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Inventor:
Bigioi; Petronel
Address:
Galway, IE
No. of patents:
120
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8285001 Method and apparatus for selective disqualification of digital images October 9, 2012
An unsatisfactory scene is disqualified as an image acquisition control for a camera. An image is acquired. One or more eye regions are determined. The eye regions are analyzed to determine whether they are blinking, and if so, then the scene is disqualified as a candidate for a proc
8279301 Red-eye filter method and apparatus October 2, 2012
A digital image acquisition system having no photographic film, such as a digital camera, has a flash unit for providing illumination during image capture and a red-eye filter for detecting a region within a captured image indicative of a red-eye phenomenon, the detection being based upo
8270674 Real-time face tracking in a digital image acquisition device September 18, 2012
An image processing apparatus for tracking faces in an image stream iteratively receives an acquired image from the image stream potentially including one or more face regions. The acquired image is sub-sampled at a specified resolution to provide a sub-sampled image. An integral image
8265399 Detecting orientation of digital images using face detection information September 11, 2012
A method of automatically establishing the correct orientation of an image using facial information. This method is based on the exploitation of the inherent property of image recognition algorithms in general and face detection in particular, where the recognition is based on criteria
8265388 Analyzing partial face regions for red-eye detection in acquired digital images September 11, 2012
A method for red-eye detection in an acquired digital image includes acquiring a first image, and analyzing one or more partial face regions within the first image. One or more characteristics of the first image are determined. One or more corrective processes are identified including
8265348 Digital image acquisition control and correction method and apparatus September 11, 2012
An unsatisfactory scene is disqualified as an image acquisition control for a camera. An image is acquired. One or more mouth regions are determined. The mouth regions are analyzed to determined whether they are frowning, and if so, then the scene is disqualified as a candidate for a
8254674 Analyzing partial face regions for red-eye detection in acquired digital images August 28, 2012
A method for red-eye detection in an acquired digital image includes acquiring a first image, and analyzing one or more partial face regions within the first image. One or more characteristics of the first image are determined. One or more corrective processes are identified including
8224108 Digital image processing using face detection information July 17, 2012
A method of processing a digital image using face detection within the image achieves one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that correspond to an image of a face within the digital image. Default values are determined of one or more parameters o
8213737 Digital image enhancement with reference images July 3, 2012
A digital image processing technique detects and corrects visual imperfections using a reference image. A main image and one or more reference images having a temporal and/or spatial overlap and/or proximity with the original image are captured. Device information, image data and/or
8203621 Red-eye filter method and apparatus June 19, 2012
A digital image acquisition system having no photographic film, such as a digital camera, has a flash unit for providing illumination during image capture and a red-eye filter for detecting a region within a captured image indicative of a red-eye phenomenon, the detection being based upo
8199979 Classification system for consumer digital images using automatic workflow and face detection an June 12, 2012
A processor-based system operating according to digitally-embedded programming instructions includes a face detection module for identifying face regions within digital images. A normalization module generates a normalized version of the face region. A face recognition module automat
8199222 Low-light video frame enhancement June 12, 2012
A method of combining image data from multiple frames to enhance one or more parameters of video image quality includes acquiring a first image at a first exposure duration, as well as acquiring a second image at a second exposure duration shorter than the first exposure duration and at
8195810 Method for establishing a paired connection between media devices June 5, 2012
A method for establishing a paired connection between first and second media devices across a network includes transmitting a first information message across the network including an identifier that includes a request to pair the first and second media devices. When a second informa
8189927 Face categorization and annotation of a mobile phone contact list May 29, 2012
A method of face categorization and annotation of a face image library includes automatically cropping a face within an acquired digital image or removing one or more non-facial items from the digital image, or both, and thereby generating a full-size face image. The full-size face image
8184900 Automatic detection and correction of non-red eye flash defects May 22, 2012
A technique for detecting large and small non-red eye flash defects in an image is disclosed. The method comprises selecting pixels of the image which have a luminance above a threshold value and labeling neighboring selected pixels as luminous regions. A number of geometrical filters ar
8184868 Two stage detection for photographic eye artifacts May 22, 2012
A digital image acquisition device is for acquiring digital images including one or more preview images. A face detector analyzes the one or more preview images to ascertain information relating to candidate face regions therein. A speed-optimized filter produces a first set of candi
8180115 Two stage detection for photographic eye artifacts May 15, 2012
