displays a portion of the observation image on the display unit, computes a direction angle of the distance measuring optical axis on the basis of a detection result of the attitude detector and a deflection angle of the distance measuring optical axis with respect to the reference optical axis, and measures the measurement target on the basis of the direction angle and a distance measurement result of the distance measuring section using a reference point as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20220307646
    Abstract: The inclination sensor includes a gimbal mechanism rotatably supported around a first shaft and a second shaft, a first motor, a second motor, an acceleration sensor disposed in the gimbal mechanism with an origin point of coordinate axes being coincident with a point of intersection of a shaft center of the first shaft and a shaft center of the second shaft, and a control unit that simultaneously rotates the first shaft and the second shaft to continuously rotate the acceleration sensor around the first shaft and the second shaft and applies frequency analysis to the output values from the acceleration sensor to arithmetically determine the inclination angle with respect to the horizontal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Topcon Corporation
    Inventors: Fumitoshi KASAHARA, Fumio OHTOMO, Naoki SHOJI, Masae MATSUMOTO, Jun ABE
  • Patent number: 11421989
    Abstract: A surveying instrument include a surveying instrument including a surveying instrument main body, a measuring direction image pickup module for acquiring a first image, a distance measuring unit for measuring a distance to the object, a projecting direction detecting module for detecting a projecting direction of the distance measuring light, a time detector for generating a signal of a reference time, a downward image pickup module for acquiring a second image, an attitude detector for detecting a tilt of the surveying instrument main body and an arithmetic control module, wherein the arithmetic control module is configured to detect a change between the first images or the second images, determine a measuring point of the object with respect to the vertical lower image based on the change between the images and the detection results of the distance measuring unit and the projecting direction detecting module and the reference time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Tetsuji Anai, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Patent number: 11415414
    Abstract: A surveying instrument comprises a monopod installed at a reference point, a surveying instrument main body provided at the monopod and having an attitude detector, wherein the surveying instrument main body carries out an image pickup and a scanning of an object to be measured at a pre-movement and a post-movement respectively, obtains at least three cross points of a locus of a scan pattern of the pre-movement and the post-movement, and calculates three-dimensional coordinates of an installation point of the post-movement based on three-dimensional coordinates of the cross points measured from the reference point, a measurement result of the cross points measured from the installation point of the post-movement and a detection result of the attitude detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai, Tetsuji Anai
  • Patent number: 11402206
    Abstract: A surveying instrument comprises a distance measuring light projecting module, a light receiving module, an optical axis deflector which integrally deflects a distance measuring optical axis and a light receiving optical axis, a wide-angle image pickup module, a projecting direction detecting module configured to detect an optical axis deflection angle and a deflecting direction, a narrow-angle image pickup module, a distance measurement calculating module and an arithmetic control module, wherein the arithmetic control module is configured to control the optical axis deflector and the distance measurement calculating module, wherein the distance measurement calculating module is configured to perform a distance measurement of a measuring point based on a light emission timing of a distance measuring light and a light reception timing of a reflected distance measuring light, and wherein the narrow-angle image pickup module is configured to acquire a narrow-angle image with the distance measuring optical axis
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Ikuo Ishinabe, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Patent number: 11402506
    Abstract: A laser measuring instrument comprises a light emitter, a driver, a scanning unit, a light receiving signal processing module for detecting a reciprocating time per pulsed light of a distance measuring light and performing a distance measurement, and a timing generating circuit for issuing a timing signal, wherein the timing generating circuit is configured to issue a timing signal for making the light emitter pulse-emit in a short cycle and a timing signal for pausing a light emission, the driver is configured to make the light emitter pulse-emit according to the timing signals, a light emission time interval in the short cycle is set such that a measuring point is multiply irradiated with the pulsed light by two or more times within a time when the pulsed light passes the measuring point, and the light receiving signal processing module is configured to integrate acquired light receiving signals and to carry out the distance measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai, Ken-ichiro Yoshino
