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G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 19751
 
 
 
H04N PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION 52150
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 23357
 
 
 
G06T IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL 2171
 
 
 
G01B MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS1176
 
 
 
G02B OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS 9168
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 8159
 
 
 
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 486
 
 
 
G05B CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS 375
 
 
 
G09G ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION 3136

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2014/0253,720 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALIGNING TWO WORK PIECES WITH A VISION SYSTEM IN THE PRESENCE OF OCCLUSIONMar 07, 13Sep 11, 14[H04N]
2014/0240,520 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATION OF MACHINE VISION CAMERAS ALONG AT LEAST THREE DISCRETE PLANESFeb 25, 13Aug 28, 14[H04N]
2014/0240,584 APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING THE FOCUS OF AN IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICEFeb 22, 13Aug 28, 14[H04N]
2014/0218,590 System and Method for Determining and Controlling Focal Distance in a Vision System CameraOct 01, 13Aug 07, 14[H04N, G06T]
2014/0210,990 Portable Apparatus For Use In Machine VisionJan 31, 13Jul 31, 14[H04N]
2014/0183,264 CONSTANT MAGNIFICATION LENS FOR VISION SYSTEM CAMERADec 23, 13Jul 03, 14[G06K]
2014/0185,942 Imaging System for Determining Multi-View AlignmentDec 31, 12Jul 03, 14[G06K]
2014/0177,938 System and Method for Identifying Defects in a MaterialFeb 27, 14Jun 26, 14[G06T]
2014/0177,979 SYSTEM, METHOD AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR DISPLAYING AND CONTROLLING VISION SYSTEM OPERATING PARAMETERSDec 13, 13Jun 26, 14[G06F]
2014/0168,508 Camera System with Exchangeable Illumination AssemblyFeb 19, 14Jun 19, 14[H04N]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
8,811,715 Wafer identification fault recoveryOct 03, 12Aug 19, 14[G06K]
8,803,060 Modular focus system alignment for image based readersMar 05, 12Aug 12, 14[H01L]
8,794,521 Systems and methods for operating symbology reader with multi-core processorOct 04, 12Aug 05, 14[G06K]
8,782,553 Human-machine-interface and method for manipulating data in a machine vision systemAug 24, 10Jul 15, 14[G06F]
8,750,596 System and method for identifying defects in a materialAug 19, 11Jun 10, 14[G06K]
8,740,081 Method and apparatus for ordering code candidates in image for decoding attemptsNov 03, 11Jun 03, 14[G06K]
8,740,382 System and method for automatically tracking a contact lens in a wearer's eyeSep 30, 11Jun 03, 14[A61B]
8,743,220 System and method for acquiring a still image from a moving imageMar 16, 13Jun 03, 14[H04N, G06K]
8,733,656 Code and part associating method and apparatusMay 22, 12May 27, 14[G06K]
8,730,383 System and method for controlling illumination in a vision systemNov 30, 11May 20, 14[H04N]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2011/0317,907 Optimized Distribution of Machine Vision ProcessingJun 13, 11Dec 29, 11[G06K]
2010/0199,475 System and method for utilizing a linear sensorFeb 06, 09Aug 12, 10[D06C]
2009/0174,773 Camera diagnosticsJul 29, 08Jul 09, 09[H04N, G06K]
2009/0108,073 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALIGNING A CODE AND A READER WITHOUT DISPLAYING A BACKGROUND IMAGEOct 31, 07Apr 30, 09[G06K]
6,829,371 Auto-setup of a video safety curtain systemNov 30, 00Dec 07, 04[G06K]
6,819,779 Lane detection system and apparatusNov 22, 00Nov 16, 04[G06K]
6,801,649 Method and apparatus for determining a reference point of a bottle bottom in an imageJan 30, 01Oct 05, 04[G06K]
6,718,074 Method and apparatus for inspection for under-resolved features in digital imagesJun 02, 00Apr 06, 04[H04N, G06T, G06K]
6,714,670 Methods and apparatuses to determine the state of elementsMay 19, 99Mar 30, 04[G06K]
6,701,005 Method and apparatus for three-dimensional object segmentationApr 29, 00Mar 02, 04[G06K]
6,608,647 Methods and apparatus for charge coupled device image acquisition with independent integration and readoutMay 29, 98Aug 19, 03[H04N]
6,341,878 Method and apparatus for providing uniform diffuse illumination to a surfaceAug 31, 99Jan 29, 02[F21V]
6,307,588 Method and apparatus for address expansion in a parallel image processing memoryDec 30, 97Oct 23, 01[H04N]
6,282,328 Machine vision systems and methods for morphological transformation of an image with non-uniform offsetsJan 28, 98Aug 28, 01[G06K]
6,249,602 Method and apparatus for determining a reference point of an object profile within an imageMay 28, 98Jun 19, 01[G06K]
6,236,769 Machine vision systems and methods for morphological transformation of an image with zero or other uniform offsetsJan 28, 98May 22, 01[G06K]
6,178,262 Circle locationMar 11, 94Jan 23, 01[G06K]
6,175,652 Machine vision system for analyzing features based on multiple object imagesDec 31, 97Jan 16, 01[H04N, C30B, G06K]
6,170,973 Method and apparatus for wide-angle illumination in line-scanning machine vision devicesNov 26, 97Jan 09, 01[F21V]
6,157,751 Method and apparatus for interleaving a parallel image processing memoryDec 30, 97Dec 05, 00[G06K]

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