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Robert E Paup, James F Blair: Automated processing of financial documents. Recognition Equipment Incorporated, John E Vandigriff, May 31, 1977: US04027142 (180 worldwide citation)

Automated processing of bank checks encoded with alphanumeric characters on the face of each check by transporting said checks as a serial constant velocity train through a processor to a sorter while at a first station generating an item control number unique to each document and at a second statio ...


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Jerry G Warthan, Robert M McMillan: OCR/Variable head slot reader. Recognition Equipment Incorporated, John E Vandigriff, August 2, 1983: US04396902 (138 worldwide citation)

A reading device which uses both optical character recognition techniques and magnetic reading are combined in a reader wherein the magnetic reading head stays at a fixed position while the optical reading aperture may be varied to accomodate different documents. The slot through which checks, credi ...


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Robert M McMillan: Dual mode stationary and portable scanning system. Recognition Equipment Incorporated, Richards Harris Medlock & Andrews, August 23, 1988: US04766297 (130 worldwide citation)

A scanning system (10) for reading bar code symbols including a portable hand-held scanning device (12) is provided. The portable hand-held scanning device (12) generates electrical signals descriptive of the bar code symbols and includes a manually actuatable trigger switch (26) for initiating read ...


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Larry E Holm: Bar-Code/MICR/OCR merge. Recognition Equipment Incorporated, Richards Harris & Medlock, April 6, 1976: US03949363 (127 worldwide citation)

A redundant character recognition system which minimizes both read failures and ambiguities caused by conflicting read signals by merging character recognition signals from MICR, OCR and Bar-Code read heads to produce a single data stream for automatic sorting of a constant velocity train of documen ...


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Kenneth T Lovelady, Larimore F Toye: Liquid drop emitter. Recognition Equipment Incorporated, John E Vandigriff, December 29, 1981: US04308547 (119 worldwide citation)

A liquid drop emitter utilizing acoustical principles ejects liquid from a body of liquid onto a moving document to form characters or bar codes thereon.


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David P Himmel: Apparatus and a method for storage and retrieval of image patterns. Recognition Equipment Incorporated, John E Vandigriff, April 26, 1977: US04020463 (119 worldwide citation)

A line image or a line signature is optically scanned to generate digital signals for storage in an image matrix. These digital signals represent black and white cells defining the line signature or line image and are initially processed by tracing the image boundary. During the tracing a "thinning" ...


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Lynn D McWaters: Wand turn-on control. Recognition Equipment Incorporated, John E Vandigriff, Thomas W DeMond, February 7, 1978: US04072859 (112 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a control circuit used to conserve power in a portable optical recognition system. When the system is not being used or between actual scans of the reading electronics, power is supplied only to those circuits required to control power to the system and to permit sequence reading of ite ...


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William E Weideman, Carl G O Connor: Method and apparatus for utilizing multiple data fields for character recognition. Recognition Equipment Incorporated, Ross Howison Clapp & Korn, September 8, 1992: US05146512 (108 worldwide citation)

A system (10) for recognizing numerical characters which appear as both numerical characters and words on a document includes an image capture device (12) for capturing the image of a document. A recognition circuit (14) performs recognition of the numerical characters. A recognition circuit (16) pe ...


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Medford D Sanner, Lynn D McWaters: OCR and bar code reader with optimized sensor. Recognition Equipment Incorporated, Richards Harris Medlock & Andrews, September 17, 1985: US04542528 (105 worldwide citation)

In an optical reader for reading alphanumeric and bar code characters, an area array for scanning alphanumeric data and a single photo sensor for scanning bar code data is formed on the same semiconductor chip. Separate processors are connected to the array and to the single photosensor wherein the ...


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Leonard J Nunley, Willis D Simpson, William J Reid: Document processing system. Recognition Equipment Incorporated, Richards Harris & Medlock, September 13, 1983: US04404649 (97 worldwide citation)

The system described herein provides a capability for automatically processing documents such as bank checks, deposit slips, loan payments, etc., from all points within a banking organization, with exception of the point of receipt, based on the utilization of a Source Item Control Number (SICN), wh ...