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G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 21052
 
 
 
H04N PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION 65142
 
 
 
G06T IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL 3077
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 24384
 
 
 
G02B OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS 19169
 
 
 
G01B MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS1378
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 9177
 
 
 
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 988
 
 
 
G01C MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY 487
 
 
 
G05B CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS 479

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2016/0010,990 Machine Vision System for Forming a Digital Representation of a Low Information Content SceneSep 18, 15Jan 14, 16[H04N, G01C]
2016/0011,396 Vision System Camera with Mount for Multiple Lens TypesFeb 02, 15Jan 14, 16[G03B, G02B]
2015/0363,661 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ONE-DIMENSIONAL SIGNAL EXTRACTIONAug 27, 15Dec 17, 15[G06K]
2015/0338,557 SYSTEMS AND METHODS REDUCE TEMPERATURE INDUCED DRIFT EFFECTS ON A LIQUID LENSDec 31, 13Nov 26, 15[G02B]
2015/0323,709 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCTION OF DRIFT IN A VISION SYSTEM VARIABLE LENSMay 06, 14Nov 12, 15[G02B]
2015/0251,227 AIR FLOW MECHANISM FOR IMAGE CAPTURE AND VISION SYSTEMSMar 10, 14Sep 10, 15[H04N, G03B, B08B]
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]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9,253,448 System and method for determination of contact lens orientationDec 28, 11Feb 02, 16[H04N, G01N]
9,244,283 System and method for expansion of field of view in a vision systemJan 27, 14Jan 26, 16[G03B, H04N, G02B, G06K]
9,235,541 Reader with swappable power/communication moduleJul 01, 13Jan 12, 16[G06F, G06K]
9,230,326 System, method and calibration plate employing embedded 2D data codes as self-positioning fiducialsDec 31, 12Jan 05, 16[H04N, G06T]
9,232,126 Apparatus for adjusting the focus of an image capturing deviceFeb 22, 13Jan 05, 16[H04N, G02B]
9,218,536 Methods and apparatus for one-dimensional signal extractionDec 23, 11Dec 22, 15[G06K]
9,213,875 System and method for automatically modeling symbology data in a symbology readerJul 18, 06Dec 15, 15[G02B, G06K]
9,200,890 Machine vision systems and methods with predictive motion controlMay 22, 12Dec 01, 15[G03B, H04N, G01B, G01N]
9,188,839 Component attachment devices and related systems and methods for machine vision systemsOct 04, 12Nov 17, 15[G03B, H04N]
9,189,670 System and method for capturing and detecting symbology features and parametersFeb 09, 10Nov 17, 15[G06K]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2014/0119,661 Mark Reader Configured to Prioritize ImagesABANAug 29, 13May 01, 14[G06K]
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]

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