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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.

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...

02/20/14 - 20140050372 - Method and apparatus for facial recognition
Apparatus and methods for facial detection are disclosed. A plurality of images of an observed face is received for identification. Based at least on two or more selected images of the plurality of images, a template of the observed face is generated. In some embodiments, the template is a subspace...

02/20/14 - 20140050373 - Authentication apparatus that authenticates object, authentication method, and storage medium
An authentication apparatus capable of reducing erroneous authentication. A face detection section detects a face area of an object from an image. A feature information extraction processor extracts feature information (image data) indicative of a feature of the object. An authentication determination section performs authentication by comparing registered image data...

02/20/14 - 20140050374 - Using relevance feedback in face recognition
Images are searched to locate faces that are the same as a query face. Images that include a face that is the same as the query face may be presented to a user as search result images. Images also may be sorted by the faces included in the images and...

02/06/14 - 20140037154 - Automatically determining a name of a person appearing in an image
A computer-implemented method of automatically determining a name of a person appearing in an image includes receiving a collection of web pages containing a plurality of images. For each of the images, a set of names associated with the image is identified based on a text analysis of at least...

02/06/14 - 20140037155 - Validation system for register confirmation and/or access authorization for natural persons using biometric facial recognitionvalidation system for register confirmation and/or access authorization for natural persons using biometric facial recognition
Validation system for register confirmation and/or access authorization for natural persons using biometric facial recognition, a people authentication system complementary to conventional fraud prevention systems, made through the biometric facial image capture and his/her registration in single database associated with the natural persons register document, which will be validated or...

02/06/14 - 20140037156 - Liveness detection
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...

02/06/14 - 20140037157 - Adjacent person specifying apparatus, adjacent person specifying method, adjacent person specifying program, and adjacent person specifying system
An information processing apparatus that obtains content data and first position information corresponding to the content data; obtains second position information corresponding to a second person having a predetermined relationship with a first person associated with creating the content data; and associates identification corresponding to the second person with the...

01/30/14 - 20140029810 - Securing information using entity detection
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a method are provided where the method includes receiving information from an image processing source that includes one or more images of a view area associated with a device, wherein the view area is an...

01/23/14 - 20140023246 - Intelligent biometric identification of a participant associated with a media recording
A media recording within a data store of a computing device can be identified. The media can be a photograph or a video. The media can be analyzed to determine a participant associated with the media. The participant can be a creator or a subject. The identity of the participant...

01/23/14 - 20140023247 - Image transmission device, image transmission method, image transmission program, image recognition and authentication system, and image reception device
An image transmission device includes an image input unit that inputs a plurality of continuous images, a data amount reduction unit that reduces an amount of data of the plurality of images that are input to the image input unit, and generates a data amount reduced image, and a transmission...

01/23/14 - 20140023248 - Apparatus and method for protecting privacy information based on face recognition
An apparatus and method protects leakage of privacy information by detecting a specific person using a face recognition technology from a video image stored in a video surveillance system and performing privacy masking or mosaic processing on a face of the specific person or faces of other people....