Using A Facial Characteristic Patents (Class 382/118)
  • Patent number: 10187623
    Abstract: A stereo vision SoC and a processing method thereof are provided. The stereo vision SoC extracts first support points from an image and adds second support points, performs triangulation based on the first support points and the second support points; and extracts disparity using a result of the triangulation. Accordingly, depth image quality is improved and HW is easily implemented in the stereo vision SoC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Haeng Seon Son, Seon Young Lee, Kyung Won Min
  • Patent number: 10182196
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the present disclosure, an electronic device includes: a camera module that obtains an image; and a processor which implements the method, including setting a quadrangular area in the obtained image including a reference pixel and a corresponding pixel disposed respectively at corners of the quadrangular area, calculating an accumulated-pixel value for each pixel of the obtained image corresponding to the quadrangular area, such that a particular pixel value for a particular pixel is a sum of the pixel values beginning from the reference pixel, continuing though an arrangement of pixels in the quadrangular area and terminating at the particular pixel, and generating an image quality processing-dedicated frame of accumulated-pixel values based on calculated accumulated-pixel values of each pixel of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byeong-Chan Park
  • Patent number: 10181090
    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 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chun-Te Chu, Jaeyeon Jung, Zicheng Liu, Ratul Mahajan
  • Patent number: 10176654
    Abstract: A suspicious person detection technology which is less likely to cause a blind spot of detection of a suspicious person is provided. A suspicious person detection system detects a suspicious person present in a predetermined area and includes a probe request detection terminal (100) configured to detect a probe request transmitted from a mobile terminal (400) to generate probe information including first identification information specific to the mobile terminal which transmits the probe information, and an analyzing apparatus (200) configured to acquire the probe information from the probe request detection terminal, and, in the case where the first identification information included in the probe information matches none of one or more pieces of second identification information set in advance, transmit suspicious person information indicating that a suspicious person is detected to a predetermined information processing apparatus (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Recruit Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Okubo, Ryuichiro Maezawa, Hironori Arakawa
  • Patent number: 10176199
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a social networking system automatically tags one or more users to an image file by creating a list of potential matches, and selecting a subset of potential matches based on location, asking a first user to confirm the subset of potential matches, and tagging one or more matched users to the image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Erick Tseng
  • Patent number: 10169976
    Abstract: Various implementations of an occupant detection system may be used in a vehicle to detect the presence of a living occupant (human or otherwise) and generate a warning. The warning may be communicated to another person(s) or to other vehicle systems to alert people in the vicinity of the vehicle. The system prevents injury and death to people and pets that may be accidentally within a parked car and unable to egress. The system may be integrated into a new vehicle or housed in a separate device that can be plugged into a power outlet within the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama
    Inventors: Timothy Austin Haskew, Edward Sazonov
  • Patent number: 10169894
    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: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Radha M. De, Ashley D. Delport, Indrajit Poddar, Cheranellore Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 10169893
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to optimizing a photo album layout. In some implementations, a method includes receiving a plurality of images and determining a target arrangement. The method also includes arranging the plurality of images in an N-dimensional arrangement based on a predetermined distance function. The method also includes arranging the plurality of images in the target arrangement based on the N-dimensional arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph Diverdi, Ohad Izhak Fried
  • Patent number: 10169896
    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: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Radha M. De, Ashley D. Delport, Indrajit Poddar, Cheranellore Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 10169659
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for improving a playback of video data and generation of a video summary. For example, annotation data may be generated for individual video frames included in the video data to indicate content present in the individual video frames, such as faces, objects, pets, speech or the like. A video summary may be determined by calculating a priority metric for individual video frames based on the annotation data. In response to input indicating a face and a period of time, a video summary can be generated including video segments focused on the face within the period of time. The video summary may be directed to multiple faces and/or objects based on the annotation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Eugene Pearson, Dynin Hong Khem, Peter Van Tuyl Bentley, William Christopher Banta, Kevin Michael Gordon, Manlio Armando Lo Conte
  • Patent number: 10169642
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein notifying users regarding photos in which they may appear and suggest photo tags accordingly. Subject to user preferences and privacy settings, facial recognition with respect to a specific user of a social networking system may be performed on one or more photos added by, or otherwise associated with, other entities of the social networking system. For those photos in which the specific user is facially recognized, a suggested photo tag for the specific user may be associated with the recognized photos and the specific user may be alerted accordingly. Depending on the embodiment, the specific user may be provided with an option to confirm the suggested photo tag, decline the suggested photo tag, or do nothing. In the event the specific user declines the suggested photo tag with respect to a particular photo, other users may be prevented from tagging the specific user with respect to the particular photo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Barak
  • Patent number: 10169646
    Abstract: Embodiments provide, in at least one aspect, methods and systems that authenticate at least one face in at least one digital image using techniques to mitigate spoofing. For example, methods and systems trigger an image capture device to capture a sequence images of the user performing the sequence of one or more position requests based on the pitch and yaw movements. The methods and systems generate a series of face signatures for the sequence of images of the user performing the sequence of one or more position requests. The methods and systems compare the generated series of face signatures to stored face signatures corresponding to the requested sequence of the one or more position requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED RECOGNITION INC.
