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Image Acquisition System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062040D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Davidson, WH Miller, I [+details]

Abstract

An optical spot scanner captures a pattern displayed on a color CRT screen. The colored spots captured are split into three primary colors to produce data for software analysis. By selectively sampling a raster scan, the pattern displayed may be tested. The system has applications in manufacturing line testing, e.g., CRT, other type of display or keyboards, or robotics control using the same hardware with only software changes. This disclosure is concerned with the remote acquisition of color image data from a range of products using a technique suitable for a manufacturing environment and is for use on automated lines capable of handling a variety of products. It is desirable that the full product range can be handled without any mechanical or optical changes to the system, i.e.