09665932 cites 11 patents.

A cable safety and maintenance vision system includes an imaging unit comprising at least one imaging device configured to capture images of a side profile portion of a cable. The cable forms a continuous cable loop. A cable defect detection processor is in communication with the at least one imaging device. The cable defect detection processor is configured to receive images from the at least one imaging device, to identify features in the images that indicate potential defects, and to output a location on the continuous cable loop of the features in the images that indicate potential defects.

Title
Camera based cable inspection system
Application Number
14/475912
Publication Number
9665932 (B2)
Application Date
September 3, 2014
Publication Date
May 30, 2017
Inventor
Kevin Frederick Garben
Baden
PA, US
Jason Alexander Kanczes
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Nicholas Joseph Roefaro
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Jason Michael Lauffer
Baden
PA, US
Agent
Sage Patent Group
Assignee
Thales Transport & Security
PA, US
IPC
G06T 7/00
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