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Automatic Threshold Adjustment for Mask Reader Using Reflective Type Photoelectric Sensors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069674D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Davis, GT [+details]

Abstract

The electrical output of photoelectric sensors varies, depending upon ambient light condition of mask, etc. In this circuit a diode matrix detects the maximum input logical "1" voltage and the minimum logical "0" voltage so that a switching threshold for a photoelectric reader can be automatically adjusted to minimize error. The switching threshold at the logic inputs is adjusted to be halfway between "1" and "0".