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Scanner Hardware    

Space Saving Technologies

Overview

The patents in this portfolio relate to scanners. In particular, they relate to beam splitters/combiners which employ dichroic surfaces, space saving scanners with integrated keyboard and mouse, transparent scanner housings for easy visual checks on items to be scanned, scanner stowaway stands, voice controlled scanners, and add-on scanners for mobile devices.

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Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 358: Facsimile And Static Presentation Processing

Communication or reproduction of a static image or sequence of static images in which the local light, or density variations composing the image do not vary with time by a method or apparatus involving at least one of the following steps: (1) scanning a static image to capture an image-containing area by resolving it into an area; (2) communication of an image-representative signal or image-representative data over any supporting communication network; or (3) reproduction of an image-containing area in response to an image-representative signal or image-representative image data by reproducing a corresponding image area which at least one of the two dimensions is elemental, simultaneously or in a sequence. In this class, a facsimile system or method is a system or method for the communication or reproduction of an arbitrarily composed image in which the local light, or density variations composing the image do not vary with time, such as documents maps, charts, photographs, etc., but not motion picture film or video.

Subclass 296: Recording apparatus
Subclass 400: FACSIMILE
Subclass 442: Facsimile system interface
Subclass 474: Scanning
Subclass 494: Linear scanning pattern
Subclass 496: Document moves during scanning
Subclass 498: Document feed
Subclass 505: Scanning
Subclass 506: Transparency image scanning

Class 347: Incremental Printing Of Symbolic Information

Processes and apparatus for conveying information by selectively creating on a medium a visibly distinguishable symbol or mark composed of a plurality of portions; created portion by portion as, for example, by pixels or dots. The symbol or mark may be an alphanumeric character or an image.

Subclass 108: Housing
Subclass 3: Reproduction (e.g., facsimile, copier, etc.)

Class 359: Optical: Systems And Elements

Optical elements included in this class are: Lenses; Polarizers; Diffraction gratings; Prisms; Reflectors; Filters; Projection screens; Optical Modulators; Optical Demodulators. Among the optical systems included in this class are: Compound lens systems; Light reflecting signalling systems (e.g., retroreflectors); stereoscopic systems; Binocular devices; Systems of lenticular elements; Systems involving light interference; Glare reducing systems; Light dividing and combining systems; Light control systems (e.g., light valves); building illumination with natural light; Systems for protecting or shielding elements; Optical systems whose operation depends upon polarizing, diffracting, dispersing, reflecting, or refracting light; kaleidoscopes. Further included are certain apertures, closures, and viewing devices of a specialized nature which involve no intentional reflection, refraction, or filtering of light rays. This class also includes optical elements combined with another type of structure(s) to constitute an optical element combined with a nonoptical structure or a perfection or improvement in the optical element.

Subclass 618: SINGLE CHANNEL SIMULTANEOUSLY TO OR FROM PLURAL CHANNELS (E.G., LIGHT DIVIDING, COMBINING, OR PLURAL IMAGE FORMING, ETC.)
Subclass 629: By partial reflection at beam splitting or combining surface
Subclass 634: Wavelength selective (e.g., dichroic mirror, etc.)
Subclass 637: With path length or aberration correcting element
Subclass 638: With partial reflection at a surface of a prism

Class 341: Coded Data Generation Or Conversion

1) originating or emitting a coded set of discrete signals or 2) translating one code into another code wherein the information signal content remains the same but the formats may differ. For classification herein, at least one of the codes must be a set of pulses or digits and electrical in nature.

Subclass 20: BODILY ACTUATED CODE GENERATOR

Class 345: Computer Graphics Processing And Selective Visual Display Systems

Processes and apparatus for selective electrical control of two or more light-generating or light-controlling display elements* in accordance with a received or stored image data signal. The image data includes character, graphical information or display attribute data. The image data may include, for example, information data from a peripheral input device, from the reception of a television signal, from the recognition of image data, or from the generation or creation of image data by a computer.

Subclass 167: Trackball
Subclass 168: Including keyboard

Class 250: Radiant Energy

This class provides for all methods and apparatus for using, generating, controlling or detecting radiant energy, combinations including such methods or apparatus, subcombinations of same and accessories therefore not classifiable elsewhere.

Subclass 208.1: Plural photosensitive image detecting element arrays
Subclass 234: Means for moving optical system
Subclass 235: Repetitious path
Subclass 239: Housings (in addition to cell casing)

Class 348: Television

Generating, processing, transmitting or transiently displaying a sequence of images, either locally or remotely, in which the local light variations composing the images may change with time.

Subclass 376: Portable or hand-held

Class D14: Recording, Communication, Or Information Retrieval Equipment

Ornamental designs for: computer, data processor equipment; facsimile equipment; telegraph equipment; recording medium or carrier therefor; generated image; video or audio recording, transmission or playing equipment; miscellaneous.


Class 108: Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces

Rigid, planar, supporting surfaces having structure to support the surface in a horizontal plane.

Subclass 43: Body related
Subclass 50.01: WITH MACHINE (I.E., TYPEWRITER, COPY MACHINE, ETC.)
Subclass 90: Detachable enlarging or substitute surface

Class 248: Supports

Devices which carry the weight of an article or articles or otherwise hold or steady it or them against the pull of gravity, and devices for holding an article to its support, which are not otherwise provided for.


Class 704: Data Processing:Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, And Audio Compression/Decompression

This is the generic class for apparatus and corresponding methods for constructing, analyzing, and modifying units of human language by data processing, in which there is a significant change in the data.This class also provides for systems or methods that process speech signals for storage, transmission, recognition, or synthesis of speech; and for systems or methods for bandwidth compression or expansion of an audio signal, or for time compression or expansion of an audio signal. There are three main divisions: linguistics; speech signal processing; and audio compression.

Subclass 275: Speech controlled system
Subclass E15.045: Systems using speech recognizers (EPO)

Class 382: Image Analysis

This is the generic class for apparatus and corresponding methods for the automated analysis of an image or recognition of a pattern. Included herein are systems that transform an image for the purpose of (a) enhancing its visual quality prior to recognition, (b) locating and registering the image relative to a sensor or stored prototype, or reducing the amount of image data by discarding irrelevant data, and (c) measuring significant characteristics of the image.

Subclass 312: IMAGE SENSING
Subclass 313: Hand-held