Using A Facial Characteristic Patents (Class 382/118)
  • Patent number: 10049262
    Abstract: A method for extracting a characteristic of a three-dimensional face image includes: performing face area division, to obtain a group of face areas; projecting each face area onto a corresponding regional bounding sphere; obtaining an indication of the corresponding face area according to the regional bounding sphere, and recording the indication as a regional bounding spherical descriptor of the face area; calculating a weight of the regional bounding spherical descriptor of the face area for each face area; and obtaining a characteristic of a three-dimensional face image according to the indication of the face area and the corresponding weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yue Ming, Jie Jiang, Tingting Liu, Juhong Wang
  • Patent number: 10049516
    Abstract: A guest engagement system and associated methods provide seamless engagement with guests of facilities through the use of wireless sensing technologies. The system makes use of individual guest devices which are carried by guests and used to automatically identify and authenticate the guests throughout the facility. Services can thereby be seamlessly provided to the guests throughout the facility. The services include automatic unlocking of doors, including hotel or state room doors, based on the guests' immediate proximity to their assigned room's door. The services also include automated payment services provided at checkout or vending terminals, and automated log-on to interactive displays and portals, among others, based on secure wireless authentication of the guest devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CARNIVAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, Douglas Steele, Kyle Prestenback, Richard J. Criado, Vince Ball, Adam Leonards, Glenn Curtis, Manny Vellon, Patrick Mendiuk, Sander Lam
  • Patent number: 10049433
    Abstract: The invention provides a facial image adjustment system and a facial image adjustment method. The facial image adjustment method comprises following steps: obtaining a image file; storing at least one known facial image and at least one adjustment parameter set corresponding to the at least one known facial image; and adjusting a first initial facial image corresponding to the at least one known facial image according to the at least one adjustment parameter set of the at least one known facial image in respond to recognize the image file comprising the first initial facial image corresponding to the at least one known facial image, so as to output a post-production facial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Cheng-Hang Lin
  • Patent number: 10049425
    Abstract: Techniques for merging multiple filters into a single GPU program is described. The system includes a filtering engine, which receives an input to apply a plurality of filters to a source image. The filtering engine identifies a first type of filter and a second type of filter from the input. The filtering engine identifies a supplemental transformation filter from the input, implements the supplemental transformation filter using a custom function to generate a color value at the source image and merges the first type of filter and the second type of filter based on the supplemental transformation filter. Finally, the filtering engine may apply the merged filter on the source image to generate a destination image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Brian Cornell
  • Patent number: 10048748
    Abstract: A user device is enabled by an audio-visual assistant for audio-visual interaction with a user. The audio-visual assistant enables the user device to track the user's eyes and face to determine objects on the screen that the user is currently observing. Various tasks can be executed on the objects based on further input provided by the user. The user can provide further inputs via facial gestures, voice or combinations thereof for executing the various tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Venkatraman Sridharan, Robert Jacob Kirk
  • Patent number: 10049263
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of digital image analysis includes obtaining first digital video of a human subject that indicates facial expressions of the human subject; performing micro-expression analysis on the human subject using the first digital video; comparing results of the performed micro-expression analysis with content of a presentation determined to have been provided to the human subject at the same time that particular portions of the digital video were initially captured; and modifying a manner of performing interaction with the human subject or other human subjects based on the comparing of results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Stephan Hau
  • Patent number: 10042820
    Abstract: A method for converting an electronic document (ED) having a first format includes comparing an original width of the ED with a predetermined width and an original length of the ED with a predetermined length; splitting the ED into pieces in a width direction when the original width is greater than the predetermined width, and splitting the ED into pieces in a length direction when the original length is greater than the predetermined length, wherein each piece has a width and length less than or equal to the predetermined width and length; storing information representing geometric relationships of the pieces; converting the pieces from the first format into a second format; outputting the converted pieces as first output EDs; and outputting a second output ED having the second format, wherein the second output ED incorporates the first output EDs according to the information when displayed by a viewer application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Bosma
