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Using A Facial Characteristic

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Image classification and information retrieval over wireless digital networks and the internet
03/26/15 - 20150086086 - A method and system for matching an unknown facial image of an individual with an image of a celebrity using facial recognition techniques and human perception is disclosed herein. The invention provides a internet hosted system to find, compare, contrast and identify similar characteristics among two or more individuals using...

Demographic analysis of facial landmarks
03/26/15 - 20150086087 - A set of training vectors may be identified. Each training vector may be mapped to either a male gender or a female gender, and each training vector may represent facial landmarks derived from a respective facial image. An input vector of facial landmarks may also be identified. The facial landmarks...

System, method and computer program for verifying a signatory of a document
03/26/15 - 20150086088 - Systems and method for verifying a user signing a document are disclosed. In particular, certain disclosed embodiments relate to verifying that a user signing a document corresponds to a previously authenticated user, the user having been previously authenticated using a source of machine-readable identity data. The verifying may be made...

Method and system for localizing parts of an object in an image for computer vision applications
03/19/15 - 20150078631 - A system is provided for localizing parts of an object in an image by training local detectors using labeled image exemplars with fiducial points corresponding to parts within the image. Each local detector generates a detector score corresponding to the likelihood that a desired part is located at a given...

Feeling monitoring system
03/19/15 - 20150078632 - A feeling monitoring system includes a facial image acquisition portion, a feeling information acquisition section, and a feeling display generation section. The facial image acquisition portion is capable of acquiring a facial image of an occupant individually sitting in each seating position of two or more seating positions in a...

System and method for matching faces
03/12/15 - 20150071504 - Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable media for matching faces. The method includes receiving an image of a face of a first person from a device of a second person, comparing the image of the face of the first person to a database of known faces in...

System and method for digitally watermarking digital facial portraits
03/05/15 - 20150063656 - Some implementations may include a method for watermarking an identification document, the method including: receiving a digitally watermarked digital facial portrait of the person, the digital facial portrait embedded with at least one digital watermark identifying payload data linking the digital facial portrait to the person portrayed in the digital...

System and method for digitally watermarking digital facial portraits
03/05/15 - 20150063657 - Some implementations may include a method for watermarking an identification document, the method including: modulating a spatial luminance pattern associated with a first digital watermark to encode a first portion of personally identifiable information; modulating a spatial chrominance distribution associated with a second digital watermark to encode a second portion...

System and method for digital watermarking
03/05/15 - 20150063658 - Some implementations may include a method for watermarking an identification document, the method including: modulating a spatial luminance pattern associated with a first digital watermark to encode a first portion of personally identifiable information; modulating a spatial chrominance distribution associated with a second digital watermark to encode a second portion...

System and method for digital watermarking
03/05/15 - 20150063659 - Some implementations may provide a method that includes: receiving, at a mobile device, data encoding a first digital watermark present on the identification document; extracting a first portion of personally identifiable information encoded by a spatial luminance pattern associated with the first digital watermark; receiving, at a mobile device, data...

Method and apparatus for improved facial recognition
02/26/15 - 20150055834 - A method, apparatus and computer program product for an improved facial recognition system are provided. Some embodiments may utilize a weighted block division of an image and capture a property measurement for pixels residing within a block. The measurements may be converted to vectors, compressed, and compared against compressed vectors...

Image processing apparatus and storage medium
02/26/15 - 20150055835 - An image processing apparatus including: a processor; and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the apparatus to perform: acquiring target image data and template image data; specifying a partial image in a target image based on a result of detecting a face area; and compositing...

Method for logging a user in to a mobile device
02/19/15 - 20150049922 - A method is provided for logging a first user in to a mobile device being in a locked mode. The method comprising: storing a password associated with the first user and information that relates to a facial image of that first user; when the mobile device is in a locked...

Information processing apparatus and method, and non-transitory computer readable medium
02/19/15 - 20150049923 - An information processing apparatus includes an instruction accepting unit, an obtaining unit, an extraction unit, a determination unit, and a permission unit. The instruction accepting unit is configured to accept an instruction from a user. The obtaining unit is configured to obtain an image. The extraction unit is configured to...

