Robotic VISION Technologies Applies for 7th, 8th Patents in Software Innovation
Robotic VISION Technologies, LLC Posted 08/13/2014
Robotic VISION Technologies (RVT), LLC, has submitted applications for two software patents in the field of Vision Guided Robotics for approval to the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
“These two innovations ensure that Robotic VISION Technologies continues its innovation by bringing new ideas to market and enhancing tried-and-true existing products, using feedback received from the hundreds of installations in place today,” RVT Founder and Chief Executive Officer Rick Weidinger said. “We’re very proud of the research and development that the RVT Science Center in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and our best-in-class team have accomplished and we are confident our recent filings will secure the seventh and eight patents in our portfolio.”
One patent application is for a vision-based safety module. This new RVT technology will allow an operator to designate several different safety zones around the robot where the robot either slows or ceases operations once the RVT software detects that an object is present. The second patent application is for technology that will become part of RVT’s eVF 7.0 software platform, which is scheduled to be released in the fourth quarter of this year. This new RVT technology finds features on a given part automatically, decreasing an operator’s involvement in the initial setup of the eVF software and thus significantly decreasing installment time and costs.
“The first patent application can be used to replace the expensive light screens and other safety apparatus currently used to secure access to a manufacturing cell by using a single overwatch camera,” Weidinger explained. “The second patent application is technology that will automatically assist in setting up and optimizing an eVF workspace while still leaving room for an operator to modify, if desired. The goal is to make eVF easy and intuitive for anyone on the shop floor to operate.”
Robotic VISION Technologies applied for the two patents with the assistance of Intellectual Ventures (IV), RVT’s intellectual properties partner and a world leader in the field of innovation and patent development and enforcement.
RVT announced it was granted its sixth patent in January, 2014, for Random Bin Picking software.
For further information, go to www.RoboticVISIONTech.com.
About Robotic VISION Technologies, LLC
Robotic VISION Technologies LLC, a privately held software company, is a recognized leader in the field of Vision Guided Robotics (VGR). eVisionFactory (eVF) is the brand name of the RVT vision guidance software platform that allows robots to “See, Think, and Do.” RVT’s software and technologies enable image recognition, machine vision, machine learning and robot guidance processes in industrial and non-industrial markets. RVT’s main 3D vision products feature the Henry Ford Technology Award-winning single-camera 3D software product in addition to its proprietary validation tools – AutoCal, AutoTrain and AccuTest. In addition, RVT has won the prestigious BAE Systems Chairman’s Award for its technology and governmental work efforts. A sample of customers using RVT’s products include Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Harley- Davidson, Boeing and Johnson & Johnson. RVT’s eVF software platform is installed in hundreds of systems worldwide and operates every day controlling over $500 million of capital equipment. The Robotic VISION Technologies’ Science Center is located in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and the company also has an office in Washington, D.C. RVT has recently secured agreements with Intellectual Ventures and Jacobs Technology Inc. for technology growth and field support, respectively.