A digital image acquisition device is for acquiring digital images including one or more preview images. A face detector analyzes the one or more preview images to ascertain information relating to candidate face regions therein. A speed-optimized filter produces a first set of candi
8175385 Foreground/background segmentation in digital images with differential exposure calculations May 8, 2012
A digital segmentation method and apparatus determines foreground and/or background within at least one portion of a captured image. The determining includes comparing a captured image to a pre-captured or post captured reference image of nominally the same scene. One of the images i
8175342 Two stage detection for photographic eye artifacts May 8, 2012
The detection of red-eye defects is enhanced in digital images for embedded image acquisition and processing systems. A two-stage redeye filtering system includes a speed optimized filter that performs initial segmentation of candidate redeye regions and optionally applies a speed-op
8170350 Foreground/background segmentation in digital images May 1, 2012
An analysis and classification tool compares at least a portion of a captured image and a reference image of nominally the same scene. One of the captured and reference images is taken with flash and the other is taken without flash. The tool provides a measure of the difference in i
8169486 Image acquisition method and apparatus May 1, 2012
An image acquisition sensor of a digital image acquisition apparatus is coupled to imaging optics for acquiring a sequence of images. Images acquired by the sensor are stored. A motion detector causes the sensor to cease capture of an image when the degree of movement in acquiring the
8160312 Perfecting the effect of flash within an image acquisition devices using face detection April 17, 2012
Within a digital acquisition device with a built in flash unit, the exposure of an acquired digital image is perfected using face detection in the acquired image is provided. Groups of pixels that correspond to plural images of faces are identified within a digitally acquired image,
8156095 Server device, user interface appliance, and media processing network April 10, 2012
Components for a control and data processing infrastructure for multiple networked media peripherals are based on chained device connections using a transport-layer independent asymmetric control protocol such as PTP. These components provide a user interface which mirrors the chain of
8155401 Perfecting the effect of flash within an image acquisition devices using face detection April 10, 2012
Within a digital acquisition device with a built in flash unit, the exposure of an acquired digital image is perfected using face detection in the acquired image is provided. Groups of pixels that correspond to plural images of faces are identified within a digitally acquired image,
8155397 Face tracking in a camera processor April 10, 2012
A method operable in a digital image acquisition system having no photographic film is provided. The method comprises receiving a relatively low resolution image of a scene from an image stream, wherein the scene potentially includes one or more faces. At least one high quality face
8135184 Method and apparatus for detection and correction of multiple image defects within digital image March 13, 2012
A method for red-eye detection in an acquired digital image acquiring one or more preview or other reference images without a flash. Any red regions that exist within the one or more reference images are determined. A main image is acquired with a flash of approximately a same scene
8131021 Two stage detection for photographic eye artifacts March 6, 2012
The detection of red-eye defects is enhanced in digital images for embedded image acquisition and processing systems. A two-stage redeye filtering system includes a speed optimized filter that performs initial segmentation of candidate redeye regions and optionally applies a speed-op
8131016 Digital image processing using face detection information March 6, 2012
A method of processing a digital image using face detection within the image achieves one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that correspond to an image of a face within the digital image. Default values are determined of one or more parameters o
8126218 Two stage detection for photographic eye artifacts February 28, 2012
A digital image acquisition device is for acquiring digital images including one or more preview images. A face detector analyzes the one or more preview images to ascertain information relating to candidate face regions therein. A speed-optimized filter produces a first set of candi
8126217 Two stage detection for photographic eye artifacts February 28, 2012
The detection of red-eye defects is enhanced in digital images for embedded image acquisition and processing systems. A two-stage redeye filtering system includes a speed optimized filter that performs initial segmentation of candidate redeye regions and optionally applies a speed-op
8126208 Digital image processing using face detection information February 28, 2012
A method of processing a digital image using face detection within the image achieves one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that correspond to an image of a face within the digital image. Default values are determined of one or more parameters o
8121430 Digital image processing using face detection and skin tone information February 21, 2012
A technique for processing a digital image uses face detection to achieve one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that corresponds to a face image within the digital image. A skin tone is detected for the face image by determining one or more
8081844 Detecting orientation of digital images using face detection information December 20, 2011
A method of automatically establishing the correct orientation of an image using facial information. This method is based on the exploitation of the inherent property of image recognition algorithms in general and face detection in particular, where the recognition is based on criteria
8055090 Digital image processing using face detection information November 8, 2011