  • Patent number: 10043184
    Abstract: A system or method is provided to facilitate a payment transaction by utilizing facial recognition to identify the payee of the payment transaction. In particular, the system may remember a particular list of individuals to which a user has been or are frequently making payments. The facial profiles of the individuals in the particular list may be stored and referenced for identification. When the user is ready to transfer money to any of the frequent payees, the user may use any of the payee's pictures locally, anywhere on social platforms, or just by clicking the person. After the image is selected for payment, the system may analyze the image to match the image with existing face profiles of respective frequent payees. Once the payee is identified, the system may process the payment to the identified payee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Priyanshu Agarwal, Prasanna Annamalai
  • Patent number: 10043034
    Abstract: A security code input may be obfuscated from a thermal imaging device by randomly heating a random set of inputs of an input device. The security code is inputted on an input device, which communicates with a security system to grant or deny access to a user based on an entry of the security code. The input device includes a plurality of hearing elements. The input device may receive an input from the user. A random set of heating elements including one or more heating elements, are generated from the plurality of heating elements. A temperature is determined for the one or more heating elements of the random set of heating elements. The temperature is then applied to the one or more heating elements of the random set of heating elements of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Brendan Murray
  • Patent number: 10037481
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and a method for an otitis media database constructing. The steps of method comprise: First, receiving a plurality of tympanic membrane images, wherein the tympanic membrane images are ear infection in different types. Second, choosing one of the tympanic membrane images, then classifying into a plurality of anatomic regions based on a plurality of tissue types. Coding each of anatomic regions with a numerical number to describe its morbid condition, and obtaining an eigenvalue through collecting the numerical number of each anatomic region. Furthermore, repeatedly choosing other one of tympanic membrane images until each tympanic membrane image obtaining the eigenvalue. And obtaining a matrix through collecting the eigenvalue of each tympanic membrane image, then generating an otitis media database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventors: Men-Tzung Lo, Te-Yung Fang, Van-Truong Pham, Thi-Thao Tran, Pa-Chun Wang
  • Patent number: 10037176
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a portable terminal and an image processing apparatus. The portable terminal includes a transmission processing unit that transmits each of the image data in units of the page of the document. The image processing apparatus includes a reception processing unit, a determination processing unit, and an output processing unit. The reception processing unit receives each of the image data in units of the page of the document transmitted from the portable terminal. The determination processing unit determines a page sequence of each of the image data in units of the page of the document based on each of the image data in units of the page of the document received by the reception processing unit. The output processing unit outputs each of the image data in units of the page of the document received by the reception processing unit in accordance with the page sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Mori
  • Patent number: 10032076
    Abstract: A method for displaying images includes clustering similar images in an album into a plurality of image groups when receiving an instruction for opening the album, selecting representative images from the image groups, and displaying the representative images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Fei Long, Zhijun Chen
  • Patent number: 10032301
    Abstract: A sub-image of data of a first full image may be selected. The sub-image of data may at least partially obscure an object within the first full image. A request to replace the sub-image of data may be transmitted over a network. The request may include transmitting the full image and transmitting metadata associated with the first full image to one or more of a server computing device. The server computing device may analyze a history of images and select one or more images of the history of images that match one or more attributes of the metadata. The server computing device may replace the sub-image of data using the one or more images to generate at least a second full image that includes the object, wherein the object is not obscured. The second full image may be received over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Radha M. De, Ashley D. Delport, Indrajit Poddar, Cheranellore Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 10032327
