One or more images of an object are obtained. These are then warped onto the object. The object may be divided into sites where sites are overlapping circular regions of the object. For each site, a neighborhood graph may be created where each site is a node in the graph and each pair of sites with overlapping regions is connected by an edge. A list of covers of each site may be created where the list contains all the possible labels for that node. Each image that covers part of the site may be reviewed including all possible shifts up to some number of pixels. A cost may be assigned to each cover and costs for each of the covers may be calculated. The cover with the lowest cost may be selected. If the costs are too high, the resolution may be lowered, one or more possible covers may be selected and then the analysis may be performed using the selected covers at a higher resolution.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
An application with the status "Abandoned" is almost always current, but there is a small chance it was recently revived and the status not yet updated.
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