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G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 54118
 
 
 
H04N PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION 2208
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 1175
 
 
 
G02B OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS 1183
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 1395
 
 
 
G06T IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL 1100
 
 
 
G08B SIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS 183

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2013/0062,411 Method and Apparatus for High Resolution Decoding of Encoded SymbolsSep 10, 12Mar 14, 13[G06K]
2012/0168,509 Integrated Illumination Assembly for Symbology ReaderDec 30, 11Jul 05, 12[G06K]
2011/0309,149 Hand Held Machine Vision Method and ApparatusJun 20, 11Dec 22, 11[G06K]
2005/0275,831 Method and apparatus for visual detection and inspection of objectsJun 09, 04Dec 15, 05[G01N]

Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
8,891,852 Method and apparatus for configuring and testing a machine vision detectorNov 02, 04Nov 18, 14[G06T, G06K]
8,770,483 Light pipe illumination system and methodSep 20, 12Jul 08, 14[G06K]
8,740,078 Method and apparatus for providing omnidirectional lighting in a scanning deviceSep 20, 12Jun 03, 14[G06K]
8,672,227 Low profile illumination for direct part mark readersOct 08, 10Mar 18, 14[G06K]
8,630,478 Method and apparatus for locating objectsSep 20, 12Jan 14, 14[G06K]
8,582,925 System and method for displaying and using non-numeric graphic elements to control and monitor a vision systemApr 12, 10Nov 12, 13[G06K]
RE44353 System and method for assigning analysis parameters to vision detector using a graphical interfaceDec 22, 10Jul 09, 13[G06K]
8,437,502 General pose refinement and tracking toolSep 25, 04May 07, 13[G06K]
8,342,405 Light pipe illumination system and methodNov 11, 11Jan 01, 13[G06K]
8,345,979 Methods for finding and characterizing a deformed pattern in an imageFeb 01, 07Jan 01, 13[G06K]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2013/0188,870 METHODS FOR FINDING AND CHARACTERIZING A DEFORMED PATTERN IN AN IMAGEABANNov 30, 12Jul 25, 13[G06T]
2007/0152,064 Diffuse light ring for reading encoded symbolsABANDec 30, 05Jul 05, 07[G06K]
2007/0153,084 Semiconductor wafer reader and illumination systemABANDec 30, 05Jul 05, 07[H04N]
2007/0131,770 Selectable focus direct part mark readerABANDec 13, 05Jun 14, 07[G06K]
2007/0125,863 System and method for employing infrared illumination for machine visionABANDec 05, 05Jun 07, 07[G06K]
2007/0047,837 Method and apparatus for detecting non-people objects in revolving doorsABANAug 29, 05Mar 01, 07[G06K]
2006/0027,657 Method and apparatus for high resolution decoding of encoded symbolsABANAug 04, 04Feb 09, 06[G06K]
2005/0276,445 Method and apparatus for automatic visual detection, recording, and retrieval of eventsABANFeb 16, 05Dec 15, 05[G06K]
2005/0249,382 System and Method for Restricting Access through a Mantrap PortalABANMay 17, 05Nov 10, 05[G06K]
2005/0226,490 Method and apparatus for improved vision detector image capture and analysisABANMar 30, 05Oct 13, 05[G06K]
6,901,171 Methods and apparatuses for refining groupings of edge points that represent a contour in an imageExpiredNov 24, 99May 31, 05[G06K]
6,718,048 Method for recognizing a target component image within an image having multiple component imagesExpiredAug 12, 02Apr 06, 04[G06K]
6,697,535 Method for refining a parameter of a contour in an imageExpiredNov 24, 99Feb 24, 04[G06K]
6,684,402 Control methods and apparatus for coupling multiple image acquisition devices to a digital data processorExpiredDec 01, 99Jan 27, 04[H04N]
2002/0184,347 Configuration of a machine vision system over a networkABANJun 02, 01Dec 05, 02[G06F]
6,362,875 Machine vision system and method for inspection, homing, guidance and docking with respect to remote objectsExpiredDec 10, 99Mar 26, 02[G01C, G01B, G06K]
6,124,889 Programmable video timing generator scanning an event memory between possible event timesExpiredAug 27, 97Sep 26, 00[H04N]
5,321,767 Method of forming a mask in image processing operationExpiredAug 28, 92Jun 14, 94[G06K]

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