  • Patent number: 11402207
    Abstract: A surveying instrument comprises a monopod installed on a reference point, a surveying instrument main body having a reference optical axis and an operation panel, wherein the surveying instrument main body has a distance measuring unit, an arithmetic control module, a measuring direction image pickup module which acquires a first image, and an attitude detector which detects tilts of two axes of the surveying instrument main body to the horizontal, and wherein the operation panel has a display unit, a calculating module, and as operation module, and the at least either one of the arithmetic control module and the calculating module calculates a tilt angle of the reference optical axis to the horizontal and a tilt angle of the monopod to the vertical, and the at least either one measures a horizontal distance and a vertical distance to the object to be measured with reference to the reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Tetsuji Anai, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20220229182
    Abstract: There is provided a surveying instrument including a distance measurement arithmetic module configured to measure a distance to an object and the reflection intensity of a reflected distance measuring light based on a distance measuring light and the reflected distance measuring light, a narrow-angle image pickup module configured to acquire an image with an axis of the distance measuring optical as a center, an optical axis deflector configured to have a wavelength dispersion compensation prism arranged in the distance measuring optical axis and deflect the distance measuring optical axis by the rotation of the wavelength dispersion compensation prism, an extracting means configured to extract an end face reflection image of the wavelength dispersion compensation prism from the image, and an arithmetic control module configured to calculate a deflecting direction of the optical axis deflector based on the end face reflection image extracted by the extracting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai, Ikuo Ishinabe
  • Patent number: 11385052
    Abstract: There is provided a surveying instrument including a tripod which is installed on an installation surface and a surveying instrument main body which is provided on the tripod and laterally rotatable around a longitudinal axis, wherein the tripod includes a reference leg has a known relationship between a lower end of the reference leg and a machine reference point which is a machine center of the surveying instrument main body, and two auxiliary legs, the reference leg is installed in such a manner that a lower end of the reference leg coincides with a reference point, wherein the surveying instrument main body calculates a position of the machine reference point with respect to the reference point based on the positional relationship between the lower end of the reference leg and the machine reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nishita, Fumio Ohtomo
  • Publication number: 20220163328
    Abstract: Provided is a surveying instrument including a distance measuring module configured to measure a distance to an object, an optical axis deflector configured to deflect the distance measuring light, a measuring direction image pickup module configured to acquire an observation image, an arithmetic control module, and an operation panel includes a display module, the arithmetic control module is configured to cause the optical axis deflector to perform a scan with a predetermined scan pattern and create an overlay image as a superimposition of the locus of the scan pattern on the observation image, and calculate a formula of a straight line or a curve line based on a measurement result of intersections or the closest points to the intersections between the straight line or the curve line drawn along a ridge line or a contour of the object and the locus of the scan pattern on the displayed overlay image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Takeshi Sasaki, Kaoru Kumagai
  • Patent number: 11333496
    Abstract: A surveying instrument comprises a monopod installed on a reference point, a surveying instrument main body provided at a known distance from a lower end of the monopod and at a known angle with respect to an axis of the monopod and having a reference optical axis, wherein the surveying instrument main body performs an image pickup of an object to be measured and scans the object to be measured by a closed loop scan pattern respectively at a pre-rotation and a post-rotation of the surveying instrument main body, obtains cross points of a locus of a scan pattern of the pre-rotation and the post-rotation, obtains deflection angles of the cross point with respect to the reference optical axis of the pre-rotation and the post-rotation, and calculates a rotation angle of the surveying instrument main body based on a deviation between both of the deflection angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai, Tetsuji Anai
  • Patent number: 11293754
