Patents

Hermary’s 3D scanners are unparalleled in speed, resolution, and reliability. We pride ourselves in engineering excellent vision technologies that not only add value to our customers’ solutions but inspire great inventions. 

Hermary’s first patent was issued in 1997 to the LPS-2016 electromagnetic profile scanner. The success of LPS-2016 paved the way for Hermary’s next-generation 3D scanners, the DPS coplanar electromagnetic profile scanner (known as the DPS line), in 1999. The immense scanning capabilities of the coplanar profile scanner revolutionized the sawmill/lumber industry. Since their inventions, both patents have been cited in over 280 cases in total. Hermary’s 3D scanning innovations became a beacon of technological importance that helped advance vision technologies in industrial and consumer products alike. Explore below what inventions referenced Hermary in their patents.

Co-planar electromagnetic profile scanner, 1999

This patent marks the birth of the DPS product line. A typical log travels down the conveyor at 500 ft/150 m per minute. The scanners incorporated coded structured light to achieve accurate data capturing of the fast-moving logs (objects). Hermary’s patented coded structured light technology use a patterned and coded beam of light, in such a manner that can be uniquely identified and associated with a specific portion of the scanning beam, and thus with the object being scanned. The unique coded structured light technology also made laser scanning more immune to ambient light.

This video illustrates how 3D scanning is achieved through geometric measurement techniques.

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