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8706281 Method and device for producing a master die tool  
A device and a method for the production of a master die tool for a component. The method includes the following steps: a) receiving or creating a CAD model of the component; b) deriving a surface...
8705837 Method for inspection and detection of defects on surfaces of disc-shaped objects and computer system with a software product for carrying out the method  
An image (30) of a disc-shaped object (100) is recorded, wherein the entire surface (100O) is captured with a plurality of fields (60). A difference image (31) is formed, by subtracting a reference...
8699782 Component presence/absence judging apparatus and method  
A component presence/absence judging apparatus judges the presence/absence of components through a registration step and an inspection step. The registration step includes an ante-mounting feature...
8699781 Embedded symbology for use with scene imaging system  
A scene imaging system (SIS) for providing an enhanced image with embedded symbology. The SIS includes an image sensor assembly for receiving a real-world image and providing a sensed image...
8687872 Method for remote rework imaging for part inconsistencies  
A method for remote rework imaging a part for an inconsistency is provided. The part is scanned with a nondestructive inspection device. An image of a part inconsistency is communicated from the...
8687850 Apparatus and method for determining kind of steel material  
An apparatus 1 for determining a kind of a steel material detects a spark pixel from a color picked-up image 2 of a spark 19 produced when a steel material 18 is ground, and detects a pixel, in...
8682058 Defect analysis method, apparatus, and recording medium using pattern dependence degree  
According to the embodiments, a plurality of positional relationships between a coordinate system for indicating a defect position on a wafer that is used by an inspection device and a coordinate...
8682059 Harmonic resist model for use in a lithographic apparatus and a device manufacturing method  
A method for determining an image of a mask pattern in a resist coated on a substrate, the method including determining an aerial image of the mask pattern at substrate level; and convolving the...
8675948 Mask inspection apparatus and mask inspection method  
A mask inspection apparatus includes irradiation means for irradiating a sample with an electron beam, electron detection means for detecting a quantity of electrons generated from the sample...
8670605 Identification method of data point distribution area on coordinate plane and recording medium  
A disclosed identification method of identifying a data point distribution area on a coordinate plane includes dividing an area on the coordinate plane into divided areas so that the divided areas...
8670066 Method of acquiring an image in a transparent, colored container  
A vision system useful in acquiring images includes: a light dome having a window and a perimeter; an annular light curtain positioned within and radially inwardly from the perimeter of the light...
8666141 Robot system, robot control device and method for controlling robot  
A robot system includes a robot having a movable section, an image capture unit provided on the movable section, an output unit that allows the image capture unit to capture a target object and a...
8660334 Component presence/absence judging apparatus and method  
A component presence/absence judging apparatus judges the presence/absence of components through a registration step and an inspection step. The registration step includes an ante-mounting feature...
8655048 Apparatus and method for measuring size distribution of granular matter  
A method and apparatus for measuring size distribution of bulk matter consisted of randomly orientated granules, such as wood chips, make use of scanning the exposed surface of the granular matter...
8655049 Identification method of data point distribution area on coordinate plane and recording medium  
A disclosed method of identifying a data point distribution area having data points on a coordinate plane includes dividing a coordinate plane area into plural divided areas using lines; in each...
8655079 Reducing false alarms in identifying whether a candidate image is from an object class  
In one aspect, a method to reduce false alarms in identifying whether a candidate image is from an object class includes projecting the candidate image onto an object class subspace and projecting...
8653846 Electronic device mounting apparatus and method of mounting electronic device  
The electronic device mounting apparatus 1 comprises: a first camera 123 for imaging a flexible board 74 of a base member 70 of a test carrier 60 to generate a first image information; an image...
8644617 Method and system for edge detection  
A method executed by a computer system for detecting edges comprises receiving an image comprising a plurality of pixels, determining a phase congruency value for a pixel, where the phase...
8644587 Method for detecting optical defects in transparencies  
A method of detecting optical defects in a transparency may comprise the steps of providing a digital image of the transparency having a plurality of image pixels and detecting at least one...
8644619 Key blank identification system with groove scanning  
A key identification system is provided. The key identification system comprises an imaging system to capture an image of a master key, and a logic to analyze the captured image. The imaging system...
8639041 Product identification using image analysis and user interaction  
A product identification service uses image analysis and user interaction. The product identification service includes functionality to compare a first portion of a retail product image to a...
8639036 Product image information extraction  
A system and method for receiving an image of a product's packaging and extracting information (e.g., a set of facts) associated with a product from the image. The extracted information associated...
8633419 Laser welding quality evaluation method and apparatus  
A difference processing circuit receives input of welding images taken by a CCD camera in real time and then differentiates power monitoring images recorded in a memory from welding images to...
8634633 Wafer center finding with kalman filter  
A device is provided having a robotic arm for handling a wafer, the robotic arm including one or more encoders that provide encoder data identifying a position of one or more components of the...
8634655 Key blank identification system with bitting analysis  
A key identification system is provided. The key identification system comprises a sensing device configured to extract bitting information from a master key, and a logic configured to analyze the...
