Patents by Inventor Bon-Ki Koo

Bon-Ki Koo has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10796493
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for calibrating an augmented-reality image. The apparatus includes a camera unit for capturing an image and measuring 3D information pertaining to the image, an augmented-reality image calibration unit for generating an augmented-reality image using the image and the 3D information and for calibrating the augmented-reality image, and a display unit for displaying the augmented-reality image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae-Hean Kim, Bon-Ki Koo, Chang-Joon Park
  • Publication number: 20200159022
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method and apparatus for providing a user-customized augmented-reality service. The method is configured to extract the basic ergonomic information of a user by sensing the body of the user who is using an augmented-reality service, to generate user-customized ergonomic information by modifying the basic ergonomic information of the user based on at least one of misrecognition occurring in predefined basic interaction and user evaluation information, to detect the physical characteristics of the user by comparing the basic ergonomic information of the user with the user-customized ergonomic information, to define user-customized interaction by reflecting the physical characteristics of the user in the predefined basic interaction, to extract the unique characteristics of the user from usage data accumulated through the user-customized interaction, and to update the user-customized interaction so as to match the unique characteristics of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hye-Sun PARK, Hyun KANG, Byung-Kuk SEO, Bon-Ki KOO
  • Publication number: 20200005543
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for calibrating an augmented-reality image. The apparatus includes a camera unit for capturing an image and measuring 3D information pertaining to the image, an augmented-reality image calibration unit for generating an augmented-reality image using the image and the 3D information and for calibrating the augmented-reality image, and a display unit for displaying the augmented-reality image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jae-Hean KIM, Bon-Ki KOO, Chang-Joon PARK
  • Patent number: 10105904
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device and method for supporting 3D object printing and an apparatus for providing a 3D object printing service. A proposed device for supporting 3D object printing includes an information collection unit for collecting preference information of a user and performance information of a 3D printer. A download unit downloads a 3D model that is an object to be printed and model information defined in the 3D model in response to a printable selection signal. A model information creation unit creates new model information based on the 3D model and the model information defined in the 3D model. A print control command generation unit generates a print control command based on the preference information of the user and the performance information of the 3D printer, output from the information collection unit, and the new model information, output from the model information creation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Seung-Wook Lee, In-Su Jang, Jin-Sung Choi, Bon-Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 10043278
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for reconstructing a three-dimensional (3D) face based on a stereo camera, the method including: acquiring n images of a target by controlling a plurality of stereo cameras in response to an image acquirement request, wherein n denotes a natural number; extracting n face regions from the n images, respectively; and reconstructing a viewpoint-based face image based on the n face regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kap Kee Kim, Seung Uk Yoon, Bon Woo Hwang, Seong Jae Lim, Hye Ryeong Jun, Jin Sung Choi, Bon Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 9858684
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method for calibrating a depth of a depth sensor. The image processing method may include obtaining a depth image of a target object captured by a depth sensor and a color image of the target object captured by a color camera; and calibrating a depth of the depth sensor by calibrating a geometrical relation between a projector and a depth camera, which are included in the depth sensor, based the obtained depth and color images and calculating a correct feature point on an image plane of the depth camera that corresponds to a feature point of an image plane of the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae-Hean Kim, Chang-Woo Chu, Young-Mi Cha, Jin-Sung Choi, Bon-Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 9846804
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for automatically creating a 3D personalized figure suitable for 3D printing by detecting a face area and features for respective regions from face data acquired by heterogeneous sensors and by optimizing global/local transformation. The 3D personalized figure creation apparatus acquires face data of a user corresponding to a reconstruction target; extracts feature points for respective regions from the face data, and reconstructs unique 3D models of the user's face, based on the extracted feature points; creates 3D figure models based on the unique 3D models and previously stored facial expression models and body/adornment models; and verifies whether each 3D figure model has a structure and a shape corresponding to actual 3D printing, corrects and edits the 3D figure model based on results of verification, and outputs a 3D figure model corresponding to 3D printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Seong-Jae Lim, Bon-Woo Hwang, Kap-Kee Kim, Seung-Uk Yoon, Hye-Ryeong Jun, Jin-Sung Choi, Bon-Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 9720563
