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G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 22648
 
 
 
H04N PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION 73147
 
 
 
G06T IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL 3976
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 25395
 
 
 
G02B OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS 22165
 
 
 
G01B MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS1578
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 10180
 
 
 
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 890
 
 
 
G01C MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY 492
 
 
 
G05B CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS 483

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
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]
2016/0300,092 OPTICAL ACCESSORY FOR ATTACHMENT TO MOBILE DEVICEApr 06, 16Oct 13, 16[H04M, G06K]
2016/0300,093 SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING A CODED IMAGEApr 08, 15Oct 13, 16[H04B, G06K]
2016/0300,125 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLASSIFICATION AND ALIGNMENT OF HIGHLY SIMILAR OR SELF-SIMILAR PATTERNSApr 10, 15Oct 13, 16[G06T, G06K]
2016/0292,832 EFFICIENT IMAGE TRANSFORMATIONApr 03, 15Oct 06, 16[G06T]
2016/0253,793 Detecting Object Presence on a Target SurfaceFeb 27, 15Sep 01, 16[G06T]
2016/0241,771 Vision System with Swappable Camera Having an Alignment Indicator, and Methods of Making and Using the SameFeb 16, 15Aug 18, 16[H04N]
2016/0216,107 PROBE PLACEMENT FOR IMAGE PROCESSINGJan 23, 15Jul 28, 16[G06T, G01B]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9,488,469 System and method for high-accuracy measurement of object surface displacement using a laser displacement sensorApr 21, 14Nov 08, 16[G01B]
9,465,962 Method and apparatus for verifying two dimensional mark qualityOct 11, 11Oct 11, 16[G06F, G06K]
9,467,604 Method and apparatus for calibrating a camera lens flange to sensor distanceDec 03, 12Oct 11, 16[H04N, G02B]
9,453,730 Machine vision 3D line scan image acquisition and processingMar 20, 13Sep 27, 16[H04N, G01C]
9,451,142 Vision sensors, systems, and methodsJul 31, 08Sep 20, 16[H04N, G06K]
9,443,297 System and method for selective determination of point cloudsJul 10, 13Sep 13, 16[G06T]
9,412,158 Method of configuring a machine vision application program for execution on a multi-processor computerAug 19, 08Aug 09, 16[G05B, G06T, G06F]
9,413,981 System and method for determination and adjustment of camera parameters using multi-gain imagesMar 11, 13Aug 09, 16[H04N, G06K]
9,393,694 System and method for robust calibration between a machine vision system and a robotMay 14, 10Jul 19, 16[G06T, B25J, G06K]
9,367,725 Method and apparatus for performing different decoding algorithms in different locationsNov 03, 11Jun 14, 16[G06K]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2015/0251,227 AIR FLOW MECHANISM FOR IMAGE CAPTURE AND VISION SYSTEMSABANMar 10, 14Sep 10, 15[H04N, G03B, B08B]
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]
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]

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