    Inventors: Ray Ganong, Donald Craig Waugh, Jakub Dolejs, Tomasz Wysocki, Chris Studholme
  • Patent number: 10169644
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide an image-based face detection and recognition system that processes and/or analyzes portions of an image using “image strips” and cascading classifiers to detect faces and/or various facial features, such an eye, nose, mouth, cheekbone, jaw line, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Blue Line Security Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Marcos Silva
  • Patent number: 10162999
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing an image file associated with a first user of a communication system and detecting a face in an image corresponding to the image file. The method also includes accessing an event database associated with the communication system, the event database containing one or more events, each being associated with the first user and one or more second users of the communication system. The method also includes determining one or more candidates among the second users to be matched to the face, where each candidate is associated with an event in the communication system, and where a time associated with the image is in temporal proximity to a time associated with the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Phaedra Papakipos, Matthew Nicholas Papakipos
  • Patent number: 10162825
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a geo-social networking system automatically tags one or more social contacts of a first user to a photo of the first user by ranking the social contacts based on spatial and temporal proximity to the first user, and in response to the first user's selection of one or more top ranked social contacts, associating the selected social contacts to the photo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: David Harry Garcia
  • Patent number: 10162878
    Abstract: An information handling system performs a method for finding a nearest neighbor of a point. In some embodiments, the method may be used for agglomerative clustering. The method includes projecting a space ? of a first dimension with a first distance ? to a space P of a second, smaller dimension with a distance ?? by a projection function p. For all pairs of points v1 and v2 in ?, ?? (p(v1), p(v2))??(v1, v2), where p is the function that projects points in ? to points in P. The method also includes selecting a point v in ? and performing a search for its nearest neighbor in ? by projecting v to P and locating a set S of nearest neighbors in P of p(v). A search is then performed in ? of a set of S? of points that project onto the points in S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TIBCO Software Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Nuchia, Daniel Scott
  • Patent number: 10157323
    Abstract: Aspects may relate to a device to provide a spoofing or no spoofing indication. The device may comprise a processor and a sensor. The sensor may receive multiple facial frames of a face of a user. The processor coupled to the sensor may be configured to: perform a function based upon components of the face of the user relative to one another to determine measured facial features for two adjacent frames of the multiple facial frames; and determine whether the measured facial features for the two adjacent frames are sufficiently different to indicate liveness of the user and no spoofing attempt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Ofir Alon
  • Patent number: 10157227
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including at least one processor configured to implement: an image processing unit which receives at least one image captured by at least one camera, analyzing the captured image, and generates a summary image related to occurrence of an event among the captured image; and a controller which controls the image processor to generate the summary image in response to at least one of a user request received from a user terminal and a predetermined condition being satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: HANWHA AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sungbong Cho, Jeongwoong Park
  • Patent number: 10147023
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and computer-readable medium for synthetically generating training data to be used to train a learning algorithm that is capable of generating computer-generated images of a subject from real images that include the subject. The training data can be generated using a facial rig by changing expressions, camera viewpoints, and illumination in the training data. The training data can then be used for tracking faces in a real-time video stream. In such examples, the training data can be tuned to expected environmental conditions and camera properties of the real-time video stream. Provided herein are also strategies to improve training set construction by analyzing which attributes of a computer-generated image (e.g., expression, viewpoint, and illumination) require denser sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Klaudiny, Steven McDonagh, Derek Bradley, Thabo Beeler, Iain Matthews, Kenneth Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10147241
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a fitting support device and method which make it possible to reliably select apparel such as clothes that match user's appearance. The fitting support device includes: a color-characteristic processing unit 100 that acquires color characteristic data relating to user's skin color on the basis of captured image data; a body processing unit 101 that colors, on the basis of the color characteristic data, three-dimensional body shape data corresponding to body shape data on a user to thereby create body image data; a color-pattern processing unit 102 that acquires color pattern data corresponding to the color characteristic data, on the basis of clothing data; a wearing processing unit 103 that creates wearing image data on the basis of the body image data and the color pattern data; and a fitting processing unit 104 that creates fitting image data by synthesizing head portion image data on the user and the wearing image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SEIREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiro Ogata, Kozo Nagata, Junichi Hashimoto, Toshiro Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10142351