    Abstract: An access control system with facial recognition comprising a casing, a door handle, an interaction unit, a locking unit, a triggering unit controlling an unlock/lock state of the locking unit and a facial recognition unit. The interaction unit has an operation panel arranged above the door handle and protruded from the casing at an inclined acute angle relative to a vertical surface of the casing. The facial recognition unit comprises a data storage module, an image collection module comprising an infrared camera and an optical camera for user face scanning, an image processing module and a determination module. The infrared camera and the optical camera are fixed on the operation panel of the interaction unit, which enables authentication for users of different heights. Furthermore, the access control system can also be unlocked by passcode and/or a RFID card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING JIALAN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mingjiang Xin
  • Patent number: 10032091
    Abstract: A collection of photos is organized by arranging a limited number of clusters of the photos on a predefined topology, so that similar photos are placed in the same cluster or a nearby cluster. Similarity is measured in attribute space. The attributes may include automatically recognized facial expression attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Emotient, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Movellan, Joshua Susskind, Ken Denman
  • Patent number: 10032302
    Abstract: A sub-image of data of a first full image may be selected. The sub-image of data may at least partially obscure an object within the first full image. A request to replace the sub-image of data may be transmitted over a network. The request may include transmitting the full image and transmitting metadata associated with the first full image to one or more of a server computing device. The server computing device may analyze a history of images and select one or more images of the history of images that match one or more attributes of the metadata. The server computing device may replace the sub-image of data using the one or more images to generate at least a second full image that includes the object, wherein the object is not obscured. The second full image may be received over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Radha M. De, Ashley D. Delport, Indrajit Poddar, Cheranellore Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 10033973
    Abstract: Systems and methods for customizing a personalized user interface of an IP video door phone using face recognition are provided. Methods can include receiving an image of a user captured by a camera, performing face recognition processing on the image to identify an age of the user, identifying a customized user interface associated with the age of the user, and causing a display screen to display the customized user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jiehong Shen, Xiukuan Yang, Peng Li
  • Patent number: 10031893
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for transforming data to create layouts. In accordance with the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a computing device can execute a layout generator. The computing device can be configured to receive or retrieve data that includes visual content such as an image and other content such as text. The computing device can analyze the visual content to identify a salient region and/or an invariant region within the visual content. The computing device can access designs for laying out visual content and other content based upon an identified salient region and/or invariant region. The computing device can evaluate the designs to determine if a design matches the data. The computing device can load the data into the selected design to generate the layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David Benjamin Lee, Nathan George Freier, Ilya Tumanov
  • Patent number: 10032067
    Abstract: A system to recognize objects in an image includes an object detection network outputs a first hierarchical-calculated feature for a detected object. A face alignment regression network determines a regression loss for alignment parameters based on the first hierarchical-calculated feature. A detection box regression network determines a regression loss for detected boxes based on the first hierarchical-calculated feature. The object detection network further includes a weighted loss generator to generate a weighted loss for the first hierarchical-calculated feature, the regression loss for the alignment parameters and the regression loss of the detected boxes. A backpropagator backpropagates the generated weighted loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mostafa El-Khamy, Arvind Yedla, Marcel Nassar, Jungwon Lee
  • Patent number: 10029176
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus that controls a screen displayed by a body-mounted data display device, includes a measurement unit that measures a viewing direction or a focal length of a user, based on a motion data of a head and eyes of the user who wears the data display device; an object display control unit that controls a viewing direction or a focal length of an object that moves in a virtual space displayed in the screen by an operation of the user to correspond to the viewing direction or the focal length of the user obtained from the measurement unit, respectively; and a content generation unit that generates a content to be displayed in a screen, in which the motion of the object obtained from the object display control unit is displayed, that is displayed by the data display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yosuke Aizawa
  • Patent number: 10032066
