Patents Assigned to Identix Incorporated
  • Patent number: 8577093
    Abstract: A system for multimodal biometric identification has a first imaging system that detects one or more subjects in a first field of view, including a targeted subject having a first biometric characteristic and a second biometric characteristic; a second imaging system that captures a first image of the first biometric characteristic according to first photons, where the first biometric characteristic is positioned in a second field of view smaller than the first field of view, and the first image includes first data for biometric identification; a third imaging system that captures a second image of the second biometric characteristic according to second photons, where the second biometric characteristic is positioned in a third field of view which is smaller than the first and second fields of view, and the second image includes second data for biometric identification. At least one active illumination source emits the second photons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: Marc D. Friedman, Nicholas A. Accomando, Faisal Bashir, Pablo Casaverde, Stephen F. Daly, David J. Hitchcock, Romina Marie Johnson Jose, Tim McNerney, David Muller, Vladimir Ruzhitsky, Yasunari Tosa, David Usher
  • Patent number: 8547426
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for providing a micro-scanning system with low settle times for fingerprint image capture are provided. In one embodiment, a flexure apparatus includes a stiffening device and parallelogram structures. The flexure apparatus is configured to move an image sensor to different positions to capture images that can be used to form a composite image according to micro-scanning techniques. The stiffening device allows the resonant frequency of the flexure apparatus to be established at a higher level than the operation frequency of the flexure apparatus, minimizing the settle time required for the flexure apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: John D. Hamre, Daniel F. Maase
  • Publication number: 20130182953
    Abstract: A process for extracting iris data for biometric identification includes a thresholding method where the thresholds are selected according to a nonparametric approach that considers the grey scale and does not require classifying pixels as edge or non-edge pixels. An eye image is first acquired, where the eye image has component images including an iris image with an inner boundary and an outer boundary. The eye image has a distribution of grey levels. Component images, such as an iris image or a pupil image, from the eye image are segmented according to the distribution of grey levels. The inner boundary and outer boundary of the iris image are determined from the component images. The iris image within the inner boundary and outer boundary is processed for biometric identification. The component images may be segmented by creating an eye histogram of pixel intensities from the distribution of grey levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: IDENTIX INCORPORATED
    Inventor: IDENTIX INCORPORATED
  • Publication number: 20130141560
    Abstract: A multimodal biometric identification system captures and processes images of both the iris and the retina for biometric identification. Another multimodal ocular system captures and processes images of the iris and/or the from both eyes of a subject. Biometrics based on data provided by these systems are more accurate and robust than using biometrics that include data from only the iris or only the retina from a single eye. An exemplary embodiment emits photons to the iris and the retina of both eyes, an iris image sensor that captures an image of the iris when the iris reflects the emitted light, a retina image sensor that captures an image of the retina when the retina reflects the emitted light, and a controller that controls the iris and the retina illumination sources, where the captured image of the iris and the captured image of the retina contain biometric data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Identix Incorporated
    Inventor: Identix Incorporated
  • Patent number: 8442967
    Abstract: Biometric search methods, apparatus, and systems using operator input for an operator-assisted iterative biometric search are provided. In certain embodiments, a set of candidate records is received at a computing device. At least a first portion of the set of candidate records is displayed. An indication that a first candidate record in the set of candidate records is not a match to the probe record is received. A first search of the set of candidate records using the first candidate record is performed. A score assigned to a second candidate record in the set of candidate records is modified when the second candidate record is more likely to be a match to the first candidate record than a match to the probe record. At least a second portion of the set of candidate records is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Brauckmann, Ernst Mucke, Michael Petrov
  • Patent number: 8433103
    Abstract: A system for multimodal biometric identification has a first imaging system that detects one or more subjects in a first field of view, including a targeted subject having a first biometric characteristic and a second biometric characteristic; a second imaging system that captures a first image of the first biometric characteristic according to first photons, where the first biometric characteristic is positioned in a second field of view smaller than the first field of view, and the first image includes first data for biometric identification; a third imaging system that captures a second image of the second biometric characteristic according to second photons, where the second biometric characteristic is positioned in a third field of view which is smaller than the first and second fields of view, and the second image includes second data for biometric identification. At least one active illumination source emits the second photons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: Marc D. Friedman, Pablo Casaverde, Tim McNerney, Yasunari Tosa, David Usher, David Muller, Faisal Bashir, David J. Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 8391567
    Abstract: A multimodal biometric identification system captures and processes images of both the iris and the retina for biometric identification. Another multimodal ocular system captures and processes images of the iris and/or the from both eyes of a subject. Biometrics based on data provided by these systems are more accurate and robust than using biometrics that include data from only the iris or only the retina from a single eye. An exemplary embodiment emits photons to the iris and the retina of both eyes, an iris image sensor that captures an image of the iris when the iris reflects the emitted light, a retina image sensor that captures an image of the retina when the retina reflects the emitted light, and a controller that controls the iris and the retina illumination sources, where the captured image of the iris and the captured image of the retina contain biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: Marc D. Friedman, Pablo Casaverde, Don Yansen, Tim McNerney, Yasunari Tosa, David Usher, Nicholas A. Accomando, David Muller, Greg Heacock, John Marshall