    Abstract: A system and method for retrieving contact information based on image recognition searches is disclosed. A requestor takes a picture of a user or retrieves a storage image of a user and transmits the image to an image recognition module. The image recognition module identifies the user and determines whether the requestor can receive access to the user's contact information based on permission rules. For example, the permission rule includes a requirement that the user and the requestor be sufficiently related on a social graph generated by a social network application. The permission rules can also include a requirement that the requestor have a predetermined proximity to the image. Once the permission rules are satisfied, the image recognition module transmits the user's contact information to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Wren, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 10140986
    Abstract: Voice input is received from a user. An ASR system generates in memory a set of words it has identified in the voice input, and update the set each time it identifies a new word in the voice input to add the new word to the set, during at least one interval of speech activity. Information is pre-retrieved whilst the speech activity interval is still ongoing, for conveying in a response to be outputted at the end of the speech activity interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond J. Froelich
  • Patent number: 10142334
    Abstract: A communicating apparatus, method, and system that capture an image, authenticate a person in the image that has been captured, determine a direction of the person based on a result of authenticating the person, and control transmission of a radio wave in the determined direction to connect a terminal device to a network, and communicate with the terminal device connected to the network by using access information included in the transmitted radio wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Endo
  • Patent number: 10140675
    Abstract: Implementations relate to an image grid with selectively prominent images. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method includes identifying a plurality of images, where each image of the plurality of images has a respective importance score. A subset of the images is selected based at least in part on the respective importance score for each image. The method determines respective one or more cells in a grid for occupation by each of the images, where at least one image of the subset is placed in the grid such that it occupies at least two cells in the grid. The method causes the images to be displayed in a user interface on a display screen based on the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Paul Sowden, Madhur Khandelwal
  • Patent number: 10134131
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to phenotype analysis of cellular image data using a machine-learned, deep metric network model. An example method includes receiving, by a computing device, a target image of a target biological cell having a target phenotype. Further, the method includes obtaining, by the computing device, semantic embeddings associated with the target image and each of a plurality of candidate images of candidate biological cells each having a respective candidate phenotype. The semantic embeddings are generated using a machine-learned, deep metric network model. In addition, the method includes determining, by the computing device, a similarity score for each candidate image. Determining the similarity score for a respective candidate image includes computing a vector distance between the respective candidate image and the target image. The similarity score for each candidate image represents a degree of similarity between the target phenotype and the respective candidate phenotype.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dale M. Ando, Marc Berndl
  • Patent number: 10135972
    Abstract: Disclosed is a secure telephone call management system for authenticating users of a telephone system in an institutional facility. Authentication of the users is accomplished by using a personal identification number, preferably in conjunction with speaker independent voice recognition and speaker dependent voice identification. When a user first enters the system, the user speaks his or her name which is used as a sample voice print. During each subsequent use of the system, the user is required to speak his or her name. Voice identification software is used to verify that the provided speech matches the sample voice print. The secure system includes accounting software to limit access based on funds in a user's account or other related limitations. Management software implements widespread or local changes to the system and can modify or set any number of user account parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 10133988
    Abstract: The proposed method is used for classification in open-set scenarios, wherein often it is not possible to first obtain the training data for all possible classes that may arise during the testing stage. During the test phase, test samples belonging to one of the classes used in the training phase are classified based on a ratio between similarity scores, as known correct class and test samples belonging to any other class are to be rejected and classified as unknown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELETRÔNICA DA AMAZÔNIA LTDA., UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS—UNICAMP
    Inventors: Pedro Ribeiro Mendes Júnior, Roberto Medeiros De Souza, Rafael De Oliveira Werneck, Bernardo Vecchia Stein, Daniel Vatanabe Pazinato, Waldir Rodrigues De Almeida, Otávio Augusto Bizetto Penatti, Ricardo Da Silva Torres, Anderson Rocha
