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US20140161355 Sparse Coding Based Superpixel Representation Using Hierarchical Codebook Constructing And Indexing  
Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods for identifying an object in an image. In embodiments, object identification includes using smooth encoding from a tree structure...
US20120294536 PIXEL ANALYSIS AND FRAME ALIGNMENT FOR BACKGROUND FRAMES  
Background frames can be completed from a collection of frames having foreground objects that are partially obscuring the pixels comprising the background. The special offset of a pixel...
US20130129210 RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM BASED ON THE RECOGNITION OF A FACE AND STYLE, AND METHOD THEREOF  
The present disclosure relates to a recommendation system based on the recognition of a face and style, and method thereof. More particularly, face and style feature information is extracted from...
US20110033110 BUILDING ROOF OUTLINE RECOGNIZING DEVICE, BUILDING ROOF OUTLINE RECOGNIZING METHOD, AND BUILDING ROOF OUTLINE RECOGNIZING PROGRAM  
Provided is a building roof outline recognition device which facilitates automation. A small-building candidate region is extracted based on normalized DSM data using a region segmentation method....
US20120243780 Red-Eye Removal Using Multiple Recognition Channels  
This disclosure pertains to apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for red-eye removal techniques using multiple recognition channels. In the following examples, red, golden, and white...
US20050172312 Detecting known video entities utilizing fingerprints  
In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes a method for detecting a known video entity within a video stream. The method includes receiving a video stream and continually creating...
US20120201468 PERSON CLOTHING FEATURE EXTRACTION DEVICE, PERSON SEARCH DEVICE, AND PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF  
A person's region is detected from input video of a surveillance camera; a person's direction in the person's region is determined; the separability of person's clothes is determined to generate...
US20130039587 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPARING VIDEOS  
A method for comparing videos includes detecting local features in frames of a video and determining the positions of detected local features in a first frame compared to their respective...
US20150206297 Locating other people within video streams satisfying criterion with respect to selected person within streams  
A person within a video stream is selected. Each appearance of the selected person within any video stream is located. For each appearance of the selected person, other people within the same...
US20140050408 METHOD FOR ON-THE-FLY LEARNING OF FACIAL ARTIFACTS FOR FACIAL EMOTION RECOGNITION  
A method for determining a facial emotion of a user in the presence of a facial artifact includes detecting Action Units (AUs) for a first set of frames with the facial artifact; analyzing the AUs...
US20110019919 AUTOMATIC MODIFICATION OF WEB PAGES  
Systems and methods for quickly and easily getting information about, or included in, a paper document into a public or private digital page. One embodiment of an example system includes a scanner...
US20120212598 PHOTOREFRACTION OCULAR SCREENING DEVICE AND METHODS  
A photorefraction ocular screening device for assessing vision and corresponding disorders associated with the human ocular system is provided. More specifically, the present invention provides...
US20120081404 SIMULATING ANIMATION DURING SLIDESHOW  
A method and system for simulating an animation effect during the display of a digitally encoded picture, including the steps of: storing a plurality of predetermined animation effects;...
US20130022233 IDENTIFYING TRUE FEATURE MATCHES FOR VISION BASED NAVIGATION  
An example embodiment includes a method for identifying true feature matches from a plurality of candidate feature matches for vision based navigation. A weight for each of the plurality of...
US20110280486 ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SORTING PICTURES  
A system and method for sorting pictures stored in an electronic device receives sorting features of the pictures and a sorting priority sequence of the sorting features set by a user. The...
US20120308142 METHOD FOR EYE DETECTION FOR A GIVEN FACE  
A method for detection of eye comprises computing an average inter-ocular distance for a given face. The method further comprises, detecting of a skin region of the given face. Furthermore, the...
US20130230253 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVALUATING ROBUSTNESS OF SALIENCY PREDICTIONS OF REGIONS IN A SCENE  
Systems and methods for evaluating the robustness of objects within a scene or a scene itself.
