Patents by Inventor Erik Thompson

Erik Thompson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10679030
    Abstract: An example method of illuminating an optical fingerprint sensor integrated with a display, where the display includes a fingerprint (FP) pixel region and an outer pixel region exclusive of the FP pixel region, is described. The method includes: processing image data in display driver circuitry configured to drive the display to present an image; adjusting a first brightness setting, during the processing of the image data, corresponding to both the FP pixel region and the outer pixel region to provide illumination for the optical fingerprint sensor; and adjusting a second brightness setting, during the processing of the image data, corresponding to only the outer pixel region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Petr Shepelev, Erik Thompson, Michitoshi Honma, Toshifumi Ogata, Goro Sakamaki, Takashi Nose, Hirobumi Furihata
  • Publication number: 20190278967
    Abstract: An example method of illuminating an optical fingerprint sensor integrated with a display, where the display includes a fingerprint (FP) pixel region and an outer pixel region exclusive of the FP pixel region, is described. The method includes: processing image data in display driver circuitry configured to drive the display to present an image; adjusting a first brightness setting, during the processing of the image data, corresponding to both the FP pixel region and the outer pixel region to provide illumination for the optical fingerprint sensor; and adjusting a second brightness setting, during the processing of the image data, corresponding to only the outer pixel region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Petr SHEPELEV, Erik THOMPSON, Michitoshi HONMA, Toshifumi OGATA, Goro SAKAMAKI, Takashi NOSE, Hirobumi FURIHATA
  • Patent number: 9910655
    Abstract: A system and method may be used to manipulate secure content on a first computing device through the use of a software developer's kit. The method may include defining a secure container as a subset of a data store of the first computing device. First instructions of the software developer's kit may be executed to retrieve the secure content from a first content source of a plurality of content sources managed by a plurality of different entities. The secure content may be stored in the secure container. At an input device, user input may be received to initiate manipulation of the secure content in a manner that avoids storage of any of the secure content on a portion of the data store outside the secure container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Accellion, Inc.
    Inventors: Vidhya Ranganathan, Stanley Liu, Erik Thompson
  • Patent number: 9697411
    Abstract: A biometric image sensor system and method is disclosed which may comprise a first light source having a first wavelength ?1, a second light source having a second wavelength ?2, a photodetector configured and positioned to receive light of the first wavelength ?1 and light of the second wavelength ?2 reflecting from a biometric object being imaged and to produce a first output indicative of the amount of reflectance of the light of the first wavelength ?1 and a second output indicative of the amount of reflectance of the light of the second wavelength ?2, and a computing device configured to compare the difference between the first output and the second output with an authenticity threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Erhart, Erik Thompson, Jas Singh Jandu, Pam Percy
  • Patent number: 9666635
    Abstract: Fingerprint sensing circuit packages and methods of making such packages may comprise a first substrate having a top side and a bottom side; the top side comprising a fingerprint image sensing side over which a user's fingerprint is swiped; the bottom side comprising a metal layer forming a fingerprint sensing circuit image sensor structure; and a sensor control circuit housed in a sensor control circuit package mounted on the metal layer. The sensor control circuit may comprise an integrated circuit die contained within the sensor control circuit package. The fingerprint sensing circuit package may also have a second substrate attached to the bottom side of the first substrate having a second substrate bottom side on which is placed connector members connecting the fingerprint sensing circuit package to a device using a fingerprint image generated from the fingerprint sensing circuitry contained in the fingerprint sensing circuitry package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Alex Erhart, Richard Brian Nelson, Erik Thompson, Armando Leon Perezselsky
  • Patent number: 9594498
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed in a first embodiment of the invention as including a non-conductive substrate providing a first surface onto which a user can apply a fingerprint. A fingerprint sensing circuit is applied to a second surface of the non-conductive substrate opposite the first surface. The fingerprint sensing circuit is capable of sensing a fingerprint through the non-conductive substrate. A navigation device is positioned adjacent to (e.g., below) the non-conductive substrate and is capable of being manipulated by the user through the non-conductive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory Lewis Dean, Richard Alexander Erhart, Jaswinder Jandu, Anthony Russo, Erik Thompson
  • Publication number: 20150379323
    Abstract: A biometric image sensor system and method is disclosed which may comprise a first light source having a first wavelength ?1, a second light source having a second wavelength ?2, a photodetector configured and positioned to receive light of the first wavelength ?1 and light of the second wavelength ?2 reflecting from a biometric object being imaged and to produce a first output indicative of the amount of reflectance of the light of the first wavelength ?1 and a second output indicative of the amount of reflectance of the light of the second wavelength ?2, and a computing device configured to compare the difference between the first output and the second output with an authenticity threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Erhart, Erik Thompson, Jas Singh Jandu, Pam Percy
  • Publication number: 20150153923
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed in a first embodiment of the invention as including a non-conductive substrate providing a first surface onto which a user can apply a fingerprint. A fingerprint sensing circuit is applied to a second surface of the non-conductive substrate opposite the first surface. The fingerprint sensing circuit is capable of sensing a fingerprint through the non-conductive substrate. A navigation device is positioned adjacent to (e.g., below) the non-conductive substrate and is capable of being manipulated by the user through the non-conductive substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Lewis Dean, Richard Alexander Erhart, Jaswinder Jandu, Anthony Russo, Erik Thompson
  • Patent number: 9001040
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed in a first embodiment of the invention as including a non-conductive substrate providing a first surface onto which a user can apply a fingerprint. A fingerprint sensing circuit is applied to a second surface of the non-conductive substrate opposite the first surface. The fingerprint sensing circuit is capable of sensing a fingerprint through the non-conductive substrate. A navigation device is positioned adjacent to (e.g., below) the non-conductive substrate and is capable of being manipulated by the user through the non-conductive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory Lewis Dean, Richard Alexander Erhart, Jaswinder Jandu, Anthony Russo, Erik Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110304001
    Abstract: Fingerprint sensing circuit packages and methods of making such packages may comprise a first substrate having a top side and a bottom side; the top side comprising a fingerprint image sensing side over which a user's fingerprint is swiped; the bottom side comprising a metal layer forming a fingerprint sensing circuit image sensor structure; and a sensor control circuit housed in a sensor control circuit package mounted on the metal layer. The sensor control circuit may comprise an integrated circuit die contained within the sensor control circuit package. The fingerprint sensing circuit package may also have a second substrate attached to the bottom side of the first substrate having a second substrate bottom side on which is placed connector members connecting the fingerprint sensing circuit package to a device using a fingerprint image generated from the fingerprint sensing circuitry contained in the fingerprint sensing circuitry package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Validity Sensors, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Alex Erhart, Richard Brian Nelson, Erik Thompson, Armando Leon Perezselsky
  • Publication number: 20110298711
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed in a first embodiment of the invention as including a non-conductive substrate providing a first surface onto which a user can apply a fingerprint. A fingerprint sensing circuit is applied to a second surface of the non-conductive substrate opposite the first surface. The fingerprint sensing circuit is capable of sensing a fingerprint through the non-conductive substrate. A navigation device is positioned adjacent to (e.g., below) the non-conductive substrate and is capable of being manipulated by the user through the non-conductive substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Validity Sensors, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Lewis Dean, Richard Alexander Erhart, Jaswinder Jandu, Anthony Russo, Erik Thompson
  • Patent number: D951426
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Vent Clean LLC
    Inventor: Erik Thompson Butters