Patents by Inventor Tim MAYER

Tim MAYER 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: 20220187592
    Abstract: Method and opto-electronic measuring device for measuring of an object's surface with a measuring rate of at least one thousand object points per second. Using a high-speed autofocus optical module comprising at least one variable focal length lens or reconfigurable optical phase plate having a response time of under 1ms, situated in an emitting beam path, there is a real-time focus adaption of the measurement beam within a single object point measurement period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Jürg HINDERLING, Andreas WALSER, Tim MAYER, Hannes BEYER, Oliver ROHRER
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11274912
    Abstract: A measuring system comprising a measuring apparatus including a first portion comprising a first casing, a first length measuring body, a first length measuring device, and a first reference point. A first end of the first length measuring body is attached to the first casing, a second end extends away from the first casing, the first length measuring device measures a first distance between the second end and the first reference point; a second portion comprising a second casing, a second length measuring body, a second length measuring device, and a second reference point. A first end of the second length measuring body is attached to the second casing, a second end extends away from the second casing, the second length measuring device measures a second distance between the second end and the second reference point. The first and second portion are coupled and rotate relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Tim Mayer, Jochen Scheja
  • Patent number: 11249302
    Abstract: An opto-electro-mechanical system for manipulating optical radiation comprising a rotationally or translationally movable element, wherein the element is itself an optical element or comprises an optical element. Furthermore the system comprises a stator for the movable element having a recess enabling a deflection range, a flexible connection between the stator and the movable element providing a corresponding kinematically defined mobility, and an actuator for deflecting the movable element, wherein the stator is connected as one piece to the movable element, and the one-piece connection consists of silicate glass- and the recess is arranged around the movable element in such a way that the movable element is deflectable in accordance with the kinematically defined mobility with elastic deformation of the connection by means of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventor: Tim Mayer
  • Patent number: 11015932
    Abstract: A surveying device including a base defining a base axis, a support structure rotatable around the base axis and defining a rotation axis, a light emitting unit emitting light and a light receiving unit for detecting reflected light. A rotation unit is mounted on the support structure for emitting and receiving light in defined directions, wherein the rotation unit comprises a rotation body rotatable around the rotation axis including a scanning mirror arranged tilted relative to the rotation axis. An imaging unit for capturing an image of a scanning region is provided. The imaging unit comprises a camera fixedly arranged on the support structure, the rotation body comprises at least one reflecting deflecting surface assigned to the camera. The imaging unit and the rotation body are arranged so that the field of view comprises a defined field angle around the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Martin Benjamin Gächter Toya, Thomas Jensen, Andreas Schwendener, Tim Mayer
  • Publication number: 20200149857
    Abstract: A measuring system comprising a measuring apparatus including a first portion comprising a first casing, a first length measuring body, a first length measuring device, and a first reference point. A first end of the first length measuring body is attached to the first casing, a second end extends away from the first casing, the first length measuring device measures a first distance between the second end and the first reference point; a second portion comprising a second casing, a second length measuring body, a second length measuring device, and a second reference point. A first end of the second length measuring body is attached to the second casing, a second end extends away from the second casing, the second length measuring device measures a second distance between the second end and the second reference point. The first and second portion are coupled and rotate relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Tim MAYER, Jochen SCHEJA
  • Publication number: 20200103644
    Abstract: An opto-electro-mechanical system for manipulating optical radiation comprising a rotationally or translationally movable element, wherein the element is itself an optical element or comprises an optical element. Furthermore the system comprises a stator for the movable element having a recess enabling a deflection range, a flexible connection between the stator and the movable element providing a corresponding kinematically defined mobility, and an actuator for deflecting the movable element, wherein the stator is connected as one piece to the movable element, and the one-piece connection consists of silicate glass- and the recess is arranged around the movable element in such a way that the movable element is deflectable in accordance with the kinematically defined mobility with elastic deformation of the connection by means of the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventor: Tim MAYER
  • Publication number: 20190064323
    Abstract: A measuring device can have a scanning functionality for optical surveying of an environment, wherein the measuring device has a sensor comprising an assembly of microcells as a receiving surface and direction-dependent active sections of the receiver are defined depending on the transmission direction of the transmitted radiation, in order to adapt the active receiver surface to a varying imaging position of the received radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Tim MAYER, Jürg HINDERLING
  • Publication number: 20190063914
    Abstract: A total station or a theodolite includes scanning functionality for optical surveying of an environment, in which the total station or the theodolite is configured such that direction-dependent active acquisition regions of the receiver are defined depending on the transmission direction of the transmitted radiation to adapt the receiver surface mechanically and/or electronically to a varying imaging position of the received radiation on the overall detector surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Tim MAYER, Jürg HINDERLING
  • Publication number: 20180238687
    Abstract: A surveying device including a base defining a base axis, a support structure rotatable around the base axis and defining a rotation axis, a light emitting unit emitting light and a light receiving unit for detecting reflected light. A rotation unit is mounted on the support structure for emitting and receiving light in defined directions, wherein the rotation unit comprises a rotation body rotatable around the rotation axis including a scanning mirror arranged tilted relative to the rotation axis. An imaging unit for capturing an image of a scanning region is provided. The imaging unit comprises a camera fixedly arranged on the support structure, the rotation body comprises at least one reflecting deflecting surface assigned to the camera. The imaging unit and the rotation body are arranged so that the field of view comprises a defined field angle around the rotation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Martin Benjamin GÄCHTER TOYA, Thomas JENSEN, Andreas SCHWENDENER, Tim MAYER
  • Patent number: 9341474
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention relate to a rotation unit for a surveying device, in particular a laser scanner for optically scanning an environment and such a surveying device. The surveying device has a rotation unit having a rotation mirror, for deflecting an emission light beam and a reception light beam, and a rotation body implemented as a cylinder having a on a beveled, free end. The rotation body is implemented as a hollow cylinder having a cylinder bottom and a beveled cylinder wall on its free end. The hollow cylinder is connected coaxially with respect to its cylinder axis in a rotationally-fixed manner to a motor-driven shaft via the cylinder bottom. The rotation mirror is fastened in the region of its free end to the cylinder wall of the hollow cylinder so it is supported thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Karl Helmut Plangger, Tim Mayer, Jochen Scheja
  • Publication number: 20150096181
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention relate to a rotation unit for a surveying device, in particular a laser scanner for optically scanning an environment and such a surveying device. The surveying device has a rotation unit having a rotation mirror, for deflecting an emission light beam and a reception light beam, and a rotation body implemented as a cylinder having a on a beveled, free end. The rotation body is implemented as a hollow cylinder having a cylinder bottom and a beveled cylinder wall on its free end. The hollow cylinder is connected coaxially with respect to its cylinder axis in a rotationally-fixed manner to a motor-driven shaft via the cylinder bottom. The rotation mirror is fastened in the region of its free end to the cylinder wall of the hollow cylinder so it is supported thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Karl Helmut PLANGGER, Tim MAYER, Jochen SCHEJA