Identifying Patents (Class 283/69)
  • Patent number: 9836669
    Abstract: A digital image and a text string is received. The text string can be processed to identify at least a time frame and determine whether the time frame is a future time frame or a past time frame. How at least one element of the first digital image will change or has changed during the time frame can be predicted. At least one reference digital image can be generated, the reference digital image including at least one change to the at least one element corresponding to how the at least one element will change or has changed during the time frame. The reference digital image to each of a plurality of other digital images. A correlation parameter can be assigned to each of the plurality of other digital images. A portion of the plurality of other digital images having highest correlation parameters can be output for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alaa Abou Mahmoud, Paul R. Bastide, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 9785821
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor a method of making a capacitive sensor are disclosed. The capacitive sensor includes: a plurality of rows of sensor electrodes included in a first layer; a plurality of columns of sensor electrodes included in a second layer, where the plurality of columns of sensor electrodes are arranged orthogonally to the plurality of rows of sensor electrodes to form a two-dimensional sensing array; and, a plurality of conductive elements included in a third layer disposed between the first and second layers, wherein, for each conductive element of the plurality of conductive elements, a first end of the conductive element is electrically connected to a sensor electrode in the plurality of rows of sensor electrodes and a second end of the conductive element is capacitively coupled to a sensor electrode in the plurality of columns of sensor electrodes to form a trans-capacitive sensing pixel of the two-dimensional sensing array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Shengmin Wen
  • Patent number: 9652658
    Abstract: A digital image of a surface of a check is received. A check scanning device captures the digital image as the check moves through the check scanning device. A fingerprint is impressed on the surface of the check. A computing system uses the digital image to determine an initial match score for the fingerprint image and an image quality metric to create an adjusted match score. An alert is presented based on the adjusted match score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Michael McCormick, Frank Jaffe
  • Patent number: 9613428
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method, a system, a device of authenticating a user using a body part including biometric information. The method comprises stitching partial enrolment images comprising different views of the user's body part into at least one mosaic and thereby creating an enrolled image, acquiring an authentication image of the body part, wherein the size of the authentication image is a fraction of the enrolled image, determining at least one area of interest in the enrolled image, and matching the authentication image with image data of the determined area of interest in the enrolled image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: FINGERPRINT CARDS AB
    Inventors: Eric Setterberg, Hamid Sarvé, Kenneth Jonsson
  • Patent number: 8398118
    Abstract: A device and method for allowing secure self-capture of multifold fingerprint impressions. The device includes a strip of fingerprint labels wrapped about a tubular ergonomic roller. A subject inserts the thumb of a first hand into the ergonomic roller and grips the roller between his thumb and forefinger. The subject then rolls the inked tip of a finger on his second hand across a label in a first rotational direction while rotating the ergonomic roller in an opposite rotational direction. To prevent fraudulent substitution of fingerprinting materials that are distributed to a subject, the materials are marked with machine readable invisible barcodes that are associated with a unique identification number. After a subject captures his fingerprints and submits his materials to a trusted observer, the barcodes on the materials are compared to the identification number to determine whether the materials submitted are in-fact those that were distributed to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: David M. Allburn
  • Patent number: 8385611
    Abstract: A fingerprint authentication device includes a sweep fingerprint sensor that acquires images of a fingerprint on a finger at at least two different sensitivity levels in a single scan, and a counterfeit-finger determining unit that determines whether the finger is counterfeit based on the images acquired by the sweep fingerprint sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Fujistu Limited
    Inventor: Takashi Shinzaki
  • Patent number: 8339240
    Abstract: A semiconductor element or mobile terminal stores a user's biometric information pattern used for execution of a biometric authentication process and the residual number of trials indicating the number of allowed failures in the biometric authentication process, sends processing data to an external device so that the external device can use the processing data when the external device executes part of the biometric authentication process, and decreases the residual number of trials by a predetermined value while the processing data is output to the external device after start of communication with the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Aikawa, Shoko Hatanaka, Takeshi Inoue, Hiroki Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8094890
    Abstract: A biometric authentication apparatus for identifying a subject person by using biometric information of a user has memories and a processing unit for performing biometric authentication. The memories and store a remaining trial number whose value is reduced each time biometric authentication fails. The processing unit generates a lower limit value smaller than the remaining trial number at the start of biometric authentication, performs biometric authentication until the reduced remaining trial number becomes equal to or smaller than the lower limit value, and generate alarm data for issuing alarm to the user when the reduced trial number becomes equal to or smaller than the lower limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Aikawa, Shoko Hatanaka, Kazunori Hashimoto, Shigeyuki Ito, Yutaka Takami
  • Patent number: 8059872
