Process and system for the optical inspection of transparent containers

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6452156
APP PUB NO 20010054680A1
SERIAL NO

09826284

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In a process for the optical inspection of at least partially transparent containers in an inspection area with an illuminating device and a camera for producing images to be evaluated, the degree of transparency of each container is determined, and a light field is configured for this specific container. The light intensity of the light field and/or the imaging sensitivity is adapted to the determined degree of transparency, and the traveling light field is shifted through the inspection area in synchrony with the container. The system for implementing the process has an LED light screen with a plurality of LEDs, which can be activated individually or in groups, and a device upstream of the inspection area for measuring the individual degree of transparency of each container. These components are connected to a control unit, which produces the traveling light field for each container and shifts it in synchrony with the container. The control unit also adapts the light intensity of the traveling light field to the degree of transparency found for the container in question.

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KRONES AGNEUTRAUBLING664

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lindner, Peter Sunching, DE 14 30

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
OWENS-ILLINOIS GLASS CONTAINER INC. (1)
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
5668887 Coating density analyzer and method using non-synchronous TDI camera 36 1995
 
EMHART GLASS S.A. (1)
* 6031221 Container inspection machine 16 1998
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Patent Citation Ranking

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KRONES AG (6)
* 6859270 Method and device for inspecting transparent containers 3 2002
* 2003/0035,103 Method and device for inspecting transparent containers 1 2002
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* 2011/0050,884 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING LABELED CONTAINERS 2 2010
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KHS GMBH (3)
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TECHNICORLOR INC. (1)
* 2006/0237,349 Secure collection of rejected articles 2 2005
 
SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
* 6753527 Method and device for imaging liquid-filling container 14 2002
 
EMHART GLASS S.A. (4)
* 6945662 Container inspection machine 0 2003
* 2004/0264,165 Container inspection machine 0 2003
7120284 Container inspection machine 1 2003
* 2005/0013,473 Container inspection machine 0 2003
 
PRACTICAL ENGINEERING, LLC (1)
* 2011/0102,775 Ophthalmic lens scanner 2 2010
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