DECE MBER 11--US patent #6,324,016 has been granted to Light Works (Toledo, OH; www.lw4u.com) for its telecentric lens design. The design is the basis for the company�s wide-eye very-large-aperture telecentric lens, as well as other custom designs. Nearly achromatic performance, low distortion, and long working distances are possible with the wide-eye lens. In addition, there is a cost savings.
Other lens designs include the adjustable field-splitter super-eye telecentric lens and custom solutions such as the TLC-403 telecentric lens designed for use with linear array cameras in the PCB and PWA inspection industries.