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1. (WO2018201238) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTINUOUS OPTICAL IMAGING OF A SURFACE OF AN OBJECT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/201238    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2018/050505
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue May 01 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G01N 21/952
G01B 11/00
G01N 21/89
Applicants: CONCEPTION GÉNIK, INC.
Inventors: DUBÉ, Inouk
LAMBERT, Louis-Philippe
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTINUOUS OPTICAL IMAGING OF A SURFACE OF AN OBJECT
Abstract:
A system for continuously imaging a surface of an object is provided. The system includes a drum mounted to a support frame and having an inner periphery and a hollow body for receiving the object therethrough. The hollow body has input end and output end sections, and a central rotation axis extending through the input and output end sections. The drum is drivable to rotate about the central rotation axis in a conveying mode. The system includes an optical assembly including a light source and a detector mounted to the drum, such that the optical assembly rotates along with the drum in the conveying mode. The system also includes a processor configured for processing a signal representative of a resulting light emanating from the object, thereby continuously generating an unwrapped image of the surface of the object and planarly representing the surface of the object.