Trimble Navigation Patent Applications

Vehicle navigation system with adaptive gyroscope bias compensation

Granted: October 6, 2016
Application Number: 20160290810
Adaptive gyroscope bias compensation allows a vehicle navigation module to estimate position and velocity reliably during temperature changes.

Active Imaging Systems for Plant Growth Monitoring

Granted: July 28, 2016
Application Number: 20160217562
Active imaging systems for plant growth monitoring acquire images in which each pixel represents an absolute NDVI value obtained with active illumination.

TRACKING OF BUILT COMPONENTS BY USING ID TAGS

Granted: June 30, 2016
Application Number: 20160189089
An apparatus for tracking a plurality of built components is provided. The apparatus comprises a reading gate configured to identify at least one fabricated building component arrived at the point of entry of the building site by reading an ID tag of each fabricated building component arrived at the point of entry of the building site and by associating the ID tag with a number imprinted on each fabricated building component. The reading gate is configured to record the timing of arrival…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING MAPPING AND MODELING DATA

Granted: June 30, 2016
Application Number: 20160189348
A method for post-processing georeferenced mapping data includes providing positioning data indicating a position of a data acquisition system in a defined space at specific moments in time, providing ranging data indicating relative position of objects in the defined space with respect to the data acquisition system at the specific moments in time, performing a smoothing process on the positioning data to determine smoothed best estimate of trajectory (SBET) data for trajectory of the…

GNSS REFERENCE FOR SUBSCRIBED PRECISIONS

Granted: June 2, 2016
Application Number: 20160154107
This application discloses a GNSS reference apparatus having a vector error generator and a reference data server. The vector error generator generates one or more sequences of keyed intentional errors made confidential with confidential error keys, and then combines the sequences to generate a sequence of reference erroneous positions. The reference data server issues GNSS position-determination reference data based on the reference erroneous positions where the keyed intentional errors…

APPARATUS FOR VERIFIED ANTISPOOFING NAVIGATION

Granted: June 2, 2016
Application Number: 20160154112
A verified antispoofing navigation apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises: a primary navigation receiver configured to provide a set of primary measurements related to positioning of a mobile platform; a supplemental navigation device configured to provide a set of supplemental measurements related to positioning of the mobile platform; an identity monitoring device configured to verify an identity of a driver of the mobile platform; and a verification and authentication…

Farm vehicle autopilot with automatic calibration, tuning and diagnostics

Granted: May 26, 2016
Application Number: 20160147225
Automatic calibration, tuning and diagnostics improve precision farming by helping farmers obtain best performance from their autopilot-guided vehicles. Automatic calibration procedures that cannot be accurately performed by human drivers, automatic autopilot tuning, and simplified diagnostics are all parts of an advanced farm vehicle autopilot system.

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR INTERSECTION POSITIONING

Granted: April 7, 2016
Application Number: 20160097849
A system and methods are provided for providing intersection positioning data. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting one or more objects by a device, wherein the one or more objects are detected relative to at least a portion of a roadway by an integrated radar sensor of the device, and tracking one or more detected objects by the device to determine tracking data, wherein tracking includes determining a number of detected objects, determining speed of the one or more detected…

CAMERA ON A ROVER SURVEYING SYSTEM

Granted: January 14, 2016
Application Number: 20160012590
A surveying system comprising a station and rover is used to make field measurements of a job site. The station at a first location has one or more cameras and one or more targets. The rover has one or more cameras and one or more targets. The rover is moved to a plurality of locations and images are acquired of the one or more targets of the station and/or the rover. The images are used to determine a spatial relationship between the first location and the plurality of locations.

Active Imaging Systems for Plant Growth Monitoring

Granted: December 31, 2015
Application Number: 20150379702
Active imaging systems for plant growth monitoring acquire images in which each pixel represents an absolute NDVI value obtained with active illumination.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING A CARGO TRANSACTION

Granted: December 24, 2015
Application Number: 20150371185
Devices, systems, and methods for managing a cargo transaction are disclosed. By transmitting and integrating consignment data and real-time cargo status data including data collected from a GPS-enabled monitoring device to a visual cargo server, a visual cargo data is produced. The visual cargo data is contextualized by integrating with contextual data obtained from one or more contextual servers.

