Patent Number: 8,441,702

Title: Scanning and capturing digital images using residue detection

Abstract: A mechanism for scanning and capturing digital images using residue detection. Upon detecting a document placed on a scanning surface of a scanning device, the illustrative embodiments detect a residue deposited on the document. The illustrative embodiments determine a portion of the document to be scanned based on a location of the residue on the document. The illustrative embodiments then scan the portion of the document.

Inventors: Do; Lydia Mai (Raleigh, NC), Nesbitt; Pamela Ann (Tampa, FL), Seacat DeLuca; Lisa Anne (San Francisco, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04N 1/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-14 0:00:00