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G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 20852
 
 
 
H04N PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION 61151
 
 
 
G06T IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL 3077
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 25373
 
 
 
G02B OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS 14165
 
 
 
G01B MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS1277
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 8171
 
 
 
G03B APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR 786
 
 
 
G05B CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS 479
 
 
 
H01L SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 4318

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2015/0222,820 APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR A MULTI-POSITION IMAGE SENSORFeb 03, 14Aug 06, 15[H04N]
2015/0213,606 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING 3D SURFACE FEATURES AND IRREGULARITIES ON AN OBJECTJul 11, 14Jul 30, 15[H04N, G06T]
2015/0199,591 Trainable Handheld Optical Character Recognition Systems and MethodsOct 23, 14Jul 16, 15[H04N, G06K]
2015/0178,538 IMAGE MODULE INCLUDING MOUNTING AND DECODER FOR MOBILE DEVICESDec 20, 13Jun 25, 15[G06K]
2015/0178,956 APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING A HEIGHT MAPDec 20, 13Jun 25, 15[G06T]
2015/0169,955 Method and Apparatus for Configuring and testing a Machine Vision DetectorNov 18, 14Jun 18, 15[G06T, G06F, G06K]
2015/0170,365 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING VISION SYSTEM PLANAR HAND-EYE CALIBRATION FROM STRAIGHT LINE FEATURESDec 18, 13Jun 18, 15[G06T, G06K]
2015/0073,584 WIRELESS VISION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTSSep 10, 14Mar 12, 15[G05B]
2015/0060,550 Modular Focus System for Image Based ReadersAug 07, 14Mar 05, 15[G02B, G06K]
2015/0049,212 Distributed Vision System with Multi-Phase SynchronizationApr 15, 14Feb 19, 15[H04N]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9,104,932 Systems and methods for pattern stitching and decoding using multiple captured imagesMar 15, 13Aug 11, 15[G06K]
9,104,935 Mark reader configured to prioritize imagesDec 31, 13Aug 11, 15[G06K]
9,091,662 System and method for automatic camera calibration and alignment determinationDec 22, 09Jul 28, 15[H04N, G01N]
9,094,304 Systems and methods for dynamically configuring communication data itemsMay 10, 12Jul 28, 15[H04L, G06F]
9,094,588 Human machine-interface and method for manipulating data in a machine vision systemSep 20, 12Jul 28, 15[H04N, G06T, G06F, G06K]
9,076,199 System and method for determining and controlling focal distance in a vision system cameraOct 01, 13Jul 07, 15[G03B, H04N, G02B, G06T, G01B, G01M]
9,039,208 Manually adjustable ruggedized focus mechanismOct 10, 11May 26, 15[G03B, G02B]
9,036,929 Method and apparatus for high resolution decoding of encoded symbolsSep 10, 12May 19, 15[G06K]
9,027,838 System and method for expansion of field of view in a vision systemOct 04, 12May 12, 15[G02B]
8,998,090 Standoff for optical imaging systemMar 15, 13Apr 07, 15[F21V, G06K]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2013/0073,847 ENCRYPTION AUTHENTICATION OF DATA TRANSMITTED FROM MACHINE VISION TOOLSABANSep 12, 12Mar 21, 13[H04L]
2011/0317,907 Optimized Distribution of Machine Vision ProcessingABANJun 13, 11Dec 29, 11[G06K]
2011/0314,385 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING GRAPHICAL MACHINE VISION CONTENT FOR DISTRIBUTION VIA A NETWORKABANJun 13, 11Dec 22, 11[G06F]
2010/0199,475 System and method for utilizing a linear sensorABANFeb 06, 09Aug 12, 10[D06C]
2009/0174,773 Camera diagnosticsABANJul 29, 08Jul 09, 09[H04N, G06K]
2009/0108,073 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALIGNING A CODE AND A READER WITHOUT DISPLAYING A BACKGROUND IMAGEABANOct 31, 07Apr 30, 09[G06K]
7,088,862 Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspectionExpiredNov 10, 03Aug 08, 06[G06K]
6,829,371 Auto-setup of a video safety curtain systemExpiredNov 30, 00Dec 07, 04[G06K]
6,819,779 Lane detection system and apparatusExpiredNov 22, 00Nov 16, 04[G06K]
6,801,649 Method and apparatus for determining a reference point of a bottle bottom in an imageExpiredJan 30, 01Oct 05, 04[G06K]
6,718,074 Method and apparatus for inspection for under-resolved features in digital imagesExpiredJun 02, 00Apr 06, 04[H04N, G06T, G06K]
6,714,670 Methods and apparatuses to determine the state of elementsExpiredMay 19, 99Mar 30, 04[G06K]
6,701,005 Method and apparatus for three-dimensional object segmentationExpiredApr 29, 00Mar 02, 04[G06K]
6,608,647 Methods and apparatus for charge coupled device image acquisition with independent integration and readoutExpiredMay 29, 98Aug 19, 03[H04N]
6,341,878 Method and apparatus for providing uniform diffuse illumination to a surfaceExpiredAug 31, 99Jan 29, 02[F21V]
6,307,588 Method and apparatus for address expansion in a parallel image processing memoryExpiredDec 30, 97Oct 23, 01[H04N]
6,282,328 Machine vision systems and methods for morphological transformation of an image with non-uniform offsetsExpiredJan 28, 98Aug 28, 01[G06K]
6,249,602 Method and apparatus for determining a reference point of an object profile within an imageExpiredMay 28, 98Jun 19, 01[G06K]
6,236,769 Machine vision systems and methods for morphological transformation of an image with zero or other uniform offsetsExpiredJan 28, 98May 22, 01[G06K]
6,178,262 Circle locationExpiredMar 11, 94Jan 23, 01[G06K]

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