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1. (WO2018022445) APPARATUS AND METHODS OF ALIGNING, INSPECTING, AND MANUFACTURING CERAMIC HONEYCOMB BODIES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/022445    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/043250
Publication Date: Fri Feb 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01N 21/956
Applicants: CORNING INCORPORATED
Inventors: MADARA, Russell Wayne
TREACY, Eric Daniel
WIDA, Cynthia Leigh
ZOU, Xiaotian
Title: APPARATUS AND METHODS OF ALIGNING, INSPECTING, AND MANUFACTURING CERAMIC HONEYCOMB BODIES
Abstract:
An apparatus and method to align ceramic honeycomb bodies. The apparatus includes a light source to direct light toward a first end of a ceramic honeycomb body, a lens to receive at least a portion of the light directed to the first end of the ceramic honeycomb body, an imaging device to capture an image of the received light, wherein the image comprises a portion of a side surface of the honeycomb body. The apparatus comprises a controller configured to receive the captured image, to analyze the captured image based on the portion of the side surface, to adjust the ceramic honeycomb body and/or the lens based on the analysis to align the ceramic honeycomb body and the lens optical axis.