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8948491 Method and apparatus for detecting surface unevenness of object under inspection  
Minute surface unevenness formed on the surface of an object under inspection is detected, thereby improving the accuracy of an appearance inspection. A target surface in the sidewall region (21)...
8929642 Three-dimensional scanner and robot system  
A three-dimensional scanner according to one aspect of the embodiments includes an irradiation unit, an imaging unit, a position detecting unit, and a scanning-region determining unit. The...
8890843 Detecting the location of an object on a touch surface  
An apparatus is operated to determine the location of at least one object on a touch surface of a light transmissive panel. In the apparatus, an illumination arrangement introduces radiation into...
8861833 Simultaneous three-dimensional geometry and color texture acquisition using single color camera  
A system for simultaneous real-time three-dimensional geometry and color texture acquisition. The system includes a system processor for generating at least three phase shifted black and white...
8823950 Shape measurement apparatus, and shape measurement method  
A shape measurement apparatus includes a distance measurement meter configured to emit and receive the beam in relation to the object; a beam deflection mechanism configured to deflect the beam...
8780206 Sequenced illumination  
The present invention provides a method and system for imaging documents such as bank notes. The method comprises passing a document past an image sensor such as a line scan camera while...
8688267 Classifying workpieces to be portioned into various end products to optimally meet overall production goals  
A method is provided for classifying incoming products (e.g., chicken butterflies) to be portioned into two or more types of end products (e.g., sandwich portions, strips, nuggets, etc.) to meet...
8675208 Laser profiling attachment for a vision system camera  
This invention provides a system and method for laser profiling that simplifies the task of setting up and using laser profiling systems and associated applications by providing a profiler...
8422030 Fringe projection system with intensity modulating by columns of a plurality of grating elements  
An intensity modulating element for a probe having a plurality of light emitters for phase-shift analysis and measurement is disclosed. The intensity modulating element comprises a plurality of...
8411280 Surface shape measurement apparatus  
An apparatus for measuring a shape of a surface, comprises a measurement head which measures at least one of a distance between a reference point and the surface and a direction of a normal from...
8279454 Method of measuring a length of sections of extrados or intrados curves of an elongated workpiece, and relevant length measuring instrument  
A method of measuring a length of sections of extrados or intrados curves of an elongated workpiece travelling in a bending machine along a forwarding direction, the elongated workpiece having...
8242932 Remote sensing system  
An imaging system (10) and method (200) for reading residential and/or commercial meters. The system and method comprise a transmission element (12) that attaches to an external location of a...
8082120 Hand-held self-referenced apparatus for three-dimensional scanning  
A method and hand-held scanning apparatus for three-dimensional scanning of an object is described. The hand-held self-referenced scanning apparatus has a light source for illuminating...
8081320 Tilt correction system and method for rail seat abrasion  
A system and method for determining rail seat abrasion of a rail road track is disclosed. An inspection system comprises lasers, cameras, and processors adapted to determine whether rail seat...
8064684 Methods and apparatus for visualizing volumetric data using deformable physical object  
An interface that allows a user to explore complex three dimensional datasets. The user manipulates a physical modeling material that defines the geometry of a surface that intersects a voxel...
8050486 System and method for identifying a feature of a workpiece  
A feature of a workpiece can be identified. Two-dimensional data of at least a region of a workpiece and three-dimensional data of a portion of the region of the workpiece are acquired, such as by...
8035052 Method and apparatus for visiometric in-line product inspection  
A method and an apparatus for grouping individual products such as industrially baked products that travel past a visiometry station into lots for counting them. In a viewing zone of a conveyor...
8035823 Hand-held surface profiler  
A light-emitting hand-held surface profiler for scanning and profiling the surfaces of objects has a transparent housing, a focusable light source, a conical mirror aligned to redirect light...
8036450 Electronic photo-optical system for surveying, digitalizing and reproducing the external surface of a three-dimensional object, either virtually or in plastic, composite or papery material  
The acquisition and reproduction units of the system are interconnected by means of a network in order to survey and regenerate the outline of any kind of object and to reproduced it either...
7995218 Sensor system and reverse clamping mechanism  
A sensor system and a reverse clamp is provided. The reverse clamp may include a back portion, a first arm, and a second arm. The first and second arm extending from the back portion to form an...
7860549 Method and apparatus for 3-D imaging of internal light sources  
The present invention provides systems and methods for obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) representation of one or more light sources inside a sample, such as a mammal. Mammalian tissue is a...
7826067 Method and apparatus for quantitative 3-D imaging  
Described is a method and apparatus for obtaining additional information from an object and a method for surface imaging and three-dimensional imaging. Single lens, single aperture, single sensor...
7821649 Fringe projection system and method for a probe suitable for phase-shift analysis  
A probe includes an insertion tube and a plurality of light emitters disposed on the distal end of the insertion tube. The probe further includes at least one intensity modulating element through...
7812970 Method and system for inspecting parts utilizing triangulation  
A method and system for inspecting parts utilizing triangulation are provided. The system includes a part support subsystem including a fixture for supporting a part to be inspected and a head...
7777807 On-board object detector and on-board object detection method  
An on-board object detector and on-board object detection method for detecting an object present in a pickup image at a high level of precision. A controller controls a projector to irradiate a...
