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Document Scanning System Incorporating Business Card Matte

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033692D
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-23

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Abstract

This invention is a cardboard or plastic matte that holds a rectilinear arrangement of business cards. The matte is thick enough that the cards drop into place: place the matte face down on the platen and place cards in the rectangular holes. The matte also has a high density border abound the holes, making it easy to detect the well-separated cards in software. Moreover, the matte can contain glyph indicia, including a registration marker and a glyph patch identifying the known positions and extents of the card regions so that segmentation is trivial.