Using A Facial Characteristic Patents (Class 382/118)
  • Patent number: 9836643
    Abstract: Biometric enrollment and verification techniques for ocular-vascular, periocular, and facial regions are described. Periocular image regions can be defined based on the dimensions of an ocular region identified in an image of a facial region. Feature descriptors can be generated for interest points in the ocular and periocular regions using a combination of patterned histogram feature descriptors. Quality metrics for the regions can be determined based on region value scores calculated based on texture surrounding the interest points. A biometric matching process for calculating a match score based on the ocular and periocular regions can progressively include additional periocular regions to obtain a greater match confidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: EyeVerify Inc.
    Inventors: Sashi K. Saripalle, Vikas Gottemukkula, Reza R. Derakhshani
  • Patent number: 9830727
    Abstract: In some implementations, faces based on image data from a camera of a mobile device are detected and one or more of the detected faces are determined to correspond to one or more people in a set of people that are classified as being important to a user. In response to determining that one or more of the detected faces correspond to one or more people in the set of people that are classified as being important to the user, quality scores are determined for the one or more detected faces that are determined to correspond to one or more people that are classified as important to the user. Multiple images with the camera are captured based on the quality scores such that, for each face determined to correspond to a person that is classified as important to the user, at least one of the multiple images includes an image of the face having at least a minimum quality score. A composite image is generated that combines the multiple images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Damien Henry, Murphy Stein
  • Patent number: 9827483
    Abstract: A billiard table top lighting apparatus provides substantially uniform lighting across the surface of a billiard table surface. The frame may support one or more cameras, one or more motion sensors, one or more microphones, and/or one or more computing devices to enable any of a variety of innovative features. Such features could include automatic game play recording from one or more perspectives, merged video track storage for replay, review, and analysis, automatic lighting and dimming control, control of the apparatus from any mobile device, automatic provision of a shot clock, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Smart Billiard Lighting LLC
    Inventors: James W. Bacus, James V. Bacus
  • Patent number: 9824301
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus that includes sequences of weak classifiers which are logically cascade-connected in each sequence and the sequences respectively correspond to categories of an object and in which the weak classifiers are grouped into at least a first group and a second group in the order of connection, classification processing by weak classifiers belonging to the first group of respective categories is performed by pipeline processing. Based on the processing results of the weak classifiers belonging to the first group of the respective categories, categories in which classification processing by weak classifiers belonging to the second group is to be performed are decided out of the categories. The classification processing by the weak classifiers respectively corresponding to the decided categories and belonging to the second group is performed by pipeline processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsewei Chen
  • Patent number: 9826001
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enabling real-time synchronous communication with persons appearing in image or video files. For example, an image or video file is displayed on a display screen of a computing device. The computing device detects a user selection of a person present in the displayed image or video. A request is sent from the computing device to a service provider for profile information associated with the user-selected person. The computing device receives from the service provider profile information associated with the user-selected person, wherein the profile information includes a communications address of the user-selected person. The communications address is utilized to initiate a communications session on the computing device with the user-selected person present in the displayed image or video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Robert G. Farrell
  • Patent number: 9824280
    Abstract: A face detection method includes acquiring a video image sequence, performing a video shot boundary detection process on the video image sequence to determine whether a shot change exists in the video image sequence to obtain a first judgment result, and determining, when the first judgment result indicates that a shot change exists in the video image sequence, that face detection has failed. The present disclosure also provides a face detection device, which includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a video image sequence, a first detection unit configured to perform a video shot boundary detection process on the video image sequence to determine whether a shot change exists in the video image sequence to obtain a first judgment result, and a determination unit configured to determine, when the first judgment result indicates that a shot change exists in the video image sequence, that face detection has failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Peng Li
  • Patent number: 9824261
