US 11,653,590 B2
Calibration of systems to deliver agricultural projectiles
Gabriel Thurston Sibley, Menlo Park, CA (US); Curtis Dale Garner, Modesto, CA (US); Andre Robert Daniel Michelin, Topanga, CA (US); Lorenzo Ibarria, Dublin, CA (US); Patrick Christopher Leger, Belmont, CA (US); Benjamin Rewis, Oakland, CA (US); and Shi Yan, San Jose, CA (US)
Assigned to Verdant Robotics, Inc., Hayward, CA (US)
Filed by Verdant Robotics, Inc., Hayward, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 21, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/724,265.
Prior Publication US 2021/0185885 A1, Jun. 24, 2021
Int. Cl. A01B 79/00 (2006.01); A01B 79/02 (2006.01); A01M 7/00 (2006.01); B05B 9/06 (2006.01)
CPC A01B 79/005 (2013.01) [A01B 79/02 (2013.01); A01M 7/0096 (2013.01); B05B 9/06 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A method comprising:
identifying an emitter of an agricultural projectile delivery system to calibrate a trajectory of an agricultural projectile to intercept a target;
implementing a focused light source to provide a reference of alignment;
predicting a projectile impact site relative to the reference of alignment;
determining one or more calibration parameters to align the projectile impact site and the target;
adjusting the trajectory based on the one or more calibration parameters; and
implementing one or more boresights each of which is configured to enable an alignment light ray to transmit through a boresight to facilitate alignment of the projectile impact site and the target.