A method of processing a digital image using face detection within the image achieves one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that correspond to an image of a face within the digital image. Default values are determined of one or more parameters o
8055067 Color segmentation November 8, 2011
A method of skin segmentation of a digital image is operable in an acquisition device. An image is acquired. A value indicative of a redness of a pixel of said image is compared with a face skin pixel redness criterion. The pixel is identified as a face skin pixel if said criterion i
8055029 Real-time face tracking in a digital image acquisition device November 8, 2011
An image processing apparatus for tracking faces in an image stream iteratively receives an acquired image from the image stream including one or more face regions. The acquired image is sub-sampled at a specified resolution to provide a sub-sampled image. An integral image is then c
8050465 Real-time face tracking in a digital image acquisition device November 1, 2011
A database includes an identifier and associated parameters for each of a number of faces to be recognized. A new acquired image from an image stream is received potentially including one or more face regions. Face detection is applied to at least a portion of the acquired image to p
8036460 Analyzing partial face regions for red-eye detection in acquired digital images October 11, 2011
A method for red-eye detection in an acquired digital image includes acquiring a first image, and analyzing one or more partial face regions within the first image. One or more characteristics of the first image are determined. One or more corrective processes are identified including
8009208 Detection and removal of blemishes in digital images utilizing original images of defocused scen August 30, 2011
A method automatically corrects dust artifact within image acquired by a system including a digital acquisition device including a lens assembly and a translucent lens cap. Multiple original digital images are acquired with the digital acquisition device. Probabilities that certain pixel
8005268 Digital image acquisition control and correction method and apparatus August 23, 2011
An unsatisfactory scene is disqualified as an image acquisition control for a camera. An image is acquired. One or more mouth regions are determined. The mouth regions are analyzed to determined whether they are frowning, and if so, then the scene is disqualified as a candidate for a
8005265 Digital image processing using face detection information August 23, 2011
A method of processing a digital image using face detection within the image achieves one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that correspond to an image of a face within the digital image. Default values are determined of one or more parameters o
7995795 Method and apparatus for selective disqualification of digital images August 9, 2011
An unsatisfactory scene is disqualified as an image acquisition control for a camera. An image is acquired. One or more eye regions are determined. The eye regions are analyzed to determine whether they are blinking, and if so, then the scene is disqualified as a candidate for a proc
7986811 Method of improving orientation and color balance of digital images using face detection informa July 26, 2011
A method of generating one or more new spatial and chromatic variation digital images uses an original digitally-acquired image which including a face or portions of a face. A group of pixels that correspond to a face within the original digitally-acquired image is identified. A portion
7973828 Red-eye filter method and apparatus July 5, 2011
A digital image acquisition system having no photographic film, such as a digital camera, has a flash unit for providing illumination during image capture and a red-eye filter for detecting a region within a captured image indicative of a red-eye phenomenon, the detection being based upo
7970184 Two stage detection for photographic eye artifacts June 28, 2011
A digital image acquisition device is for acquiring digital images including one or more preview images. A face detector analyzes the one or more preview images to ascertain information relating to candidate face regions therein. A speed-optimized filter produces a first set of candi
7970183 Two stage detection for photographic eye artifacts June 28, 2011
A digital image acquisition device is for acquiring digital images including one or more preview images. A face detector analyzes the one or more preview images to ascertain information relating to candidate face regions therein. A speed-optimized filter produces a first set of candi
7970182 Two stage detection for photographic eye artifacts June 28, 2011
The detection of red-eye defects is enhanced in digital images for embedded image acquisition and processing systems. A two-stage redeye filtering system includes a speed optimized filter that performs initial segmentation of candidate redeye regions and optionally applies a speed-op
7962629 Method for establishing a paired connection between media devices June 14, 2011
A method for establishing a paired connection between first and second media devices across a network includes transmitting a first information message across the network including an identifier that includes a request to pair the first and second media devices. When a second informa
7957597 Foreground/background segmentation in digital images June 7, 2011
An analysis and classification tool compares at least a portion of a captured image and a reference image of nominally the same scene. One of the captured and reference images is taken with flash and the other is taken without flash. The tool provides a measure of the difference in i
7953252 Two stage detection for photographic eye artifacts May 31, 2011
A digital image acquisition device is for acquiring digital images including one or more preview images. A face detector analyzes the one or more preview images to ascertain information relating to candidate face regions therein. A speed-optimized filter produces a first set of candi
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