Patents by Inventor Taras P. Riopka

Taras P. Riopka 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).

  • Publication number: 20200279093
    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: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Taras P. RIOPKA, Robert MUNGOVAN, Limin MA, David BENINI
  • Publication number: 20200257885
    Abstract: Methods and systems for high-speed filtering of candidate fingerprint images in a gallery using a non-reference-point based matching involving histograms of tokens representing minutia data. The method or system may involve detecting minutia patterns in a probe image, defining tokens that represent the minutia patterns detected in the probe image, measuring a degree of similarity between the probe image and each gallery image by comparing a probability of occurrence of a set of the tokens defined for the probe image with a probability of occurrence of the same set of tokens in that gallery image, and identifying as a candidate for a match to the probe image each gallery image for which the measured degree of similarity satisfies a criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Taras P. RIOPKA, Siddharth K. MADAN
  • Patent number: 10699099
    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 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Robert Mungovan, Limin Ma, David Benini
  • Patent number: 10671831
    Abstract: Methods and systems for high-speed filtering of candidate fingerprint images in a gallery using a non-reference-point based matching involving histograms of tokens representing minutia data. The method or system may involve detecting minutia patterns in a probe image, defining tokens that represent the minutia patterns detected in the probe image, measuring a degree of similarity between the probe image and each gallery image by comparing a probability of occurrence of a set of the tokens defined for the probe image with a probability of occurrence of the same set of tokens in that gallery image, and identifying as a candidate for a match to the probe image each gallery image for which the measured degree of similarity satisfies a criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Siddharth K. Madan
  • Publication number: 20200089929
    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: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Taras P. RIOPKA, Robert MUNGOVAN, Limin MA, David BENINI
  • Publication number: 20200012843
    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: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Taras P. RIOPKA, Pranab MOHANTY, Limin MA
  • Patent number: 10521640
    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: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Robert Mungovan, Limin Ma, David Benini
  • Publication number: 20190377927
    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: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Taras P. RIOPKA, Robert MUNGOVAN, Limin MA, David BENINI
  • Patent number: 10445552
    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: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Pranab Mohanty, Limin Ma
  • Patent number: 10380405
    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: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Robert Mungovan, Limin Ma, David Benini
  • Publication number: 20190213431
    Abstract: Systems and methods for repairing cross-linked biometric records receive a set of biometric records. Each biometric record contains at least one biometric sample in a non-textual modality. One or more of the biometric records in the set of biometric records is potentially a cross-linked biometric record having at least two biometric samples that are associated with different individuals. Crosslink resolution is performed on the set of biometric records by searching for a match between a biometric sample in a given non-textual modality of a given biometric record with each biometric sample of the same given non-textual modality in each of the other biometric records in the set of biometric records. During the crosslink resolution, biometric sample may be removed from one biometric record and merged with another biometric record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Olukayode Isaac Osesina, Louis Scott Hills, Taras P. Riopka
  • Publication number: 20190130159
    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: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Taras P. RIOPKA, Robert MUNGOVAN, Limin MA, David BENINI
  • Patent number: 10248875
    Abstract: Systems and methods for repairing cross-linked biometric records receive a set of biometric records. Each biometric record contains at least one biometric sample in a non-textual modality. One or more of the biometric records in the set of biometric records is potentially a cross-linked biometric record having at least two biometric samples that are associated with different individuals. Crosslink resolution is performed on the set of biometric records by searching for a match between a biometric sample in a given non-textual modality of a given biometric record with each biometric sample of the same given non-textual modality in each of the other biometric records in the set of biometric records. During the crosslink resolution, biometric sample may be removed from one biometric record and merged with another biometric record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AWARE INC.
    Inventors: Olukayode Isaac Osesina, Louis Scott Hills, Taras P. Riopka
  • Patent number: 10176361
    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: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Robert Mungovan, Limin Ma, David Benini
  • Publication number: 20180276446
    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: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Taras P. RIOPKA, Robert MUNGOVAN, Limin MA, David BENINI
  • Publication number: 20180247105
    Abstract: Methods and systems for high-speed filtering of candidate fingerprint images in a gallery using a non-reference-point based matching involving histograms of tokens representing minutia data. The method or system may involve detecting minutia patterns in a probe image, defining tokens that represent the minutia patterns detected in the probe image, measuring a degree of similarity between the probe image and each gallery image by comparing a probability of occurrence of a set of the tokens defined for the probe image with a probability of occurrence of the same set of tokens in that gallery image, and identifying as a candidate for a match to the probe image each gallery image for which the measured degree of similarity satisfies a criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Taras P. RIOPKA, Siddharth K. MADAN
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180137150
    Abstract: Entity resolution (i.e., record linkage) involves the analysis/discovering of datasets that refer to the same real world entity. Analysis typically involves transformation and comparison of different fields of the dataset followed by the application of often domain/data specific logic for determining datasets that refer to the same real world entity (e.g., person). Consider, a bulk mailing of product catalogs to potential customers. Some individuals may have numerous public records that identify the individual differently. Illustratively, several records associated with Jane Doe at her current home address may exist: one record with her name listed as J. Doe, a second record as Jane H. Doe, a third record as Doe, Jane, and a fourth record as Jan Doe (a misspelling). Conceivably, the bulk mailing could unwittingly send multiple catalogs to Jane Doe at her current address, one for each name variation. The entity resolution process described herein can overcome such problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Olukayode Isaac OSESINA, Taras P. RIOPKA
  • Publication number: 20180107859
    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: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Taras P. RIOPKA, Pranab MOHANTY, Limin MA
  • Publication number: 20180082103
    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: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Taras P. RIOPKA, Robert MUNGOVAN, Limin MA, David BENINI