1150793-A1 cites 3 patents.

The invention relates to an improved key making machine (2, 4, 22) that automatically extracts characteristics of an object key (32) without human intervention. The position and alignment of the object key is automatically determined, key characteristics extracted and compared with known key manufacturers' information stored in memory, an appropriate key blank (78) is identified, cut and dispensed to the customer.

Title
Method and apparatus for automatically making keys
Application Number
EP19990920012 19990427
Publication Number
1150793 (A1)
Application Date
April 27, 1999
Publication Date
November 7, 2001
Inventor
Jurczak Paul
US
Blin John
US
Almblad Robert E
US
Assignee
Almblad Robert E
US
IPC
G05B 01/00
B23C 03/28
G06K 09/00
G05B 19/42
G05B 19/4097
B23C 03/00
G06K 09/00
G05B 19/42
G05B 19/4099
B23C 03/35
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