Patents by Inventor Johannes Riegl

Johannes Riegl 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: 10160400
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laser scanning device for mounting on the roof rack of a vehicle, comprising a base support, which is configured as an “X”, can be mounted on a roof rack and on which a laser scanning module that spans the fork of the “X” can be fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: RIEGL LASER MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Reichert, Thomas Fälbl, Johannes Riegl, Martin Pfennigbauer
  • Patent number: 10126425
    Abstract: The present application relates to a device for object protection, including at least two laser scanners, which are configured to each emit a laser beam scanning fan in front of the object and to detect a penetration of the scanning fan by a body by means of a reflection of the laser beam of the scanning fan on the body. The laser scanners are arranged on a ground next to the object and have laser beam scanning fans that are oriented upwardly. At least one of the laser beam scanning fans is oriented upwardly at an incline. The laser beam scanning fans intersect one another and the laser beam scanning fans form a closed scanning hood covering the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Ursula Riegl, Johannes Riegl, Martin Pfennigbauer
  • Publication number: 20160216373
    Abstract: The present application relates to a device for object protection, including at least two laser scanners, which are configured to each emit a laser beam scanning fan in front of the object and to detect a penetration of the scanning fan by a body by means of a reflection of the laser beam of the scanning fan on the body. The laser scanners are arranged on a ground next to the object and have laser beam scanning fans that are oriented upwardly. At least one of the laser beam scanning fans is oriented upwardly at an incline. The laser beam scanning fans intersect one another and the laser beam scanning fans form a closed scanning hood covering the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Ursula Riegl, Johannes Riegl, Martin Pfennigbauer
  • Publication number: 20120169876
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laser scanning device for mounting on the roof rack of a vehicle, comprising a base support, which is configured as an “X”, can be mounted on a roof rack and on which a laser scanning module that spans the fork of the “X” can be fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: RIEGL LASER MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Reichert, Thomas Fälbl, Johannes Riegl, Martin Pfennigbauer
  • Patent number: 7697120
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus for use in a scanning optical system comprises a laser transmitter to produce a transmitter beam. This transmitter beam is deviated by a beam scanner, e.g. a tiltable mirror, to produce a pattern of a scanning beam. There are bearings which define first and second axes of rotation perpendicular to each other and intersecting each other in an intersecting point for allowing the beam scanner to scan. In front of the beam scanner is a window of transparent material in the shape of a spherical cap so as to define a central axis and a central point. The central axis intersects the intersecting point of the two other axes, and this common intersecting point coincides preferably with the central point of the sphere of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Riegl Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Reichert, Andreas Ullrich, Martin Pfennigbauer, Johannes Riegl
  • Publication number: 20080123170
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus for use in a scanning optical system comprises a laser transmitter to produce a transmitter beam. This transmitter beam is deviated by a beam scanner, e.g. a tiltable mirror, to produce a pattern of a scanning beam. There are bearings which define first and second axes of rotation perpendicular to each other and intersecting each other in an intersecting point for allowing the beam scanner to scan. In front of the beam scanner is a window of transparent material in the shape of a spherical cap so as to define a central axis and a central point. The central axis intersects the intersecting point of the two other axes, and this common intersecting point coincides preferably with the central point of the sphere of the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Reichert, Andreas Ullrich, Martin Pfennigbauer, Johannes Riegl
  • Patent number: 7330242
    Abstract: A system for recording an object space has a opto-electronic distance sensor which uses a signal propagation time method, and a transmitter for transmitting optical, signals, as well as a receiver (E) for receiving optical signals, reflected by objects located in the target space. The system comprises a scanner for deflecting optical axes of the transmitter and receiver (S and E). The optical axes of the transmitter and receiver (S and E) for example, are substantially parallel. An evaluation system determines distance values from the propagation time or phase position of the transmittal optical signals, and the space coordinates of the individual data elements result from the distance values and the beam deflection implemented by the scanner. The system comprises a rotary measurement head mounted on a pillow block, and a mirror system fixed relative to the measurement head, which deflects beams axially incident on the hollow shaft in the radial direction and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignees: Riegl Laser Measurement System GmbH, Ferrotron Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Reichert, Johannes Riegl, Andreas Stoeger, Rolf Lamm, Andreas Ullrich
  • Publication number: 20070058154
    Abstract: A system for recording an object space has a opto-electronic distance sensor which uses a signal propagation time method, and a transmitter for transmitting optical, signals, as well as a receiver (E) for receiving optical signals, reflected by objects located in the target space. The system comprises a scanner for deflecting optical axes of the transmitter and receiver (S and E). The optical axes of the transmitter and receiver (S and E) for example, are substantially parallel. An evaluation system determines distance values from the propagation time or phase position of the transmittal optical signals, and the space coordinates of the individual data elements result from the distance values and the beam deflection implemented by the scanner. The system comprises a rotary measurement head mounted on a pillow block, and a mirror system fixed relative to the measurement head, which deflects beams axially incident on the hollow shaft in the radial direction and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicants: RIEGL LASER MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS Gmbh, FERROTRON TECHNOLOGIES Gmbh
