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G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 19652
 
 
 
H04N PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION 55151
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 23376
 
 
 
G06T IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL 2278
 
 
 
G01B MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS1175
 
 
 
G02B OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS 11168
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 8166
 
 
 
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 584
 
 
 
G01C MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY 386
 
 
 
G05B CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS 377

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2014/0361,084 Method and Apparatus for Ordering Code Candidates in Image for Decoding AttemptsFeb 27, 14Dec 11, 14[G06K]
2014/0347,473 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT SURFACE MEASUREMENT USING A LASER DISPLACEMENT SENSORJan 07, 14Nov 27, 14[H04N]
2014/0340,758 System and Method for Expansion of Field of View in a Vision SystemJan 27, 14Nov 20, 14[G03B, G02B]
2014/0285,625 MACHINE VISION 3D LINE SCAN IMAGE ACQUISITION AND PROCESSINGMar 20, 13Sep 25, 14[G01C]
2014/0267,681 MACHINE VISION SYSTEM CALIBRATION USING INACCURATE CALIBRATION TARGETSMar 15, 13Sep 18, 14[H04N, G06T]
2014/0268,361 LENS ASSEMBLY WITH INTEGRATED FEEDBACK LOOP FOR FOCUS ADJUSTMENTMar 13, 13Sep 18, 14[G02B]
2014/0270,539 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PATTERN STITCHING AND DECODING USING MULTIPLE CAPTURED IMAGESMar 15, 13Sep 18, 14[G06K]
2014/0280,351 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AND IMPLEMENTING A CUSTOM DEVICE DESCRIPTION FILEMar 15, 13Sep 18, 14[G06F]
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]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
8,872,911 Line scan calibration method and apparatusJan 05, 10Oct 28, 14[H04N]
8,873,892 Trainable handheld optical character recognition systems and methodsAug 21, 12Oct 28, 14[G06K]
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]

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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]
2011/0314,385 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING GRAPHICAL MACHINE VISION CONTENT FOR DISTRIBUTION VIA A NETWORKJun 13, 11Dec 22, 11[G06F]
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]
7,088,862 Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspectionNov 10, 03Aug 08, 06[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]

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