    Abstract: A method of face detection to be performed by an apparatus including an image pickup module includes: obtaining a first image including image information of an object that is in focus; obtaining a pseudo distance between the image pickup module and the object when the first image is obtained by the obtaining; determining a first ratio of a plurality of ratios as a scaling value based on the pseudo distance; and performing face detection of the first image by changing the scaling value based on the first ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eung-Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 9824313
    Abstract: The disclosure relates (a) a method and computer program product for training a content classifier and (b) a method and computer program product for using the trained content classifier to determine compliance of content items with a content policy of an online system. A content classifier is trained using two training sets, one containing NSFW content items and the other containing SFW content items. Content signals are extracted from each content item and used by the classifier to output a decision, which is compared against its known classification. Parameters used in the classifier are adjusted iteratively to improve accuracy of classification. The trained classifier is then used to classify content items with unknown classifications. Appropriate action is taken for each content item responsive to its classification. In alternative embodiments, multiple classifiers are implemented as part of a two-tier classification system, with text and image content classified separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Flipboard, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Griesmeyer
  • Patent number: 9820014
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for movie identification based on a location. In the embodiment, a method includes locating a mobile communication device associated with a user to form location data, accessing a location database to determine a geographic location of the mobile communication device based on the location data, and identifying a set of movies related to the geographic location by accessing a movie database. Each of the set of movies in the movie database is associated with one or more respective geographic locations. The method also includes presenting a set of movie results corresponding to the set of movies on a graphical user interface of the mobile communication device. In another embodiment, the method may also validate an object photographed by a camera of the mobile communication device, and use the recognized object to identify the set of movies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Nelson Kessenger, Bruce Pollock
  • Patent number: 9814935
    Abstract: Enables a fitting system for sporting equipment using an application that executes on a mobile phone for example to prompt and accept motion inputs from a given motion capture sensor to measure a user's size, range of motion, speed and then utilizes that same sensor to capture motion data from a piece of equipment, for example to further optimize the fit of, or suggest purchase of a particular piece of sporting equipment. Utilizes correlation or other data mining of motion data for size, range of motion, speed of other users to maximize the fit of a piece of equipment for the user based on other user's performance with particular equipment. For example, this enables a user of a similar size, range of motion and speed to data mine for the best performance equipment, e.g., longest drive, lowest putt scores, highest winning percentage, etc., associated with other users having similar characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: BLAST MOTION INC.
    Inventors: Michael Bentley, Bhaskar Bose, Ryan Kaps
  • Patent number: 9818114
    Abstract: A computer-based method for authenticating a suspect consumer as an authorized cardholder during a payment card transaction is provided. The method includes registering the authorized cardholder within a portable computer device by receiving a reference sample of the authorized cardholder. The portable computer device includes a processor, a memory, and a camera. The method also includes storing, in the memory, the reference sample of the authorized cardholder and associated payment card information. The method further includes using the camera to capture a transaction sample of the suspect consumer during the payment card transaction using the camera. The method also includes comparing, by the processor, the transaction sample to the reference sample stored in the memory. The method further includes authenticating the suspect consumer as the authorized cardholder based at least in part on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeremy Michael Pastore, Michael Lester Zhao
  • Patent number: 9817845
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image file searching method and a three-dimensional image file searching system are provided, and the three-dimensional image file searching method includes the following steps. A three-dimensional query image file is received. The three-dimensional query image file is converted to generate a first image group including a plurality of two-dimensional image files. The first image group is compared with a plurality of second image groups corresponding to a plurality of three-dimensional candidate image files respectively in a database, so as to obtain a search result conforming to the three-dimensional query image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: XYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc., Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited
    Inventors: Yi-Hsun Lee, Meng-Gung Li
  • Patent number: 9813909
