Data capture and identification system and process

  • US 7,881,529 B2
  • Filed: 07/20/2009
  • Issued: 02/01/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/06/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system comprising:

  • a camera that captures an image;

    a network-enabled device that conducts a data processing operation on at least a portion of the image to produce data, and sends the data to a service;

    the service programmed to receive the data;

    identify an object within the image;

    distinguish an object present in the image from others using a database that stores data characteristics of target objects;

    associate the object with information; and

    return the information to the network-enabled device; and

    the network-enabled device further programmed to present the information related to the object to a user.

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