06301370 is referenced by 348 patents and cites 35 patents.

The present invention is embodied in an apparatus, and related method, for detecting and recognizing an object in an image frame. The object may be, for example, a head having particular facial characteristics. The object detection process uses robust and computationally efficient techniques. The object identification and recognition process uses an image processing technique based on model graphs and bunch graphs that efficiently represent image features as jets. The jets are composed of wavelet transforms and are processed at nodes or landmark locations on an image corresponding to readily identifiable features. The system of the invention is particularly advantageous for recognizing a person over a wide variety of pose angles.

Title
Face recognition from video images
Application Number
9/206195
Publication Number
6301370 (B1)
Application Date
December 4, 1998
Publication Date
October 9, 2001
Inventor
Hartmut Neven
Santa Monica
CA, US
Thomas Maurer
Los Angeles
CA, US
Luciano Pasquale Agostino Nocera
Los Angeles
CA, US
Egor Valerievich Elagin
Los Angeles
CA, US
Johannes Bernhard Steffens
Culver City
CA, US
Agent
Gray Cary Ware Freidenrich
US
Assignee
Eyematic Interfaces
CA, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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