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HIGH-SPEED VOLUME MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20160069724
9,841,306
A1
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Disclosed is a volume sensor having first, second, and third laser sources emitting first, second, and third laser beams; first, second, and third beam splitters splitting the first, second, and third laser beams into first, second, and third beam pairs; first, second, and third optical assemblies expanding the first, second, and third beam pairs into first, second, and third pairs of parallel beam sheets; fourth, fifth, and sixth optical assemblies focusing the first, second, and third beam sheet pairs into fourth, fifth, and sixth beam pairs; and first, second, and third detector pairs receiving the fourth, fifth, and sixth beam pairs and converting a change in intensity of at least one of the beam pairs resulting from an object passing through at least one of the first, second, and third parallel beam sheets into at least one electrical signal proportional to a three-dimensional representation of the object.
Lane, Michael H. (Clifton Park, NY), Doyle, JR., James L. (Renton, WA), Brinkman, Michael J. (Bellevue, WA)
14/ 930,859
November 3, 2015
NOTICE OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] The United States Government has rights in this application and any resultant patents claiming priority to this application pursuant to contract DE-AC12-00SN39357 between the United States Department of Energy and Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory.