Patents by Inventor John R. Brehm

John R. Brehm has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4803639
    Abstract: An X-ray inspection system for manually or automatically performing digital fluoroscopy inspections and/or computed tomography inspections by X-ray examination of manufactured parts incorporates a computer system which automatically analyzes the inspected parts for flaws. The system includes apparatus for automatically positioning the parts in an X-ray machine for obtaining fluoroscopy and tomography views of the part and for acquiring data from the inspections at production rates. The system automatically identifies the location of rejectable flaws in the parts during the fluoroscopy scanning and subsequently identifies those locations for obtaining tomography scans, if the identified flaw location is questionable. The system can automatically reject parts containing flaws identified during the fluoroscopy inspections. This system operates in a real-time environment by providing analysis of one part while a subsequent part is being subjected to X-ray examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Douglas S. Steele, Larry C. Howington, James W. Schuler, Joseph J. Sostarich, Charles R. Wojciechowski, Theodore W. Sippel, Joseph M. Portaz, Ralph G. Isaacs, Henry J. Scudder, III, Thomas G. Kincaid, Kristina H. V. Hedengren, Rudolph A. A. Koegl, John P. Keaveney, Joseph Czechowski, III, John R. Brehm, James M. Brown, Jr., David W. Oliver, George E. Williams, Richard D. Miller