    Abstract: A disclosed apparatus for forming a fingerprint image includes a partial sensor configured to obtain partial images of a fingerprint of a finger moving over the partial sensor; a reference image storing unit configured to store a reference partial image; and an image difference calculating unit configured to calculate a reference image difference between the reference partial image and a first partial image, to calculate a current image difference between the reference partial image and a second partial image, to calculate an amount of movement and/or a position of the finger based on a ratio of the current image difference to the reference image difference, and to store the second partial image and/or the first partial image as parts of the fingerprint image to be formed if the amount of movement and/or the position of the finger is equal to or greater than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoki Tazoe
  • Patent number: 8031916
    Abstract: The biometric information input apparatus comprises a fingerprint sensor which detects biometric information, and moisture absorbing units and which are arranged adjacent to the fingerprint sensor and absorb moisture. The moisture absorbing units and have a groove structure which generates a capillary phenomenon. The fingerprint sensor is of the sweep type which scans biometric information through relative displacement with the finger, and is formed in parallel with the direction of relative displacement between the groove structure and the finger. The groove structure has a width smaller than the pitch of the ridges of an average fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yukihiro Abiko, Takashi Shinzaki, Kiyohiko Ikeda, Fumie Shiroyama
  • Patent number: 7869635
    Abstract: A method of recognizing an injury pattern on a fingerprint is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing biometric information to a contact imager; imaging and characterizing the biometric information; comparing an image of the biometric information against previously stored templates; upon a comparison result of the comparison, determining an injury pattern; wherein upon an injury pattern determination, performing a comparison against a stored template based on features extracted from the biometric data and the damage data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Activcard Ireland Limited
    Inventor: Laurence Hamid
  • Patent number: 7813938
    Abstract: A method and system for enhanced prescription distribution security wherein a prescription form is provided with one or more of: (1) a bar code corresponding to a data base location for a physician's signature; (2) a bar code corresponding to the pharmaceutical/medication to be dispensed and (3) a bar code unique to each prescription form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Shawn Kusterbeck
  • Patent number: 7756303
    Abstract: A method of recognizing an injury pattern on a fingerprint is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing biometric information to a contact imager; imaging and characterizing the biometric information; comparing an image of the biometric information against previously stored templates; upon a comparison result of the comparison, determining an injury pattern; wherein upon an injury pattern determination, performing a comparison against a stored template based on features extracted from the biometric data and the damage data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventor: Laurence Hamid
  • Patent number: 7731435
    Abstract: A printing method and apparatus includes fingerprinting a sheet of printable media such as paper to obtain a fingerprint. The fingerprint is encrypted using an encryption key known only to the user wanting to print the document. The encrypted fingerprint is then encoded and transferred to the document as machine readable information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kurt Piersol, Stephen Weyl
  • Patent number: 7734074
    Abstract: A finger sensor may include a plurality of finger image sensing arrays for generating a respective plurality of finger image data sets based upon sliding finger movement over the finger image sensing arrays, and a processor cooperating with the finger image sensing arrays. The processor may determine finger movement based upon the finger image data sets, and generate a resampled finger image data set by resampling the finger image data sets based upon the determined finger movement. The processor may further deskew the finger image data sets when generating the resampled finger image data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Authentec, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale R. Setlak, Barbara E. Cornett, Kuntal Sengupta
  • Publication number: 20090302594
    Abstract: An integrated device and method for recording identification information is provided according to embodiments disclosed herein. The integrated device includes a fingerprint surface provided with an ink layer on a first side; and a DNA collection surface operatively configured to be secured with a film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas D. RAY, III, Jay MULLALY, Robert J. ALDEN
  • Patent number: 7539329
    Abstract: The usability of an electronic device that includes an integrated fingerprint sensor is enhanced by mounting the fingerprint sensor rotatably and pivotably. The fingerprint sensor is prevented from moving during normal use, but the fingerprint sensor may be repositioned to accommodate a user's preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Charles A. Sellers
  • Patent number: 7184580
    Abstract: A method of recognizing an injury pattern on a fingerprint is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing biometric information to a contact imager; imaging and characterizing the biometric information; comparing an image of the biometric information against previously stored templates; upon a comparison result of the comparison, determining an injury pattern; wherein upon an injury pattern determination, performing a comparison against a stored template based on features extracted from the biometric data and the damage data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Inventor: Laurence Hamid
  • Patent number: 7142699