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining whether a communication session is authorized are provided. In some aspects, a method includes initiating a communication session between a first user and a second user, and obtaining an identity attribute associated with a third user engaged in the communication session. The method also includes determining whether the third user is the first user, the second user, or an unauthorized user based on the obtained identity attribute. The method also includes determining whether the communication session is authorized based on whether the third user is determined to be the first user, the second user, or the unauthorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intelmate LLC
    Inventors: Grant Gongaware, Nicolas Garcia, Richard Torgersrud, Peter Kelley Sheerin
  • Patent number: 10027952
    Abstract: LK-SURF, Robust Kalman Filter, HAR-SLAM, and Landmark Promotion SLAM methods are disclosed. LK-SURF is an image processing technique that combines Lucas-Kanade feature tracking with Speeded-Up Robust Features to perform spatial and temporal tracking using stereo images to produce 3D features can be tracked and identified. The Robust Kalman Filter is an extension of the Kalman Filter algorithm that improves the ability to remove erroneous observations using Principal Component Analysis and the X84 outlier rejection rule. Hierarchical Active Ripple SLAM is a new SLAM architecture that breaks the traditional state space of SLAM into a chain of smaller state spaces, allowing multiple tracked objects, multiple sensors, and multiple updates to occur in linear time with linear storage with respect to the number of tracked objects, landmarks, and estimated object locations. In Landmark Promotion SLAM, only reliable mapped landmarks are promoted through various layers of SLAM to generate larger maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TRX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: John George Karvounis
  • Patent number: 10025998
    Abstract: Classification of an object in the field of view of a camera. A processor is configured to capture multiple image frames from the camera. A candidate image is detected in the image frames. Alignment of the candidate image is determined relative to at least one previously known training image by inputting the candidate image into a trained alignment classifier and outputting one or more alignment variables therefrom associated with the candidate image. The candidate image and the alignment variable(s) are input into a trained object classifier. The object is classified responsive to the alignment variable(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoram Gdalyahu, Harel Livyatan, Oded Schwarz, Yoav Taieb, Gideon P. Stein, Kfir Viente
  • Patent number: 10026206
    Abstract: A method of manipulating an image by a mobile-device includes segmenting image data corresponding to the image into a first image layer and a second image layer. The method also includes receiving a first user input at the mobile device, the first user input indicating a direction relative to the mobile device, and performing a first image editing operation on the first image layer based on the first user input. The method further includes receiving a second user input at the mobile device, the second user input indicating the direction relative to the mobile device, and performing a second image editing operation on the first image layer based on the second user input. The second image editing operation is distinct from the first image editing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Ning Bi, Fan Ling
  • Patent number: 10019623
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for identifying an identity of the person of interest in a live video, accessing his profile, and identifying closely related persons. Control circuitry may then identify a subset of the persons who are near a location where the live video is being filmed, compare the identities of each person of the subset to entries of a database of social media profiles, and identify respective social media components that correspond to each person of the subset. Finally, the control circuitry may determine whether a person of the subset has modified a social media component within a predefined period of time, and, in response to determining that the person of the subset has modified the respective social media component within the predefined period of time, provide information relating to the modification of the respective social media component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Damares Helena Twyman, Mariana Bonome Pereira Updegrove, Krista Eve Wells Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10019622
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to face alignment via shape regression. A method, computer storage medium, and system are provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving an image including a face; and performing shape regression to estimate a facial shape in the image. For each stage in the shape regression, a local feature is extracted from a local region around each facial landmark in the image independently; and a joint projection is performed based on local features of multiple facial landmarks to predict a facial shape increment. Then, a facial shape of a current stage is generated based on the predicted facial shape increment and a facial shape of a previous stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Xudong Cao, Yichen Wei, Jian Sun, Shaoqing Ren
  • Patent number: 10019823
