Patents by Inventor R. Ismail Haritaoglu

R. Ismail Haritaoglu 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: 7688349
    Abstract: A computer-interfaced camera system identifies and tracks groups of socially interrelated people. The system can be used, for example, to track people as they wait in a checkout line or at a service counter. In a preferred implementation, each recorded camera frame is segmented into foreground regions containing several people. The foreground regions are further segmented into individuals using temporal segmentation analysis. Once an individual person is detected, an appearance model based on color and edge density in conjunction with a mean-shift tracker is used to recover the person's trajectory. Groups of people are determined by analyzing inter-person distances over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Myron D. Flickner, R. Ismail Haritaoglu
  • Publication number: 20030107649
    Abstract: A computer-interfaced camera system identifies and tracks groups of socially interrelated people. The system can be used, for example, to track people as they wait in a checkout line or at a service counter. In a preferred implementation, each recorded camera frame is segmented into foreground regions containing several people. The foreground regions are further segmented into individuals using temporal segmentation analysis. Once an individual person is detected, an appearance model based on color and edge density in conjunction with a mean-shift tracker is used to recover the person's trajectory. Groups of people are determined by analyzing inter-person distances over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventors: Myron D. Flickner, R. Ismail Haritaoglu