    Abstract: A method for matching fingerprint images is provided. The method includes the steps of acquiring a query image of a fingerprint; extracting a minutiae set from the query image; comparing the minutiae set of the query image with a minutiae set of at least one template image to determine transformation parameters to align the query image to the at least one template image and to determine a minutiae matching score; constructing a ridge feature map of the query image; comparing the ridge feature map of the query image to a ridge feature map of the at least one template image to determine a ridge feature matching score; and combining the minutiae matching score with the ridge feature matching score resulting in an overall score, the overall score being compared to a threshold to determine if the query image and the at least one template image match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Reisman, Arun Ross
  • Patent number: 7027625
    Abstract: The invention relates to fingerprint sensors. A fingerprint sensor has a plurality of sensor electrodes below a surface intended for contacting the underside of a finger. At least one protective electrode is mounted on the surface. The sensor electrodes can have a first AC voltage at a prescribed frequency applied to them. The protective electrode can have a second AC voltage, which is essentially at the prescribed frequency, applied to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Manfred Greschitz, Gerhard Hierz, Albert Scheucher, Franz Wolf
  • Patent number: 6895104
    Abstract: Methods and procedures for improving the performance and reliability of image analysis within an image identification system include a series of image qualification functions designed to quickly process a fraction of available image data and to provide feedback to a system user pertaining to image quality and authenticity. Functions designed to produce image models based on original image data and to catalogue such image models into a searchable database are included in the present invention. The present invention also includes functions for comparing one image model to another. Finally, the present invention provides functions for making a quick determination as to which, if any, of a potential thousands (or more, i.e., millions) of image models within a searchable database exhibit a desired level of similarity, as compared to a target image model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: SAC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Wendt, Jeffry R. Brown, Mira Kristina LaCous, Gary Lawrence Zarn, Benedict Wittig
  • Patent number: 6799275
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing a secure processor is described. A plurality of spurious points are added to a biometric template. A received biometric data is matched to the biometric template. It is determined if the plurality of spurious points are present in the received biometric data. If the received biometric data matches the biometric template and the spurious points were not present in the received biometric data, access is granted to the secure processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Digital Persona, Inc.
    Inventor: Vance C. Bjorn
  • Publication number: 20040061324
    Abstract: A intelligent label comprising a radio frequency transponder coupled to a global positioning system, a magnetic field sensing system, and/or a fingerprint sensor system, all of which are attached to a substrate. Once the intelligent label utilizing a global positioning system is attached to an object, it will enable the object to be tracked as it moves from one point to another point. As the object moves, the global positioning system receives signals from GPS satellites and processes those signals into location data. The data is then either transmitted directly to an interrogation station by the radio frequency transponder, or stored in a memory. The memory serves to allow all or part of the previous location data to be stored for transmittal to an interrogator at a later date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Applicant: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventor: John B. Howard
  • Publication number: 20030197366
    Abstract: A method and system for enhanced prescription distribution security wherein a prescription form is provided with one or more of: (1) a bar code corresponding to a data base location for a physician's signature; (2) a bar code corresponding to the pharmaceutical/medication to be dispensed and (3) a bar code unique to each prescription form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventor: Shawn Kusterbeck
  • Patent number: 6409871
    Abstract: A business form includes a carrier sheet having an upper surface and a lower surface, and defining a die cut opening there through, with a patch of liner material mounted on the lower surface of the carrier sheet. The patch extends over the opening. The liner material has an upper surface facing the die cut opening in the carrier sheet, and carries a release coating on the upper surface. A two ply label assembly is mounted on the patch of liner material in the die cut opening. The two ply label assembly includes a transparent ply mounted on the upper surface of the patch of liner material, and a label ply mounted on the transparent ply. The form is manufactured by: a.) die cutting an opening in a piece of carrier material; b.) adhesively affixing a patch of liner material to the piece of carrier material; c.) mounting a transparent ply on the patch of liner material within the die cut opening; and d.) mounting a label ply on the transparent ply. The form is used by: a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: David E. Washburn, Hugh B. Skees, Bryce Waggoner
  • Publication number: 20020030359
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification/verification system using bitmaps of a stored fingerprint to correlate with a bitmap of an input fingerprint, wherein an accurate reference point is located and selected two-dimensional areas in the vicinity of the reference point of the input image of the fingerprint are correlated with stored fingerprint recognition information to determine if the input fingerprint image and the stored fingerprint recognition information are sufficiently similar to identify/verify the input fingerprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventors: Jerker Bergenek, Christer Fahraeus, Linus Wiebe, Marten Obrink
  • Publication number: 20010040988
    Abstract: A fingerprint input apparatus is provided that specifies the cause when a failure in fingerprint reading occurs and then notifies a user of the content of the cause and/or the countermeasure against it. The fingerprint input apparatus comprises a fingerprint sensor (1) for reading a fingerprint and then outputting fingerprint image data corresponding to the fingerprint, a fingerprint analyzer (3) for analyzing the quality of a fingerprint image represented by fingerprint image data and creating an evaluation result representing the cause of the quality failure and/or a countermeasure against it when the analysis result indicates a quality failure, and an evaluation result display (2) for displaying the evaluation result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Inventor: Nobuo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6317544