8630476 System and method for supporting discovery of defect included in inspection subject  
A system, and methods of operation thereof, is presented that permits determination of a defect in an inspection subject by means of processing an image of said inspection subject, which system...
8630478 Method and apparatus for locating objects  
Disclosed are methods and apparatus for automatic optoelectronic detection and inspection of objects, based on capturing digital images of a two-dimensional field of view in which an object to be...
8630477 Electronic device and method for outputting measurement data  
A method outputs measurement data automatically using an electronic device. The method obtains measurement data of feature elements from a two dimensional (2D) image of a measured object,...
8622242 Taggant keying system for dispensing systems  
A dispensing system with an electronic keying mechanism, the dispenser including a housing and a refill unit. The refill unit includes a product reservoir, a pump mechanism and a collar adapted to...
8625878 Method and system of rail component detection using vision technology  
A method, system, and computer program product for automatically inspecting railroad tracks. The method includes assessing a configuration of rail components depicted in an image by comparing the...
8626672 Secure tracking of tablets  
A method of tracking and tracing tablets, in particular pharmaceutical tablets, includes reading, i.e. detecting, code structure from the tablet, reading additional information from the package on...
8620062 Apparatus and method of detecting a rotational setting of plastics material pre-forms  
An apparatus for the detection of a geometrical position of plastics material containers, for example, plastics material pre-forms, having a base member and a thread region may include an...
8620059 Characterizing wood furnish by edge pixelated imaging  
A system for determining at least one characteristic of wood furnish from an upstream source. The system includes: an inclined panel comprising a transparent window having a top surface for the...
8620061 Visual inspection method and apparatus and image analysis system  
A visual inspection method and apparatus detecting a defect with the use of a detected signal obtained by illuminating one of a light and an electron beam onto a substrate to be inspected. The...
8620060 Model image acquisition support apparatus, model image acquisition support method, and model image acquisition support program  
The present invention provides a model image acquisition support apparatus, a model image acquisition support method, and a model image acquisition support program that can easily and swiftly...
8615125 Apparatus and method for inspecting surface state  
A surface state inspection apparatus has a lighting device that irradiates an inspection target placed on a stage with light, an imaging device that images the inspection target, and a detection...
8614788 Ophthalmic lens scanner  
An ophthalmic lens scanner includes an inspection platform configured to receive an ophthalmic lens thereon. A camera is spaced apart from the inspection platform and is arranged to, in response to...
8611636 High speed method of aligning components having a plurality of non-uniformly spaced features  
A system and method for high-speed alignment of components is provided. During training time of a machine vision system, a small subset of alignment significant blobs along with a quantum of...
8605984 Cigarette inspection device  
A cigarette inspection device for inspecting a filter quality through an inspection image of filter end faces in a bundle of cigarettes for accurately detecting, for example, only contaminations. A...
8606041 Method of local tracing of connectivity and schematic representations produced therefrom  
A schematic diagram detailing a circuit that was reverse engineered from a plurality of images taken of the circuit is provided. The schematic diagram includes at least one circuit element that was...
8605189 Product identification using mobile device  
A method and apparatus for obtaining an image and providing one or more document files to a user. The method may include capturing an image of a target object using an imaging device of an...
8605983 Non-contact probe  
A non-contact measurement apparatus and method. A probe is provided for mounting on a coordinate positioning apparatus, comprising at least one imaging device for capturing an image of an object to...
8600147 System and method for remote measurement of displacement and strain fields  
A computer-implemented method for measuring full field deformation characteristics of a deformable body. The method includes determining optical setup design parameters for measuring displacement...
8594416 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program  
A plurality of first multivalued images of non-defective items picked up by an image pickup device are obtained, and a plurality of characteristic amounts at least including a pixel value of a...
8594365 Gauge monitoring methods, devices and systems  
A method of reading a gauge may include capturing a digital image of the gauge with a gauge reading device attached to the gauge, the digital image comprising a plurality of pixels; determining an...
8588507 Computing device and method for analyzing profile tolerances of products  
A computing device reads pixels of an image of a product along an x-direction and a y-direction of the image. In response to reading two neighboring pixels having different color values, the device...
8587650 Device for monitoring a web  
The invention relates to a device for monitoring a web. The device includes cameras imaging the web in order to take digital images of the web from a transverse area of the web at the imaging...
8582837 Pseudo-translucent integrated circuit package  
An integrated circuit (IC) package includes at least one light source disposed together with an IC structure within an encapsulation structure. The material forming the encapsulation structure is...
8582925 System and method for displaying and using non-numeric graphic elements to control and monitor a vision system  
This invention provides a system and method for employing GUI-based non-numeric slide buttons and bar meters to setup and monitor operating parameters of a vision system. Graphical representations...
8582863 Winding device and assembly comprising a winding device  
A string emanating from a packaging machine is arranged in a slot by means of a feed inlet and placed in a winding shaft (12). This placement is assisted by the use of positioning brushes (4)....