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Intl Class Technology Matters Rank in Class
 
 
 
G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 23649
 
 
 
H04N PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION 78155
 
 
 
G06T IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL 4388
 
 
 
G02B OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS 27169
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 25406
 
 
 
G01B MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS2179
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 9181
 
 
 
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 993
 
 
 
G01C MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY 697
 
 
 
B25J MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES 448

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2017/0140,537 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SCORING CLUTTER FOR USE IN 3D POINT CLOUD MATCHING IN A VISION SYSTEMNov 12, 15May 18, 17[H04N, G06T, G06K]
2017/0085,862 Machine Vision 3D Line Scan Image Acquisition and ProcessingSep 26, 16Mar 23, 17[H04N]
2017/0032,537 MACHINE VISION SYSTEM CALIBRATIONJul 27, 16Feb 02, 17[H04N, G06T]
2017/0023,353 HANDHELD APPARATUS FOR QUANTIFYING COMPONENT FEATURESMar 14, 16Jan 26, 17[G01B, G06K]
2017/0023,780 CATADIOPTRIC PROJECTOR SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODSMay 09, 16Jan 26, 17[H04N, G02B, G06T, G01B]
2017/0024,613 VISION SYSTEM FOR TRAINING AN ASSEMBLY SYSTEM THROUGH VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY OF OBJECTSMar 01, 16Jan 26, 17[G06T, G06K]
2017/0024,633 TRAINABLE HANDHELD OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION SYSTEMS AND METHODSOct 16, 15Jan 26, 17[H04N, G06K]
2017/0026,499 OPTICAL ACCESSORY FOR ATTACHMENT TO MOBILE DEVICEOct 05, 16Jan 26, 17[H04M, G06F, H04B, G06K]
2016/0379,351 USING 3D VISION FOR AUTOMATED INDUSTRIAL INSPECTIONJun 24, 16Dec 29, 16[G06T]
2016/0381,264 ILLUMINATION ASSEMBLYJun 24, 16Dec 29, 16[H04N, G02B, F21V]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9659236 Semi-supervised method for training multiple pattern recognition and registration tool modelsNov 25, 15May 23, 17[G06K]
9651499 Configurable image trigger for a vision system and method for using the sameDec 20, 11May 16, 17[G06F, G01N]
9652692 Machine vision system for capturing a digital image of a sparsely illuminated sceneJan 31, 17May 16, 17[G06T, G06K]
9639781 Systems and methods for classification and alignment of highly similar or self-similar patternsApr 10, 15May 02, 17[G06T, G06K]
9626776 Apparatus, systems, and methods for processing a height mapDec 20, 13Apr 18, 17[G06T, G09G]
9605950 System and method for efficient surface measurement using a laser displacement sensorJan 07, 14Mar 28, 17[G01B, G06K]
9607200 Decoding barcodesOct 09, 14Mar 28, 17[G06K]
9600703 Systems and methods for sorting image acquisition settings for pattern stitching and decoding using multiple captured imagesAug 10, 15Mar 21, 17[H01L, G06K]
9589199 Methods and apparatus for one-dimensional signal extractionAug 27, 15Mar 07, 17[G06K]
9584715 Vision system with swappable camera having an alignment indicator, and methods of making and using the sameFeb 16, 15Feb 28, 17[H04N]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2014/0177,938 System and Method for Identifying Defects in a MaterialABANFeb 27, 14Jun 26, 14[G06T]
2014/0143,840 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ACCESS TO DEVICES OF A VISION SYSTEMABANOct 17, 13May 22, 14[H04L]
2014/0119,661 Mark Reader Configured to Prioritize ImagesABANAug 29, 13May 01, 14[G06K]
2014/0050,387 System and Method for Machine Vision InspectionABANAug 17, 12Feb 20, 14[G06K]
2013/0073,847 ENCRYPTION AUTHENTICATION OF DATA TRANSMITTED FROM MACHINE VISION TOOLSABANSep 12, 12Mar 21, 13[H04L]
8199975 System and method for side vision detection of obstacles for vehiclesExpiredDec 12, 07Jun 12, 12[G06K]
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]
7427028 Methods and apparatus for reading bar code identificationsExpiredDec 21, 06Sep 23, 08[G06K]
7088862 Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspectionExpiredNov 10, 03Aug 08, 06[G06K]
6829371 Auto-setup of a video safety curtain systemExpiredNov 30, 00Dec 07, 04[G06K]
6819779 Lane detection system and apparatusExpiredNov 22, 00Nov 16, 04[G06K]
6813377 Methods and apparatuses for generating a model of an object from an image of the objectExpiredJul 31, 00Nov 02, 04[G06K]
6804416 Method and system for aligning geometric object models with imagesExpiredMar 16, 01Oct 12, 04[G06K]
6801649 Method and apparatus for determining a reference point of a bottle bottom in an imageExpiredJan 30, 01Oct 05, 04[G06K]
6771808 System and method for registering patterns transformed in six degrees of freedom using machine visionExpiredDec 15, 00Aug 03, 04[G06T, G06K]
6757421 Method and apparatus for detecting defectsExpiredSep 27, 00Jun 29, 04[H04N, G06K]

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