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US20050178305: Golf cart and annunciation system using the same

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Takayoshi Kojima ·
Assignee(s) Yosei Kojima ·
Correspondent AKERMAN SENTERFITT ·
Application Number US11057023
Filing date 02/11/2005
Publication date 08/18/2005
Predicted expiration date 02/11/2025
U.S. Classifications 111/200  · 701/50  · 701/301  · 280/DIG.005  · 250/221  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeA1
Foreign Priority JP2004035358 - 02/12/2004 · JP2004345336 - 11/30/2004 ·
13 Claims, 10 Drawings


Abstract

There is provided a golf cart capable of repairing surfaces of fairways not manually but automatically. The golf cart is equipped with an image-taking device 31 for taking images of surface conditions on the fairways, a container 32 for accommodating joint soil, an image processing means 41 for recognizing exposed soil surfaces on the fairways based on image information imported from the image-taking device 31, and a repairing means 44 for dropping the joint soil within the container 32 on the exposed soil surfaces recognized by the image processing means 41. Thus, as the cart is moving on the fairways, every time the image processing means 41 recognizes the exposed soil surface, the repairing means 44 drops down the joint soil within the container 32 on the exposed soil surface.

Independent Claims | See all claims (13)

  1. 1. A golf cart, comprising: an image-taking device for taking images of surface conditions on fairways; a container for accommodating joint soil; an image processing means for recognizing exposed soil surfaces on the fairways based on image information imported from said image-taking device; and a repairing means for dropping the joint soil accommodated in said container onto the exposed soil surfaces recognized by said image processing means.

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