Patents by Inventor Oliver FAIX

Oliver FAIX 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: 20220283327
    Abstract: The invention relates to a measurement system, e.g. comprising a total station and an auxiliary measurement instrument in the form of a pole, and/or an auxiliary measurement instrument, e.g. a pole, and/or a method for determining positions in the field of geodesics or on construction sites, e.g. by means of a construction laser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Josef MUELLER, Oliver FAIX, Jochen SCHEJA, Stefan PETKOV, Josef LAIS, Tim MAYER, Bernhard METZLER
  • Publication number: 20220172406
    Abstract: A method and device for displaying desired positions in a live image of a construction site. The method mat include recording at least one position-referenced image of the construction site; linking at least one desired position to the position-referenced image; storing the position-referenced image together with desired position linkage in an electronic memory; recording a live image of the construction site, in particular in the form of a video, wherein the live image and the position-referenced image at least partially represent an identical detail of the construction site; retrieving the stored position-referenced image from the memory; fitting the position-referenced image with the live image, so that the desired position linked to the position-referenced image can be overlaid in a position-faithful manner on the live image; and position-faithful display of the desired position as a graphic marking in the live image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Josef MUELLER, Oliver FAIX, Jochen SCHEJA, Stefan PETKOV, Josef LAIS, Tim MAYER, Bernhard METZLER
  • Publication number: 20220090910
    Abstract: A method comprising: setting up a stationary surveying device at a first known positioning in a surrounding area of the object; retrieving from a memory a set of object points of an object to be surveyed and/or to be marked; surveying and/or marking from a first positioning object points of the set of object points that can be surveyed and/or can be marked from the first positioning by means of the free beam, on the basis of a target direction; ascertaining missing object points of a set of object points; relocating the surveying device to a second, unknown positioning in the surrounding area of the object; automatically determining a second positioning by the surveying device on the basis of the knowledge of the first positioning, so that the second positioning is known; surveying and/or marking missing object points by means of the free beam from the second positioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Josef MÜLLER, Jochen SCHEJA, Oliver FAIX, Thomas BÖSCH, Claudio ISELI, Hannes MAAR, Patrik LENGWEILER, Markus GESER
  • Publication number: 20220074764
    Abstract: A calibrating method and system for an auxiliary measuring instrument which is designed to form together with a ground-based, stationary, surveying device having range-and-direction measuring functionality, a total station, a system for surveying and/or staking out object points. The auxiliary measuring instrument including a body which has a code for determining the orientation by using a pivoting movement of the body about a resting contact end of the auxiliary measuring instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Josef MÜLLER, Jochen SCHEJA, Oliver FAIX, Thomas BÖSCH, Claudio ISELI
  • Publication number: 20210372768
    Abstract: An auxiliary measuring instrument, configured to form together with a ground-based surveying device having range-and-direction measuring functionality, a system for surveying or staking out object points, wherein the auxiliary measuring instrument including a handheld main body of a defined length, and a man-machine interface, wherein the auxiliary measuring instrument is designed in a pen-like form and size and is configured to aim at an object point to be surveyed or staked out in a one-handed manner with a first end of the auxiliary measuring instrument and wherein a body is attached at a second end of the auxiliary measuring instrument, wherein the body is designed for optical-image-based determination of the position of the auxiliary measuring instrument by the surveying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Josef MÜLLER, Jochen SCHEJA, Oliver FAIX, Thomas BÖSCH, Claudio ISELI, Hannes MAAR, Patrik LENGWEILER, Markus GESER
  • Publication number: 20200018598
    Abstract: A surveying pole system comprising a surveying pole including two telescopic sections for providing length adjustability. At a first end of the surveying pole, a pointing tip is disposed for positioning on a target point of the environment. At a second end, a length reference point is disposed. The surveying pole also includes a locking mechanism for locking the length adjustability in respective lock-in positions. Each of the lock-in positions provides a corresponding distance between the pointing tip and the length reference point. A plurality of coded identifiers have a predetermined code associated with one of the lock-in positions. The surveying pole also includes a coded-identifier reader for reading the code of a respective coded identifier associated with the respective lock-in position, a communication device configured for transmitting a signal to a surveying instrument, wherein the signal is based at least on the read code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Walter HOLLENSTEIN, Markus GESER, Josef MÜLLER, Oliver FAIX
  • Patent number: 10260873
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention include a surveying apparatus that includes an optoelectronic distance measuring device having a measuring beam path, a base for placing the surveying apparatus, a support which is mounted on the base such that it is rotatable about a vertical axis, a beam directing unit which is mounted in the support such that it is rotatable about a tilting axis, an angle measurement system for measuring the axial positions, and an actuatable positioning device driving the beam directing unit or the support. In some embodiments the positioning device may include a plurality of coils which are arranged in a positionally fixed manner in the form of a ring about the tilting axis and/or vertical axis, with winding axes which are axially parallel to the tilting axis or vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Oliver Faix, Christoph Herbst, Daniel Auer, Josef Müller
  • Publication number: 20160178365
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention include a surveying apparatus that includes an optoelectronic distance measuring device having a measuring beam path, a base for placing the surveying apparatus, a support which is mounted on the base such that it is rotatable about a vertical axis, a beam directing unit which is mounted in the support such that it is rotatable about a tilting axis, an angle measurement system for measuring the axial positions, and an actuatable positioning device driving the beam directing unit or the support. In some embodiments the positioning device may include a plurality of coils which are arranged in a positionally fixed manner in the form of a ring about the tilting axis and/or vertical axis, with winding axes which are axially parallel to the tilting axis or vertical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Oliver FAIX, Christoph HERBST, Daniel AUER, Josef MÜLLER