    Abstract: A method for authenticating the identity of a handset user in a cloud-computing environment is provided. The method includes: obtaining, a login account and a password from the user; judging whether the login account and the password are correct; if the login account or the password is incorrect, refusing the user to access an operating system of the handset; if the login account and the password are correct, sending the login account and the password to a cloud server, wherein the login account and the password correspond to a face sample image library of the user stored on the cloud server; acquiring an input face image of the user; sending the input face image to the cloud server; authenticating, by the cloud server, the identity of the user according to the login account, the password and the input face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU HAIJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Minsheng Wang, Wei Lu, Dongxuan Gao, Xiaojun Liu
  • Patent number: 9813690
    Abstract: A method for shape and material recovery of an object observed under a moving camera by detecting a change in image intensity induced by motion to corresponding variation in surface geometry and dichromatic reflectance; receiving a sequence of three camera motions to yield a linear system that decouples shape and bidirectional reflectance distribution functions (BRDFs) terms; applying linearities in differential stereo relations to recover shape from camera motion cues, with unknown lighting and dichromatic BRDFs; and recovering unknown shape and reflectance of the object with dichromatic BRDF, using camera motion cues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Manmohan Chandaker
  • Patent number: 9805506
    Abstract: The physical 3D renderer described herein renders one or more captured depth images as a physical 3D rendering. The physical 3D renderer can render physical 3D surfaces and structures in real time. In one embodiment the 3D renderer creates a physical three dimensional (3D) topological surface from captured images. To this end, a depth image of a surface or structure to be replicated is received (for example from a depth camera or depth sensor). Depth information is determined at a dense distribution of points corresponding to points in the depth image. In one embodiment the depth information corresponding to the depth image is fed to actuators on sliding shafts in an array. Each sliding shaft is adjusted to the depth in the depth image to create a physical 3D topological surface like the surface or structure to be replicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Therien, Michael Sinclair
  • Patent number: 9805064
    Abstract: An image processing system may include an imaging device for capturing an image and an image processing apparatus for processing the image. The imaging device may include an imaging unit for capturing the image, a first recording unit for recording information relating to the image, the information being associated with the image, and a first transmission control unit for controlling transmission of the image to the image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus may include a reception control unit for controlling reception of the image transmitted from the imaging device, a feature extracting unit for extracting a feature of the received image, a second recording unit for recording the feature, extracted from the image, the feature being associated with the image, and a second transmission control unit for controlling transmission of the feature to the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tamaki Kojima, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Mikio Sakemoto, Katsuhiro Takematsu
  • Patent number: 9807298
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for providing emotional information in an electronic device are provided. At least one content is displayed. Emotional information is extracted from an image obtained via a camera. The emotional information is added to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Sung Kim, So-Ra Kim, Hyun-Kyoung Kim, Hang-Kyu Park, Seung-Kyung Lim
  • Patent number: 9798871
    Abstract: A method for authenticating a user includes generating an image for authentication based on at least one authenticated image based on an input image, and performing authentication based on the generated image for authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sungjoo Suh, Chang Kyu Choi, Jae-Joon Han
  • Patent number: 9798742
    Abstract: A method and system for the identification of personal presence and enrichment of metadata in image media is disclosed. The method includes obtaining user presence information for user images. Feature extraction is performed on the images and media databases are searched for images based on the presence information, which includes filtering based on known metadata and filtering based on the feature extraction. The user confirms their presence in the filtered images and the user provides new metadata known to the user for the images. The system then infers metadata for the filtered images based on the new metadata and presents the inferred metadata to the user. The user validates the inferred metadata and the inferred metadata confirmed to be valid is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos H. Cardonha, Nicole B. Sultanum
  • Patent number: 9792528
    Abstract: A search object and m-number of first local features respectively constituted by a feature vector of 1 to i dimensions of local areas of m-number of feature points in an image of the search object are stored, feature points are extracted from the image, second local features respectively constituted by a feature vector of 1 dimension to j dimensions are generated with respect to local areas of n-number of feature points, a smaller number of dimensions among the number of dimensions i of the first local features and the number of dimensions j of the second local features is selected, and an existence of the search object in the image in the video is recognized when a prescribed ratio of the m-number of first local features up to the selected number of dimensions corresponds to the n-number of second local features up to the selected number of dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nomura, Akio Yamada, Kota Iwamoto, Ryota Mase
