04373804 is referenced by 116 patents and cites 12 patents.

A method and apparatus for optically determining the dimension of part surfaces. Particular embodiments describe optical triangulation based coordinate measurement machines capable of accurate measurement of complex surfaces, such as gear teeth and turbine blades. Other embodiments provide highly useful sensors for robot guidance and related purposes. Up to 5 axis sensing capability is provided on surfaces of widely varying form.

Title
Method and apparatus for electro-optically determining the dimension, location and attitude of objects
Application Number
6/34278
Publication Number
4373804
Application Date
April 30, 1979
Publication Date
February 15, 1983
Inventor
W J Pastorius
Windsor
CA
Omer L Hageniers
Windsor
CA
Nick Liptay Wagner
Windsor
CA
Bernard Hockley
Windsor
CA
Timothy R Pryor
Windsor
CA
Agent
Larson and Taylor
Assignee
Diffracto
CA
IPC
G01B 11/24
G01C 3/10
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