Controlling systems and methods for scanning and inspecting images

  • US 5,119,190 A
  • Filed: 10/24/1989
  • Issued: 06/02/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/1963
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for controlling scanning of an image field by a camera comprising:

  • a) scanning an image field with a camera and generating output video signals which vary in accordance with variations in the image field scanned;

    b) generating coded electrical signals indicative of the content of at least a portion of the image field scanned;

    c) computer analyzing said coded electrical signals and detecting when a select condition exists in the image field scanned and generating further coded electrical signals indicative of said select condition; and

    d) applying said further coded signals to control the scanning operation.

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