  • Patent number: 9792535
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of grouping faces in large user account for creating an image product includes adding the face images obtained from an image album in a user's account into a first chunk; if the chunk size of the first chuck is smaller than a maximum chuck value, keeping the face images from the image album into the first chunk; otherwise, automatically separating the face images from the image album into a first portion and one or more second portions; keeping the first portion in the first chunk; automatically moving the second portions to subsequent chunks; automatically grouping face images in the first chunk to form face groups; assigning the face groups to known face models associated with the user account; and creating a design for an image-based product based on the face images in the first chunk associated with the face models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc
    Inventors: Roman Sandler, Alexander M. Kenis
  • Patent number: 9785835
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus that assist with object recognition includes determining when at least one eye of an observer fixates on a location in one or more of a sequence of fixation tracking images. The determined fixation location in the one or more of the sequence of images is correlated to a corresponding one of one or more sequence of field of view images. At least the determined fixation location in each of the correlated sequence of field of view images is classified based on at least one of a classification input or a measurement and comparison of one or more features of the determined fixation location in each of the correlated sequence of field of view images against one or more stored measurement feature values. The determined classification of the fixation location in each of the correlated sequence of field of view images is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jeff B. Pelz, Thomas B. Kinsman, Daniel F. Pontillo, Susan M. Munn, Nicholas R. Harrington, Brendon Ben-Kan Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9785699
    Abstract: Photograph organization based on facial recognition is described. In one or more embodiments, a photograph organization module obtains multiple photographs having images of faces and recognizes the faces in the multiple photographs. The module builds a population by attempting to distinguish individual persons among the faces in the multiple photographs, with each person of the population corresponding to a group of multiple groups. After a first pass through the faces, the population includes a number of duplicative persons. With a second pass, the photograph organization module reduces the number of duplicative persons in the population by merging two or more groups of the multiple groups to produce a reduced number of groups. The merging is performed based on comparisons of the faces corresponding to the two or more groups. The multiple photographs are organized based on the reduced number of groups. Organization can include tagging or displaying grouped photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Angad Kumar Gupta, Ram Prasad Purumala, Nitish Singla, Alok Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 9781228
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for providing contextual media tagging for selective media exposure is provided. A media file is maintained in a database. Contextual information is generated for a user. The media file is associated with the user contextual information, and the media file is shared to individuals in a social network of the user based on the user contextual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Michael Roberts
  • Patent number: 9779289
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture for implementing crowdsourcing pipelines that generate training examples for machine learning expression classifiers. Crowdsourcing providers actively generate images with expressions, according to cues or goals. The cues or goals may be to mimic an expression or appear in a certain way, or to “break” an existing expression recognizer. The images are collected and rated by same or different crowdsourcing providers, and the images that meet a first quality criterion are then vetted by expert(s). The vetted images are then used as positive or negative examples in training machine learning expression classifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Emotient, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Movellan, Marian Stewart Bartlett, Ian Fasel, Gwen Ford Littlewort, Joshua Susskind, Jacob Whitehill
  • Patent number: 9779286
    Abstract: Provided is a feature point location estimation device, whereby fitting of a model is less prone to local solutions, and it is possible to detect a facial feature point with more practical precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke Morishita
  • Patent number: 9779300
    Abstract: An eye tracking method comprising: capturing image data by an image sensor; determining a region of interest as a subarea or disconnected subareas of said sensor which is to be read out from said sensor to perform an eye tracking based on the read out image data; wherein said determining said region of interest comprises: a) initially reading out only a part of the area of said sensor; b) searching the image data of said initially read out part for one or more features representing the eye position and/or the head position of a subject to be tracked; c) if said search for one or more features has been successful, determining the region of interest based on the location of the successfully searched one or more features, and d) if said search for one or more features has not been successful, reading out a further part of said sensor to perform a search for one or more features representing the eye position and/or the head position based on said further part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SENSOMOTORIC INSTRUMENTS GESELLSCHAFT FUR INNOVATI