7751065 Optical displacement meter, optical displacement measuring method, optical displacement measuring program, computer-readable recording medium, and device that records the program  
The present invention provides an optical displacement meter in which light receiving elements are disposed two-dimensionally, capable of stably obtaining a reception light amount in accordance...
7717574 Method for simplifying the imaging of objects with non-Lambertian surfaces  
For objects with non-Lambertian surfaces, an object surface is mapped by effectively modifying the reflective properties of the object surface being sensed. By effectively making the surface...
7715020 Three-dimensional shape measuring system  
A three-dimensional shape measuring system is provided with a measuring unit having a three-dimensional measurement range and adapted to measure the three-dimensional shape of a measurement object...
7599050 Surface defect inspecting method and device  
A method of inspecting an inspection target surface comprises: irradiating an irradiation light having a predetermined pattern on the inspection target surface; imaging the surface irradiated with...
7560680 3D measurement sensor  
In a matrix of light detectors forming a part of a three-dimensional measurement sensor, outputs of light detectors belonging to a same row are connected to a common signal line. An output of each...
7474416 System and method for measuring an object and monitoring the surface of an object  
A system for measuring an object and for monitoring the surface of the object. The system comprises at least a first subsystem for determining one or more dimensions of the object and a position...
7471381 Method and apparatus for bump inspection  
A method of dynamically imaging, calibrating and measuring bump height and coplanarity of a plurality of bumps on a surface is disclosed. The method includes illuminating the plurality of bumps...
7466430 Method and apparatus for optically scanning a pneumatic tire of a vehicle wheel  
A method and apparatus for optically scanning a pneumatic tire of a vehicle wheel that is rotatably mounted on a measuring shaft of a wheel balancing machine. A light source, such as a laser beam...
7440119 Three-dimensional shape detecting device, image capturing device, and three-dimensional shape detecting method  
There is provided a three-dimensional shape detecting device comprising: pattern beam projection means which projects a plurality of pattern beams including two pattern beams having different...
7375826 High speed three-dimensional laser scanner with real time processing  
A laser scanner computes a range from a laser line to an imaging sensor. The laser line illuminates a detail within an area covered by the imaging sensor, the area having a first dimension and a...
7355724 Three-dimensional measurement system  
The invention relates to a three-dimensional measurement system comprising a hardware part and a software part, in which the hardware part includes a mobile two-axis assembly (12) associated with...
7342669 Three-dimensional shape measuring method and its device  
A three-dimensional shape is measured by a simple system structure. A three-dimensional shape measuring instrument comprises a device (1-1) in which a light-emitting diode (1-1b) is installed as a...
7324217 Device and method for measuring components  
A method is disclosed for measuring components (1) using a measurement system (20) guided by a manipulator (10). In this process, reference features (9, 9a, . . . , 9i) are decentrally located at...
7274469 Method and apparatus for calibrating laser 3D digitizing sensor  
A method for calibrating a laser three-dimensional digitizing sensor. First, a three-dimensional coordinator X-Y-Z is defined and a calibrating surface is provided. Second, a first mapping table...
7253891 Method and apparatus for simultaneous 2-D and topographical inspection  
Apparatus for sensing information regarding a surface including a first plurality of optical elements arranged to acquire two dimensional information about a surface, a second plurality of optical...
7245386 Object measuring device and associated methods  
A device for measuring one or more dimensions of an object. One or more light emitters direct light towards the object. At least one light blocking element, arranged between the light emitters and...
7199881 Apparatus for and method of measurements of components  
An arrangement for measuring components has a manipulator, at least one measuring system in operative connection with the manipulator, the at least one measuring system including at least one...
7196801 Patterned substrate surface mapping  
A method for measuring a characteristic of a substrate, including directing an incident beam at an inspection grid of points on the substrate, receiving the reflected beam with a position...
7193727 Apparatus and method for mounting or wiring semiconductor chips  
An apparatus for mounting semiconductor chips onto a substrate contains a measuring station for the contactless measurement of the height of the surface of the mounted semiconductor chip facing...
7190402 Visual sensor for capturing images with different exposure periods  
A visual sensor capable of expanding a dynamic range with a little load of processing for arithmetic operations and performing a stable detection not affected by change of conditions such as...
7167252 Method and apparatus for creating cavities in packaging materials for artifacts, art objects and fragile or other valuable items  
A non-contact surface measurement system, method and apparatus provides data to computers so that the topography of the surface of an object can be digitally recreated. 3-D images that define tool...
7154613 Color coded light for automated shape measurement using photogrammetry  
A method and apparatus for using a plurality of regions of colored light to index and locate discrete targets in photogrammetry systems. The colored regions of light are used to determine a unique...
7155030 Camera calibration system using planar concentric circles and method thereof  
The invention relates to a camera calibration system and method thereof which is capable of easily performing camera calibration using a concentric circle pattern. According to the invention, a...
7133574 Method for recognizing position of honeycomb structure  
A position of a honeycomb structure, which is comprised of an outer shell, separation walls arranged in the form of a honeycomb within the outer shell, and a number of axially extending cells...
7075662 Method for three-dimensional inspection using patterned light projection  
A three-dimensional inspection system and method is used to obtain information about three-dimensional articles with specular surfaces having a shape and positive or negative height by projecting...

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