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MICROSCOPE INSPECTION SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022805D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 258K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An inspection system for the orderly and accurate inspec~- tion of etched connector lines on a printed circuit board, or the inspection of any fine detail contained within a flat area, A television camera 2 is mounted onto a micro~ scope 4 which is focused on a printed circuit board 6 or any other test article, The television camera is electri~ cally connected to a television monitor 8 which displays the test article in greatly magnified detail, As magni~ fied, the etched lines of the printed circuit board 10 and any defects 12 contained therein may be easily seen on the T,V, monitor, While the microscope and camera are focused on a defect, the operator may view the test article directly through an additional set of eyepieces

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

MICROSCOPE INSPECTION SYSTEM
Norman J, Schuster
Dewayne Huff
Edward Mason

Proposed Classification
U.S. Cl, 350
Into Cl, G02b

An inspection system for the orderly and accurate inspec~-
tion of etched connector lines on a printed circuit board,
or the inspection of any fine detail contained within a
flat area, A television camera 2 is mounted onto a micro~
scope 4 which is focused on a printed circuit board 6 or
any other test article, The television camera is electri~
cally connected to a television monitor 8 which displays
the test article in greatly magnified detail, As magni~
fied, the etched lines of the printed circuit board 10
and any defects 12 contained therein may be easily seen
on the T,V, monitor, While the microscope and camera are
focused on a defect, the operator may view the test
article directly through an additional set of eyepieces

14 provided for this purpose, The displaying of the test article on a T,V, monitor reduces operator eyestrain
while allowing the test article to be viewed in great detail, Also, the mounting of the test article on an

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MICROSCOPE INSPECTION SYSTEM (Cont)

XY motion table 16 allows for the efficient and orderly

inspection of an entire printed circuit board, or other
test article, in that the X drive 18 may be repeatedly
driven through the entire length of the test article
while the Y drive 20 is advanced one ins...