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dc.date.accessioned2016-08-24T17:55:26Z
dc.date.available2016-08-24T17:55:26Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/72757
dc.description.abstractEmbodiments of the invention provide a pool cleaner control system including a laser range finder with a first laser line generator, a second laser line generator, and a camera. The first laser line generator and the second laser line generator are positioned to emit parallel laser lines and the camera is positioned to capture an image of the laser lines projected on an object. The control system also includes a controller in communication with the laser range finder and configured to control operation of the laser line generators to emit the laser lines and to control the camera to capture the image. The controller is also configured to receive the image from the camera, calculate a pixel distance between the laser lines in the image, and calculate the physical distance between the camera and the object based on the pixel distance.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
dc.titlePool cleaner with laser range finder system and method
dc.typePatent
dc.identifier.urlhttp://pimg-fpiw.uspto.gov/fdd/74/862/090/0.pdf
dc.date.accessed2016-08-19
dc.type.dcmitypeText
dc.contributor.assigneePentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
dc.contributor.assigneeVirginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
dc.contributor.inventorBoothe, Brian J.
dc.contributor.inventorLeonessa, Alexander
dc.contributor.inventorCain, Christopher H.
dc.date.filed2013-06-27
dc.identifier.applicationnumber13929715
dc.subject.uspc1/1
dc.subject.cpcE04H4/1654
dc.subject.cpcG01C3/08
dc.subject.cpcG01C15/002
dc.subject.cpcG05D1/0214
dc.subject.cpcG05D1/0238
dc.subject.cpcG05D1/024
dc.type.patenttypeutility
dc.identifier.patentnumber9086274


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