[12] Patent
[11] Patent No.:GC0011491  
[45] Date of Publishing the Grant of the Patent: 30/Nov /2020                76/2020  
Number of the Decision to Grant the Patent:2020/174556
Date of the Decision to Grant the Patent:03/Nov/2020

[21] Application No.:GC 2016-32023

[22] Filing Date:18/9/2016

[72] Inventors:1- Paul H. Shelley, Jr.،2- Gregory J. Werner،3- Milan Milosevic

[73] Owner: The Boeing Company, 100 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago 60606-2016, Illinois , USA

[74] Agent: Saud M. A. Shawwaf Law Office




Int. Cl.: G01N 21/27, 21/33, 21/6456, 33/442; G02B 17/0605, 2021/646, 2021/8472, 21/95, 2201/0637 (2006.01)

[56] Cited Documents:

-US 20140273240 A1 (Gary E. Georgeson, Megan N. Watson, Morteza Safai) 18 September 2014
-US 6903339 B2 (Paul H. Shelley, Diane R. LaRiviere) 7 June 2005
-US 20050067569 A1 (Paul Shelley, Jeffrey Kollgaard, Diane LaRiviere) 31 March 2005
Examiner: Eng. Ghassan F. AlBuhairan

[57] Abstract: A system for measuring thermal degradation of composites, may include a housing having an interior with an opening shaped to expose a test area of the composite to be tested to the interior; a light-emitting diode that emits primarily ultraviolet radiation, the diode mounted on the housing to direct the ultraviolet radiation into the interior and through the opening; an image sensor mounted on the housing and open to the interior to receive radiation emitted from the test area passing through the opening into the interior; and an image processor connected to receive a signal from the image sensor, the image processor determining a presence or absence of thermal degradation of the test area in response to the signal.
No. of claims: 20     No. of figures: 2


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