US Patent Application No: 2003/0112,430

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Method and device for optically inspecting bottles

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The invention pertains to a method and an apparatus for the optical inspection of bottles in an inspection station comprising at least one camera for recording images of a bottle or a bottle part and at least one lighting unit which illuminates at least one bottle or a bottle part. The apparatus and the method are characterized by the fact that several inspection steps are provided in a single inspection station, said steps following one another as closely as possible.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KRONES AGNEUTRAUBLING597

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lindner, Peter Sunching, DE 14 22

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
OWENS-ILLINOIS GLASS CONTAINER INC. (1)
* 4,500,203 Method and apparatus for inspecting articles 42 1982
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 5,020,908 Apparatus for the optical detection of flaws, in particular cracks in transparent objects 20 1990
 
American Glass Research, Inc. (1)
* 4,778,999 Method for detecting the presence of adhesive in a container and associated apparatus 20 1987
 
Heuft-Qualiplus B.V. (1)
* 5,134,278 Device for simultaneously inspecting an object for defects and debris 11 1990
 
ELPATRONIC AG (1)
* 5,661,294 Process and apparatus for the optical inspection of a transparent region of a container, in particular the mouth region 14 1996
 
Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH (2)
* 6,199,679 Device and process for inspection of objects, particularly beverage bottles 6 1998
* 6,239,870 Method for identifying materials, impurities and related defects with diffuse dispersion transparent objects 13 2000
 
AGR International, Inc. (2)
* 6,211,952 Method and apparatus for inspecting glass containers for checks 16 1998
* 6,424,414 Method and apparatus for detecting refractive defects in transparent containers 10 2000
 
INTELLIGENT MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 6,519,356 System and method for inspecting cans 1 1999
 
SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
* 6,753,527 Method and device for imaging liquid-filling container 14 2002
 
Hajime Industries Ltd. (4)
* 4,435,641 Inspection apparatus for inspecting an object to determine whether or not it contains an abnormality, defect or the like 18 1981
* 4,697,076 Lighting device for inspecting objects for flaws 18 1985
* 4,682,023 Bottle sidewall defect detector employing masking means 11 1986
* 4,775,889 Bottle mouth defect inspection apparatus 9 1986
 
MILLERCOORS LLC (1)
* 6,049,379 Method for inspecting translucent objects using imaging techniques 16 1997
 
Ti Fords Limited (1)
* 4,367,405 Bottle inspection apparatus 21 1981
 
Inex, Inc. (2)
* 5,926,556 Systems and methods for identifying a molded container 11 1996
* 5,926,268 System and method for stress detection in a molded container 13 1997
 
GLASS MACHINERY INC. A CORPORATION OF DE (1)
* 4,580,045 Apparatus for the inspection of glassware for leaners and chokes 12 1985
 
Krones AG Hermann Kronseder Maschinenfabrik (1)
* 6,072,575 Device for inspecting bottles and the like 14 1999
 
UDARAS NA GALETACHTA (1)
* 4,411,522 Apparatus for the inspection of translucent containers 5 1981
 
KRONES AG (1)
* 6,452,156 Process and system for the optical inspection of transparent containers 8 2001
 
Synergx Technologies Inc. (1)
* 6,448,549 Bottle thread inspection system and method of operating the same 18 1998
 
PRESSCO TECHNOLOGY INC. (1)
* 5,699,152 Electro-optical inspection system and method 30 1995
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JADAK, LLC (2)
8,170,322 Optical imaging system and method using a reflective background 0 2006
* 2007/0286,495 Optical Imaging System and Method Using a Reflective Background 3 2006
 
KRONES AG (1)
* 8,931,617 Device and method for removing objects from a moving transport device 0 2013
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