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1. (WO2014193484) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DOCUMENT IMAGE CAPTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/193484    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/000142
Publication Date: Fri Dec 05 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Tue Jun 03 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G03B 17/00
Applicants: HAROLD, Patrick J.
Inventors: HAROLD, Patrick J.
Title: APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DOCUMENT IMAGE CAPTURE
Abstract:
A portable, user assembled apparatus has interlocking parts and no fasteners, or the apparatus is preassembled such that, once assembled, the apparatus holds both a document at a fixed angle and a portable camera- equipped electronic device, at the same and parallel angle, a fixed distance from the document. The apparatus sits on a table or desktop and allows the user to work in the sitting position. The user can make initial adjustments to set the mobile device in a fixed position such that the entire document image is in the viewfinder and in focus. These one-time position settings can be preserved. When the camera shutter is executed, both the document and device do not move. The device of the present invention provides a novel way for mobile device users to quickly and easily capture many document images with optimum image quality and uniform image size.