Method for scanning a specific portion of document in flat-bed type multi-function product

  • US 6,753,981 B1
  • Filed: 05/09/2000
  • Issued: 06/22/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/12/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A selected section reading method which improves scanning speed by limiting a scanning section of a flat-bed type multifunction product provided with an operation panel which receives user'"'"'s input and a ruler on a loading surface, to a necessary section, comprising the steps of:

  • selected scanning obtaining scan data by reading said scanning section in the desired resolution by inputting scanning section coordinates through said operation panel after determining the scanning section coordinates which are the horizontal and vertical coordinates for said scanning section from a ruler of said document loading surface, when said scanning section is not identical to the total readable domain; and

    total scanning obtaining scan data by reading the total readable domain, when said scanning section is identical to the total readable domain, with the total readable domain being all the area that can be scanned.

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