    Inventors: Stefan Ronnecke, Thomas Jablonski, Christian Villwock, Walter Nistico
  • Patent number: 9779081
    Abstract: A collection of data that is extremely large can be difficult to search and/or analyze. Relevance may be dramatically improved by automatically classifying queries and web pages in useful categories, and using these classification scores as relevance features. A thorough approach may require building a large number of classifiers, corresponding to the various types of information, activities, and products. Creation of classifiers and schematizers is provided on large data sets. Exercising the classifiers and schematizers on hundreds of millions of items may expose value that is inherent to the data by adding usable meta-data. Some aspects include active labeling exploration, automatic regularization and cold start, scaling with the number of items and the number of classifiers, active featuring, and segmentation and schematization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Patrice Y. Simard, David Max Chickering, David G. Grangier, Denis X. Charles, Leon Bottou, Carlos Garcia Jurado Suarez
  • Patent number: 9779167
    Abstract: Service can be offered free of charge and the cost of a skin condition measuring device can be reduced by effectively using data on the occasion of obtaining an analysis result by transmitting measurement data by the skin condition measuring device to a server of a company providing a service of analyzing the measurement data. When a request is made from a contractor client to acquire data registered in a measurement data database, authentication is executed based on a contractor ID input from the contractor client. Additionally, when the measurement data database is searched from a contractor database based on the contractor ID, a search level and an access level are obtained. The contractor client is permitted to search the measurement data database within a range of the search level and the access level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumie Kusumoto, Masashi Yoshimura, Eiji Sakata, Hironobu Nagano, Kenji Matsuoka, Kengo Miura
  • Patent number: 9773162
    Abstract: Accumulating contact information of a member of a group of participants includes determining contact information that includes facial image information for each of a set of participants that are in close physical proximity to a user, where the set of participants is a subset of potential participants that include people that are not in close proximity to the user. The user obtains a facial image of the member. The facial image of the member is compared to facial images of the set of participants. In response to matching the facial image of the member to a facial image of a particular one of the set of participants, contact information is requested for the particular one of the set of participants to be added to contact information maintained by the user and/or a contact management system accessible by multiple users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: EVERNOTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rafe Needleman
  • Patent number: 9773156
    Abstract: Technologies for grouping images, and ranking the images and the groupings, based on entities shown in the images. Images may be grouped based on faces shown in the images. Different images with faces that indicate the same entity (e.g., Adam) may be automatically grouped together. Different images with faces that indicate the same multiple entities (e.g., the people in my family) may also be automatically grouped together. Such automatic grouping may be based on facial recognition technologies. Further, images and groups of images may be automatically ranked based on the faces shown and entities represented. Such rankings may also be influenced by adjacent data that indicates family and friends and the like, and that can be used to identify such entities in the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Chunkit Jacky Chan, David Lee, Allison Light
  • Patent number: 9773157
    Abstract: According to an example, a face capture and matching system may include a memory storing machine readable instructions to receive captured images of an area monitored by an image capture device, and detect one or more faces in the captured images. The memory may further store machine readable instructions to track movement of the one or more detected faces in the area monitored by the image capture device, and based on the one or more tracked detected faces, select one or more images from the captured images to be used for identifying the one or more tracked detected faces. The memory may further store machine readable instructions to select one or more fusion techniques to identify the one or more tracked detected faces using the one or more selected images. The face capture and matching system may further include a processor to implement the machine readable instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Cyrille Bataller, Anders Astrom
  • Patent number: 9767348
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing face recognition and image searching are provided. A system for face recognition and image searching includes an ingestion system, a search system, a user device, and a database of galley files that include feature vectors. The ingestion system crawls the internet starting with a seed URL to scrape image files and generate feature vectors. Feature vectors of images input by a user may be compared by the search system to feature vectors in the gallery files. A method for generating feature vectors includes landmark detection, component aligning, texture mapping, vector computation, comparing cluster centers defined by vectors stored in a database with vectors generated based on an input image, linear discriminant analysis, and principal component analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: NOBLIS, INC.