  • Patent number: 8354640
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing an optically based planar scanner for generating an image are provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a switchable Bragg grating. An area of the switchable Bragg grating is configured to be activated to direct light to a platen. The platen is configured to reflect the light to a waveguide or to refract the light. The light reflected to the waveguide is guided to a light detector. By activating a number of the areas of the switchable Bragg grating and measuring the intensity of the light with a light detector, an image of an object contacting the platen may be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: John D. Hamre, Daniel F. Maase
  • Patent number: 8340364
    Abstract: A process for extracting iris data for biometric identification includes a thresholding method where the thresholds are selected according to a nonparametric approach that considers the grey scale and does not require classifying pixels as edge or non-edge pixels. An eye image is first acquired, where the eye image has component images including an iris image with an inner boundary and an outer boundary. The eye image has a distribution of grey levels. Component images, such as an iris image or a pupil image, from the eye image are segmented according to the distribution of grey levels. The inner boundary and outer boundary of the iris image are determined from the component images. The iris image within the inner boundary and outer boundary is processed for biometric identification. The component images may be segmented by creating an eye histogram of pixel intensities from the distribution of grey levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventor: Yasunari Tosa
  • Patent number: 8320645
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for providing rolled fingerprint capture and palm capture capability in a device having reduced size are provided. In certain embodiments, the systems and methods provide capture of rolled fingerprints, slap fingerprints and palm prints in one continuous workflow in a compact device. In certain embodiments, moisture discriminating optics and/or enhanced definition image formation previously achieved only in devices designed for capturing only fingerprints are provided. In certain embodiments, the systems employ a single scanning device to capture 500 ppi and/or 1000 ppi palm and fingerprint images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Frederick Maase
  • Publication number: 20120213418
    Abstract: Biometric systems capture and combine biometric information from more than one modality, employing digital processing algorithms to process and evaluate captured images having data for a biometric characteristic. Such digital algorithms may include a pupil segmentation algorithm for determining a pupil image in the captured image, an iris segmentation algorithm for determining an iris image in the captured image, an eyelid/eyelash segmentation algorithm for determining an eyelid/eyelash image in the captured image, and an algorithm for measuring the focus on the iris. Some embodiments employ an auto-capture process which employs such algorithms, in part; to evaluate captured images and obtain the best possible images for biometric identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: Yasunari Tosa, David Usher, Nichoas A. Accomando, Vladimir Ruzhitsky, Faisal Bashir
  • Publication number: 20120200689
    Abstract: A system for multimodal biometric identification has a first imaging system that detects one or more subjects in a first field of view, including a targeted subject having a first biometric characteristic and a second biometric characteristic; a second imaging system that captures a first image of the first biometric characteristic according to first photons, where the first biometric characteristic is positioned in a second field of view smaller than the first field of view, and the first image includes first data for biometric identification; a third imaging system that captures a second image of the second biometric characteristic according to second photons, where the second biometric characteristic is positioned in a third field of view which is smaller than the first and second fields of view, and the second image includes second data for biometric identification. At least one active illumination source emits the second photons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: IDENTIX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Marc D. Friedman, Nicholas A. Accomando, Faisal Bashir, Pablo Casaverde, Stephen F. Daly, David J. Hitchcock, Romina Marie Johnson Jose, Tim McNerney, David Muller, Vladimir Ruzhitsky, Yasunari Tosa, David Usher
  • Patent number: 8170293
    Abstract: Biometric systems capture and combine biometric information from more than one modality, employing digital processing algorithms to process and evaluate captured images having data for a biometric characteristic. Such digital algorithms may include a pupil segmentation algorithm for determining a pupil image in the captured image, an iris segmentation algorithm for determining an iris image in the captured image, an eyelid/eyelash segmentation algorithm for determining an eyelid/eyelash image in the captured image, and an algorithm for measuring the focus on the iris. Some embodiments employ an auto-capture process which employs such algorithms, in part, to evaluate captured images and obtain the best possible images for biometric identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: Yasunari Tosa, David Usher, Nichoas A. Accomando, Vladimir Ruzhitsky, Faisal Bashir
  • Patent number: 8121356
    Abstract: A system for multimodal biometric identification has a first imaging system that detects one or more subjects in a first field of view, including a targeted subject having a first biometric characteristic and a second biometric characteristic; a second imaging system that captures a first image of the first biometric characteristic according to first photons, where the first biometric characteristic is positioned in a second field of view smaller than the first field of view, and the first image includes first data for biometric identification; a third imaging system that captures a second image of the second biometric characteristic according to second photons, where the second biometric characteristic is positioned in a third field of view which is smaller than the first and second fields of view, and the second image includes second data for biometric identification. At least one active illumination source emits the second photons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: Marc D. Friedman, Nicholas A. Accomando, Faisal Bashir, Pablo Casaverde, Stephen F. Daly, David J. Hitchcock, Romina Marie Johnson Jose, Tim McNerney, David Muller, Vladimir Ruzhitsky, Yasunari Tosa, David Usher