  • Patent number: 10127475
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for classifying images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gregory S. Corrado, Jeffrey A. Dean, Samy Bengio, Andrea L. Frome, Jonathon Shlens
  • Patent number: 10129459
    Abstract: An image capturing method includes detecting a predetermined target, the predetermined target includes an object that is positioned on a user. A camera device is controlled to capture an image or a video, when the predetermined target is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Feng Li
  • Patent number: 10129460
    Abstract: A method of recoding a photograph for use in a personal photo identification document such as a passport includes using a digital image capture system, including a digital camera, a computer processor, and memory to store specifications and requirements for a photo print in order to be compliant for use in a user selected photo ID such as a passport for a selected country or jurisdiction, using the digital image capture system to capture a facial image, using facial image processing techniques to provide automatic detection of a face and facial feature points on the facial image, processing the facial image and generating a visual indication of compliance, and when compliant, generating the photograph based on the compliant facial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Peter Stubler, David Kloosterman, Joseph A. Manico
  • Patent number: 10127945
    Abstract: Implementations relate to visualizations including images based on image content. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method includes obtaining a set of images, determining one or more pixel characteristics of the set of images, and determining one or more faces depicted in the plurality of images based on one or more pixel characteristics. The method selects a group of images of the set of images, where each image in the group of images depicts a different group of faces than depicted in the other images in the set of images. The method generates a visualization including the group of images, and provides the visualization to a user device in response to a user request to cause the group of images to be displayed by the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Bo-Jhang Ho, Sevket Derin Babacan
  • Patent number: 10120879
    Abstract: Retrieval of images of objects from a large-scale database of object images, based on a query image. The database may, for example, contain images of objects such as faces, vehicles, people and luggage. Semantic attributes such as doors or windows in the case of vehicles are used as high level semantic cues to determine identities of objects in the images. Salient visual characteristics of the images are labeled with attribute information, and a transformation is learned so as to transform the labeled visual characteristics into a discrimination vector that discriminates between the labels. A similarity metric is learned using the discrimination vectors, such that different images depicting the same object are determined to be close while those having different objects are determined to be far apart. Candidates are retrieved based on a query image, and a re-ranking step may be applied to improve results. Validation experiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Le An, Changjian Zou, Liyan Zhang, Bradley Scott Denney, Dariusz Dusberger
  • Patent number: 10121060
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for automatically forming a group to share a media file or adding the media file to an existing group. The method and system includes receiving, by a processor, a media file comprising an image, identifying, by the processor, the face of a first person in the image and the face of a second person in the image, identifying, by the processor, a first profile of the first person from the face of the first person and a second profile of the second person from the face of the second person, automatically forming, by the processor, a group of recipients in a messaging application, the forming of the group of recipients based on the first profile and the second profile, the group of recipients comprising the first person and the second person; and sharing, by the processor, the media file with the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Austin Shoemaker, Howard Law, Hamoun Parvizi, Venkat Krishnaraj, Soujanya Bhumkar
  • Patent number: 10123360
    Abstract: A system and method for secure wireless communication for transferring or sharing data between at least two devices over a wireless network. A set of pictures are displayed on a source device from which a picture is selected either manually by a user or automatically by the system. Information related to the selected picture is transmitted to a target device. A set of pictures are displayed on the target device. On the target device, a particular picture is selected either manually by a user of the target device or automatically by the system, and further transmitted back to the source device. At the source device, the picture received from the target device is matched with the selected picture previously transmitted by the source device. Upon a successful match, the source device transmits an authentication confirmation for pairing the source device and the target device and enables data transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Vijeth Pandit, Pratap Singh, Nagappan Arunachalam, Yogendra Patel, Valliappan Letchumanan
  • Patent number: 10114957
    Abstract: A content management system for collecting files from one or more submitters in a collection folder. A collector, who generates the collection folder, can invite one or more submitters to submit one or more files to the collection folder. Facial recognition is applied to the submitted files. The one or more submitters have limited rights to the collection folder. The limited rights can include uploading rights and prohibiting a submitter from viewing files that other submitters associated with the collection folder submitted. Thus, the collection folder is able to store files from the one or more submitters, but prevent them from viewing other's submissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Mindy Zhang, Pranav Piyush, Jan Senderek
