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  • Biometrically auditable public key infrastructure technology for secure multimedia content 

    Corcoran, Peter; Cucos, Alex; Grossman, Thomas (IEEE, 2005-05-16)
    A system for signing and tracing the use of digital content based on biometrically generated key-pairs is described. The system is designed to protect the fair use rights of end-users and can be readily incorporated into ...
  • CEBus network access via the world-wide-web 

    Corcoran, Peter; Desbonnet, Joe (IEEE, 1996)
    Several methods of providing access to CEBus networks using the World Wide Web are described. Details of a working demonstration system are given. The system software incorporates CGI-Bin scripts and Java applets ...
  • A combined approach to feature extraction for mouth characterization and tracking 

    Bacivarov, Ioana; Ionita, Mircea C.; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2009-02-10)
    A statistical Active Appearance Model (AAM) is developed to model and track the lips. A major challenge in modelling the mouth area, considered the most deformable facial feature, is the weak contrast between lips and skin ...
  • A crash course on patents for engineers 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2013-01-12)
    Most engineers are aware of the existence of patents. Indeed the preparation of patent disclosures is an important aspect of most research engineering job functions. Yet for many engineers the world of patents remains ...
  • Detection and repair of flash-eye in handheld devices 

    Corcoran, Peter; Bigioi, Petronel; Nanu, Florin (IEEE, 2014)
    Red-eye and flash-eye defects in still photography continue to cause problems for digital imaging devices. New variants of flash-eye defects have appeared as cameras and cameras sub-systems get smaller in size. This paper ...
  • Determining Unique Fingerprint Features for Biometric Encoding of Data 

    Cucu, Catalin; Cucos, Alex; Corcoran, Peter M. (IEEE, 2008-01-09)
    A novel approach to determining unique fingerprint features with high repeatability is described. The techniques described are particularly suitable for CE applications and devices employing inexpensive capacitative ...
  • Digital imaging services using PTP (picture transfer protocol) 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2002-06-20)
    Interconnectivity of digital cameras with other devices seems to be one of the main concerns of consumers and digital camera manufacturers. Interconnectivity features in digital cameras provide better usage of digital ...
  • Enabling Legacy PTP Cameras and Printers as Networked PTP/IP Appliances 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2007-04-10)
    PTP/IP is a new connectivity standard for networked imaging appliances which combines the ease of use and seamless connectivity of picture transfer protocol (PTP) with the ubiquity of TCP/IP networks. In this paper we ...
  • Enhanced real-time face models from stereo imaging for gaming applications 

    Ionita, Mircea C.; Andorko, Istvan; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2009-10-23)
    Techniques for improved 2D active appearance face models are presented. When these are applied to stereoscopic image pairs we show that sufficient information on image depth is obtained to generate an approximate 3D face ...
  • Facial enhancement and beautification for HD video cameras 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2011)
    Influenced by the widespread adoption of HDTV consumer imaging devices have begun to feature full HD (high density) video capture. With this high-resolution capability, small imperfections in human faces are captured with ...
  • Facial expression modeling using component AAM models - Gaming applications 

    Bacivarov, Ioana; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2009-10-23)
    In this paper we provide preliminary results on a new modeling approach for improved determination of facial expressions from a low-resolution video stream. An initial proof-of-concept using an extension of an Active ...
  • Facial expression modeling using component AAM models-Gaming applications 

    Bacivarov, Ioana; Corcoran, Peter (2009)
    In this paper we provide preliminary results on a new modeling approach for improved determination of facial expressions from a low-resolution video stream. An initial proof-of-concept using an extension of an Active ...
  • Fast A/V channel switching on a wireless home network 

    Corcoran, Peter; Callaly, Frank (IEEE, 2005-11-21)
    A method of enabling fast switching between multimedia streams on an 802.11g network is described. This technique is particularly useful for A/V home network applications where it is desirable to simulate the fast channel ...
  • FPGA based stereo imaging system with applications in computer gaming 

    Andorko, Istvan; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2009-10-23)
    A real-time stereo imaging system is described. It incorporates dual image acquisition chains on a single FPGA device and is able to provide real-time synchronized video output from twin CMOS imaging sensors. The platform ...
  • An FPGA-based stereoscopic camera - electronic design tools and techniques 

    Andorko, Istvan; Corcoran, Peter; Bigioi, Petronel (IEEE, 2010-08-05)
    Electronic design tools and techniques for the implementation of a stereoscopic camera based on an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) are presented. The stages of an IPP (Image Processing Pipeline) are presented together ...
  • Half-face detector for enhanced performance of flash-eye filter 

    Corcoran, Peter; Bigioi, Petronel (IEEE, 2013-01-12)
    Red-eye and flash-eye defects in still photography continue to cause problems for digital imaging devices. New variants of flash-eye defects have appeared as cameras and cameras sub-systems get smaller in size. This paper ...
  • Hardware implementation of a real-time 3D video acquisition system 

    Andorko, Istvan; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2010-07-15)
    An implementation of a real-time 3D video acquisition system on a single FPGA is presented. Our approach is based on the use of stereo image sensors and can display real-time 3D video when combined with shutter glasses. ...
  • Home gateway architecture for generic multimedia services 

    Cucos, A.; Corcoran, Peter; Bigioi, Petronel; Hanrahan, R.B.W. (1999)
    Development of a prototype residential gateway based on low-cost off-the-shelf PC components is described. The goal is to show how such a gateway might operate to satisfy the requirements of a broad spectrum of customer ...
  • Home networking middleware infrastructure for improved audio/video appliance functionality and interoperability 

    Corcoran, Peter; Cucos, Alex; Callaly, Frank (IEEE, 2006-05-15)
    A software architecture is described which significantly improves the accessability of multiple home appliances on a heterogeneous home network. Methods for aggregating devices into virtual clusters on a local middleware ...
  • Hybrid video-frame pre-processing architecture for HD-video 

    Bigioi, Petronel; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2011)
    As imaging devices begin to support full frame rate video at 720p and higher resolutions image processing algorithms which operate on full image frames become severely challenged due to both the processing costs of operating ...