Method, terminal device and storage medium for processing image
02/19/15 - 20150049924 - The present disclosure discloses a method and a terminal device for processing an image. The method includes: acquiring an image; recognizing a face contained in the image; acquiring information of character features according to the face in the image; processing the image according to the information of character features; and...

Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium
02/12/15 - 20150043790 - An image processing apparatus includes an image capturing unit, a registration unit, a display, and an authentication unit. The image capturing unit captures a face image of a user. The registration unit registers the captured face image. The display displays, in a case where a face image is to be...

System and method for creating a virtual backdrop
01/29/15 - 20150030213 - Some implementations may provide a method for generating a portrait of a subject for an identification document, the method including: receiving, at a mobile device, a photo image of the subject, the photo image including a foreground and a background, wherein the foreground includes the subject's face and the background...

Programmable display apparatus, control method, and program
01/29/15 - 20150030214 - Provided is a programmable display apparatus that enables post-hoc identification of a user who has been permitted to access an application through facial authentication. The programmable display apparatus stores feature data of a face of a user and identification information of the user in association with each other. The programmable...

Portable electronic apparatus and interactive human face login method
01/22/15 - 20150023569 - A portable electronic apparatus and an interactive human face login method are disclosed. The portable electronic apparatus comprises a face database, a user interface, an image capturing device, and a recognition circuit. The face database stores a plurality of facial expression feature information. The user interface randomly generates a plurality...

Method and apparatus for prioritizing image quality of a particular subject within an image
01/15/15 - 20150016693 - A device capable of digital imaging detects multiple faces in image data received from an image sensor, performs pattern recognition to check if at least one of the detected faces is a priority face belonging to a ranked set of reference faces, adjusting at least one imaging related parameter (e.g.,...

Liveness detection
01/01/15 - 20150003692 - The present disclosure concerns a method of verifying the presence of a living face in front of a camera (112), the method including: capturing by said camera a sequence of images of a face; detecting a plurality of features of said face in each of said images; measuring parameters associated...

Systems and methods for enhancement of facial expressions
12/25/14 - 20140376785 - A system for enhancing a facial expression includes a processing circuit is configured to receive video of a user, generate facial data corresponding to a face of the user, analyze the facial data to identify a facial expression, enhance the facial data based on the facial expression, and output modified...

Assisted photo-tagging with facial recognition models
12/25/14 - 20140376786 - Embodiments of the invention perform assisted tagging of images, including tagging of people, locations, and activities depicted in those images. A batch of images is received comprising images of faces, including at least some faces that have not yet been tagged. A facial recognition algorithm is applied to the faces...

Personal authentication apparatus and personal authentication method
12/25/14 - 20140376787 - A personal authentication apparatus comprises an input unit configured to input image data; a face detection unit configured to detect a face region of a person included in the image data input by the input unit, and to detect feature data from the detected face region; a facial expression determination...

Measurement-target-selecting device, face-shape-estimating device, method for selecting measurement target, and method for estimating face shape
12/18/14 - 20140369571 - A measurement-target-selecting device that is capable of estimating a face shape with high precision and at low computational time. In this device, a face texture assessment value calculating part (103) calculates a face texture assessment value representing a degree of match between an input face image and the texture of...

Retail customer service interaction system and method
12/11/14 - 20140363059 - A retail store is provided with both physical retail products and a virtual interactive product display. A system is provided that monitors a customer's movements, product interactions, and purchase behavior while looking at both physical items and while using the virtual interactive product display. Emotional reactions to physical items and...

3d face recognition method based on intermediate frequency information in geometric image
12/04/14 - 20140355843 - A 3D face recognition method based on intermediate frequency information in a geometric image as follows: (1) preprocessing a library and test models of 3D faces, including 3D face area cutting, smoothing processing and point cloud thinning, and discarding the lower portion of the face; (2) mapping the remainder of...

Electronic apparatus and display control method
11/27/14 - 20140348398 - According to at least one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a detector, a classifier and a display controller. The detector detects face images in images. The classifier classifies, based on the face images, one or more images corresponding to a first face into a first group and one or more...

