Patents by Inventor Mihai Ciuc

Mihai Ciuc 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).

  • Publication number: 20180025218
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying a person in a target image are described. According to one of the techniques, identifying a person in a target image involves displaying, within a graphical user interface, an image that depicts one or more faces. One or more faces are automatically detected within the image. A user provides input that selects a face of the one or more faces to be a currently-selected face. A set of images are selected from a collection of images, where the set of images includes images that closely match the currently-selected face. Concurrently with display of the currently-selected face, each image in the set of images is displayed. Within the graphical user interface, a control is provided. The control enables a user to select a target image from the set of images. In response to detecting that the user has selected a target image using the control, the currently-selected face is associated with a person to which the target image corresponds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Eran STEINBERG, Peter CORCORAN, Yury PRILUTSKY, Petronel BIGIOI, Mihai CIUC, Stefanita CIUREL, Constantin VERTAN
  • Publication number: 20170352135
    Abstract: Sub-regions within one or more face images are identified within a digital image, and enhanced by applying an artificial glint symmetrically and/or synchronously to image data corresponding to sub-regions of eyes within the face image. An enhanced face image is generated including an enhanced version of the face that includes certain original pixels in combination with pixels corresponding to the one or more eye regions of the face with the artificial glint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Corneliu FLOREA, Cosmin Nicolae STAN, Mihai CIUC, Adrian CAPATA
  • Patent number: 9779287
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying a person in a target image are described. According to one of the techniques, identifying a person in a target image involves displaying, within a graphical user interface, an image that depicts one or more faces. One or more faces are automatically detected within the image. A user provides input that selects a face of the one or more faces to be a currently-selected face. A set of images are selected from a collection of images, where the set of images includes images that closely match the currently-selected face. Concurrently with display of the currently-selected face, each image in the set of images is displayed. Within the graphical user interface, a control is provided. The control enables a user to select a target image from the set of images. In response to detecting that the user has selected a target image using the control, the currently-selected face is associated with a person to which the target image corresponds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Eran Steinberg, Peter Corcoran, Yury Prilutsky, Petronel Bigioi, Mihai Ciuc, Stefanita Ciurel, Constantin Verlan
  • Patent number: 9691136
    Abstract: Sub-regions within one or more face images are identified within a digital image, and enhanced by applying an artificial glint symmetrically and/or synchronously to image data corresponding to sub-regions of eyes within the face image. An enhanced face image is generated including an enhanced version of the face that includes certain original pixels in combination with pixels corresponding to the one or more eye regions of the face with the artificial glint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: FOTONATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Corneliu Florea, Cosmin Nicolae Stan, Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Capata
  • Patent number: 9684966
    Abstract: A method for providing improved foreground/background separation in a digital image of a scene is disclosed. The method comprises providing a first map comprising one or more regions provisionally defined as one of foreground or background within the digital image; and providing a subject profile corresponding to a region of interest of the digital image. The provisionally defined regions are compared with the subject profile to determine if any of the regions intersect with the profile region. The definition of one or more of the regions in the map is changed based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Eran Steinberg, Peter Corcoran, Yury Prilutsky, Petronel Bigioi, Alexei Pososin, Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Zamfir, Adrian Capata
  • Publication number: 20170070649
    Abstract: A digital camera has an integral flash and stores and displays a digital image. Under certain conditions, a flash photograph taken with the camera may result in a red-eye phenomenon due to a reflection within an eye of a subject of the photograph. A digital apparatus has a red-eye filter which analyzes at least one partial face region identified within the digital image for the red-eye phenomenon and modifies the image to eliminate the red-eye phenomenon by changing the red area to black. The modification of the image is enabled when a photograph is taken under conditions indicative of the red-eye phenomenon. The modification is subject to anti-falsing analysis which further examines the area around the red-eye area for indicia of the eye of the subject. The detection and correction can be optimized for performance and quality by operating on subsample versions of the image when appropriate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Florin NANU, Eran STEINBERG, Stefan PETRESCU, Mihnea GANGEA, Adrian CAPATA, Mihai CIUC, Adrian ZAMFIR, Peter CORCORAN, Alexei POSOSIN, Petronel BIGIOI, Alexandru DRIMBAREAN
