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Optically measuring interior cavities

United States Patent

7,440,121
October 21, 2008
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A method of measuring the three-dimensional volume or perimeter shape of an interior cavity includes the steps of collecting a first optical slice of data that represents a partial volume or perimeter shape of the interior cavity, collecting additional optical slices of data that represents a partial volume or perimeter shape of the interior cavity, and combining the first optical slice of data and the additional optical slices of data to calculate of the three-dimensional volume or perimeter shape of the interior cavity.
Stone; Gary Franklin (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 524,648
20080068600
September 20, 2006
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.