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Using A Facial Characteristic

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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...

Systems and methods for generating autoflow of content based on image and user analysis as well as use case data for a media-based printable product
07/10/14 - 20140193047 - In some embodiments, a server for creating photo-based projects is disclosed. The server executes a method for establishing a client-server connection between the server and a user-operated computer connected to the network, receiving images from the computer and storing the images in the a data repository, receiving a use-case identifier,...

Retrieving visual media
07/10/14 - 20140193048 - Examples of the present disclosure may include methods, systems, and computer readable media with executable instructions. An example method for retrieving visual media can include receiving a text query associated with a target content. A first group of visual media is identified based on correspondence of metadata of the visual...

Face authentication system, face authentication method, and face authentication program
06/19/14 - 20140169643 - Provided is a face authentication system (100) including a reflectance image generating unit (107) for generating a blurred image of an input image based on the input image including a face of a person and generating an input reflectance image by separating each corresponding pixel value of the blurred image...

Photo importance determination
06/19/14 - 20140169644 - In embodiments of photo importance determination, a photo analyzer is implemented to analyze the image content of each photo in a set of digital photos, and determine similar photos based on the image content and metadata of the digital photos. The photo analyzer can then create stacks of the similar...

Method, system, and computer program for identification and sharing of digital images with face signatures
06/12/14 - 20140161326 - Methods and systems are provided for sharing a digital image depicting one or more faces. The method may include linking a plurality of computer terminals to a computer network, each computer terminal associated with an individual; receiving a digital image at at least one of the computer terminals; executing a...

Method and apparatus for managing multiple media services
05/29/14 - 20140147020 - A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a group of facial objects detected from an image captured by a camera coupled with a media device where the facial objects correspond to a plurality of users, determining authentication information for each of the plurality...

Method and apparatus for facilitating interaction with an object viewable via a display
05/29/14 - 20140147021 - A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate interaction with a computing device, such as interaction with an object viewable via a display of a computing device. In the context of a method, an object viewable via a display is identified, such as by facial recognition. The...

Facial landmark localization by exemplar-based graph matching
05/29/14 - 20140147022 - Systems and methods are discussed to localize facial landmarks using a test facial image and a set of training images. The landmarks can be localized on a test facial image using training facial images. A plurality of candidate landmark locations on the test facial image can be determined. A subset...

Face recognition method, apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium for executing the method
05/29/14 - 20140147023 - The present disclosure relates to a face recognition method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable recording medium for executing the method. According to some aspects of the present disclosure, the face recognition method includes: (a) a key point setting step of setting key points at designated positions on an input face...

Safe illumination for computerized facial recognition
05/29/14 - 20140147024 - In an embodiment, a method is provided. The method includes setting an IR (infrared) level to a first predetermined level. The method also includes reading an image and determining if a face is detected. If a face is not detected, the method sets the IR level to zero and waits...

Image recognition apparatus and image recognition method for identifying object
05/22/14 - 20140140583 - There are provided an image recognition apparatus and an image recognition method according to which, when registering a face model for a face image, face images are sequentially acquired from frames of a moving image, feature amounts are extracted from the sequentially acquired face images, and a hypersphere defined by...

Method and apparatus for generating personal information of client, recording medium thereof, and pos systems
05/22/14 - 20140140584 - This invention is a method and a device for generating customer's personal information, a computer-readable recording medium and a POS system. It is organized into the following three stages as a method for generating customer's personal information for a POS system composed of POS terminals and all the servers or...

System and method to automatically discriminate between different data types
05/22/14 - 20140140585 - There is described a system and method for automatically discriminating between different types of data with an image reader. In brief overview of one embodiment, the automatic discrimination feature of the present image reader allows a human operator to aim a hand held image reader at a target that can...

Method, apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium for authenticating a user
05/15/14 - 20140133713 - Provided are a method, apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium for authenticating a user. The user authentication method includes scanning a face by operating a camera to obtain a scanned facial image, and comparing the scanned facial image with a facial image registered in a storage. Even if the scanned facial...

Apparatus and method for face recognition
05/01/14 - 20140119618 - A control method of an apparatus for face recognition includes acquiring an image through an image acquirer, extracting a facial image from the acquired image, determining whether the extracted facial image meets a predetermined quality condition to decide use/non-use of the extracted facial image and performing a face recognizing operation...

Secondary information for an information handling system matrix bar code function
04/24/14 - 20140112551 - An information handling system analyzes secondary information captured with an image of a two-dimensional barcode to perform a function. For example, a mobile phone camera captures an image of a QR code at a product plus characters printed next to the QR code, uses optical code recognition to determine the...

Low threshold face recognition
04/24/14 - 20140112552 - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are disclosed for reducing the impact of lighting conditions and biometric distortions, while providing a low-computation solution for reasonably effective (low threshold) face recognition. In one aspect, the methods include processing a captured image of a face...

Image processing device, image processing method, and storage medium storing image processing program
04/24/14 - 20140112553 - 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, acquiring a captured image; extracting a first feature amount and a second feature amount of a user included in the image, and a...

User recognition and confirmation device and method, and central control system for vehicles using the same
04/24/14 - 20140112554 - A user recognition and confirmation device includes an image sensing unit, a face recognition unit, a display unit and an expression recognition unit. The image sensing unit captures a first image frame and a second image frame. The face recognition unit is configured to recognize a user ID according to...

Interactive photography system and method employing facial recognition
04/17/14 - 20140105466 - A system and method for providing social photography services at locations such as Cruise Ship and Theme Parks with the purpose of giving a customer a unique identifier, associating the unique identifier with a reference imagine of the customer, and matching reference images to images shot at the locale using...

Image classification and information retrieval over wireless digital networks and the internet
04/17/14 - 20140105467 - 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...

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer program
04/17/14 - 20140105468 - Provided is an image processing apparatus including an image display unit that displays an image in a predetermined position, an imaging unit that images a face of a person, and an image selection unit that selects, based on a state of the face imaged by the imaging unit, an image...

Managing real-time communication sessions
04/10/14 - 20140099004 - An example method includes receiving, by a host system including at least one processor, a first video stream from a first client device and a second video stream from a second client device, where the host system, the first client device, and the second client device are communicatively coupled to...

Authentication apparatus, authentication method, and program
04/10/14 - 20140099005 - A face authentication procedure is performed on a face detected in a visible light image of a scene, and correctness of an authentication determination of the face authentication procedure is verified by comparing the visible light image to an infrared light image of the same scene. The verification may be...