    Abstract: A distributed biometric identification system incorporates highly mobile workstations. The system generally includes a plurality of mobile workstations and a file server remotely located from the workstations. The workstations receive input biometric data, such as fingerprint and photographic data, and couples that biometric data to the remote file server. The file server compares the input biometric data with stored biometric data to determine whether any of the stored biometric data matches the input biometric data. The results of the comparison are provided to the workstation that requested the comparison. Workstation mobility is enhanced by providing a wireless and/or PSTN communications link between the workstation and the remotely located file server. Workstation mobility is further improved by housing the workstation in a self-contained, compartmentalized carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Diehl, Mary L. Glaze, Joseph M. Braceland
  • Patent number: 6241288
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification/verification system using bitmaps of a stored fingerprint to correlate with a bitmap of an input fingerprint, wherein an accurate reference point is located and selected two-dimensional areas in the vicinity of the reference point of the input image of the fingerprint are correlated with stored fingerprint recognition information to determine if the input fingerprint image and the stored fingerprint recognition information are sufficiently similar to identify/verify the input fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Precise Biometrics AB
    Inventors: Jerker Bergenek, Christer Fåhraeus, Linus Wiebe, Mårten Öbrink
  • Patent number: 6052475
    Abstract: A fingerprint detector that uses a skin resistance sensing array for producing a sample trajectory signal when a fingertip is moved across the sensing array surface. The sample trajectory signal represents the electrical conductance changes in the resistance of ridges and valleys of the fingertip. The fingerprint detector also includes a sampling circuit coupled to a processor. In addition, a technique is disclosed for detecting and verifying a fingerprint by moving a fingertip relative to the skin resistance sensing array. The sample trajectory signal produced is translated into a digital signal by the sampling circuit. The processor receives the digital sample trajectory signal for comparison with a known reference trajectory signal. The processor produces a verification signal if a threshold probability that the same fingertip generated both signals is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: TRW Inc.
    Inventor: Eric L. Upton
  • Patent number: 5960100
    Abstract: A credit card reader with thumb print verification means is provided including a credit card having a thin magnetic strip with an account number stored thereon and a thumb print image. Also included is an alert mechanism for providing an indication upon the actuation thereof. A first camera is included to scan the thumb print image of the credit card upon the receipt of an activation signal. Associated therewith is a second camera adapted to scan a thumb print of a person upon the receipt of the activation signal and the user placing a thumb thereon. An activation mechanism is connected to the first camera and the second camera for transmitting the activation signal thereto upon the depression thereof. Finally, an image comparison mechanism is adapted to compare the thumb print of the user and the thumb print image upon the receipt thereof from the cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: Tom Hargrove
  • Patent number: 5940525
    Abstract: A fingerprint detection apparatus includes a plurality of first electrodes having linear shapes and arranged in parallel to one another, a plurality of second electrodes arranged between said plurality of first electrodes and arranged in the longitudinal direction of each of said plurality of first electrodes, keeping apart from one another, and detecting section for obtaining a fingerprint image in accordance with resistance value groups each of which is generated between the adjacent first and second electrodes when the finger of a person required to be identified has been brought into contact with said plurality of first and second electrodes. Therefore, the fingerprint of a person required to be identified can be detected without a complicated optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Itsumi
  • Patent number: 5930759
    Abstract: A system or network for assembling, filing and processing health care data transactions and insurance claims made by patients pursuant to health care policies issued to the patients by insurance companies or other carriers for service provided to the patients at health care facilities. The network comprises a multitude of participating patients, a multitude of health care facilities, and a plurality of insurance companies or other carriers. Each of the patients has a personal data file including a set of patient related data encoded in a machine readable format, and each of the health care facilities has a telecommunications unit and a file reader to read the data on the personal data files and to transmit the patient related data to the telecommunications unit at the facility. The network further includes a central claims processing unit connected to the telecommunications units of the health care facilities to receive the electronic claim forms from those facilities and to adjudicate those claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignees: Symbol Technologies, Inc., Optimum, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Moore, Wayne E. Jones
  • Patent number: 5879453