Image processing system and method of improving human face recognition
11/27/14 - 20140348399 - An image processing method includes following steps; capturing an image including a human face; executing a face detection in a predetermined area of the image; adjusting an exposure value of the predetermined area to an expected value when the face detection does not recognize the human face; executing the face...

Computer-readable recording medium storing program for character input
11/27/14 - 20140348400 - A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a program for character input which has an input predicting function for presenting, to a user, a candidate group for a phrase predicted to be input by the user, the program causing a computer to execute: an image recognizing step of recognizing a person...

Image masks for face-related selection and processing in images
11/20/14 - 20140341442 - In some implementations, a method includes identifying one or more face regions of an image, the face regions including pixels that depict at least a portion of one or more faces of persons. The face regions are identified based on identifying facial landmarks of the faces. The method determines an...

Joint modeling for facial recognition
11/20/14 - 20140341443 - This disclosure describes a system for jointly modeling images for use in performing facial recognition. A facial recognition system may jointly model a first image and a second image using a face prior to generate a joint distribution. Conditional joint probabilities are determined based on the joint distribution. A log...

Systems and methods for user login
11/20/14 - 20140341444 - Systems and methods are provided for user login. For example, a login request from a first user is received, the login request being associated with fast login based on at least information associated with facial authentication; one or more first facial images of the first user are acquired; one or...

System and method for identity authentication based on face recognition, and computer storage medium
11/20/14 - 20140341445 - The present disclosure relates to a method for identity authentication based on face recognition. The method comprises: initiating an interaction authentication request, which includes requested interaction tracks, and sending the interaction authentication request to an authentication client; receiving face interaction information sent by the authentication client; extracting face action tracks...

Social interaction using facial recognition
11/06/14 - 20140328521 - A method for facilitating real-world interaction includes receiving information regarding geographical positions of a plurality of client devices, determining that a subset of the plurality of client devices are within a given distance of each other, matching a face detected in an image captured by one of the plurality of...

Managing social network distance in social networks using photographs
10/30/14 - 20140321720 - There are provided a method, a system and a computer program product for using a digital image in a social network. The system receives the digital image. The system runs an image processing technique on the digital image. The system determines, based on the run image processing technique, a social...

Information processing apparatus, control method thereof and program
10/30/14 - 20140321721 - Therefore, according to the present invention, when the content is displayed on a display apparatus, the viewing user of the content is photographed to capture photographed image data. A face image included in the displayed content and the face image of the viewing user included in the photographed image data...

Facial image display apparatus, facial image display method, and facial image display program
10/30/14 - 20140321722 - The present invention provides a facial image display apparatus that can display moving images concentrated on the face when images of people's faces are displayed. A facial image display apparatus is provided wherein a facial area detecting unit (21) detects facial areas in which faces are displayed from within a...

Data acquisition for machine perception systems
10/23/14 - 20140314284 - Apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture for obtaining examples that break a visual expression classifier at user devices such as tablets, smartphones, personal computers, and cameras. The examples are sent from the user devices to a server. The server may use the examples to update the classifier, and then distribute...

Facial recognition
10/16/14 - 20140307929 - An example method includes receiving a first image and a second image of a face of a user, where one or both images have been granted a match by facial recognition. The method further includes detecting a liveness gesture based on at least one of a yaw angle of the...

Method, apparatus, and system for friend recommendations
10/09/14 - 20140301612 - A method is for friend recommendation which includes obtaining a first picture sent by a user, and determining one or more users associated with the first picture based on attribute information of the first picture. The method also includes, when it is determined that a total number of the users...

System and method for matching faces
10/09/14 - 20140301613 - Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable media for matching faces. The method includes receiving an image of a face of a first person from a device of a second person, comparing the image of the face of the first person to a database of known faces in...

Display apparatus for performing user certification and method thereof
10/02/14 - 20140294254 - A method of certifying a user is provided. The method includes: generating a learning system; if a reference image is registered, analyzing the reference image by using the learning system to detect characteristic information; storing the detected characteristic information; photographing a user to acquire a user image; analyzing the user...

Method for controlling the authorization of a person to access a secure area
10/02/14 - 20140294255 - The present invention relates to a method for controlling the authorization of a person to access a secure area, in particular a cockpit of a passenger aircraft, comprising: (1) providing an access control apparatus for detecting a set of biometric features, which apparatus can be enabled by entering a predetermined...