    Abstract: In techniques of combined composition and change-based models for image cropping, a composition application is implemented to apply one or more image composition modules of a learned composition model to evaluate multiple composition regions of an image. The learned composition model can determine one or more cropped images from the image based on the applied image composition modules, and evaluate a composition of the cropped images and a validity of change from the image to the cropped images. The image composition modules of the learned composition model include a salient regions module that iteratively determines salient image regions of the image, and include a foreground detection module that determines foreground regions of the image. The image composition modules also include one or more imaging models that reduce a number of the composition regions of the image to facilitate determining the cropped images from the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Zhe Lin, Radomir Mech, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 10020933
    Abstract: A memory stores therein first cryptographic information that represents an encrypted polynomial obtained by encrypting a first polynomial that corresponds to a first vector. From a terminal that receives second cryptographic information that represents an encrypted monomial obtained by encrypting a monomial generated by use of a random number, a receiver receives third cryptographic information that represents an encrypted result obtained by encrypting a result of a multiplication of a second polynomial that corresponds to a second vector by the monomial. A processor generates an encrypted polynomial that includes a result of an operation of the first vector and the second vector by use of the first cryptographic information, the third cryptographic information, and information that represents the monomial. An output interface outputs fourth cryptographic information that represents the encrypted polynomial generated by the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaya Yasuda, Takeshi Shimoyama, Jun Kogure
  • Patent number: 10013640
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for identifying an object from a video. One of the methods includes obtaining multiple frames from a video, where each frame of the multiple frames depicts an object to be recognized, and processing, using an object recognition model, the multiple frames to generate data that represents a classification of the object to be recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anelia Angelova, Ivan Bogun
  • Patent number: 10013601
    Abstract: Particular embodiments of a method comprise analyzing an image to classify an expression displayed on a face shown in a captured image. Image analysis may include detecting the face in the image, generating a characterization of features of the face, and classifying the expression based on the characterization. The characterization of facial features may be based on benchmark metrics for a particular expression. One or more ideograms (e.g., written characters, symbols or images that represent an idea or thing) may be selected based on the expression. The selection may be based on one or more match scores for the expression. The match scores may be determined based on an ideogram dictionary or an ideogram usage history. The selected ideograms may then be presented, in association with the face, on a screen for the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ebersman, Samuel Lessin, Thomas Stocky, Michael Vernal
  • Patent number: 10008240
    Abstract: A video input unit inputs case video data to be processed, a face detector detects a face region of a person included in an image of video data, a target manager registers the face region as a region to be masked, an operation input inputs a user's instruction regarding the face region, a target manager excludes a region designated by the user's instruction from targets to be masked and registers the region as a region not to be masked, an image processor performs a masking process on the region to be masked, and a video output unit outputs video data having been subjected to image processing including the masking process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youhei Koide, Yasuo Yomogida, Kazuya Waniguchi, Yasushi Yokomitsu, Toshiaki Shinohara, Hiroyuki Seguchi
  • Patent number: 10009539
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including: an imaging section; an image storage section configured to store a captured image obtained by capturing an image by the imaging section; an object selection section configured to select an object from the captured image obtained by capturing the image by the imaging section; and an image extraction section configured to extract a captured image in accordance with the object selected from the stored captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Arito Tokimoto
  • Patent number: 10009572
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for enhancing media content of a picture (303), wherein the method comprises: filming a scene (102); taking a picture of said scene (106); storing said taken picture and a video (111), the taken picture being associated with said stored video. Said stored video corresponds to a video captured during the filming of said scene, a start or an end of said stored video being function of a time when said picture is taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Prynt Corp.
    Inventors: Clément Perrot, Robin Barata, David Zhang, Maxime Domain, Marine Dunoguier
  • Patent number: 10002297
    Abstract: In vision-based authentication platforms for secure resources such as computer systems, false positives and/or false negatives in the detection of walk-away events are reduced or eliminated by incorporating depth information into tracking authenticated system operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: IMPRIVATA, INC.
