07545517 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 12 patents.

A laser imaging system and method of projecting a laser template on a surface, including independently determining a position and orientation of the surface using an external metrology device, independently determining a position and orientation of a laser projector using the metrology device, generating a signal from the metrology device to a computer and orienting the laser projector relative to the surface to project a laser template. The apparatus includes a plurality of metrology transmitters at fixed locations, a plurality of metrology receivers at fixed locations relative to the surface and a plurality of metrology receivers at fixed locations relative to either the laser projector or laser targets within a field of view of the laser projector. A laser projector and frame assembly is also disclosed, wherein the metrology receivers are located on the frame and the frame includes laser targets for correcting laser drift. Kinematic supports for the metrology receivers are disclosed as well as an independent laser tracker.

Title
Laser projection systems and methods
Application Number
10/913842
Publication Number
7545517 (B2)
Application Date
August 6, 2004
Publication Date
June 9, 2009
Inventor
Jarrad V Morden
Waterloo
CA
V Robert Jackson
Elora
CA
Kurt D Rueb
Kitchener
CA
Agent
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
Assignee
Metris Canada
CA
IPC
G01B 11/14
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