Patent Number: 8,816,863

Title: Methods and systems to dissuade animals from an area

Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a laser beam illuminating a space around an object are provided. The laser beam illuminates an animal that is approaching the object in the space. The laser beam is generated by a laser illuminating at least a first micro-mirror that moves under control of a processor. Additional micro-mirrors are contemplated. The laser beam reflected from the moving micro-mirror illuminates the space around the object. Laser, processor and micro-mirrors are dimensioned to illuminate with a high probability an area with a cross-section perpendicular to a laser beam of 10 cm by 10 cm inside the space at a distance of up to 200 meters from the laser or farther.

Inventors: Arman; Farshid (Lafayette, CA)

Assignee: Siemens Corporation

International Classification: G08B 23/00 (20060101); G08B 13/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018