Implement guidance

Granted: December 3, 2015
Application Number: 20150342110
Efficient towed implement guidance to a desired path is achieved by guiding a towing vehicle toward a path on the opposite side of a desired path, then guiding the vehicle back to the desired path. Efficient forward implement guidance to a desired path is achieved by guiding a pushing vehicle along a tractrix. A vehicle leaves a straight line along a tractrix to keep a rear implement on the line as long as possible.

Implement Guidance

Granted: December 3, 2015
Application Number: 20150346728
Efficient towed implement guidance to a desired path is achieved by guiding a towing vehicle toward a path on the opposite side of a desired path, then guiding the vehicle back to the desired path. Efficient forward implement guidance to a desired path is achieved by guiding a pushing vehicle along a tractrix. A vehicle leaves a straight line along a tractrix to keep a rear implement on the line as long as possible.

MONITORING A RESPONSE OF A BRIDGE BASED ON A POSITION OF A VEHICLE CROSSING THE BRIDGE

Granted: November 26, 2015
Application Number: 20150338305
A method for performing a dynamic load test on a bridge includes providing a vehicle with an imaging device coupled to the vehicle and moving the vehicle across the bridge. While moving the vehicle across the bridge, a series of images is obtained using the imaging device. A position of the vehicle on the bridge is determined as a function of time using the series of images, and a response of the bridge is determined as a function of time as the vehicle crosses the bridge. The position…

MULTIPLE CONTENT MESSAGE BASE-ROVER ARCHITECTURE

Granted: November 26, 2015
Application Number: 20150338520
A multiple content message (MCM) base apparatus configured to generate a composite base data stream is proposed. A multiple content message (MCM) rover apparatus configured to generate a set of fast frequency baseline data is proposed.

CONSTRUCTION DRAWING EVALUATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Granted: November 26, 2015
Application Number: 20150339322
The invention provides the ability to count symbols within drawings in an automated fashion using a computer processor. This may be accomplished by identifying a particular symbol (representing a drawing part) and then permitting the computer to search for the identified symbol in the drawing. Following the initial search, a secondary search may be performed to increase the accuracy of an initial automated count, and obtaining refined searches results representing similar parts…

Handheld GIS data collection device target augmentation

Granted: November 19, 2015
Application Number: 20150332500
Target augmentation makes GIS data collection devices more intuitive and useful for GIS workers, and reduces GIS data collection errors.

INTEGRATED IMAGING AND RFID SYSTEM FOR VIRTUAL 3D SCENE CONSTRUCTION

Granted: October 29, 2015
Application Number: 20150312426
Information is collected by acquiring imaging data of a plurality of objects using an imaging tool; creating a three-dimensional representation of the plurality of objects based on the imaging data; and extracting RFID data stored in an RFID tag using an RFID reader. The RFID tag has a reference to a three-dimensional model. The three-dimensional model is created before acquiring the imaging data of the plurality of objects. And the three-dimensional model is a representation of at least…

Rudder-Assisted Steering For Self-Propelled Drainage Equipment

Granted: October 22, 2015
Application Number: 20150298731
Novel tools and techniques for performing steering operations for a tracked vehicle with a dragged implement using a control system that uses a combination of differential steering and rudder steering based on one or more operating conditions of the vehicle.

GNSS Signal Processing Methods and Apparatus

Granted: October 22, 2015
Application Number: 20150301190
Methods and apparatus are presented for determining a position of a GNSS rover antenna from observations collected at the antenna over multiple epochs from satellite signals of multiple GNSS, wherein the observation data of each GNSS has a distinct data format. The observation data of each GNSS are presented in a generic GNSS data format, which differs from the distinct data format of the GNSS, to obtain a set of generic data. A set of difference data is prepared representing differences…