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Improvements relating to input apparatus for pattern recognition devices

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GB1270801A
GB1270801A GB1081668A GB1081668A GB1270801A GB 1270801 A GB1270801 A GB 1270801A GB 1081668 A GB1081668 A GB 1081668A GB 1081668 A GB1081668 A GB 1081668A GB 1270801 A GB1270801 A GB 1270801A
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pick
up
tube
pattern
tubes
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GB1081668A
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Robert Justin Frogatt
William Ellis Ingham
Christopher Archibald Go Lemay
Brian Herbert Lill
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EMI Ltd
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EMI Ltd
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
    • G06K9/00Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
    • G06K9/20Image acquisition
    • G06K9/32Aligning or centering of the image pick-up or image-field
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B07SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS; SORTING
    • B07CPOSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING
    • B07C3/00Sorting according to destination
    • B07C3/10Apparatus characterised by the means used for detection ofthe destination
    • B07C3/14Apparatus characterised by the means used for detection ofthe destination using light-responsive detecting means
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
    • G06K2209/00Indexing scheme relating to methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
    • G06K2209/01Character recognition

Abstract

1,270,801. Pattern recognition. EMI Ltd. 21 May, 1969 [6 March, 1968], No. 10816/68. Heading G4R. Input apparatus for a pattern recognition device comprises a first pick-up tube (e.g. vidicon or flying-spot scanner) for scanning a predetermined area, a plurality of further pick-up tubes for scanning different portions of the predetermined area, and means responsive to signals from the first pick-up tube for selecting a region of the predetermined area and for passing to the pattern recognition device signals from the or each of the further pick-up tubes scanning the selected region. As described, the pattern is postal code on a letter to be sorted. At a pre-scan station, a pick-up tube feeding an analyser locates the lower right portion of the address (which presumably includes the postal code) and selects one (or more) of a matrix array of pick-up tubes at a second station to which the letter is conveyed to feed the scanned signal to a pattern recognition device controlling a sorter. The fields-of-view of the pick-up tubes in the matrix may overlap so that the whole postal code occurs within the field of one of them. Embodiments are described using lenses, mirrors, screens and flash-tubes to reduce the number of pick-up tubes for a given number of selectable fields, by energizing a selected flash-tube as well as selecting a pick-up tube, a given tube seeing more than one field of the letter but only one of these being illuminated. In the case of flying-spot scanners, selection of a flash tube is replaced by selection of a photocell.
GB1081668A 1968-03-06 1968-03-06 Improvements relating to input apparatus for pattern recognition devices Expired GB1270801A (en)

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Cited By (11)

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DE2552903A1 (en) * 1974-11-25 1976-07-08 Green James E Method and apparatus for image analysis doppelaufloesung
DE2722567A1 (en) * 1976-05-19 1977-11-24 Hitachi Ltd Position detection system
DE2720036A1 (en) * 1976-05-04 1977-11-24 Green James E Method and apparatus for image analysis doppelaufloesung
DE3126730A1 (en) * 1980-07-07 1982-03-04 Recognition Equipment Inc reading device
DE3203897A1 (en) * 1981-11-07 1983-05-19 Licentia Gmbh Device for detecting and processing characters and/or predetermined optical details
DE3235307A1 (en) * 1981-11-07 1984-03-29 Licentia Gmbh Method and device for detecting and processing characters and/or predetermined optical details
DE3522707A1 (en) * 1984-06-26 1986-01-02 Canon Kk Bildverarbeitungsgeraet
WO1991009688A1 (en) * 1989-12-23 1991-07-11 Licentia Patent-Verwaltungs-Gmbh Process for distributing packets or the like
WO1998032545A1 (en) * 1997-01-23 1998-07-30 United Parcel Service Of America, Inc. Optically-guided indicia reader system
US5920056A (en) * 1997-01-23 1999-07-06 United Parcel Service Of America, Inc. Optically-guided indicia reader system for assisting in positioning a parcel on a conveyor
US5923017A (en) * 1997-01-23 1999-07-13 United Parcel Service Of America Moving-light indicia reader system

Cited By (14)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE2552903A1 (en) * 1974-11-25 1976-07-08 Green James E Method and apparatus for image analysis doppelaufloesung
DE2720036A1 (en) * 1976-05-04 1977-11-24 Green James E Method and apparatus for image analysis doppelaufloesung
DE2722567A1 (en) * 1976-05-19 1977-11-24 Hitachi Ltd Position detection system
DE3126730A1 (en) * 1980-07-07 1982-03-04 Recognition Equipment Inc reading device
DE3203897A1 (en) * 1981-11-07 1983-05-19 Licentia Gmbh Device for detecting and processing characters and/or predetermined optical details
DE3235307A1 (en) * 1981-11-07 1984-03-29 Licentia Gmbh Method and device for detecting and processing characters and/or predetermined optical details
DE3522707A1 (en) * 1984-06-26 1986-01-02 Canon Kk Bildverarbeitungsgeraet
US5311999A (en) * 1989-12-23 1994-05-17 Licentia Patent-Verwaltungs-Gmbh Method of distributing packages or the like
WO1991009688A1 (en) * 1989-12-23 1991-07-11 Licentia Patent-Verwaltungs-Gmbh Process for distributing packets or the like
WO1998032545A1 (en) * 1997-01-23 1998-07-30 United Parcel Service Of America, Inc. Optically-guided indicia reader system
US5920056A (en) * 1997-01-23 1999-07-06 United Parcel Service Of America, Inc. Optically-guided indicia reader system for assisting in positioning a parcel on a conveyor
US5923017A (en) * 1997-01-23 1999-07-13 United Parcel Service Of America Moving-light indicia reader system
EP1371424A2 (en) * 1997-01-23 2003-12-17 United Parcel Service Of America, Inc. Optically-guided indicia reader system
EP1371424A3 (en) * 1997-01-23 2004-04-28 United Parcel Service Of America, Inc. Optically-guided indicia reader system

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