    Abstract: A method of representing a 3D video from a 2D video by use of a node-based task pipeline for 3D video representation, the method implementable by a computer and including generating nodes, each having a defined task sequence required for a 3D video representation, in a node connecting task section provided to a Graphic User Interface (GUI), generating a task pipeline defining a connectivity relationship between the generated nodes, providing a user interface that is configured to operate user-defined data that is to be used by a certain node of the task pipeline, and generating user-defined data based on a user input that is input through the user interface, and outputting a 3D video from an input 2D video by use of the task pipeline and the user-defined data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Seung Woo Nam, Kyung Ho Jang, Myung Ha Kim, Yun Ji Ban, Hye Sun Kim, Bon Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 9710963
    Abstract: A primitive fitting apparatus is provided. The primitive fitting apparatus may include a selecting unit to receive, from a user, a selection of points used to fit a primitive a user desires to fit from a point cloud, an identifying unit to receive a selection of the primitive from the user and to identify the selected primitive, and a fitting unit to fit the primitive to correspond to the points, using the points and primitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Young Mi Cha, Chang Woo Chu, Jae Hean Kim, Il Kyu Park, Bon Ki Koo, Jin Sung Choi
  • Patent number: 9619892
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for extracting a movement path, the movement path extracting apparatus including an image receiver to receive an image from a camera group in which a mutual positional relationship among cameras is fixed, a geographic coordinates receiver to receive geographic coordinates of a moving object on which the camera group is fixed, and a movement path extractor to extract a movement path of the camera group based on a direction and a position of a reference camera of the camera group using the image and the geographic coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chang Woo Chu, Jae Hean Kim, Il Kyu Park, Young Mi Cha, Jin Sung Choi, Bon Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 9609304
    Abstract: Provided are three-dimensional (3D) data processing apparatus and method. 3D stereoscopic image common format data preserving common 3D image information is defined by converting 3D stereoscopic image data of each format to apply the same 3D image processing algorithm to 3D data of various formats, and native format data of each format is maintained to maintain merits of each format, and a format-specific algorithm table is maintained with respect to a common 3D image processing function, whereby the same 3D image processing algorithm may be applied to various 3D data and a unique algorithm allowing for maintaining the merits of each 3D data may be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Il Kyu Park, Do Hyung Kim, Seong Jin Park, Jin Sung Choi, Bon Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 9607419
    Abstract: A method of fitting a virtual item using a human body model and a system for providing a fitting service of a virtual item are provided, the method including determining whether a user is located in an experience area, loading a three-dimensional (3D) standard avatar corresponding to setting information input by the user when the user is located in the trial area, obtaining a depth image of the user corresponding to a preset posture, transforming the 3D standard avatar into a user avatar reflecting body characteristics of the user, using a depth image of the user, fitting a virtual item selected by the user to the user avatar, and applying a motion of the user changing in real time to the user avatar to which the virtual item is fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ho Won Kim, Seung Wook Lee, Ki Nam Kim, Jin Sung Choi, Bon Ki Koo, Kyu Sung Cho, Tae Joon Kim, Sung Ryull Sohn, Do Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 9542769
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for reconstructing three-dimensional (3D) clothing using captured image information on clothing, which capture image information on clothing put on a mannequin, generate a temporary model using the captured image information, and generate a final clothing model using the temporary model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Tae Joon Kim, Ho Won Kim, Sung Ryull Sohn, Kyu Sung Cho, Ki Nam Kim, Jin Sung Choi, Bon Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 9390330
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for extracting correspondences between aerial images. The apparatus includes a line extraction unit, a line direction determination unit, a building top area extraction unit, and a correspondence extraction unit. The line extraction unit extracts lines corresponding buildings from aerial images. The line direction determination unit defines the directions of the lines as x, y and z axis directions based on a two-dimensional (2D) coordinate system. The building top area extraction unit rotates lines in the x and y axis directions so that the lines are arranged in parallel with the horizontal and vertical directions of the 2D image, and then extracts building top areas from rectangles. The correspondence extraction unit extracts correspondences between the aerial images by comparing the locations of the building top areas extracted from the aerial images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Il-Kyu Park, Chang-Woo Chu, Young-Mi Cha, Bon-Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 9384585
