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Method And Apparatus For Determining The Coordinates Of An Object


Project TitleMethod And Apparatus For Determining The Coordinates Of An Object
Track CodeU.S. Patent No. 6,369,879 (DOE S-94,778)
Short Description

Los Alamos National Laboratory - Express Licensing Program

A simplified method and related apparatus are described for determining the location of points on the surface of an object by varying, in accordance with a unique sequence, the intensity of each illuminated pixel directed to the object surface, and detecting a known detector pixel locations the intensity sequence of reflected illumination from the surface of the object whereby the identity and location of the originating illuminated pixel can be determined. The coordinates of points on the surface of the object are then determined by conventional triangulation methods.

Tagscoordinates, determining coordinates, object coordinates
Posted DateApr 5, 2013 8:23 PM

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Intellectual Property

Patent Number Issue Date Type Country of Filing
U.S. Patent No. 6,369,879 Apr 9, 2002 Utility United States