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Inventor:
Corcoran; Peter
Address:
Claregalway, IE
No. of patents:
123
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8582896 Separating directional lighting variability in statistical face modelling based on texture space November 12, 2013
A technique for determining a characteristic of a face or certain other object within a scene captured in a digital image including acquiring an image and applying a linear texture model that is constructed based on a training data set and that includes a class of objects including a fir
8294748 Panorama imaging using a blending map October 23, 2012
A technique of generating a panoramic image involves acquiring a set of at least two main image frames, as well as corresponding generating and/or acquiring corresponding relatively low-resolution image frames, of overlapping portions of a panoramic scene. A map or other information is
8285067 Method of notifying users regarding motion artifacts based on image analysis October 9, 2012
A digital image acquisition system includes a portable apparatus for capturing digital images and a digital processing component for detecting, analyzing and informing the photographer regarding motion blur, and for reducing camera motion blur in an image captured by the apparatus. T
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
8270751 Method of notifying users regarding motion artifacts based on image analysis September 18, 2012
A digital image acquisition system includes a portable apparatus for capturing digital images and a digital processing component for detecting, analyzing and informing the photographer regarding motion blur, and for reducing camera motion blur in an image captured by the apparatus. T
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
8264576 RGBW sensor array September 11, 2012
A color filter enhancement method for a portable digital image acquisition device includes digitally exposing color pixels of a color sensor array for a first digital exposure duration and digitally exposing white pixels of a color sensor array for a second digital exposure time shor
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
8243996 Method of determining PSF using multiple instances of a nominally similar scene August 14, 2012
A digital image acquisition system includes a portable apparatus for capturing digital images and a digital processing component for detecting, analyzing and informing the photographer regarding motion blur, and for reducing camera motion blur in an image captured by the apparatus. T
8243182 Method of making a digital camera image of a scene including the camera user August 14, 2012
A method of making an image in a digital camera comprises capturing a digital image of a scene into which the camera user is to be inserted, and superimposing a symbol (subject locator) onto the scene image representing at least a part of a human subject. The subject locator is scale
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
8212897 Digital image acquisition system with portrait mode July 3, 2012
A digital image acquisition system having no photographic film comprises an apparatus for capturing digital images and a flash unit for providing illumination during image capture. The system has a portrait mode for generating an image of a foreground object against a blurred background,
8212864 Methods and apparatuses for using image acquisition data to detect and correct image defects July 3, 2012
A method and device for detecting a potential defect in an image comprises acquiring a digital image at a time; storing image acquisition data, wherein the image acquisition data includes at least one of a position of a source of light relative to a lens, a distance from the source o
8208746 Adaptive PSF estimation technique using a sharp preview and a blurred image June 26, 2012
An adaptive motion estimation and deblurring technique for acquired digital images includes acquiring multiple digital images with a moving digital image acquisition device that includes an image sensor, including a relatively sharp, underexposed reference image and a blurred image. And
8204330 Adaptive PSF estimation technique using a sharp preview and a blurred image June 19, 2012
An adaptive motion estimation and deblurring technique for acquired digital images includes acquiring multiple digital images with a moving digital image acquisition device that includes an image sensor, including a relatively sharp, underexposed reference image and a blurred image. Anb
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
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
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
8170294 Method of detecting redeye in a digital image May 1, 2012
A method for detecting redeye in a digital image comprises initially examining the image to detect redeyes, examining the image to detect face regions and, from the results of the preceding examinations, identifying those detected face regions each including only one detected redeye.
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,
8160308 Two stage detection for photographic eye artifacts April 17, 2012
An image acquisition device includes a first speed-optimized filter for producing a first set of candidate red-eye regions for an acquired image; and a second analysis-optimized filter for operating on the first set of candidate red eye regions and the acquired image.
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
8126265 Method and apparatus of correcting hybrid flash artifacts in digital images February 28, 2012
A method for digital image eye artifact detection and correction include identifying one or more candidate red-eye defect regions in an acquired image. For one or more candidate red-eye regions, a seed pixels and/or a region of pixels having a high intensity value in the vicinity of the
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
8081254 In-camera based method of detecting defect eye with high accuracy December 20, 2011
A portable digital image acquisition device includes multiple lenses and/or multiple flashes. A main digital image and first and second reference images are acquired. The first and second reference images are acquired with different flash-lens combinations that have different flash-l
8073286 Detection and correction of flash artifacts from airborne particulates December 6, 2011
Flash image orb artifacts arising from specular reflections from airborne particles are corrected. A specific location is detected within a digital image of a flash image airborne particle artifact (orb). A defined curved plane shape is electronically identified within the image. Luminan
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
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
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