    Abstract: There is provided a surveying instrument including a monopod which is installed on a reference point, a surveying instrument main body which is provided at a known distance from a lower end of the monopod and a known angle with respect to an axis of the monopod, two auxiliary legs which extend downward from a middle portion of the monopod at a predetermined angle, and a lower image pickup module which is provided at a known position with respect to the surveying instrument main body, wherein the surveying instrument main body comprises a measuring unit, a measuring direction image pickup module, and an arithmetic control module, wherein the surveying instrument main body is supported by three points by the monopod and the auxiliary legs, and a positional change or a rotational change of the surveying instrument main body is calculated based on a change of the lower image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirano, Kaoru Kumagai, Fumio Ohtomo, Kazuki Osaragi, Nobuyuki Nishita, Tetsuji Anai, Noriyasu Kiryuu
  • Publication number: 20210382143
    Abstract: There is provided a surveying instrument including a distance measuring light projecting module, a light receiving module, an attitude detector, an optical axis deflector provided on a common portion of a distance measuring optical axis and a light receiving optical axis, a projecting direction detector configured to detect an optical axis deflection angle and a deflecting direction provided, a narrow angle image pickup module which has a field angle narrower than the wide angle image pickup module and a narrow angle image pickup optical axis which is partially shared with the distance measuring optical axis, and an arithmetic control module, in which a wavelength dispersion compensating prism is provided in a common portion, the arithmetic control module is configured to deflect the distance measuring optical axis in a horizontal direction by the optical axis deflector, to sequentially perform the distance measurement and the acquisition of the narrow angle image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai, Tetsuji Anai
  • Patent number: 11193765
    Abstract: There is provided a surveying instrument including a distance measuring unit configured to measure a distance to an object to be measured, a measuring direction image pickup module which includes the object to be measured and is configured to acquire as observation image, an attitude detector is configured to detect a tilt of the surveying instrument main body and a arithmetic control module, and wherein the arithmetic control module is configured to extract each common corresponding point from a first image acquired at a first installing point and a second image acquired at a second installing point, perform the matching based on the corresponding point, and make a measurement of a positional relationship of the object to be measured with respect to the first installing point and the second installing point based on a matching image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai, Tetsuji Anai
  • Patent number: 11150346
    Abstract: A measuring method, wherein point cloud data of a building is acquired by a laser scanner, wherein the laser scanner has an attitude detector for detecting a tilting with respect to a horizontality or a verticality, converts the point cloud data into a horizontal distance and a height or a difference of a height based on the tilting detected by the attitude detector, sets a height line at a predetermined height on a wall surface, averages a horizontal distance information of the point cloud data included in a predetermined width with the height line as a center in a height direction, further develops the horizontal distance information along the height line in a horizontal direction, and measures a horizontal cross section at the predetermined height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai, Tetsuji Anai
  • Publication number: 20210293962
    Abstract: There is provided a surveying instrument including a distance measuring light projecting module, a light receiving module, an optical axis deflector provided in a common portion of a distance measuring optical axis and a light receiving optical axis, a projecting direction detector which detects an optical axis deflection angle and a deflecting direction, a narrow angle image pickup module for a narrow angle of view, a distance measurement arithmetic module, and an arithmetic control module, wherein the arithmetic control module controls the optical axis deflector and the distance measurement arithmetic module, the distance measurement arithmetic module performs a distance measurement of a measuring point based on a transmission signal of a measuring light and a reception signal of a measuring light, the narrow angle image pickup module acquires a narrow angle image with reference to the distance measuring optical axis, a sighting is performed every different objects, and an acquisition of the narrow angle im
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai, Tetsuji Anai
  • Patent number: 11035936
    Abstract: A deflecting device and a surveying instrument for deflecting an optical axis two-dimensionally comprising a ring-shaped holding member; ring gears disposed on both sides of the holding member with the holding member interposed between the ring gears and concentric with the holding member; rotary bearings disposed between the holding member and the ring gears on both sides of the holding member and concentric with the holding member; optical deflecting members disposed at central portions of the ring gears and integrated with the ring gears; deflection motors corresponding to the respective ring gears; a drive transmitting member configured to transmit rotary force of the deflection motors to the ring gears; and urging members configured to urge the ring gears in a direction parallel with rotation axes of the ring gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsumoto, Fumio Ohtomo