Patents Assigned to Aware, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10127621
    Abstract: A server system for distributing information securely includes a network interface for receiving, over a network, an information object accompanied by metadata. A repository stores the information object. Metadata is mapped to electronic addresses of trusted recipients. A processor is configured to generate a link for accessing the information object in the repository, acquire an electronic address of a trusted recipient based on the metadata accompanying the information object, insert the link into an electronic message addressed to the electronic address of the trusted recipient, and send the electronic message with the link to the trusted recipient. The processor is further configured to receive, over a second network, a request for the information object sent from a user device in response to an activation of the link, retrieve the information object from the repository, and transmit the information object to a browser of the user device over the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: James Giulio Cialdea, Alexis Tzannes, Adrian Gropper
  • Patent number: 10083339
    Abstract: A ridge flow based fingerprint image quality determination can be achieved independent of image resolution, can be processed in real-time and includes segmentation, such as fingertip segmentation, therefore providing image quality assessment for individual fingertips within a four finger flat, dual thumb, or whole hand image. A fingerprint quality module receives from one or more scan devices ridge-flow-containing imagery which can then be assessed for one or more of quality, handedness, historical information analysis and the assignment of bounding boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Maurer, L. Scott Hills
  • Patent number: 10002176
    Abstract: A system and method of analyzing data receives a user-specified selection of a data source, a user-specified selection of a type of data representation, and a user-specified description of a view to be constructed in accordance with the user-specified selection of the type of data representation. An application program interface (API) function generates a multidimensional query based on the user-specified type of data representation and the user-specified description of the view to be constructed, and submits the multidimensional query to the an On-line Analytical Processing (OLAP) server. The application program interface (API) function receives a multidimensional response from the OLAP server containing results acquired by the multidimensional query of the data source, and generates the view based on the results contained in the multidimensional response and in accordance with the user-specified selection of the type of data representation and the user-specified description of the view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: James Giulio Cialdea, Jr., Boshu Liu
  • Patent number: 10002287
    Abstract: In real biometric systems, false match rates and false non-match rates of 0% do not exist. There is always some probability that a purported match is false, and that a genuine match is not identified. The performance of biometric systems is often expressed in part in terms of their false match rate and false non-match rate, with the equal error rate being when the two are equal. There is a tradeoff between the FMR and FNMR in biometric systems which can be adjusted by changing a matching threshold. This matching threshold can be automatically, dynamically and/or user adjusted so that a biometric system of interest can achieve a desired FMR and FNMR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventor: David Benini
  • Patent number: 10002282
    Abstract: An optical module includes a housing with a lighting mechanism, an aperture formed therein, and a window that frames a transparent surface adapted to contact a skin surface of a person, for example, a fingertip. The lighting mechanism provides light to illuminate the skin surface placed upon the transparent surface. A prism has a first side facing the lighting mechanism, a second side at the window, and a third side through which a dactylographic image exits the prism. One or more light reflecting surfaces are disposed within the housing to reflect the dactylographic image towards the housing aperture. The optical module is coupled to a mobile device having a camera, with the aperture of the housing aligning with a lens of the camera. The camera acquires the dactylographic image, and the mobile device adjusts this dactylographic image to produce a dactylographic image suitable for biometric matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Robert Mungovan, Limin Ma, David Benini
  • Patent number: 10002288
    Abstract: As the use of facial biometrics expands in the commercial and government sectors, the need to ensure that human facial examiners use proper procedures to compare facial imagery will grow. Human examiners have examined fingerprint images for many years such that fingerprint examination processes and techniques have reached a point of general acceptance for both commercial and governmental use. The growing deployment and acceptance of facial recognition can be enhanced and solidified if new methods can be used to assist in ensuring and recording that proper examination processes were performed during the human examination of facial imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Neal Joseph Gieselman, Jonathan Isaac Guillory
  • Patent number: 9984157
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing confidence in a biometric search result include submitting one or more biometric samples to a biometric search engine. In response to the one or more submitted biometric samples, a plurality of candidates identified as potentially associated with the one or more submitted biometric samples is received from the biometric search engine. Each identified candidate has associated biographic information. The biographic information associated with each identified candidate is submitted to a relationship detection engine. In response to the submitted biographic information, an identified relationship between at least one of the identified candidates and one or more other individuals is received from the relationship detection engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AWARE INC.