  • Patent number: 9412007
    Abstract: A digital camera has an integral flash and stores and displays a digital image. Under certain conditions, a flash photograph taken with the camera may result in a red-eye phenomenon due to a reflection within an eye of a subject of the photograph. A digital apparatus has a red-eye filter which analyzes at least one partial face region identified within the digital image for the red-eye phenomenon and modifies the image to eliminate the red-eye phenomenon by changing the red area to black. The modification of the image is enabled when a photograph is taken under conditions indicative of the red-eye phenomenon. The modification is subject to anti-falsing analysis which further examines the area around the red-eye area for indicia of the eye of the subject. The detection and correction can be optimized for performance and quality by operating on subsample versions of the image when appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: FOTONATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Florin Nanu, Eran Steinberg, Peter Corcoran, Alexei Pososin, Petronel Bigioi, Alexandru Drimbarean, Stefan Petrescu, Mihnea Gangea, Adrian Capata, Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Zamfir
  • Publication number: 20160078630
    Abstract: A method for providing improved foreground/background separation in a digital image of a scene is disclosed. The method comprises providing a first map comprising one or more regions provisionally defined as one of foreground or background within the digital image; and providing a subject profile corresponding to a region of interest of the digital image. The provisionally defined regions are compared with the subject profile to determine if any of the regions intersect with the profile region. The definition of one or more of the regions in the map is changed based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Eran Steinberg, Peter Corcoran, Yury Prilutsky, Petronel Bigioi, Alexei Pososin, Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Zamfir, Adrian Capata
  • Publication number: 20150358535
    Abstract: Sub-regions within a face image are identified to be enhanced by applying a localized smoothing kernel to luminance data corresponding to the sub-regions of the face image. An enhanced face image is generated including an enhanced version of the face that includes certain original pixels in combination with pixels corresponding to the one or more enhanced sub-regions of the face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Capata, Valentin Mocanu, Corneliu Florea, Alexei Pososin, Peter Corcoran
  • Publication number: 20150269712
    Abstract: Sub-regions within one or more face images are identified within a digital image, and enhanced by applying an artificial glint symmetrically and/or synchronously to image data corresponding to sub-regions of eyes within the face image. An enhanced face image is generated including an enhanced version of the face that includes certain original pixels in combination with pixels corresponding to the one or more eye regions of the face with the artificial glint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Corneliu Florea, Cosmin Nicolae Stan, Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Capata
  • Patent number: 9117282
    Abstract: A method for providing improved foreground/background separation in a digital image of a scene is disclosed. The method comprises providing a first map comprising one or more regions provisionally defined as one of foreground or background within the digital image; and providing a subject profile corresponding to a region of interest of the digital image. The provisionally defined regions are compared with the subject profile to determine if any of the regions intersect with the profile region. The definition of one or more of the regions in the map is changed based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Eran Steinberg, Peter Corcoran, Yury Prilutsky, Petronel Bigioi, Alexei Pososin, Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Zamfir, Adrian Capata
  • Patent number: 9053524
    Abstract: Sub-regions within one or more face images are identified within a digital image, and enhanced by applying an artificial glint symmetrically and/or synchronously to image data corresponding to sub-regions of eyes within the face image. An enhanced face image is generated including an enhanced version of the face that includes certain original pixels in combination with pixels corresponding to the one or more eye regions of the face with the artificial glint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: FOTONATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Corneliu Florea, Cosmin Nicolae Stan, Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Capata
  • Patent number: 9007480
    Abstract: Sub-regions within a face image are identified to be enhanced by applying a localized smoothing kernel to luminance data corresponding to the sub-regions of the face image. An enhanced face image is generated including an enhanced version of the face that includes certain original pixels in combination with pixels corresponding to the one or more enhanced sub-regions of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Capata, Valentin Mocanu, Alexei Pososin, Corneliu Florea, Peter Corcoran
  • Publication number: 20150067600