    Inventors: Brendan Klare, Joshua Klontz, Austin Blanton
  • Patent number: 9760913
    Abstract: Providing user software feedback and conflict resolution from a kiosk device. A computer of the kiosk captures audio and visual data from a user during an interaction between the user and software of the kiosk device. The computer analyzes the audio data and visual data to determine at least a sentiment of the user relative to the interaction and determines a score for the interaction. If the score is greater than a threshold, the computer determining at least a portion of the software needs improvement based on the score and the determined sentiment of the user during the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark T. Allen, Amy M. Gill, Scott M. Guminy
  • Patent number: 9760274
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to generate image data by capturing an image, an identification unit configured to identify a plurality of users based on the image data, a determination unit configured to determine a priority of the plurality of users, and a display unit configured to display a user interface for at least one user among the plurality of users according to the priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryousuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9762393
    Abstract: Authentication methods are disclosed for determining whether a person or object to be authenticated is a member of a set of authorized persons or objects. A query signature is acquired comprising a vector whose elements store values of an ordered set of features for the person or object to be authenticated. The query signature is compared with an aggregate signature comprising a vector whose elements store values of the ordered set of features for the set of authorized persons or objects. The individual signatures for the authorized persons or objects are not stored; only the aggregate signature. It is determined whether the person or object to be authenticated is a member of the set of authorized persons or objects based on the comparison. The comparing may comprise computing an inner product of the query signature and the aggregate signature, with the determining being based on the inner product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Albert Gordo Soldevila, Naila Murray, Florent C. Perronnin
  • Patent number: 9760765
    Abstract: In a digital signage apparatus, a controller makes an imaging unit photograph in a first image quality mode and performs face recognition to a captured image obtained by the imaging unit. When the predetermined condition is satisfied in which the behavior of the person in front of the digital signage apparatus is assumed to be interested in the digital signage apparatus, the controller makes the imaging unit photograph in the second image quality mode higher than the first image quality and performs the face recognition to the captured image obtained by the imaging unit. The above case includes cases where the user operation has been detected, where the size of the face recognized from the captured image is equal to or larger than the predetermined size, and where the moving amount of the face recognized from the captured image is equal to or less than the predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Shibutani
  • Patent number: 9760803
    Abstract: One or more devices may receive multiple images; determine one or more classifications for each of the multiple images; generate a confidence score for each classification of the one or more classifications for each of the multiple images. The confidence score may include a value between two numbers and may identify the likelihood that that a particular classification, of the one or more classifications, correctly corresponds to a particular image, of the multiple images. The confidence score may be based on information, associated with a user, and pixel-based classification information. The one or more devices may sort the multiple images by the one or more classifications and by corresponding confidence scores to form sorted multiple images; and provide the sorted multiple images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Kulick, Hartwig Adam, Taehee Lee, Brian Potetz
  • Patent number: 9756261
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing images and an electronic device thereof is provided. The method of synthesizing images includes determining an object region for synthesizing a second image in a first image, determining a warping value of the object region, and synthesizing the second image deformed according to the warping value with the object region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Hee Na, Ki-Huk Lee, Woo-Yong Lee, Min-Chul Kim, Young-Kwon Yoon, Hye-Jin Kang
  • Patent number: 9754157
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, computer program product and system are provided for facilitating video and/or image summarization based on facial expressions. In this regard, a method is provided that includes receiving one or more first frames and one or more second frames, determining information regarding one or more facial expressions contained in the one or more second frames, and causing the information regarding the one or more facial expressions to be associated with at least one of the one or more first frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Da Huo, Canfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 9754184
    Abstract: A system capable of determining which recognition algorithms should be applied to regions of interest within digital representations is presented. A preprocessing module utilizes one or more feature identification algorithms to determine regions of interest based on feature density. The preprocessing modules leverages the feature density signature for each region to determine which of a plurality of diverse recognition modules should operate on the region of interest. A specific embodiment that focuses on structured documents is also presented. Further, the disclosed approach can be enhanced by addition of an object classifier that classifies types of objects found in the regions of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Mustafa Jaber, Jeremi M. Sudol, Bing Song
  • Patent number: 9754420
    Abstract: Embodiments that relate to interacting with a physical object in a mixed reality environment via a head-mounted display are disclosed. In one embodiment a mixed reality interaction program identifies an object based on an image from captured by the display. An interaction context for the object is determined based on an aspect of the mixed reality environment. A profile for the physical object is queried to determine interaction modes for the object. A selected interaction mode is programmatically selected based on the interaction context. A user input directed at the object is received via the display and interpreted to correspond to a virtual action based on the selected interaction mode. The virtual action is executed with respect to a virtual object associated with the physical object to modify an appearance of the virtual object. The modified virtual object is then displayed via the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scavezze, Jonathan Steed, Stephen Latta, Kevin Geisner, Daniel McCulloch, Brian Mount, Ryan Hastings, Phillip Charles Heckinger
