08179563 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 1018 patents.

A handheld optical scanner for capturing images of text from a rendered document is described. The scanner includes a package suitable to be held in a user's hand. The package contains an optical sensor that captures images of text from a rendered document. The package also contains a proximity sensor that determines when the optical sensor is within a predetermined distance and orientation of a rendered document. The package further contains a triggering mechanism that causes the optical sensor to capture an image of text from a rendered document when the proximity sensor determines that the optical sensor is within a predetermined distance and orientation of a rendered document.

Title
Portable scanning device
Application Number
12/894059
Publication Number
8179563 (B2)
Application Date
September 29, 2010
Publication Date
May 15, 2012
Inventor
James Q Stafford Fraser
Cambridge
GB
Clifford A Kushler
Lynnwood
WA, US
Dale L Grover
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Martin T King
Vashon Island
WA, US
Agent
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Assignee
Google
CA, US
IPC
H04N 1/04
H04N 1/00
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