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying a person in a target image are described. According to one of the techniques, identifying a person in a target image involves displaying, within a graphical user interface, an image that depicts one or more faces. One or more faces are automatically detected within the image. A user provides input that selects a face of the one or more faces to be a currently-selected face. A set of images are selected from a collection of images, where the set of images includes images that closely match the currently-selected face. Concurrently with display of the currently-selected face, each image in the set of images is displayed. Within the graphical user interface, a control is provided. The control enables a user to select a target image from the set of images. In response to detecting that the user has selected a target image using the control, the currently-selected face is associated with a person to which the target image corresponds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Eran Steinberg, Peter Corcoran, Yury Prilutsky, Petronel Bigioi, Mihai Ciuc, Stefanita Ciurel, Constantin Verlan
  • Patent number: 8902326
    Abstract: Sub-regions within a face image are identified to be enhanced by applying a localized smoothing kernel to luminance data corresponding to the sub-regions of the face image. An enhanced face image is generated including an enhanced version of the face that includes certain original pixels in combination with pixels corresponding to the one or more enhanced sub-regions of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: DigitalOptics Corporation Europe Limited
    Inventors: Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Capata, Valentin Mocanu, Alexei Pososin, Corneliu Florea, Peter Corcoran
  • Patent number: 8897504
    Abstract: A processor-based system operating according to digitally-embedded programming instructions performs a method including identifying a group of pixels corresponding to a face region within digital image data acquired by an image acquisition device. A set of face analysis parameter values is extracted from said face region, including a faceprint associated with the face region. First and second reference faceprints are determined for a person using reference images captured respectively in predetermined face-portrait conditions and using ambient conditions. The faceprints are analyzed to determine a baseline faceprint and a range of variability from the baseline associated with the person. Results of the analyzing are stored and used in subsequent recognition of the person in a subsequent image acquired under ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: DigitalOptics Corporation Europe Limited
    Inventors: Eran Steinberg, Peter Corcoran, Yury Prilutsky, Petronel Bigioi, Mihai Ciuc, Stefanita Ciurel, Constantin Vertan
  • Patent number: 8823830
    Abstract: A method for digital image eye artifact detection and correction include identifying one or more candidate red-eye defect regions in an acquired image. For one or more candidate red-eye regions, a seed pixels and/or a region of pixels having a high intensity value in the vicinity of the candidate red-eye region is identified. The shape, roundness or other eye-related characteristic of a combined hybrid region including the candidate red-eye region and the region of high intensity pixels is analyzed. Based on the analysis of the eye-related characteristic of the combined hybrid region, it is determined whether to apply flash artifact correction, including red eye correction of the candidate red-eye region and/or correction of the region of high intensity pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: DigitalOptics Corporation Europe Limited
    Inventors: Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Capata, Florin Nanu, Eran Steinberg, Peter Corcoran
  • Patent number: 8681241
    Abstract: Sub-regions within a face image are identified to be enhanced by applying a localized smoothing kernel to luminance data corresponding to the sub-regions of the face image. An enhanced face image is generated including an enhanced version of the face that includes certain original pixels in combination with pixels corresponding to the one or more enhanced sub-regions of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: DigitalOptics Corporation Europe Limited
    Inventors: Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Capata, Valentin Mocanu, Alexei Pososin, Corneliu Florea, Peter Corcoran
  • Patent number: 8633999
    Abstract: Foreground and background regions of a digital image of a scene are distinguished from each other automatically. Foreground objects are identified in a binary image map that distinguishes between foreground pixels and background pixels. From the foreground objects, a primary foreground object is identified. Within the identified primary foreground object, a head region of the primary foreground object is located. Within the head region, patterns of foreground pixels and background pixels that are indicative of a head crown region are identified. Within the head crown region, pixels identified as background pixels that actually show portions of the primary foreground object are converted to foreground pixels, thus improving the accuracy of the binary image map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: DigitalOptics Corporation Europe Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Capata, Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Zamfir, Alexandru Drimbarean
  • Publication number: 20130329079
    Abstract: Sub-regions within one or more face images are identified within a digital image, and enhanced by applying an artificial glint symmetrically and/or synchronously to image data corresponding to sub-regions of eyes within the face image. An enhanced face image is generated including an enhanced version of the face that includes certain original pixels in combination with pixels corresponding to the one or more eye regions of the face with the artificial glint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: DigitalOptics Corporation Europe Limited
    Inventors: Corneliu Florea, Cosmin Nicolae Stan, Mihai Ciuc, Adrian Capata