  • Patent number: 10115004
    Abstract: Identifying a masked suspect is one of the toughest challenges in biometrics that exist. This is an important problem faced in many law-enforcement applications on almost a daily basis. In such situations, investigators often only have access to the periocular region of a suspect's face and, unfortunately, conventional commercial matchers are unable to process these images in such a way that the suspect can be identified. Herein, a practical method to hallucinate a full frontal face given only a periocular region of a face is presented. This approach reconstructs the entire frontal face based on an image of an individual's periocular region. By using an approach based on a modified sparsifying dictionary learning algorithm, faces can be effectively reconstructed more accurately than with conventional methods. Further, various methods presented herein are open set, and thus can reconstruct faces even if the algorithms are not specifically trained using those faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Felix Juefei-Xu, Dipan K. Pal, Marios Savvides
  • Patent number: 10108871
    Abstract: Spoof-detection and liveness analysis is performed using a software-based solution on a user device, such as a smartphone having a camera, audio output component (e.g., earpiece), and audio input component (e.g., microphone). One or more audio signals are emitted from the audio output component of the user device, reflect off a target, and are received back at the audio input component of the device. Based on the reflections, a determination is made as to whether the target is comprised of a three-dimensional face-like structure and/or face-like tissue. Using at least this determination, a finding is made as to whether the target is likely to be spoofed, rather than a legitimate, live person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: EyeVerify Inc.
    Inventors: Reza R. Derakhshani, Joel Teply
  • Patent number: 10108961
    Abstract: A user can be authenticated to any of a number of computing devices using an authentication process that recognizes the user and verifies that an actual human being is attempting to be authenticated, in order to minimize the ability of another person to spoof the authentication process. A model of a user can be generated and stored in the cloud, enabling that model to be synchronized across various devices. A user accessing one of these devices can have image information captured, which can be used with a facial recognition process, to recognize the user, and with a human verification process, to verify that the facial information corresponds to a human user. Various approaches such as visual analysis, three-dimensional imaging, and thermal imaging can be used to verify that the human user being recognized is interactive with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yicong Wang, Haizhi Xu
  • Patent number: 10102505
    Abstract: A server-implemented method, a terminal-implemented method and a device for acquiring business card information are provided. The server-implemented method includes: receiving a request for acquiring business card information sent by a terminal of a first user, and the request for acquiring business card information includes facial feature information of a target user; determining identity information of the target user according to the facial feature information of the target user; verifying the request for acquiring business card information sent by the terminal of the first user; sending business card information corresponding to the identity information of the target user to the terminal of the first user if the request for acquiring business card information sent by the terminal of the first user is verified successfully.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Zhijun Chen, Wendi Hou, Qiuping Qin
  • Patent number: 10096089
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing an original image of a person's face to be smoothed. A second image may be generated to include color information corresponding to those of the original image. The color information of the second image may be blurred. A filter image may be generated and may include an Alpha channel and color channels. The Alpha channel may include a mask representing opaque and transparent information, and the color channels may include a smoothed original image. High frequency color information may be determined from the color information of the original image and used to modify the color information of the filter image. A display may be outputted based on an overlay of the modified filter image over the original image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrei Igorevich Kopysov
  • Patent number: 10095913
    Abstract: A user authentication method includes matching an input image, comprising biometric information of a user, to a grid, selecting a reference cell from a database that stores respective location and image information of a plurality of cells previously randomly extracted from a reference biometric image, identifying a target image in the input image corresponding to the reference cell using the grid, comparing the target image to image information of the reference cell, and authenticating the user based on a result of the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonghan Kim
  • Patent number: 10095917
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can align face images, classify face images, and verify face images by employing a deep neural network (DNN). A 3D-aligned face image can be generated from a 2D face image. An identity of the 2D face image can be classified based on provision of the 3D-aligned face image to the DNN. The identity of the 2D face image can comprise a feature vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Yaniv Taigman, Ming Yang, Marc′Aurelio Ranzato
  • Patent number: 10091436
