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G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 21850
 
 
 
H04N PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION 68144
 
 
 
G06T IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL 3481
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 24392
 
 
 
G02B OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS 19170
 
 
 
G01B MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS1383
 
 
 
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 985
 
 
 
G01C MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY 493
 
 
 
G05B CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS 480

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2016/0180,198 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING CLUTTER IN AN ACQUIRED IMAGEDec 22, 14Jun 23, 16[G06T, G06K]
2016/0140,374 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DECODING TWO-DIMENSIONAL MATRIX SYMBOLSNov 18, 15May 19, 16[G06K]
2016/0104,021 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING OPTICAL CODESOct 09, 14Apr 14, 16[G06K]
2016/0104,022 DECODING BARCODESOct 09, 14Apr 14, 16[G06K]
2016/0065,912 MACHINE VISION SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH PREDICTIVE MOTION CONTROLNov 06, 15Mar 03, 16[H04N, G06T]
2016/0039,096 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROBUST CALIBRATION BETWEEN A MACHINE VISION SYSTEM AND A ROBOTOct 23, 15Feb 11, 16[G06T, B25J]
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]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9,367,725 Method and apparatus for performing different decoding algorithms in different locationsNov 03, 11Jun 14, 16[G06K]
9,361,499 Barcode decodingOct 09, 14Jun 07, 16[G06K]
9,329,332 Light pipe illumination system and methodJun 27, 14May 03, 16[F21V, G06K]
9,325,894 Distributed vision system with multi-phase synchronizationApr 15, 14Apr 26, 16[H04N]
9,317,730 Tuning process for a handheld scannerJan 22, 14Apr 19, 16[G06K]
9,317,767 System and method for selecting segmentation parameters for optical character recognitionOct 17, 12Apr 19, 16[G06K]
9,305,231 Associating a code with an objectAug 01, 13Apr 05, 16[G06T, G06K]
9,305,235 System and method for identifying and locating instances of a shape under large variations in linear degrees of freedom and/or stroke widthsDec 21, 07Apr 05, 16[G06T, G06K]
9,298,960 Method and apparatus for providing omnidirectional lighting in a scanning deviceMay 15, 14Mar 29, 16[G06K]
9,298,963 Mark reader with reduced trigger-to-decode response timeDec 23, 10Mar 29, 16[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]
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]

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