    Inventor: Kuntal Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10002288
    Abstract: As the use of facial biometrics expands in the commercial and government sectors, the need to ensure that human facial examiners use proper procedures to compare facial imagery will grow. Human examiners have examined fingerprint images for many years such that fingerprint examination processes and techniques have reached a point of general acceptance for both commercial and governmental use. The growing deployment and acceptance of facial recognition can be enhanced and solidified if new methods can be used to assist in ensuring and recording that proper examination processes were performed during the human examination of facial imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Neal Joseph Gieselman, Jonathan Isaac Guillory
  • Patent number: 10002286
    Abstract: A novel, unified technique for analyzing, synthesizing, and recognizing faces captured by various modalities, and under a variety of often seen real-world circumstances, using thin-plate splines for densification of points of a face from an initial set of fiducial points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Utsav Prabhu, Marios Savvides
  • Patent number: 9996958
    Abstract: Some implementations may provide a method for generating a portrait of a subject for an identification document, the method including: receiving a photo image of the subject, the photo image including the subject's face in a foreground against an arbitrary background; determining the arbitrary background of the photo image based on the photo image alone and without user intervention; masking the determined background from the photo image; and subsequently generating the portrait of the subject for the identification document of the subject, the portrait based on the photo image with the determined background masked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Martin, Zhiqiang Lao, Mohamed Lazzouni, Robert Andrew Eckel
  • Patent number: 9996734
    Abstract: This document describes techniques enabling tagging of visual media on a mobile device. In some cases the techniques determine, based on meeting a threshold of manual tagging of a person or object, to “bulk” tag visual media stored on the mobile device. Thus, the techniques can present, in rapid succession, photos and videos with the recognized person or object to enable the user to quickly and easily confirm or reject the recognition. Also, the techniques can present numerous faces for recognized persons or sub-images for recognized objects on a display at one time, thereby enabling quick and easy confirmation or rejection of the recognitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Babak Robert Shakib, Denis Otchenashko, Andrii Tsarov
  • Patent number: 9996732
    Abstract: A method, product and system for implementing liveness detector for face verification. A method comprising detecting a symmetry line of the face; and verifying that the subject moved the mouth by computing a score based on values of a pair of images in the symmetry lines, wherein the score is indicative to a difference in the shape of the mouth between the pair of images. Another method comprises: verifying identity of a subject based on facial recognition and voice recognition, said verifying comprise determining there is mouth movement in an image sequence, wherein said determining comprises: in each image of the sequence, detecting a symmetry line of the face; and verifying that the subject moved the mouth, wherein said verifying comprises: computing a score based on comparison of symmetry lines of the face in different images of the set of images; and comparing the score with a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Zvi Kons
  • Patent number: 9996735
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing facial recognition. In one aspect, a method includes accessing a first digital photograph. A first face template is generated for each face detected in the first digital photograph. Second user identifiers that are associated with a first user identifier are determined. A digital photograph index of photographs, user identifiers, and areas in the digital photographs in which a face of a user identified by user identifier is located is accessed. Second user identifiers are selected, and second face templates are generated from the faces of the user the digital photographs. First face templates that match second face templates are identified, and for each first face template that matches a second face template, data is generated specifying the area in the first digital photograph in which the face of the second user is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Matthew S. Steiner
  • Patent number: 9990537
    Abstract: A method, system and product for locating facial features using symmetry line of the face. The method comprises: obtaining an image of a face of a subject; automatically detecting a symmetry line of the face, wherein the symmetry line intersects at least a mouth region of the face; and automatically locating a facial feature of the face using the symmetry line. Optionally, a rotation of the symmetry line is used to select a template, to rotate a template or to rotate the image. Optionally, the facial feature is symmetrical and the facial feature is searched for using a symmetrical template. Optionally, the automatic locating comprises performing a one dimension correlation of an intensity cross section defined by the symmetry line with a cross section template. Optionally, the automatic location comprises correlating a curve defined by the symmetry line with a template curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Zvi Kons
  • Patent number: 9986176
    Abstract: A system for generating a three-dimensional model of an object, the system including a portable hand-held imaging device including a housing, a plurality of sensors attached to the housing and at least one electronic processing device coupled to the plurality of sensors. The electronic processing device determines from the plurality of sensors, while the imaging device is in at least two different poses relative to the object, range data indicative of a range of the object and thermal infrared data indicative of a thermal infrared image of the object, generates a three-dimensional model based at least partially upon the range data from the at least two different poses and associates model data derived from the thermal infrared data from the at least two different poses with the three dimensional model to thereby provide a three dimensional thermal infrared model of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventor: Peyman Moghadam
