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Intl Class Technology Matters Rank in Class
 
 
 
G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 23449
 
 
 
H04N PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION 80140
 
 
 
G06T IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL 4278
 
 
 
G02B OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS 27160
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 25403
 
 
 
G01B MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS2073
 
 
 
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 986
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 8190
 
 
 
G01C MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY 692
 
 
 
B25J MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES 448

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
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]
2017/0024,633 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]
2016/0305,871 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING IMAGES OF SURFACE TEXTUREApr 14, 15Oct 20, 16[H04N, G02B, G01N]
2016/0307,018 Tuning Process for a Handheld ScannerApr 18, 16Oct 20, 16[G06K]
2016/0300,090 AIMER ACCESSORY FOR CAPTURING A CODED IMAGEApr 08, 15Oct 13, 16[G06K]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
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]
9584730 Apparatus, systems, and methods for a multi-position image sensorFeb 03, 14Feb 28, 17[H04N, G02B, G01B, G01N, G01M]
9575221 Systems and methods reduce temperature induced drift effects on a liquid lensDec 31, 13Feb 21, 17[G02B]
9569850 System and method for automatically determining pose of a shapeOct 15, 14Feb 14, 17[G06T, G06K]
9562760 Spatially self-similar patterned illumination for depth imagingMar 10, 15Feb 07, 17[G06T, G01B]
9550280 Tool for installing and removing threaded camera lensesMar 27, 12Jan 24, 17[G03B, B25B, H01J]
9554094 System and method for determining a displaced substrate with a vision systemMar 12, 13Jan 24, 17[H04N]
9542732 Efficient image transformationApr 03, 15Jan 10, 17[G06T]
9533418 Methods and apparatus for practical 3D vision systemMay 29, 09Jan 03, 17[G06T, B25J, G06K]

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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]
2014/0119,661 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]
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]
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]
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]
6718074 Method and apparatus for inspection for under-resolved features in digital imagesExpiredJun 02, 00Apr 06, 04[H04N, G06T, G06K]
6714670 Methods and apparatuses to determine the state of elementsExpiredMay 19, 99Mar 30, 04[G06K]
6701005 Method and apparatus for three-dimensional object segmentationExpiredApr 29, 00Mar 02, 04[G06K]
6608647 Methods and apparatus for charge coupled device image acquisition with independent integration and readoutExpiredMay 29, 98Aug 19, 03[H04N]

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