  • Patent number: 9753948
    Abstract: A device, system and method to enable searching of personal profiles in the context of on-line dating that includes the ability to determine the personal profiles that have images that most closely resemble a target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: MATCH.COM, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kin Man Lo
  • Patent number: 9754626
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for generating a synched video. A method includes determining a duration and a number of discrete frames of an original video. The method includes determining a type of replacement video that includes a live source or a recorded source. The method includes tracking a location of an original head in the original video to determine positioning data for the original head in each of the discrete frames. The method includes synching the replacement video to the original video based on a position, a size and a rotation between the original head in the original video and a replacement head in the replacement video, wherein the synching generates a synched video which synchs the replacement head to the original head based on the position, the size and the rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Meograph, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Garrett, Ajmal Kunnummal, Michael Leybovich
  • Patent number: 9747496
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute: obtaining a first image and a second image; determining a first direction of a certain first reference point of a first region of a user included in the first image and a second direction of a certain second reference point of a second region of the user included in the second image; extracting a first feature quantity from the first region and a second feature quantity from the second region; generating a third feature quantity from the first feature quantity or a fourth feature quantity from the second feature quantity on the basis of the first direction or the second direction; and authenticating the user on the basis of similarity between the first feature quantity or the third feature quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Genta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9747430
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may involve a method, system, and computer program product for controlling privacy in a face recognition application. A computer may receive an input including a face recognition query and a digital image of a face. The computer may identify a target user associated with a facial signature in a first database based at least in part on a statistical correlation between a detected facial signature and one or more facial signatures in the first database. The computer may extract a profile of the target user from a second database. The profile of the target user may include one or more privacy preferences. The computer may generate a customized profile of the target user. The customized profile may omit one or more elements of the profile of the target user based on the one or more privacy preferences and/or a current context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Seraphin B. Calo, Bong Jun Ko, Kang-Won Lee, Theodoros Salonidis, Dinesh C. Verma
  • Patent number: 9747429
    Abstract: A method for computer security. A gallery comprising a first identity of a first human person is maintained, the first identity associated with a plurality of tags, with first properties, useful for identifying the first human person. A first Internet search for facial images of the first human person is performed using the plurality of tags. A first facial image is selected from the results of this search. A second Internet search is performed for facial images of other human persons based on second properties that are generated by modifying the first properties of the plurality of tags. A plurality of additional facial images of the other human persons retrieved by the second Internet search is selected. A palette of randomized facial images including the first facial image together with the plurality of additional facial images is presented. Access is denied unless the correct facial image is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventor: Alan David McFarland
  • Patent number: 9749332
    Abstract: An addiction-prevention method, includes steps: generating a prompt signal to prompt a user to input a biological feature again every a first predetermined time after the user is logged in a particular application; judging whether the biological feature input by the user matches with a biological feature corresponding to an account that the user used to log in the particular application; and forbidding the user to use the particular application if the biological feature input by the user is not matched with the biological feature corresponding to the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xin-Long Liu
  • Patent number: 9749692
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to providing digital content recommendations based upon environmental sensor data. For example, one embodiment provides a computing device configured to receive sensor data from a sensor system, to detect a user present in the use environment via the sensor data, identify the user, recognize a current state of each of one or more use environment state features associated with the user via the sensor data, and store the current state of each of the one or more use environment state features. The computing device is further configured to detect a triggering condition for a selected use environment state feature, and in response provide information related to the selected use environment state feature based upon one or more of the current state of the use selected use environment state feature and a previously-stored state of the selected use environment state feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Hayton, Zach Johnson
  • Patent number: 9749581
    Abstract: A user's eye gaze is corrected in a video of the user's face. Each of a plurality of templates comprises a different image of an eye of the user looking directly at the camera. Every frame of at least one continuous interval of the video is modified to replace each of the user's eyes with that of a respective template selected for that frame, whereby the user is perceived to be looking directly at the camera in the modified frames. Different templates are selected for different frames of the continuous interval so that the user's eyes exhibit animation throughout the continuous interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mattias Nilsson, Sam Johnson