Patent Number: 7,826,977

Title: Systems and methods for high-speed image scanning

Abstract: Systems and methods for high-speed image scanning are disclosed herein One aspect of the invention is directed to a method for high speed image scanning. The method for high speed image scanning includes adjusting an object using a positioning element; directing a portion of an image of the object toward a sensor by positioning a first mirror relative to the object, and by positioning a second mirror relative to the object and the first mirror; controlling the positioning element, the position of the first mirror and the position of the second mirror using a processor; and detecting the portion of the image of the object using the sensor positioned relative to the first mirror and the second mirror. In accord with this method, the first mirror directs the portion of the image of the object in a first direction and the second mirror directs the portion of the image of the object in a second direction.

Inventors: Garty; Guy (Dobbs Ferry, NY), Randers-Pehrson; Gerhard (Ossining, NY), Brenner; David J. (New York, NY), Lyulko; Oleksandra V. (New York, NY)

Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

International Classification: G01N 33/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00