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Number: 382/102
Name: Image analysis > Applications > Mail processing > Zip code
Description: Subject matter wherein the image sensing is limited specifically to finding and reading a series of numbers that indicate the general location where the mail piece is to be sent (e.g., a ZIP code or postal code).

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8705863 Method and system for providing a computer implemented control system for an automated system Apr. 22, 2014
8631922 System, apparatus, and method for object edge detection Jan. 21, 2014
8542252 Target digitization, extraction, and tracking Sep. 24, 2013
8466962 Traffic signal with integrated sensors Jun. 18, 2013
8423121 Method and system for guidewire tracking in fluoroscopic image sequences Apr. 16, 2013
8391609 Method of massive parallel pattern matching against a progressively-exhaustive knowledge base of patterns Mar. 5, 2013
8379914 Systems and methods for mobile image capture and remittance processing Feb. 19, 2013
8335400 Information processing method and information processing apparatus Dec. 18, 2012
8305440 Stationary object detection using multi-mode background modelling Nov. 6, 2012
8295540 Method and a machine for processing mail runs using matrix accumulators Oct. 23, 2012
8284063 Peripheral event indication with pir-based motion detector Oct. 9, 2012
8253801 Correcting angle error in a tracking system Aug. 28, 2012
8233200 Curvature correction and image processing Jul. 31, 2012
8132728 Parcel dimensioning measurement system and method Mar. 13, 2012
8005260 Correcting video coding errors using an automatic recognition result Aug. 23, 2011
7970169 Secure stamping of multimedia document collections Jun. 28, 2011
7917544 Method and apparatus for retrieving data representing a postal address from a plurality of postal addresses Mar. 29, 2011
7835540 Method of detecting bunched-together poster items by analyzing images of their edges Nov. 16, 2010
7646885 Method for monitoring prepaid postage indicia on mail Jan. 12, 2010
7574015 Method of handling mail items with detection of occurrences of OCR attributes Aug. 11, 2009
7529716 Mail arbitrator May. 5, 2009
7529386 Method and device for monitoring stamps on mail May. 5, 2009
7296004 Electronic bill payment system with merchant identification Nov. 13, 2007
7171022 Common method for communicating area information Jan. 30, 2007
7121458 Apparatus and methods for identifying and processing mail using an identification code Oct. 17, 2006
7105135 System and method for large scale detection of hazardous materials in the mail or in other objects Sep. 12, 2006
7085432 Edge detection using Hough transformation Aug. 1, 2006
7031519 Orthogonal technology for character recognition Apr. 18, 2006
6993155 Method for reading document entries and addresses Jan. 31, 2006
6988107 Reducing and controlling sizes of model-based recognizers Jan. 17, 2006
6970877 Reducing and controlling sizes of prototype-based recognizers Nov. 29, 2005
6961456 Method and apparatus for reading and decoding information Nov. 1, 2005
6954543 Automated discovery, assignment, and submission of image metadata to a network-based photosharing service Oct. 11, 2005
6947574 Method and system for interleaving OCR and ABL for automated mail sorting Sep. 20, 2005
6754366 Method for determining if mail contains life harming materials Jun. 22, 2004
6647385 Method of updating an addressee database in a mail sorting apparatus Nov. 11, 2003
6614931 Handwritten instructions for messaging appliances Sep. 2, 2003
6574351 Destination address area detection apparatus Jun. 3, 2003
6557000 Method of updating an addressee database in a mail sorting apparatus Apr. 29, 2003
6487302 Method for reading and sorting documents Nov. 26, 2002
6453054 Method of recognizing sequences of numerals using a sliding frames Sep. 17, 2002
6346941 Interference check result displaying method and interference check result displaying apparatus as well as computer-readable recording medium having interference check result displaying program Feb. 12, 2002
6269171 Method for exploiting correlated mail streams using optical character recognition Jul. 31, 2001
5974147 Method of verifying unreadable indicia for an information-based indicia program Oct. 26, 1999
5799108 Image decorative processing apparatus Aug. 25, 1998
5734568 Data processing system for merger of sorting information and redundancy information to provide contextual predictive keying for postal addresses Mar. 31, 1998
5731539 Target detection method Mar. 24, 1998
5697504 Video coding system Dec. 16, 1997
5337370 Character recognition method employing non-character recognizer Aug. 9, 1994
5325447 Handwritten digit normalization method Jun. 28, 1994

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