    Inventor: David Benini
  • Patent number: 9953232
    Abstract: In real biometric systems, false match rates and false non-match rates of 0% do not exist. There is always some probability that a purported match is false, and that a genuine match is not identified. The performance of biometric systems is often expressed in part in terms of their false match rate and false non-match rate, with the equal error rate being when the two are equal. There is a tradeoff between the FMR and FNMR in biometric systems which can be adjusted by changing a matching threshold. This matching threshold can be automatically, dynamically and/or user adjusted so that a biometric system of interest can achieve a desired FMR and FNMR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventor: David Benini
  • Publication number: 20180064190
    Abstract: Disclosed is an outwear garment including a housing configured to fit around a human upper torso, the housing having a detachable inner and including a pair of sleeves to receive arms of the human, wherein each sleeve has a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the housing further having a back portion to cover the back of the human, a left side portion to cover from front the left side of the human and a right side portion to cover from front the right side of the human; at least one glove pocket configured near the distal end of each sleeve of the housing, the glove pocket having a zipper opening; and an elastic cord loop sewn in the lining; at least one glove configured to store inside each glove pocket; a hook attached to the glove and further configured to detachably attached with the elastic cord loop of the glove pocket; a hood having detachable inner lining detachably attached to the housing for covering the head of the human; a collar detachably attached to the hood to snap around the neck of the hu
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: NORTH AWARE INC.
    Inventor: JAMIL KHAN
  • Patent number: 9881205
    Abstract: As the use of facial biometrics expands in the commercial and government sectors, the need to ensure that human facial examiners use proper procedures to compare facial imagery will grow. Human examiners have examined fingerprint images for many years such that fingerprint examination processes and techniques have reached a point of general acceptance for both commercial and governmental use. The growing deployment and acceptance of facial recognition can be enhanced and solidified if new methods can be used to assist in ensuring and recording that proper examination processes were performed during the human examination of facial imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Neal Joseph Gieselman, Jonathan Isaac Guillory
  • Patent number: 9858466
    Abstract: Systems and methods acquire and/or generate multiple different images of the same biometric identity, identify specific instances of biometric features in each of the different images, and merge the identified specific instances of biometric features into a data record that provides a digital representation of the biometric identity. Examples of biometric identities include fingerprints, handprints, palm prints, and thumbprints. In one embodiment, a counter is associated with each specific instance of a biometric feature found in the multiple images. Specific instances of biometric features found most frequently have high counts and are indicative of true identifications; those with low counts are indicative of false identifications. A threshold distinguishes between true and false identifications. Those specific instances with counts below the threshold are excluded when the digital representation of the biometric identity is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Pranab Mohanty, Limin Ma
  • Patent number: 9824256
    Abstract: An optical module includes a housing with a lighting mechanism, an aperture formed therein, and a window that frames a transparent surface adapted to contact a skin surface of a person, for example, a fingertip. The lighting mechanism provides light to illuminate the skin surface placed upon the transparent surface. A prism has a first side facing the lighting mechanism, a second side at the window, and a third side through which a dactylographic image exits the prism. One or more light reflecting surfaces are disposed within the housing to reflect the dactylographic image towards the housing aperture. The optical module is coupled to a mobile device having a camera, with the aperture of the housing aligning with a lens of the camera. The camera acquires the dactylographic image, and the mobile device adjusts this dactylographic image to produce a dactylographic image suitable for biometric matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Robert Mungovan, Limin Ma, David Benini
  • Patent number: 9792483
    Abstract: A ridge flow based fingerprint image quality determination can be achieved independent of image resolution, can be processed in real-time and includes segmentation, such as fingertip segmentation, therefore providing image quality assessment for individual fingertips within a four finger flat, dual thumb, or whole hand image. A fingerprint quality module receives from one or more scan devices ridge-flow—containing imagery which can then be assessed for one or more of quality, handedness, historical information analysis and the assignment of bounding boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Maurer, L. Scott Hills
  • Patent number: 9704022
