Methods and systems for scanning and inspecting images

  • US 5,067,012 A
  • Filed: 03/27/1990
  • Issued: 11/19/1991
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/1963
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An automatic inspection apparatus comprising:

  • (a) means for positioning an object to be inspected at an inspection work station;

    (b) electronic scanning means disposed at the work station for examining the object under inspection;

    (c) said scanning means including means for generating analog information signals that are representative of variations in the physical characteristics of the object under inspection;

    (d) means for effecting relative movement between the object under inspection and the electronic scanning means so as to present different portions of the object in the field scanned by the scanning means; and

    (e) electronic circuit means for analyzing the information content of the analog information signals generated by the electronic scanning means.

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