US 10,891,455 B1
Produce identification methods and device
John Crooks, Duluth, GA (US)
Assigned to NCR Corporation, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by NCR Corporation, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Sep. 27, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/586,342.
Int. Cl. G06K 7/06 (2006.01); G06K 7/12 (2006.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G06K 7/10 (2006.01)
CPC G06K 7/12 (2013.01) [G06K 7/1092 (2013.01); G06K 9/00671 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
controlling an image device integrated within a second device upon an activation event detected from the second device;
capturing an image sample of a target item by the image device, wherein capturing further includes capturing the image sample after determining that the target item is at an optimal distance from the image device based on a sharpness, a contrast, and a focus of the image sample reported by the image device as compared against a predefined threshold to ensure that a dominant illumination for the image sample comes from the image device and not from ambient light associated with surroundings of the target item;
generating a signature that uniquely identifies the target item from the image sample; and
obtain an identifier for the target item based on the signature.