    Abstract: In real biometric systems, false match rates and false non-match rates of 0% do not exist. There is always some probability that a purported match is false, and that a genuine match is not identified. The performance of biometric systems is often expressed in part in terms of their false match rate and false non-match rate, with the equal error rate being when the two are equal. There is a tradeoff between the FMR and FNMR in biometric systems which can be adjusted by changing a matching threshold. This matching threshold can be automatically, dynamically and/or user adjusted so that a biometric system of interest can achieve a desired FMR and FNMR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventor: David Benini
  • Patent number: 9690840
    Abstract: A system and method of analyzing data receives a user-specified selection of a data source, a user-specified selection of a type of data representation, and a user-specified description of a view to be constructed in accordance with the user-specified selection of the type of data representation. An application program interface (API) function generates a multidimensional query based on the user-specified type of data representation and the user-specified description of the view to be constructed, and submits the multidimensional query to the an On-line Analytical Processing (OLAP) server. The application program interface (API) function receives a multidimensional response from the OLAP server containing results acquired by the multidimensional query of the data source, and generates the view based on the results contained in the multidimensional response and in accordance with the user-specified selection of the type of data representation and the user-specified description of the view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: James Giulio Cialdea, Jr., Boshu Liu
  • Patent number: 9646197
    Abstract: In real biometric systems, false match rates and false non-match rates of 0% do not exist. There is always some probability that a purported match is false, and that a genuine match is not identified. The performance of biometric systems is often expressed in part in terms of their false match rate and false non-match rate, with the equal error rate being when the two are equal. There is a tradeoff between the FMR and FNMR in biometric systems which can be adjusted by changing a matching threshold. This matching threshold can be automatically, dynamically and/or user adjusted so that a biometric system of interest can achieve a desired FMR and FNMR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventor: David Benini
  • Patent number: 9626548
    Abstract: A ridge flow based fingerprint image quality determination can be achieved independent of image resolution, can be processed in real-time and includes segmentation, such as fingertip segmentation, therefore providing image quality assessment for individual fingertips within a four finger flat, dual thumb, or whole hand image. A fingerprint quality module receives from one or more scan devices ridge-flow-containing imagery which can then be assessed for one or more of quality, handedness, historical information analysis and the assignment of bounding boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Maurer, L. Scott Hills
  • Patent number: 9613248
    Abstract: An optical module includes a housing with a lighting mechanism, an aperture formed therein, and a window that frames a transparent surface adapted to contact a skin surface of a person, for example, a fingertip. The lighting mechanism provides light to illuminate the skin surface placed upon the transparent surface. A prism has a first side facing the lighting mechanism, a second side at the window, and a third side through which a dactylographic image exits the prism. One or more light reflecting surfaces are disposed within the housing to reflect the dactylographic image towards the housing aperture. The optical module is coupled to a mobile device having a camera, with the aperture of the housing aligning with a lens of the camera. The camera acquires the dactylographic image, and the mobile device adjusts this dactylographic image to produce a dactylographic image suitable for biometric matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Robert Mungovan, Limin Ma, David Benini
  • Patent number: 9548968
    Abstract: A server system for distributing information securely includes a network interface for receiving, over a network, an information object accompanied by metadata. A repository stores the information object. Metadata is mapped to electronic addresses of trusted recipients. A processor is configured to generate a link for accessing the information object in the repository, acquire an electronic address of a trusted recipient based on the metadata accompanying the information object, insert the link into an electronic message addressed to the electronic address of the trusted recipient, and send the electronic message with the link to the trusted recipient. The processor is further configured to receive, over a second network, a request for the information object sent from a user device in response to an activation of the link, retrieve the information object from the repository, and transmit the information object to a browser of the user device over the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: AWARE INC.
    Inventors: James Giulio Cialdea, Alexis Tzannes, Adrian Gropper
  • Patent number: 9538193
    Abstract: A technique for controlling the quality of one or more compressed images. The technique allows, for example, the selection of a target quality metric(s) and the compression of the image(s) such the compressed image(s) meets the metric(s). Alternatively, a target quality metric can be specified, and the image(s) compressed using parameters estimated to achieve the target quality. Optionally, the quality metric can also be made available to, for example, a user on an image processing system. The quality metrics can be, for example, for one or more layers, one or more images and/or one or more image sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Alexis Paul Tzannes, Ron Abraham Gut