US 11,878,624 B2
Snow vehicle
Manfred Thöny, St. Gallenkirch (AT)
Assigned to PRINOTH AG, Sterzing (IT)
Appl. No. 16/954,477
Filed by PRINOTH AG, Sterzing (IT)
PCT Filed Dec. 19, 2018, PCT No. PCT/EP2018/085789
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 16, 2020,
PCT Pub. No. WO2019/121880, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 27, 2019.
Claims priority of application No. A 494/2017 (AT), filed on Dec. 20, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2021/0072020 A1, Mar. 11, 2021
Int. Cl. B60Q 1/08 (2006.01); H05B 47/105 (2020.01); B60Q 9/00 (2006.01); G06V 10/145 (2022.01); G06V 20/58 (2022.01); B60Q 1/24 (2006.01); E01H 4/02 (2006.01)
CPC B60Q 1/085 (2013.01) [B60Q 1/24 (2013.01); B60Q 9/008 (2013.01); G06V 10/145 (2022.01); G06V 20/58 (2022.01); H05B 47/105 (2020.01); B60Q 2300/32 (2013.01); B60Q 2400/50 (2013.01); E01H 4/02 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A snow groomer configured to maintain at least one of ski slopes and cross-country ski trails, the snow groomer comprising:
at least one lighting element comprising a plurality of lasers mounted on a rotatable drum body on a side of the snow groomer and configured to self-level via a gyroscope sensor, the plurality of lasers configured to emit a plurality of laser beams through a plurality of different lenses to project a pattern having a structure on the ground of the surroundings of the snow groomer, wherein the pattern is configured to be distorted in a visually detectable manner on at least one of an obstacle of the surroundings of the snow groomer and a topographical condition of the surroundings of the snow groomer.