Accession Number : ADD012670

Title :   Gloss Measurement Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hearst,Peter J

Report Date : 23 Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A simple inexpensive gloss measurement device which makes use of the measurement of a maximum angle of view of a clear reflection to obtain a measurement of gloss, consists of an instrument of L-shaped configuration with one or more small images (e.g., hollow squares) on the lower portion of the shorter arm and a graduated scale along edges of the longer arm. The device is placed on a coated surface of the coating. The highest angle of view at which reflection of the images on the coating can be clearly recognized is noted on the graduated scale as a measure of the gloss of the coating.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *COATINGS, *LIGHT SCATTERING, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, REFLECTION, SURFACES, ANGLES, IMAGES

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE