Global Patent Index - EP 0981777 A1

EP 0981777 A1 2000-03-01 - VIEWING APPARATUS

Title (en)

VIEWING APPARATUS

Title (de)

BETRACHTUNGSVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

APPAREIL D'OBSERVATION VISUELLE

Publication

EP 0981777 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98921612 A

Priority

  • GB 9801383 W
  • GB 9709738 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2325300A] Apparatus operative to form a 2-D representation of a number of different views of a 3-D object, for example a cow's teat, comprises a support casing 14 housing an array of five mirrors 16 arranged about a vertical axis 18 of the apparatus. Light from a source 38 is reflected by a beam splitter 34 and is subsequently reflected by mirrors 16 onto an object within the viewing space. Light reflected by the object is returned via the mirrors and beam splitter to a camera 20 which may be separated from the apparatus using fibre optics. The support casing is movable to allow positioning of the object within the viewing space. Spectral analysis may be used to detect the presence of contamination or disease of the object. A plurality of cameras responsive to different wavebands and a broad band source, or a single camera and a plurality of narrow band sources may be used.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G02B 27/14; A01J 7/00; G01N 21/88; G02B 17/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A01J 7/00 (2006.01); G01N 21/88 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 21/8806 (2013.01); A01J 5/0134 (2013.01); A01J 5/0135 (2013.01); A01J 7/00 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9852087A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE DK ES FR GB IE IT NL PT

EPO simple patent family

GB 2325300 A 19981118; GB 9709738 D0 19970702; CA 2288972 A1 19981119; EP 0981777 A1 20000301; WO 9852087 A1 19981119

INPADOC legal status


2001-05-23 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20001117

2000-08-23 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20000706

2000-03-01 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19991008

2000-03-01 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): BE DE DK ES FR GB IE IT NL PT