Document Scanning System Incorporating Business Card Matte
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-23
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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.