Patents by Inventor Saad J. Bedros

Saad J. Bedros 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: 10379324
    Abstract: Adaptive optical zoom systems and methods are described herein. One example of a method for adaptive optical zoom includes receiving an image at a focal plane array through a number of variable focal length elements, determining a quality of the image, and altering an amperage of the number of variable focal length elements to increase the quality of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. L. Jungwirth, Saad J. Bedros, Alan Cornett, Robert C. Becker
  • Patent number: 9695981
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving one or more images of a person from one or more image capture devices in response to an input, identifying one or more items of personal protective equipment in the one or more images, determining the positioning of the one or more items of personal protective equipment relative to the person in the one or more images, and verifying compliance with personal protective equipment standards based on the one or more identified items of personal protective equipment and the positioning of the one or more items of personal protective equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kwong Wing Au, Pedro Davalos, Sharath Venkatesha, Himanshu Khurana, Saad J. Bedros, Mohammed Ibrahim Mohideen, Mahesh Kumar Gellaboina, Adishesha CS, Cleopatra Cabuz
  • Publication number: 20160277207
    Abstract: A context-aware smart home energy management (CASHEM) system and method is disclosed. CASHEM dynamically schedules household energy use to reduce energy consumption by identifying contextual information within said household, selecting a comfort of service preference, wherein said comfort of service preference is based on different said contextual information, and extracting an appliance use schedule for maximum energy savings based on said contextual information in light of said comfort of service preferences, by executing a program instruction in a data processing apparatus. CASHEM correlates said contextual information with energy consumption levels to dynamically schedule said appliance based on an energy-saving condition and a user's comfort. Comfort of service preferences are gathered by CASHEM by monitoring occupant activity levels and use of said appliance. CASHEM can also recommend potential energy savings for a user to modify comfort of service preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Saad J. Bedros, Tom Markham, Tom Plocher, Pradeep Shetty, Thirumaran Ekambaram, Nasir Mohammed
  • Patent number: 9262668
    Abstract: A method and system for automatic face recognition. A primary and a plurality of secondary video cameras can be provided to monitor a detection area. The primary video camera can detect people present in the detection zone. Data can be then transmitted to a prioritizor module that produces a prioritized list of detected people. The plurality of secondary video cameras then captures a high-resolution image of the faces of the people present in the detection area according to the prioritized list provided by the prioritizor module. The high-resolution images can be then provided to a face recognition module, which is used to identify the people present in the detection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Saad J. Bedros, Ben Miller, Michael Janssen
  • Patent number: 9207468
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable and executable instructions are provided for detecting a use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Detecting a use of PPE can include collecting contact data from a number of touch sensitive sensors attached to the PPE. Furthermore, detecting a use of PPE can include determining if the PPE is in proper use based on the collected contact data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Pedro Davalos, Kwong Wing Au, Saad J. Bedros, Sharath Venkatesha
  • Patent number: 9208402
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an image of a face to match with images of known faces, extracting blocks multiple blocks from the received image, calculating local binary pattern histograms for each block, generating matching scores for each block against block of the images of known faces, determining a top number, N, of matching scores less than the number of blocks, and matching the received image to an image of a known face as a function of the top number of matching scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gurumurthy Swaminathan, Saad J. Bedros, Vinod Pathangay
  • Patent number: 9122926
    Abstract: A system receives an iris image and segments the iris region. The segmented iris region is mapped to a unit disk and partitioned into local iris regions (or sectors) as a function of the radius and angle The system calculates localized Zernike moments for a plurality of regions of the unit disk. The localized Zernike moment includes a projection of the local iris region into a space of Zernike polynomial orthogonal basis functions. The system generates an iris feature set from the localized Zernike moments for each partitioned region, excluding the regions which are comprised by occlusion. The iris features are weighted based on the conditions of blur, gaze and occlusion of the iris region. A probe iris image is then matched to a plurality of iris images in a database based on the distance of its feature set to the corresponding plurality of iris feature sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sharath Venkatesha, Saad J. Bedros, Jan Jelinek
  • Publication number: 20150036224
    Abstract: Adaptive optical zoom systems and methods are described herein. One example of a method for adaptive optical zoom includes receiving an image at a focal plane array through a number of variable focal length elements, determining a quality of the image, and altering an amperage of the number of variable focal length elements to increase the quality of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. L. Jungwirth, Saad J. Bedros, Alan Cornett, Robert C. Becker
  • Patent number: 8948467
    Abstract: A condition based method that selects an appropriate approach among various iris and ocular image recognition algorithms for matching periocular images of a probe and target as a function of quality of images to obtain robust matching even under non-ideal acquisition scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Saad J. Bedros, Kwong Wing Au, Sharath Venkatesha, Rida M. Hamza
  • Patent number: 8941651
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods, machine readable media, and systems for object alignment from a 2-dimensional (2-D) image of the object. One or more embodiments include defining a 2-D shape in the 2-D image and a 3-dimensional (3-D) shape in a 3-D model of the object, mapping a number of corresponding points on the 2-D and 3-D shapes, defining the 2-D and 3-D shapes with a number of triangles, wherein a number of vertices of the number of triangles correspond to the number of points, subdividing the number of triangles defining the 2-D and 3-D shapes into a plurality of subdivided triangles that include a plurality of new vertices, and reconstructuring a 3-D image from the 2-D image by assigning a number of z-coordinates from the plurality of subdivided triangles of the 3-D shape to the plurality of subdivided triangles of the 2-D shape to create a 3-D reconstructured shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jana Trojanova, Saad J. Bedros, Gurumurthy Swaminathan, Yadhunandan Ullam Subbaraya