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium
10/02/14 - 20140294256 - An image processing apparatus includes an image storage unit that stores a plurality images having supplementary information respectively, an image analysis unit that performs an image analysis of each image stored in the image storage unit; and a time correction unit that corrects an imaging time that is included in...

Methods and systems for obtaining information based on facial identification
10/02/14 - 20140294257 - The methods and systems disclosed enable the association of data with individuals, organizations, places, objects, things with information, or a rating or score. Computer vision is used to identify the subject or capture an image of the subject's face. A portable computing device, such as a wearable computer, may include...

System and method for comparing images
10/02/14 - 20140294258 - Systems and method for comparing images are disclosed. In particular, certain disclosed embodiments relate to determining whether a user of a mobile device corresponds to a previously authenticated user, the user having been previously authenticated via an identity document. The determination may be made by accessing an integrated circuit component...

Methods and systems for determining image processing operations relevant to particular imagery
09/25/14 - 20140286542 - Image data, such as from a mobile phone camera, is analyzed to determine a colorfulness metric (e.g., saturation) or a contrast metric (e.g., Weber contrast). This metric is then used in deciding which of, or in which order, plural different image recognition processes should be invoked in order to present...

Method and apparatus for organizing digital media based on face recognition
09/25/14 - 20140286543 - In one aspect, the present invention is directed to a method and an apparatus for organizing digital media, particularly digital photos, using face recognition. According to a first aspect of the present invention, a computer-based method for organizing digital photos comprises: extracting objects of interest from a plurality of photographs;...

Suja's aesthetic grading sag - check pattern
09/18/14 - 20140270406 - Techniques have been developed to measure and/or quantify beauty for facial aesthetic grading and for ‘Biometrics in facial aesthetics’. The ‘check pattern for aesthetic grading’ may be considered as another milestone towards an ideal proportion for facial aesthetics; this is a proof for the fact that in their respective spheres—space...

Associating metadata with images in a personal image collection
09/18/14 - 20140270407 - Various technologies pertaining to assigning metadata to images in a personal image collection of a user based upon images and associated metadata assigned thereto that are accessible to the user by way of a social network application are described. An account of the user in a social network application is...

Method and apparatus for requesting and providing access to information associated with an image
09/18/14 - 20140270408 - A device may request, and a server may provide, access to information associated with an image based on trusted face recognition. The server may receive a first image, registration, and associated information from a first device. The first image may include feature data, which the server may extract to create...

Efficient prevention of fraud
09/18/14 - 20140270409 - This disclosure is directed to methods and systems for selective identification of biometric data for efficient compression. An evaluation module operating on a biometric device may determine if a set of acquired biometric data satisfies a quality threshold for subsequent automatic or manual recognition, while satisfying a set of predefined...

Facial capture managing access to resources by a device
09/18/14 - 20140270410 - Disclosed are various embodiments for controlling access to resources by a client device. Methods may include receiving a user request to access a resource on the device and determining whether the resource requires a facial capture. If the resource requires a facial capture, a camera of the device may be...

Verification of user photo ids
09/18/14 - 20140270411 - The presence of a target object within a query image may be identified based on the spatial consistency of feature points matched between the query image and a template image describing the target object. A query image and a template image describing a target object to be sought in a...

Liveness detection system based on face behavior
09/18/14 - 20140270412 - A liveness detection method comprising: receiving plural pictures of a video stream comprising a face and an adjacent background; determining motion of the face and the background, the motion determined over the plural pictures; comparing the motion between the face and the background; and determining whether the face corresponds to...

Predictive theft notification for the prevention of theft
09/11/14 - 20140254890 - Predictive theft notifications are used to coordinate appropriate responses to persons who are likely to commit acts of theft. Image data is generated and processed in a computer processing device to recognize the presence of a facial image comprising a face of a person. An analysis is performed of data...

Method and apparatus for registering face images, and apparatus for inducing pose change, and apparatus for recognizing faces
09/11/14 - 20140254891 - and an image storage unit configured to store the selected at least one or more images on the user basis....