US20110293189 Facial Analysis Techniques  
Described herein are techniques for obtaining compact face descriptors and using pose-specific comparisons to deal with different pose combinations for image comparison.
US20140301647 LOCAL FEATURE DESCRIPTOR EXTRACTING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR EXTRACTING LOCAL FEATURE DESCRIPTOR, AND PROGRAM  
The size of a feature descriptor is reduced, with the accuracy of object identification maintained. A local feature descriptor extracting apparatus includes a feature point detecting unit...
US20110007142 VISUAL REPRESENTATION EXPRESSION BASED ON PLAYER EXPRESSION  
Using facial recognition and gesture/body posture recognition techniques, a system can naturally convey the emotions and attitudes of a user via the user's visual representation. Techniques may...
US20110234840 APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR RECOGNIZING A GESTURE IN A PICTURE, AND APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING A DEVICE  
An apparatus for recognizing gestures in a picture includes a Hough transformer configured to identify elements in the picture or in a pre-processed version of the picture as identified gesture...
US20140056528 VECTORIZATION APPROACH TO ISOLATING LOCAL MAXIMA IN AN N-DIMENSIONAL DATASET  
Identification of maximum power scatters in an N-dimensional dataset generally requires two basic steps. The first step is to identify the max power scatters of the dataset and the second step...
US20130107039 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTIMATING POSE  
In one embodiment, a method for estimating pose includes generating hypotheses for a pose component under consideration, identifying a mode of a probability mass function associated with the...
US20130142433 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FINGERPRINTING FOR COMICS  
The present disclosure relates to a system and a method for finger printing for comics. A system for searching comics according to the present disclosure includes: a fingerprint database storing...
US20120243789 FAST IMAGE CLASSIFICATION BY VOCABULARY TREE BASED IMAGE RETRIEVAL  
Systems and methods are disclosed to categorize images by detecting local features for each image; applying a tree structure to index local features in the images; and extracting a rank list of...
US20150241967 Eye Gaze Tracking  
Methods and systems for eye gaze tracking are provided, in which a plurality of images of at least one eye are received and, for each image of the eye(s), a plurality of stable vascular points...
US20100002075 DRIVER'S STATE MONITORING SYSTEM USING A CAMERA MOUNTED ON STEERING WHEEL  
The status of a driver is monitored by facial images captured by a camera mounted on the steering wheel of a vehicle. The captured image is tilt corrected by a steering angle. The status of the...
US20120251008 Classification Algorithm Optimization  
Classification algorithm optimization is described. In an example, a classification algorithm is optimized by calculating an evaluation sequence for a set of weighted feature functions that orders...
US20120301014 LEARNING TO RANK LOCAL INTEREST POINTS  
Tools and techniques for learning to rank local interest points from images using a data-driven scale-invariant feature transform (SIFT) approach termed “Rank-SIFT” are described herein. Rank-SIFT...
US20110038547 METHODS OF FACIAL CODING SCORING FOR OPTIMALLY IDENTIFYING CONSUMERS' RESPONSES TO ARRIVE AT EFFECTIVE, INCISIVE, ACTIONABLE CONCLUSIONS  
The present disclosure relates to a method of assessing consumer reaction to a stimulus, comprising receiving a visual recording stored on a computer-readable medium of facial expressions of at...
US20120121185 Calibrating Vision Systems  
Methods, systems, and computer program calibrate a vision system. An image of a human gesture is received that frames a display device. A boundary defined by the human gesture is computed, and...
US20130287248 REAL-TIME VIDEO TRACKING SYSTEM  
A method for detecting and tracking a target includes detecting the target using a plurality of feature cues, fusing the plurality of feature cues to form a set of target hypotheses, tracking the...
US20120123780 Method and system for video summarization  
A video summary method comprises dividing a video into a plurality of video shots, analyzing each frame in a video shot from the plurality of video shots, determining a saliency of each frame of...