  • Publication number: 20150009031
    Abstract: A system includes perimeter intrusion detection sensors and a computer processor communicatively coupled to the perimeter intrusion detection sensors. The system receives data from the perimeter intrusion detection sensors, fuses the data from the perimeter intrusion detection sensors, and generates a single alarm from the fused data when the fused data indicates a breach of an area associated with the perimeter intrusion detection sensors. A sensor fusion framework for accomplishing these tasks is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Saad J. Bedros, Mahesh K. Gellaboina, Lalitha M. Eswara
  • Patent number: 8879800
    Abstract: A method and system include receiving an image to process for an image recognition system, determining a quality of the received image, and creating a point distribution model for an active shape model, wherein the point distribution model has a number of points defining an outline of the image, the number of points being determined as a function of the quality of the image. A further method includes selecting a target local appearance model for fitting a point as a function of the determined quality of the received image to determine the location of the point. Yet a further method includes matching the probe image to a plurality of target images using a quality driven cascade classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jana Trojanova, Saad J. Bedros
  • Patent number: 8861802
    Abstract: Methods, machine-readable media, and devices for face image prioritization based on face quality analysis are described herein. For example, one or more embodiments include detecting a facial image in an image that has been acquired by a camera that monitors a scene, passing the facial image through a number of quality analysis filters that include a number of quality analysis factors, wherein processing complexity associated with the number of quality analysis factors increases consecutively, and submitting the facial image to a facial recognition program upon a determination that the facial image has passed the number of quality analysis filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Saad J. Bedros, Pedro Davalos, Ben Miller
  • Publication number: 20140294300
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an image of a face to match with images of known faces, extracting blocks multiple blocks from the received image, calculating local binary pattern histograms for each block, generating matching scores for each block against block of the images of known faces, determining a top number, N, of matching scores less than the number of blocks, and matching the received image to an image of a known face as a function of the top number of matching scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Gurumurthy Swaminathan, Saad J. Bedros, Vinod Pathangay
  • Patent number: 8823508
    Abstract: A security system is configured to display a representation of an area on a display unit, receive input from a plurality of different types of sensors that are positioned within the area, display a plurality of icons on the display unit, wherein the plurality of icons represents the locations of the plurality sensors in the area, and display in a panel on the display unit output from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Hari Thiruvengada, Tom Plocher, Paul Derby, Henry Chen, Saad J. Bedros
  • Patent number: 8792005
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically determining the camera field of view in a camera network. The system has a plurality of spatially separated cameras and direction sensors, carried on respective cameras, configured to measure the angle directions of the field of views of the cameras. Elevation sensors are operably coupled to respective cameras to measure the elevation angles of thereof. A controller is configured to process direction and elevation measurement signals transmitted from the cameras to automatically determine the cameras' fields of views. One or more cameras having a field of view containing or nearby an event of interest can be selected from the determined field of views and indicated to a user via a graphical user interface. Selected cameras which are rotatably mounted can be rotated if need be to automatically bring the event of interest into the field of views of the selected cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Steve D. Huseth, Saad J. Bedros
  • Patent number: 8731238
    Abstract: A system and method track a face moving through multiple frames of a video sequence. A predicted position of a face in a video frame is obtained. A search is performed to determine appearance model similarity values of a detected face. Motion and appearance probabilities of the detected face are obtained, and the detected face in the video frame is associated with a track as a function of a joint probabilistic data association filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gurumurthy Swaminathan, Saad J. Bedros, Ullam Subbaraya Yadhunandan, Jana Trojanova
  • Publication number: 20140023240
    Abstract: A system receives an iris image and segments the iris region. The segmented iris region is mapped to a unit disk and partitioned into local iris regions (or sectors) as a function of the radius and angle The system calculates localized Zernike moments for a plurality of regions of the unit disk. The localized Zernike moment includes a projection of the local iris region into a space of Zernike polynomial orthogonal basis functions. The system generates an iris feature set from the localized Zernike moments for each partitioned region, excluding the regions which are comprised by occlusion. The iris features are weighted based on the conditions of blur, gaze and occlusion of the iris region. A probe iris image is then matched to a plurality of iris images in a database based on the distance of its feature set to the corresponding plurality of iris feature sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sharath Venkatesha, Saad J. Bedros, Jan Jelinek
  • Patent number: 8634601
    Abstract: Various embodiments illustrated and described herein include at least one of systems, methods, and software that utilizes imagery from a single high-resolution camera to capture images, locate individuals, and provide images to a facial recognition process. Some embodiments also include prioritization and filtering that choose which captured images from a stream of images to process and when to process them when there are many images to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Saad J. Bedros, Ben A. Miller
  • Patent number: 8634596
    Abstract: A three-dimensional multilayer skin texture recognition system and method based on hyperspectral imaging. Three-dimensional facial model associated with an object may be acquired from a three-dimensional image capturing device. A face reconstruction approach may be implemented to reconstruct and rewarp the three-dimensional facial model to a frontal face image. A hyperspectral imager may be employed to extract a micro structure skin signature associated with the skin surface. The micro structure skin signature may be characterized utilizing a weighted subtraction of reflectance at different wavelengths that captures different layers under the skin surface via a multilayer skin texture recognition module. The volumetric skin data associated with the face skin can be classified via a volumetric pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Saad J. Bedros, Kwong Wing Au