    Inventors: Rainer Reichert, Johannes Riegl, Andreas Stoeger, Rolf Lamm, Andreas Ullrich
  • Patent number: 6989890
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for taking up an object space using a laser range finder and a scanning device for scanning the object space. Furthermore, there is a passive opto-electronic receiver having an associated scanning device. The scanning device(s) scans the object space for the range finder and the passive receiver synchronously and in phase. To each image element, a spatial angle is assigned for identification. The passive receiver, comprises an array of transducer, elements where the image angle of an individual element of the array corresponds preferably to the beam angle of the laser beam. A memory includes one cell per image element so that with each distance measurement the individual elements of the array can be read and their signals stored in the cells of the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Riegel Laser Measurement Systems, GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Riegl, Rainer Reichert, Andreas Ullrich
  • Patent number: 6879384
    Abstract: A process and an apparatus for measuring an object space using an opto-electronic range finder which operates according to a method of determining the time-of-flight of a signal comprise a first measuring step including transmitting optical transmitter signals in form of a beam of a predetermined first divergence angle, receiving optical signals reflected from an object and evaluating a distance value, while scanning the object space. After or before this first take-up step follows a second one wherein reference marks in the object space are taken up with a using an enlarged divergence angle so as to detect reliably the reference marks. The apparatus comprises, accordingly, appropriate devices for varying the divergence angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Riegl Laser Measurement Systems, GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Riegl, Rainer Reichert, Nikolaus Studnicka, Andreas Ullrich
  • Patent number: 6852975
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the recording of an object space with an opto-electronic distance sensor by a signal propagation time method, with a transmitter for transmitting optical signals, in particular those of a laser, and a receiver device for receiving optical signals, in particular laser radiation, which is reflected from objects located in the target space. The distance sensor is combined with a scanning device for deflecting the optical axes of the transmitter and receiver device, and it has an evaluation device, which from the propagation time or phase angle of the optical signal emitted ascertains distance values. Downstream of the scanning device, that is, out of the region oriented toward the distance sensor, part of the beam is split off from the beam path of the transmitter and/or receiver device and is directed to receiver diodes or the like, and from the corresponding signals, a pixel is ascertained and each pixel is assigned a distance value and a space angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Riegl Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Riegl, Andreas Ullrich, Wolfgang Zierlinger
  • Publication number: 20030123045
    Abstract: A process and an apparatus for taking up an object space using an opto-electronic range finder which operates according to a method of determining the time-of-flight of a signal comprise a first take-up step including transmitting optical transmitter signals in form of a beam of a predetermined first divergence angle, receiving optical signals reflected from an object and evaluating a distance value, while scanning the object space. After or before this first take-up step follows a second one wherein reference marks in the object space are taken up with a using an enlarged divergence angle so as to detect reliably the reference marks. The apparatus comprises, accordingly, appropriate devices for varying the divergence angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Johannes Riegl, Rainer Reichert, Nikolaus Studnicka, Andreas Ullrich
  • Publication number: 20030090646
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for taking up an object space using a laser range finder and a scanning device for scanning the object space. Furthermore, there is a passive opto-electronic receiver having an associated scanning device. The scanning device(s) scans the object space for the range finder and the passive receiver synchronously and in phase. To each image element, a spatial angle is assigned for identification. The passive receiver, comprises an array of transducer, elements where the image angle of an individual element of the array corresponds preferably to the beam angle of the laser beam. A memory includes one cell per image element so that with each distance measurement the individual elements of the array can be read and their signals stored in the cells of the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Johannes Riegl, Rainer Reichert, Andreas Ullrich
  • Patent number: D638318
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Riegl
  • Patent number: D642485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Riegl
  • Patent number: D673988
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Riegl Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Riegl, Gerald Zach
  • Patent number: RE44112
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Riegl
  • Patent number: RE44751
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Riegl
  • Patent number: D738235
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Riegl Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Riegl
  • Patent number: D823306
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: RIEGL LASER MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Johannes Riegl