Patexia. Contest

CONTEST

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$5,000
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Pavansi A

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Seth W Perry

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Yogesh Bansal

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Saurabh Sharma

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Adishakti CH

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Joon Maeng

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Active K

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Gold Win

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Problem

Patexia seeks prior art for a mobile device, equipped with a camera that can automatically capture an image of a check in the field of view of the camera. The image in the field of view is monitored and when it passes monitoring criteria, it is taken (automatically by the processor) and sent to a financial institution for further processing (e.g., deposit in the user’s bank account).  Feedback information is also provided to the user, where the feedback information provides instructions for the user on how to correct the camera/image in order to satisfy the monitoring criteria.

Submitted documents describing this system must be:

  • Filed,  published, or disclosing the functioning of a system that was in public use or on sale before August 21, 2009.
  • Not on the known references list (please check very carefully as the list is very large)
  • Submissions of non-English documents will have 5 bonus points.
  • Non-patent literature will have an additional 5 bonus point
  • Documents describing a check (or other financial instruments) as the target document/image to be captured will have 5 bonus points.

This contest is for a prior art search for US Patent US 9,818,090, with a focus on claims (1).

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Questions

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1Is the reference either a US patent filed, a foreign patent published, a non-patent document published or a description of a system that was in public use or on sale before August 21, 2009? T/F
2Is the reference either a US patent filed, a foreign patent published, a non-patent document published or a description of a system that was in public use or on sale before July 3, 2008? 10
3Does the reference show a mobile device with a camera and a display, all controlled and in communication with a processor? 10
4Can the processor be configured to monitor a document (check) in the field of view of the camera based on some monitoring criteria (e.g., image quality, image brightness, image contrast) and guide the user on display with the right message to take actions in order to correct the image and satisfy the monitoring criteria (e.g., move the camera back or move the camera to a brighter location)? 35
5Can the processor determine when the monitoring criteria are met? 10
6Can the processor automatically capture the image of the document, as soon as the monitoring criteria are satisfied? 35

Additional Notes

Prior Art Search

Prior Art Search

This is a Prior Art Search contest aimed at determining if a patent idea was known and publicly available before a patent was filed.

  • +5 bonus points will be awarded for non-patent literature
  • +5 bonus points will be awarded for foreign language references.
  • +5 bonus points will be awarded for documents describing a check (or other financial instruments) as the target document/image to be captured

This contest will close on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT.

Please review the Contest Rules. For more information on how to submit to this Contest type, please read the Intro to Prior Art Search page.