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1. WO2002008022 - APPLICATION OF HUMAN FACIAL FEATURES RECOGNITION TO AUTOMOBILE SECURITY AND CONVENIENCE

Publication Number WO/2002/008022
Publication Date 31.01.2002
International Application No. PCT/US2001/021687
International Filing Date 10.07.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 29.01.2002
IPC
B60R 21/01 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Arrangements or fittings on vehicles for protecting or preventing injuries to occupants or pedestrians in case of accidents or other traffic risks
01Electrical circuits for triggering safety arrangements in case of vehicle accidents or impending vehicle accidents
B60R 25/00 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
25Fittings or systems for preventing or indicating unauthorised use or theft of vehicles
G06K 9/00 2006.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
9Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
G06K 9/20 2006.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
9Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
20Image acquisition
G08B 13/196 2006.1
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
13Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
18Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength
189using passive radiation detection systems
194using image scanning and comparing systems
196using television cameras
G08B 15/00 2006.1
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
15Identifying, scaring or incapacitating burglars, thieves or intruders, e.g. by explosives
CPC
B60R 21/01534
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Arrangements or fittings on vehicles for protecting or preventing injuries to occupants or pedestrians in case of accidents or other traffic risks
01Electrical circuits for triggering ; passive; safety arrangements, ; e.g. airbags, safety belt tighteners,; in case of vehicle accidents or impending vehicle accidents
015including means for detecting the presence or position of passengers, passenger seats or child seats ; , and the related safety parameters therefor, e.g. speed or timing of airbag inflation in relation to occupant position or seat belt use
01512Passenger detection systems
0153using field detection presence sensors
01534using electromagneticwaves, e.g. infrared
B60R 21/01538
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Arrangements or fittings on vehicles for protecting or preventing injuries to occupants or pedestrians in case of accidents or other traffic risks
01Electrical circuits for triggering ; passive; safety arrangements, ; e.g. airbags, safety belt tighteners,; in case of vehicle accidents or impending vehicle accidents
015including means for detecting the presence or position of passengers, passenger seats or child seats ; , and the related safety parameters therefor, e.g. speed or timing of airbag inflation in relation to occupant position or seat belt use
01512Passenger detection systems
0153using field detection presence sensors
01538for image processing, e.g. cameras or sensor arrays
B60R 21/01542
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Arrangements or fittings on vehicles for protecting or preventing injuries to occupants or pedestrians in case of accidents or other traffic risks
01Electrical circuits for triggering ; passive; safety arrangements, ; e.g. airbags, safety belt tighteners,; in case of vehicle accidents or impending vehicle accidents
015including means for detecting the presence or position of passengers, passenger seats or child seats ; , and the related safety parameters therefor, e.g. speed or timing of airbag inflation in relation to occupant position or seat belt use
01512Passenger detection systems
01542detecting passenger motion
B60R 21/01552
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Arrangements or fittings on vehicles for protecting or preventing injuries to occupants or pedestrians in case of accidents or other traffic risks
01Electrical circuits for triggering ; passive; safety arrangements, ; e.g. airbags, safety belt tighteners,; in case of vehicle accidents or impending vehicle accidents
015including means for detecting the presence or position of passengers, passenger seats or child seats ; , and the related safety parameters therefor, e.g. speed or timing of airbag inflation in relation to occupant position or seat belt use
01512Passenger detection systems
01552detecting position of specific human body parts, e.g. face, eyes or hands
B60R 25/25
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
25Fittings or systems for preventing or indicating unauthorised use or theft of vehicles
20Means to switch the anti-theft system on or off
25using biometry
G06V 10/143
Applicants
  • TRW INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • BERENZ, John, J.
  • MCIVER, George, W.
  • NIESEN, Joseph, W.
  • DUNBRIDGE, Barry
  • SHREVE, Gregory, A.
Agents
  • SCHIVLEY, G., Gregory
Priority Data
09/621,77221.07.2000US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) APPLICATION OF HUMAN FACIAL FEATURES RECOGNITION TO AUTOMOBILE SECURITY AND CONVENIENCE
(FR) APPLICATION DE LA RECONNAISSANCE DES TRAITS DU VISAGE HUMAIN A LA SECURITE ET A LA COMMODITE DANS LES AUTOMOBILES
Abstract
(EN) An imaging system (50) for providing vehicle security and convenience features that employs face recognition software to identify and track a person. The system (50) employs infrared emitters (30) that emit an infrared signal along a predetermined field-of-view, and an infrared sensor (34), such as a CMOS sensor used as a video signal array, that receives reflected infrared illumination from objects in the field of view. A processor (52) including the face recognition software, is employed to detect human faces to identify and track the person. Once a face is detected, it can be compared to a data base to identify the person. Various applications for the imaging system (50) to provide driver convenience and security include determining driver identification as the driver approaches the vehicle, determining if a potential thief is in the vehicle by face recognition, providing driver seat adjustment, rear and side mirror adjustment and steering wheel adjustment, providing vehicle speed control, automatically starting the vehicle, etc.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système (50) d'imagerie offrant des fonctions de sécurité et de commodité pour les véhicules, qui utilise un logiciel de reconnaissance du visage pour identifier et localiser une personne. Ce système (50) utilise des émetteurs (30) de rayons infrarouges qui émettent un signal infrarouge dans un champ prédéterminé et un capteur (34) d'infrarouge tel qu'un capteur CMOS utilisé en tant que système de réception de signal vidéo, qui reçoit l'irradiation infrarouge réfléchie par les objets présents dans le champ. Un processeur (52) équipé du logiciel de reconnaissance de visage permet de détecter les visages humains afin d'identifier et de localiser une personne. Lorsqu'un visage est détecté, il peut être comparé à une base de données afin de permettre l'identification de la personne. Diverses applications de ce système (50) d'imagerie offrant des fonctions de commodité et de sécurité pour le conducteur, comprennent notamment la vérification de l'identité du conducteur lorsque ce dernier se rapproche dans un véhicule, la détection de la présence d'un voleur potentiel dans le véhicule par reconnaissance du visage, le réglage du siège du conducteur, le réglage des rétroviseurs central et latéraux, et le réglage du volant, la régulation de la vitesse, le démarrage automatique du véhicule etc. (
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