    Abstract: A 3-dimensional (3D) whole shape reconstruction apparatus using a depth image and a color image and a 3D whole shape reconstruction method are provided. The 3D whole shape reconstruction apparatus may include an information generation unit to generate shape information of 3D portions using a depth image and a color image, and a shape reconstruction unit to reconstruct a 3D whole shape of a user by matching the shape information of 3D portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Ho Won Kim, Jin Sung Choi, Bon Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 9378589
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is technology for generating a digital clone. An apparatus for generating a digital clone includes a standard human body model generation unit for extracting information about appearance deformations based on joint control angles of joints from posture-based appearance deformation examples, generating a parametric shape control engine in which the appearance deformation information is incorporated, and incorporating the parametric shape control engine in a standard mesh-type human body model, thus generating a standard human body model. A unique human body model generation unit receives multi-view image examples based on a change in a posture of an actor, generates a 3D model of the actor based on multi-view image examples, and transfers the standard human body model to the 3D model, thus generating a unique human body model, in which unique appearance deformations of the actor based on the change in the posture of the actor are reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Ho-Won Kim, Bon-Ki Koo, Seung-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 9311689
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: an input/output interface configured to have a reference surface model and a floating surface model inputted thereto; a memory having instructions for registration of the reference surface model and the floating surface model stored therein; and a processor configured for registration of the reference surface model and the floating surface model according to the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Seong-Jin Park, Bon-Ki Koo, Jin-Sung Choi, Do-Hyung Kim, Il-Kyu Park
  • Patent number: 9245380
    Abstract: The present invention provides a local multi-resolution 3-D face-inherent model generation apparatus, including one or more 3-D facial model generation cameras for photographing a face of an object at various angles in order to obtain one or more 3-D face models, a 3-D face-inherent model generation unit for generating a 3-D face-inherent model by composing the one or more 3-D face models, a local photographing camera for photographing a local part of the face of the object, a control unit for controlling the position of the local photographing camera on the 3-D face-inherent model, and a local multi-resolution 3-D face-inherent model generation unit for generating a local multi-resolution face-inherent model by composing an image captured by the local photographing camera and the 3-D face-inherent model, a local multi-resolution 3-D face-inherent model generation using the local multi-resolution 3-D face-inherent model generation apparatus, and a skin management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kap Kee Kim, Seung Uk Yoon, Bon Woo Hwang, Ji Hyung Lee, Bon Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 9208607
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method of producing a 3D model in which a 3D model having a static background is produced using a point cloud and an image obtained through 3D scanning. The apparatus includes an image matching unit for producing a matched image by matching a point cloud obtained by scanning a predetermined region to a camera image obtained by photographing the predetermined region; a mesh model processing unit for producing an object positioned in the region as a mesh model; and a 3D model processing unit for producing a 3D model for the object by reflecting texture information obtained from the matched image to the mesh model. The disclosed may be used for a 3D map service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chang Woo Chu, Il Kyu Park, Young Mi Cha, Ji Hyung Lee, Bon Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 9189857
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for reconstructing a three-dimensional (3D) face based on multiple cameras. The apparatus includes a multi-image analysis unit, a texture image separation unit, a reconstruction image automatic synchronization unit, a 3D appearance reconstruction unit, and a texture processing unit. The multi-image analysis unit determines the resolution information of images received from a plurality of cameras, and determines whether the images have been synchronized with each other. The texture image separation unit separates a texture processing image by comparing the resolutions of the received images. The reconstruction image automatic synchronization unit synchronizes images that are determined to be asynchronous images by the multi-image analysis unit. The 3D appearance reconstruction unit computes the 3D coordinate values of the synchronized images, and reconstructs a 3D appearance image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Seung-Uk Yoon, Kap-Kee Kim, Bon-Woo Hwang, Ji-Hyung Lee, Bon-Ki Koo