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a camera module and an image processing module. The image processing module may obtains a first image and a second image for the scene including a first object and a second object, identifies a first motion amount corresponding to the first object and a second motion amount corresponding to the second object using the first image and the second image, and applies different effects to a first image area corresponding to the first object and a second image area corresponding to the second object, at least, based on the first motion amount and the second motion amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Huk Lee, Parijat Prakash Prabhudesai, Sabari Raju Shanmugam, Jin-Hee Na, Kshitij Dwivedi, Sanket Deshmukh, Siddarth Reddy Malreddy, Jong-Min Hyun
  • Patent number: 10089521
    Abstract: Technologies are provided herein for verifying identities of individuals via facial recognition and a graph database. Images of individuals to be identified can be can be captured with multiple mobile devices, such as by crowdsourcing, and transmitted to an identity verification server for identification. The identity verification server can maintain a graph database and locate a potential identity for an individual via facial recognition. Confirmation can be achieved by transmitting an image already in the database. A wide variety of validation techniques can be employed to filter out low quality data and improve the quality of matching. The identity verification server can manage profile information for the verified identity by creating and analyzing nodes and relationship records in the graph database. The identity verification server can update the graph database to track associations between verified identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: VeriHelp, Inc.
    Inventor: Bhushan Kolleri
  • Patent number: 10091552
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a media guidance application that can identify and display a portion of a media asset that is of interest to a user. In some embodiments, the media guidance application may extract a portion of the media asset that encompasses a particular main action sequence. The extracted portion may also include an amount of additional content (e.g., content immediately before or after the main action sequence) that the media guidance application determines is necessary for the user to understand the main action sequence. In some embodiments, the media guidance application may extract several media assets, so that a user may graze through the extracted portions in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Papish
  • Patent number: 10082664
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide a tracking optics system for mobile devices. The tracking optics system may comprise a telescope longitudinally disposed in a case of the mobile device, wherein a length of the telescope is greater than a depth of the mobile device; an illuminator that emits a light source and low-power mode through the telescope towards a target of image capture; a two-axis gimbal mirror that is adjusted to steer the light source towards the target until the target is within a field of view of the telescope; and an image sensor that captures an image of the target in response to the illuminator emitting the light source in high power mode to flash the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dirk Smits
  • Patent number: 10083344
    Abstract: A facial recognition apparatus comprises a photographing parameter input unit that receives a photographing parameter(s); a lighting information estimation unit that estimates lighting information based on the photographing parameter(s); and a recognition accuracy control unit that controls a recognition accuracy parameter(s) based on the lighting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuusuke Tomita
  • Patent number: 10083490
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system, method, and computer program product for implementing a marketing automation tool that provides an improved approach for an integrated and/or customized workspace for a social relationship management system. The present invention provides a mechanism to allow the user of a SRM system to configure a workspace for the SRM product, to choose the specific functionality from the SRM suite to be displayed and executed for the user and to post a message while simultaneously viewing the workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Horace Williams, II, John Benjamin Nolt
  • Patent number: 10076705
    Abstract: A system and method for conditioning execution of a control function on a determination of whether or not a person's attention is directed toward a predetermined device. The method involves acquiring data concerning the activity of a person who is in the proximity of the device, the data being in the form of one or more temporal samples. One or more of the temporal samples is then analyzed to determine if the person's activity during the time of the analyzed samples indicates that the person's attention is not directed toward the device. The results of the determination are used to ascertain whether or not the control function should be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hrishikesh R. Deshpande, Ruxin Chen
  • Patent number: 10074030
    Abstract: A device comprising: an input for receiving images captured by a camera, of an environment illuminated by light from a light source; an image processing module; and a verification module. The image processing module is configured to process one or more of the images to decode a timestamp modulated into the light, and to output an indication of the decoded timestamp. The verification module is arranged to receive the indication of the decoded timestamp output by the image processing module, and based thereon to perform an at least partially automated verification of a time at which the one or more images were captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Henricus Waltherus Van Eeuwijk, William Nathan Chelton