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1. (CA2288972) VIEWING APPARATUS

Office : Canada
Application Number: 2288972 Application Date: 14.05.1998
Publication Number: 2288972 Publication Date: 19.11.1998
Publication Kind : A1
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:GB1998001383 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
G02B 27/14
A01J 7/00
G01N 21/88
G02B 17/00
G PHYSICS
02
OPTICS
B
OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
27
Other optical systems; Other optical apparatus
10
Beam splitting or combining systems
14
operating by reflection only
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
01
AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
J
MANUFACTURE OF DAIRY PRODUCTS
7
Accessories for milking machines or devices
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
N
INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21
Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using infra-red, visible, or ultra-violet light
84
Systems specially adapted for particular applications
88
Investigating the presence of flaws, defects or contamination
G PHYSICS
02
OPTICS
B
OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
17
Systems with reflecting surfaces, with or without refracting elements
CPC:
G01N 21/8806
A01J 5/0134
A01J 5/0135
A01J 7/00
Applicants: BTG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Inventors: ROSS, DAVID WILLIAM
STIRLING, HUGH GERALD
Priority Data: 9709738.0 14.05.1997 GB
Title: (EN) VIEWING APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL D'OBSERVATION VISUELLE
Abstract:
(EN) Viewing apparatus (10) operative to transpose the views of an object or object part (12) seen from a number of different viewpoints into a single two- dimensional representation, the apparatus comprising a support structure (14) to which is secured a plurality of reflectors (16, 28) disposed about a viewing space in the apparatus, one or more cameras or other detection devices (20) disposed to receive optical information from the object or object part in the viewing space, by light reflected from the reflectors (16, 28), and placement means adapted to move the support structure to and from a position in which the object or object part (12) is contained within said viewing space.


Also published as:
EP0981777WO/1998/052087