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특허 상세정보

Apparatus and method for determining vehicle wheel alignment measurements from three dimensional wheel positions and ori

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) G01B-011/26    G01B-007/315   
미국특허분류(USC) 364/559 ; 356/3909
출원번호 US-0651766 (1996-05-22)
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인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 59  인용 특허 : 33
초록

Apparatus and method for determining the alignment positions and orientations of vehicle wheels includes optical targets mounted on the wheels and optical targets mounted in a fixed relationship with respect to the surface on which the wheels are disposed. Video cameras are used to obtain images of the various optical targets and a computer is responsive to the images of the targets to determine values of wheel alignment parameters of the vehicle relative to said surface on which the vehicle wheels roll. The surface on which the wheels are disposed may b...

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A wheel alignment apparatus for determining the alignment of the wheels of a vehicle in relation to a vertically movable surface upon which the vehicle wheels are disposed, said apparatus comprising: a set of predetermined optical targets adapted to be mounted to wheels of a vehicle; at least one video camera disposed to receive images of said optical targets, each of said at least one video cameras having a field of view; a computer operatively connected to said at least one camera, said computer being responsive to the images of said set of targets to ...

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