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Intl Class Technology Matters Rank in Class
 
 
 
G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 23550
 
 
 
H04N PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION 78158
 
 
 
G06T IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL 4485
 
 
 
G02B OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS 27166
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 25404
 
 
 
G01B MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS2272
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 9184
 
 
 
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 987
 
 
 
G01C MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY 6102
 
 
 
B25J MANIPULATORS; CHAMBERS PROVIDED WITH MANIPULATION DEVICES 447

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2017/0213,060 INTEGRATED ILLUMINATION ASSEMBLY FOR SYMBOLOGY READERAug 01, 16Jul 27, 17[G06K]
2017/0205,495 SPATIALLY SELF-SIMILAR PATTERNED ILLUMINATION FOR DEPTH IMAGINGDec 23, 16Jul 20, 17[G01S, G06T, G01B]
2017/0208,263 Machine Vision System for Forming a One Dimensional Digital Representation of a Low Information Content SceneJan 15, 16Jul 20, 17[H04N]
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]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9721134 Mark reader with reduced trigger-to-decode response timeMar 28, 16Aug 01, 17[G06K]
9715612 Constant magnification lens for vision system cameraDec 23, 13Jul 25, 17[G02B, G06K]
9696137 Multiple channel locatingAug 08, 14Jul 04, 17[G01S, G01C, G01B]
9679224 Semi-supervised method for training multiple pattern recognition and registration tool modelsJul 31, 13Jun 13, 17[G06K]
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]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2015/0060,550 Modular Focus System for Image Based ReadersABANAug 07, 14Mar 05, 15[G02B, G06K]
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]
2013/0155,199 Multi-Part Corresponder for Multiple CamerasABANDec 14, 12Jun 20, 13[H04N]
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]
6898333 Methods and apparatus for determining the orientation of an object in an imageExpiredJul 31, 00May 24, 05[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]

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