  • Patent number: 9984729
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for facial bookmarking in videos. In one aspect, methods include receiving a digital video comprising video data, processing the video data to detect features indicative of a human face in the digital video, determining, from the video data, a first frame, in which the features indicative of the human face are detected in the digital video, determining first timestamp data corresponding to the first frame, determining, from the video data, a second frame, in which the features indicative of the human face are detected in the digital video, determining second timestamp data corresponding to the second frame, generating an identifier corresponding to the human face, generating a data set including the identifier, the first timestamp data and the second timestamp data, and appending the data set to the video data to provide annotated video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Matthew S. Steiner
  • Patent number: 9986151
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for determining a depth or reflectance of objects. Example methods may include causing illumination of a scene within a field of view of a device at a first illuminance value, determining a distance between a first object in the scene and the device, determining a reflected illuminance value, determining a first reflectance value for the first object in the scene based at least in part on the first illuminance value, the distance, and the reflected illuminance value, and adjusting a setting of the device using the first reflectance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsz Lok Poon, Mashhour Solh
  • Patent number: 9977991
    Abstract: A technique for multi-camera object tracking is disclosed that preserves privacy of imagery from each camera or group of cameras. This technique uses secure multi-party computation to compute a distance metric across data from multiple cameras without revealing any information to operators of the cameras except whether or not an object was observed by both cameras. This is achieved by a distance metric learning technique that reduces the computing complexity of secure computation while maintaining object identification accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chun-Te Chu, Jaeyeon Jung, Zicheng Liu, Ratul Mahajan
  • Patent number: 9979917
    Abstract: An example information processing apparatus including an infrared light emitter capable of emitting infrared light and a camera capable of at least taking an infrared light image is provided. In the information processing apparatus, first, an image taken by use of the camera is obtained. A face detection process based on the image is repeatedly executed. Then, based on a result of the face detection process, emission of the infrared light is stopped and emission of the infrared light is resumed after a lapse of a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junki Uosawa, Janos Boudet, Sebastien Guido, Laurent Hiriart
  • Patent number: 9979867
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus and related image acquisition, storage and analysis systems and methods is disclosed. The imaging apparatus comprises a lighting source configured to reflect light off of a reflector to ensure consistent lighting of an object of interest for purposes of visual imaging and analysis. The related image acquisition, storage and comparison systems and methods allow for the acquisition, storage and comparison of images using software and various computers and other modules configured to perform such functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Meghan Conroy
  • Patent number: 9973730
    Abstract: A method comprising: displaying a UI for display of received video; detecting selection of a UI displayed button while a received video frame is displayed; in response, disabling the display of video frames received after the received video frame; determining a position of a face of a user in the received frame; receiving a plurality of drawing inputs while the button is selected, each drawing input defining image data to be applied at a position on said face; modifying the video frame in accordance with the drawing inputs by applying the image data to each of the positions; detecting a condition and in response, for each video frame received after the detection, determining a position of the face in the frame to determine the location of the positions in the frame, applying the image data to each of the positions, and displaying the modified video frame in the UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Henrik Valdemar Turbell
  • Patent number: 9971949
    Abstract: An imaging processing system includes one or more image capturing apparatuses, a reading unit configured to read biometric information from an authentication object person, a similarity calculation unit configured to calculate similarity based on a result of comparing biometric information read by the reading unit with true biometric information of the authentication object person, an authentication unit configured to perform authentication based on a comparison between the similarity calculated by the similarity calculation unit and a preliminarily set threshold, and a control unit configured to control, if the authentication performed by the authentication unit is successful, imaging processing, which is performed by the image capturing apparatus, based on the similarity calculated by the similarity calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9967742
    Abstract: Systems and methods for device-agnostic, multi-factor network authentication are disclosed. In some embodiments, a wireless network connection can authenticate a device over secure authentication means with a certificate that confirms a device identity. After authenticating the device, a user can be prompted to provide credentials in a captive portal. The captive portal can be inaccessible to devices that have not already authenticated using a certificate. After providing approved credentials to the captive portal, the user can access the network. This embodiment and additional embodiments are readily integrated into private wireless networks and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Lawrence T. Belton, Jr., Brian Beaty, Timothy H. Morris, Douglas S. Rodgers, Lynn Allen Smith