  • Publication number: 20110285836
    Abstract: A multimodal biometric identification system captures and processes images of both the iris and the retina for biometric identification. Another multimodal ocular system captures and processes images of the iris and/or the from both eyes of a subject. Biometrics based on data provided by these systems are more accurate and robust than using biometrics that include data from only the iris or only the retina from a single eye. An exemplary embodiment emits photons to the iris and the retina of both eyes, an iris image sensor that captures an image of the iris when the iris reflects the emitted light, a retina image sensor that captures an image of the retina when the retina reflects the emitted light, and a controller that controls the iris and the retina illumination sources, where the captured image of the iris and the captured image of the retina contain biometric data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: IDENTIX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Marc D. Friedman, Pablo Casaverde, Don Yansen, Tim McNerney, Yasunari Tosa, David Usher, Nicholas A. Accomando, David Muller, Greg Heacock, John Marshall
  • Patent number: 8036431
    Abstract: A portable device for the live scanning of fingerprint, facial and crime scene images and the wireless transmission of said images to a central host system for identity verification. The portable device has the ability to allow the user to operate the device with a single hand. It can scan and record live fingerprint slap or roll images (via optical, solid state, or video sensors). It also includes a baffle that assists with the mechanical alignment of the fingerprints on the fingerprint sensor receiving surface and prevents bright light sources from interfering with fingerprint scans. The portable device also can scan, display, and record latent fingerprint images. It also has other data receiving and transmission functions, such as displaying and recording facial and incident scene images in conditions ranging from well lit to total darkness, recording and playing back incident scene audio information for incident description and contacting voice recordings for identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: Barry Allan Fisher, Jack Leon Hendrickson, Neal Joseph Gieselman, Anthony Ray Misslin, Michael Raymond Guzik, Curtis Lee Kruse, William Richard Cayo, David Eugene Stoltzmann, John J. Jancsek
  • Patent number: 8014571
    Abstract: A multimodal biometric identification system captures and processes images of both the iris and the retina for biometric identification. Another multimodal ocular system captures and processes images of the iris and/or the from both eyes of a subject. Biometrics based on data provided by these systems are more accurate and robust than using biometrics that include data from only the iris or only the retina from a single eye. An exemplary embodiment emits photons to the iris and the retina of both eyes, an iris image sensor that captures an image of the iris when the iris reflects the emitted light, a retina image sensor that captures an image of the retina when the retina reflects the emitted light, and a controller that controls the iris and the retina illumination sources, where the captured image of the iris and the captured image of the retina contain biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: Marc D. Friedman, Pablo Casaverde, Don Yansen, Tim McNerney, Yasunari Tosa, David Usher, Nicholas A. Accomando, David Muller, Greg Heacock, John Marshall
  • Publication number: 20110200235
    Abstract: A process for extracting iris data for biometric identification includes a thresholding method where the thresholds are selected according to a nonparametric approach that considers the grey scale and does not require classifying pixels as edge or non-edge pixels. An eye image is first acquired, where the eye image has component images including an iris image with an inner boundary and an outer boundary. The eye image has a distribution of grey levels. Component images, such as an iris image or a pupil image, from the eye image are segmented according to the distribution of grey levels. The inner boundary and outer boundary of the iris image are determined from the component images. The iris image within the inner boundary and outer boundary is processed for biometric identification. The component images may be segmented by creating an eye histogram of pixel intensities from the distribution of grey levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Identix Incorporated
    Inventor: Yasunari TOSA
  • Publication number: 20110191329
    Abstract: Biometric search methods, apparatus, and systems using operator input for an operator-assisted iterative biometric search are provided. In certain embodiments, a set of candidate records is received at a computing device. At least a first portion of the set of candidate records is displayed. An indication that a first candidate record in the set of candidate records is not a match to the probe record is received. A first search of the set of candidate records using the first candidate record is performed. A score assigned to a second candidate record in the set of candidate records is modified when the second candidate record is more likely to be a match to the first candidate record than a match to the probe record. At least a second portion of the set of candidate records is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: IDENTIX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Petrov, Ernst Mucke, Michael Brauckmann
  • Patent number: 7970179
    Abstract: A process for extracting iris data for biometric identification includes a thresholding method where the thresholds are selected according to a nonparametric approach that considers the grey scale and does not require classifying pixels as edge or non-edge pixels. An eye image is first acquired, where the eye image has component images including an iris image with an inner boundary and an outer boundary. The eye image has a distribution of grey levels. Component images, such as an iris image or a pupil image, from the eye image are segmented according to the distribution of grey levels. The inner boundary and outer boundary of the iris image are determined from the component images. The iris image within the inner boundary and outer boundary is processed for biometric identification. The component images may be segmented by creating an eye histogram of pixel intensities from the distribution of grey levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventor: Yasunari Tosa