US20120148160 LANDMARK LOCALIZATION FOR FACIAL IMAGERY  
A process and system for facial landmark detection of a face in a scene of an image includes determining face dimensions from the image, identifying regions of search for one or more facial...
US20130236073 WEB-BASED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIDEO ANALYSIS  
What is disclosed is a web-based system which comprises, in part, video analysis modules for performing different types of analysis services on a video, and a server in network communication with...
US20110116681 Security Printing Analysis System And Method For Enhancing Security Printing  
A method for enhancing security printing includes generating data for a region of interest (14), where the data includes information for at least one of locating or analyzing the region of...
US20120189164 RULE-BASED COMBINATION OF A HIERARCHY OF CLASSIFIERS FOR OCCLUSION DETECTION  
A person detection system includes a face detector configured to detect a face in an input video sequence, the face detector outputting a face keyframe to be stored if a face is detected; and a...
US20120014610 FACE FEATURE POINT DETECTION DEVICE AND PROGRAM  
Detecting with good precision an eye inside corner position and an eye outside corner position as face feature points even when the eye inside corner and/or the eye outside corner portions are...
US20110299781 SCENE CHANGE DETECTION AND HANDLING FOR PREPROCESSING VIDEO WITH OVERLAPPED 3D TRANSFORMS  
In one method embodiment, receiving noise-filtered plural blocks of a first frame and noise-filtered plural blocks of a second frame; for each of the plural blocks to be matched, determining...
US20130170754 PUPIL DETECTION DEVICE AND PUPIL DETECTION METHOD  
Disclosed is a pupil detection device capable improving the pupil detection accuracy even if a detection target image is a low-resolution image. In a pupil detection device (100), an eye area...
US20070286457 Dynamic eye tracking system  
A dynamic eye tracking system to track movement of an eye including the steps of detecting if a neighbor exists about the eye over a predetermined amount of time and forming a boundary for the...
US20120219211 Contextual Boost for Object Detection  
Aspects of the present invention includes systems and methods for generating detection models that consider contextual information of an image patch and for using detection models that consider...
US20130051678 Systems and Methods for Performing Facial Detection  
Various embodiments are disclosed for detecting facial regions in a plurality of images. In one embodiment, a method comprises assigning at least one of the possible facial regions an assurance...
US20150117785 METHOD OF EXTRACTING VISUAL DESCRIPTOR USING FEATURE SELECTION AND SYSTEM FOR THE SAME  
A method and system for extracting a visual descriptor using a feature selection are provided. The system includes an image input unit configured to receive an image, a candidate feature point...
US20130266226 TEMPORAL COHERENCE IN CLEAR PATH DETECTION  
A method of detecting a clear path of travel. Input images are captured at various time step frames. Clear path probability maps of a current and previous time step frames are generated. A...
US20110261038 ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF ADJUSTING VIEWING ANGLES OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAYS  
In an electronic device and a method of adjusting a viewing angle of a liquid crystal display (LCD), a face recognition reference is established. The face recognition reference is compared with...
US20100086210 DIGITIZING DOCUMENTS  
Techniques for performing page verification of a document are provided. The techniques include performing a recognition technique on a document to recognize one or more objects in the document,...
US20110052077 RESOLUTION INCREASING APPARATUS AND RESOLUTION INCREASING METHOD  
A resolution increasing apparatus includes: a candidate specifying section configured to sequentially set pixels of notable points one by one from multiple pixels in one image; a matching error...
US20100014759 EYE DETECTING DEVICE, EYE DETECTING METHOD, AND PROGRAM  
An eye part detecting device has an image input section (21) for acquiring a face image, an eyelid edge labeling section (24) for detecting upper eyelid candidates and lower eyelid candidates...
US20150093015 Visual-Experience-Optimized Super-Resolution Frame Generator  
An image processor generates a Super-Resolution (SR) frame by upscaling. A Human Visual Preference Model (HVPM) helps detect random texture regions, where visual artifacts and errors are tolerated...