US Patent No: 8,013,905 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Method of processing images captured by digital camera to reduce distortion

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A method of processing, in a digital camera, an image captured by the camera is provided, which includes locating faces within the captured image by detecting regions of contiguous color which map a hue, saturation and value of the range of human face colors and passing the detected regions through heuristic tests which produce a resulting probability of a face being present in the image, locating eyes of the located faces, and determining if the captured image of the located eyes has been modified by the act of capturing the image. If the image has been modified any unwanted distortions of the located eyes are located in the captured image that have occurred as a result of the act of capturing the image, and the captured image is modified to at least reduce the effect of the unwanted distortions and to produce a modified image.

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GOOGLE INC.MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA12847

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Silverbrook, Kia Balmain, AU 10087 56497

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5,154,956 Non-curling pressure-sensitive adhesive labels with release liners 92 1990
 
Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4,454,517 Printing apparatus with coacting printer head movement and paper advancement 62 1982
 
FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,678,081 Photographic camera having a picture size switching device 60 1995
 
HALLMARK CARDS, INCORPORATED (3)
5,559,714 Method and apparatus for display sequencing personalized social occasion products 165 1993
5,459,819 System for custom imprinting a variety of articles with images obtained from a variety of different sources 163 1994
5,960,412 Method and apparatus for communicating with a card distribution center for management, selection, and delivery of social expression cards 170 1996
 
XACTI CORPORATION (1)
6,144,414 Image recording and reproduction apparatus 67 1998
 
TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (3)
4,987,030 High-tenacity conjugated fiber and process for preparation thereof 86 1988
5,679,456 Fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin structure, process for production of same, and extruder for production of same 93 1994
5,824,410 Fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin structure, process for production of same, and extruder for production of same 86 1997
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (1)
5,552,837 Remote controller for scanning data and controlling a video system 164 1995
 
Sheng; George S. (1)
6,020,931 Video composition and position system and media signal communication system 212 1997
 
DOUDS, DAVID B. (1)
5,343,386 Apparatus for making electronically-produced postcards and method of operating same 135 1992
 
SENSAR, INC. (1)
5,572,596 Automated, non-invasive iris recognition system and method 240 1994
 
FLASHPOINT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (4)
5,745,175 Method and system for providing automatic focus control for a still digital camera 122 1995
6,097,431 Method and system for reviewing and navigating among images on an image capture unit 120 1996
5,933,137 Method and system for acclerating a user interface of an image capture unit during play mode 129 1997
6,262,769 Method and system for auto rotating a graphical user interface for managing portrait and landscape images in an image capture unit 136 1997
 
NORTH AMERICAN PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
5,398,315 Multi-processor video display apparatus 79 1992
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (14)
4,791,443 Photographic processor with auxiliary power supply 79 1988
5,619,737 Encodement-on-film recording apparatus utilizes flash components in a camera 74 1996
5,726,693 Ink printing apparatus using ink surfactants 131 1996
5,894,326 Electronic camera having a printer 123 1996
6,022,099 Ink printing with drop separation 224 1997
5,909,248 Exposure control of camera attached to printer electronic camera 81 1997
5,878,292 Image-audio print, method of making and player for using 86 1997
6,014,165 Apparatus and method of producing digital image with improved performance characteristic 83 1997
5,845,166 Hybrid camera with identification matching of film and electronic images 163 1997
5,980,010 Scanning ink jet printer for electronic displays 118 1997
5,996,893 Method and apparatus for visually identifying an area on a photograph or image where digital data is stored 93 1997
6,323,912 Electronic camera with microfluidic printer that prints scented images 62 1997
5,949,967 Transforming input color values to device control signals 85 1997
6,227,643 Intelligent printer components and printing system 202 1998
 
Scintex Corporation Ltd. (1)
5,384,899 Apparatus and method for emulating a substrate 59 1991
 
RIVERSIDE BAN (1)
5,243,174 Method and apparatus for generating gift certificates 191 1991
 
Diamond Electronics, Inc. (1)
5,111,288 Surveillance camera system 144 1991
 
ASAHI GLASS MATEX CO., LTD. (1)
4,819,395 Textile reinforced structural components 90 1987
 
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (1)
6,141,431 Image processing apparatus 92 1996
 
AT&T CORP. (1)
5,864,630 Multi-modal method for locating objects in images 152 1996
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CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
8,854,413 Communicating with an endpoint using matrix barcodes 0 2012
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