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Image Analysis > Applications > Personnel Identification (e.g., Biometrics) > Using A Facial Characteristic

Using A Facial Characteristic

Using A Facial Characteristic patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

08/28/14 - 20140241592 - Systems and methods for automatic image editing
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...

08/28/14 - 20140241593 - Authentication apparatus, authentication method, and non-transitory computer readable medium
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...

08/28/14 - 20140241594 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof
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...

08/21/14 - 20140233811 - Summarizing a photo album
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...

08/14/14 - 20140226877 - Method, apparatus and computer readable recording medium for managing a reference face database to improve face recognition performance under a restricted memory environment
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...

08/14/14 - 20140226878 - Deconvolution of digital images
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...

08/07/14 - 20140219517 - Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for efficiently recognizing faces of images associated with various illumination conditions
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...

08/07/14 - 20140219518 - Estimating apparatus, method thereof, and computer program product therefor
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...

08/07/14 - 20140219519 - Traffic control apparatus, method thereof, and program therefor
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...

07/24/14 - 20140205157 - Image processing device, method for processing image
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...

07/24/14 - 20140205158 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
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...

07/24/14 - 20140205159 - 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
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...

07/10/14 - 20140193047 - 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
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,...

07/10/14 - 20140193048 - Retrieving visual media
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...

06/19/14 - 20140169643 - Face authentication system, face authentication method, and face authentication program
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...

06/19/14 - 20140169644 - Photo importance determination
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...

06/12/14 - 20140161326 - Method, system, and computer program for identification and sharing of digital images with face signatures
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...

05/29/14 - 20140147020 - Method and apparatus for managing multiple media services
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...

05/29/14 - 20140147021 - Method and apparatus for facilitating interaction with an object viewable via a display
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...

05/29/14 - 20140147022 - Facial landmark localization by exemplar-based graph matching
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...

05/29/14 - 20140147023 - Face recognition method, apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium for executing the method
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...

05/29/14 - 20140147024 - Safe illumination for computerized facial recognition
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...

05/22/14 - 20140140583 - Image recognition apparatus and image recognition method for identifying object
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...

05/22/14 - 20140140584 - Method and apparatus for generating personal information of client, recording medium thereof, and pos systems
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...

05/22/14 - 20140140585 - System and method to automatically discriminate between different data types
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...

05/15/14 - 20140133713 - Method, apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium for authenticating a user
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...

05/01/14 - 20140119618 - Apparatus and method for face recognition
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...

04/24/14 - 20140112551 - Secondary information for an information handling system matrix bar code function
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...

04/24/14 - 20140112552 - Low threshold face recognition
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...

04/24/14 - 20140112553 - Image processing device, image processing method, and storage medium storing image processing program
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...

04/24/14 - 20140112554 - User recognition and confirmation device and method, and central control system for vehicles using the same
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...

04/17/14 - 20140105466 - Interactive photography system and method employing facial recognition
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...

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

04/17/14 - 20140105468 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer program
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...

04/10/14 - 20140099004 - Managing real-time communication sessions
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...

04/10/14 - 20140099005 - Authentication apparatus, authentication method, and program
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...

04/03/14 - 20140093141 - Method and system for attaching a metatag to a digital image
A system and method for tagging an image of an individual in a plurality of photos is disclosed herein. A feature vector of an individual is used to analyze a set of photos on a social networking website such as www.facebook.com to determine if an image of the individual is...

04/03/14 - 20140093142 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing program
Disclosed is an information processing apparatus capable of performing face recognition with high accuracy. An information processing apparatus, comprising: generation means for generating, based on an original facial image, a plurality of facial images, each of the facial images corresponds to the original facial image facing to a different direction...

03/27/14 - 20140086456 - Using facial recognition to match reproductive tissue donors and recipients
The Precision Donor System uses facial recognition software to allow reproductive tissue recipients (patients) to more closely match with reproductive tissue donors. Confidence in the selection of a donor leads to a greater acceptance of the child produced using the donor tissue. Using the program allows anonymous donors to remain...

03/27/14 - 20140086457 - Method and system for attaching a metatag to a digital image
A system and method for tagging an image of an individual in a plurality of photos is disclosed herein. A feature vector of an individual is used to analyze a set of photos on a social networking website such as www.facebook.com to determine if an image of the individual is...

03/27/14 - 20140086458 - Media tagging
Tagging techniques use user interface features such as face icons that can be manipulated by a variety of cursors to tag media items including but not limited to photos. Tagged items can be presented automatically in response to establishing network communications between two devices....

03/20/14 - 20140079297 - Application of z-webs and z-factors to analytics, search engine, learning, recognition, natural language, and other utilities
Here, we introduce Z-webs, including Z-factors and Z-nodes, for the understanding of relationships between objects, subjects, abstract ideas, concepts, or the like, including face, car, images, people, emotions, mood, text, natural language, voice, music, video, locations, formulas, facts, historical data, landmarks, personalities, ownership, family, friends, love, happiness, social behavior, voting...

03/20/14 - 20140079298 - Digital image search system and method
A method and system for of identifying an unknown individual from a digital image is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the present invention allows an individual to photograph a facial image an unknown individual, transfer that facial image to a server for processing into a feature vector, and then search...

03/20/14 - 20140079299 - Person recognition apparatus and method thereof
According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes input unit, detecting unit, extraction unit, storage, selection unit, determination unit, output unit, and setting unit. The selection unit selects operation or setting modes. In operation mode, it is determined whether captured person is preregistered person. In setting mode, threshold for the determination...

03/13/14 - 20140072184 - Automated image identification method
The present invention discloses a method to construct template images for recognition, including the steps of: obtaining a plurality of digitized images belonging to n categories; for all categories, extracting common features for images belonging to a category; comparing common features of said category with common features of other categories...

03/13/14 - 20140072185 - Biometric identification systems and methods
An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method of verifying an identity of a person-to-be-identified using biometric signature data. The method comprises creating a sample database based on biometric signature data from a plurality of individuals, calculating a feature database by extracting selected features from entries in the...

03/06/14 - 20140064576 - Automatic media distribution
In accordance with some embodiments, wireless devices may automatically form ad hoc networks to enable more efficient sharing of media between the devices and in some cases more efficient facial recognition of captured media. In some embodiments, automatic story development may be implemented at the local level without involving backend...

03/06/14 - 20140064577 - Image processing device and recording medium storing program
Image data in which persons are captured is accumulated in association with information indicating dates of taking the image data, the image data is subjected to person recognition processing for recognizing the captured persons, and image data in which a person of interest is captured is extracted. Actual age information...

02/27/14 - 20140056489 - System and method for sharing media
A method, computer program product, and computer system for determining, on a computing device, a feature of an object associated with at least a portion of media. A value is associated with the feature of the object. A score of the object is determined based, at least in part, on...

02/27/14 - 20140056490 - Image recognition apparatus, an image recognition method, and a non-transitory computer readable medium thereof
According to one embodiment, an image recognition apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a detection unit, an extraction unit, a calculation unit, and a matching unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire an image. The detection unit is configured to detect a face region of a target person to be...

02/27/14 - 20140056491 - Method and device for authenticating a user
A method of deriving authentication data comprises selecting an illumination configuration from a plurality of predetermined illumination configurations; illuminating at least a part of the user in a manner corresponding to the selected illumination configuration; capturing an image of at least a portion of the illuminated user; and determining whether...

02/27/14 - 20140056492 - Systems and methods for online identity verification
A system controlling online access to a study course verifies the identity of an individual taking a study course over a global computer network from a first computer at a node of the network. The first computer has a biometric identification program and communicates over the network with a second...