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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Imaging system for quality and safety inspection of agricultural commodities
See also: US Patent Office Full Record



Patent Number: 7787111
Docket Number: 5807
Serial Number: 12109902
Date Patented: 08/31/2010


Summary
: A hyperspectral reflectance and fluorescence line-scan imaging system is used for on-line quality and safety inspection of agricultural commodities. The system simultaneously acquires hyperspectral/multispectral combinations of both fluorescence and reflectance images of the agricultural commodities.

Patent Status: Patent Application Filed on April 25, 2008. Link at USPTO filed under patent title “Simultaneous Acquisition of Fluorescence and Reflectance Imaging Techniques with a Single Imaging Device for Multitask Inspection.”

Inventors:

 

Moon S. Kim

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE

BLDG 303 BARC-EAST

BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-2350

Phone: (301) 504-8450

Fax: (301) 504-9466

moon.kim@ars.usda.gov  

 

Yud-Ren Chen

(former ARS employee)

 

Kuanglin Chao

(same address as first inventor)

Phone: 301.504.8450 ext 260

Fax: 301.504.9466

kevin.chao@ars.usda.gov

 

Alan M. Lefcourt

(same address as first inventor)

Phone: 301.504.8450 ext 258

Fax: 301.504.9466

alan.lefcourt@ars.usda.gov    

 

Last Modified: 2/24/2014