Face recognition apparatus, system and method for managing users based on user grouping
09/11/14 - 20140254892 - A face recognition apparatus comprising: a database that stores face information mapped to each corresponding user; a face recognition unit configured to recognize the face information of a user; a user management unit configured to classify the face information into groups of the users of which the face information is...

Global identification (id) and age verification system and method
09/11/14 - 20140254893 - A multi-process identity and/or age verification process and system for user's connected to a network such as the Internet. The process and system verify the identity of the user by: verifying personal information of the user; verifying identification documentation associated with the user; and conducting an online face-to-face verification of...

Systems and methods for automatic image editing
08/28/14 - 20140241592 - Various embodiments are disclosed for automatic image editing. One embodiment is a method for editing an image in an image editing device that comprises obtaining the image and analyzing attributes of the image, wherein the attributes correspond to facial attributes of at least one individual shown in the image. The...

Authentication apparatus, authentication method, and non-transitory computer readable medium
08/28/14 - 20140241593 - An authentication apparatus includes a feature acquiring unit that acquires a feature of an authentication target; an extracting unit that extracts one or more registered persons having features similar to the acquired feature; a determining unit that determines whether any registered person having a feature similar to the feature of...

Information processing apparatus and control method thereof
08/28/14 - 20140241594 - An information processing apparatus which communicates with an external apparatus having a face authentication function, comprises a unit which acquires a type of the authentication function of the external apparatus from the external apparatus; a unit which receives image data held in the external apparatus and a face feature amount...

Summarizing a photo album
08/21/14 - 20140233811 - Embodiments generally relate to summarizing a photo album. In one embodiment, a method includes grouping photos into a plurality of groups of photos, and selecting a plurality of representative photos, where each representative photo represents a respective group from the plurality of groups, where the selecting is based on a...

Method, apparatus and computer readable recording medium for managing a reference face database to improve face recognition performance under a restricted memory environment
08/14/14 - 20140226877 - Various embodiments of the present disclosure presents a method for managing a reference face database to improve face recognition performance under a restricted memory environment, said method comprising: acquiring a new input face image; determining a classification condition corresponding to the input face image with reference to classification conditions of...

Deconvolution of digital images
08/14/14 - 20140226878 - A method for deconvolution of digital images includes obtaining a degraded image from a digital sensor, a processor accepting output from the digital sensor and recognizing a distorted element within the image. The distorted element is compared with a true shape of the element to produce a degrading function. The...

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for efficiently recognizing faces of images associated with various illumination conditions
08/07/14 - 20140219517 - An apparatus for recognizing faces with different illuminations may include a processor and memory storing executable computer program code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including detecting and extracting face data of a first candidate face of a first image and a second candidate face of a second...

Estimating apparatus, method thereof, and computer program product therefor
08/07/14 - 20140219518 - An estimating apparatus configured to estimate a correct attribute value is provided. The estimating apparatus extracts feature quantities from an image including a person, calculates a first likelihood of the feature quantity for respective attribute classes; calculating second likelihoods for the respective attribute classes from the first likelihoods for the...

Traffic control apparatus, method thereof, and program therefor
08/07/14 - 20140219519 - There is provided a traffic control apparatus including: an image input unit configured to input an image including a face of a user; a face detecting unit configured to detect a face area of the user from the image; a generating unit configured to obtain a difference between a state...

Image processing device, method for processing image
07/24/14 - 20140205157 - An image processing device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute: obtaining a first image and a second image; determining a first direction of a certain first reference point of a first region of...

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
07/24/14 - 20140205158 - An information processing apparatus includes a grouping unit that detects a part of an object from contents and performs grouping of each object, a correlation degree calculating unit that calculates a correlation degree between the objects of which the grouping is performed by the grouping unit, and a display control...

Wrinkle detection method, wrinkle detection device and recording medium storing wrinkle detection program, as well as wrinkle evaluation method, wrinkle evaluation device and recording medium storing wrinkle evaluation program
07/24/14 - 20140205159 - A wrinkle detection method comprises the steps of obtaining face data of a subject; setting one or more analytical regions on the obtained face data; producing plural pieces of wrinkle component extracted data by extracting wrinkle components extending in one direction or in plural directions at different angles from each...