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Visual Palette Management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112385D
Original Publication Date: 1994-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Horikawa, K: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a system for an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) to manage palettes, combining CCD camera with a computer system. The image of a loaded palette to be stored into ASRS is taken by CCD camera and saved into a computer system, to enable to retrieve it whenever it is necessary to know the loading appearance of palette, without letting out actual palettes from ASRS.

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Visual Palette Management

      Disclosed is a system for an Automated Storage and Retrieval
System (ASRS) to manage palettes, combining CCD camera with a
computer system.  The image of a loaded palette to be stored into
ASRS is taken by CCD camera and saved into a computer system, to
enable to retrieve it whenever it is necessary to know the loading
appearance of palette, without letting out actual palettes from ASRS.

      This system consists of two components, that is, the optical
subsystem and the image management subsystem.  The Figure shows an
example of this system.

      The optical subsystem (1) has one or some pairs of CCD camera
and lighting, each of which is arranged at appropriate position to
avoid invisibility, and takes an image or a series of images of a
loaded palette according to an order of the image management system
(2) described below, just before it enters into ASRS, so that this
system keeps up-to-date images of palettes in ASRS.

      The image management subsystem stores palette images and
provide some interfaces for a user to access them.  Also this
subsystem has an interface to ASRS, in order to request palette
images to the optical subsystem when a palette enters into ASRS.  The
palette image taken by the optical system is recorded on the storage
device with some additional attributes, e.g., palette number, date,
etc., to make easy to retrieve it afterwards.  When a user needs to
know the loading appearance of a palette...