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1. (EP0981777) VIEWING APPARATUS

Office : European Patent Office
Application Number: 98921612 Application Date: 14.05.1998
Publication Number: 0981777 Publication Date: 01.03.2000
Publication Kind : A1
Designated States: BE, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, IE, IT, NL, PT
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:GB1998001383 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
A 01J
G 02B
A01J 7/00
G 01N
G01N 21/88
G 02B
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
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
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 INT LTD
Inventors: ROSS DAVID WILLIAM
STIRLING HUGH GERALD
Priority Data: 9709738 14.05.1997 GB
9801383 14.05.1998 GB
Title: (DE) BETRACHTUNGSVORRICHTUNG
(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.
(FR) L'invention a trait à un appareil d'observation visuelle (10) destiné à transposer les vues d'un objet, ou d'une partie d'un objet (12), observé depuis un certain nombre de points de vue, en une représentation bidimensionnelle unique. Cet appareil comporte une structure support (14) à laquelle est fixée une pluralité de réflecteurs (16, 28) disposés autour d'un espace d'observation visuelle situé à l'intérieur de l'appareil; une, ou plusieurs, caméras, ou d'autres dispositifs de détection (20), disposés de manière à recevoir des informations optiques provenant de l'objet, ou de la partie d'objet, situé dans l'espace d'observation, grâce à la réflexion du rayonnement sur des réflecteurs (16, 28); et un élément d'ajustement conçu pour faire se déplacer la structure support en direction et à partir d'un emplacement de l'objet, ou de la partie d'objet (12), à l'intérieur dudit espace d'observation.
Also published as:
CA2288972WO/1998/052087