    Abstract: A system and corresponding method for obtaining fingerprint samples of a person completing an application form and using those samples to verify that person's identity. The system employs an application form, such as a life insurance application, job application, banking or checking account application, and so on, comprising a first substrate having a fingerprint information receiving area adaptable to receive a fingerprint image of a finger of the person completing the application. The system further employs a second form, such as a chain of custody form, comprising a second substrate having an area adaptable to receive thereon a fingerprint image of the finger of the person. Preferably, an inkless fingerprint kit is used to provide the fingerprint samples on both forms. The fingerprint samples can be compared either manually or through the use of a computer to verify whether the same person provided the samples on both forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Wallace Computer Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony P. Streeter, Thomas D. Gordon
  • Patent number: 5631972
    Abstract: A fingerprint matcher links together minutiae from a search print and minutiae from a file print in a chain to determine if the two prints match. Minutiae are extracted from the images of the search and file prints. Geometric and other relationships between close minutiae in each print are calculated. A table of candidate "steps" is formed. Each step consists of four minutiae, two close search minutiae and two close file minutiae. Each "rung" of the step is a search-file pair, the candidate mating of presumed identical minutiae in the two images. Each "riser" of the step is formed by two close minutiae, search minutiae on the one side and file minutiae on the other. A candidate step is entered into the table if and only if the relationships between search minutiae are similar to those between file minutiae. The number of candidate steps is reduced by requiring that each step adhere to various rules regarding the presence of other steps in the table and the identity of minutiae therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Inventors: Stephen Ferris, Robert L. Powers, Terry Lindh
  • Patent number: 5419589
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for carrying imprints of body parts (12) having at least one opening (16) and having a surface area of dye absorbent planar surface (18) in which the surface area (18) is greater than the surface area in the at least one opening (16) of the sheet member (14) and in which the surface area (18) is smooth and continuous to receive impressions of body portions (12) carrying dye (32), allowing a picture (20) to be mounted to the sheet member (14) visible through said at least one opening (16) in a position visible in the same direction as the absorbent planar surface (18), and providing alignment structure of the impressions (12) and spacing of the impressions (12) from the edge (46) of the sheet member (14) in which the alignment structure overlies at least a portion of the sheet member (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Inventor: James A. Fattore
  • Patent number: 5381487
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of confirming the identity of a patient with an individual to receive a treatment intended for said patient, by (a) obtaining a print indentification characteristic of said patient; (b) obtaining a print identification characteristic of said individual to whom said treatment is intended to be administered; (c) confirming the identity of the print identification characteristic obtained from the patient with the print identification characteristic obtained from the individual. Also disclosed are an associated device and system. The device can have information identifying one or more than one patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Inventor: Morris H. Shamos
  • Patent number: 5263742
    Abstract: A system and method for taking and developing a fingerprint wherein the subject's fingers are not dirtied or exposed to chemicals. The fingerprint is recorded on a layer of adhesive adhered to a sheet of transparent material. The print is developed by making a copy of it on a sensitized surface by back reflecting radiant energy through the adhesive whereby the print is imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: John J. Koch
  • Patent number: 5193855
    Abstract: The invention relates to a patient and healthcare provider identification system which includes a database of patient and healthcare provider information including the identity of each patient and provider and some identification criteria (such as fingerprint data); a print scanner for reading the print information from a patient or provider; a control system for matching the print data read by the scanner with the print data stored in memory; and a printer for printing labels or generating stamps or other visually perceptible medium for positively identifying the patient or provider and creating a record of the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Inventor: Morris H. Shamos
  • Patent number: 5114188
    Abstract: A system and method for taking and developing a fingerprint wherein the subject's fingers are not dirtied or exposed to chemicals. The fingerprint is recorded on a layer of adhesive adhered to a sheet of transparent material. The print is developed by making a copy of it on a sensitized surface by back reflecting radiant energy through the adhesive whereby the print is imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Inventor: John J. Koch
  • Patent number: 5071168
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of confirming the identity of a patient with an individual to receive a treatment intended for said patient, by (a) obtaining a print identification characteristic of said patient; (b) obtaining a print identification characteristic of said individual to whom said treatment is intended to be administered; (c) confirming the identity of the print identification characteristic obtained from the patient with the print identification characteristic obtained from the individual. Also disclosed are an associated device and system. The device can have information identifying one or more than one patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Inventor: Morris H. Shamos
  • Patent number: 5067749
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for recording prints of digital extremities, and the like, utilizes a transparent print indicia recording medium to record images corresponding to the digits of an individual wherein the record, thus obtained, on the adhesive coated surface of the transparent medium may be sealed to a transparent base and then utilized to generate a plurality of image displaying records which may be easily disseminated and used by others in various postures and manners, e.g., front or back observation of a digit indicia as well as transporation or communication of reproductions of the original records to remote locations and/or storage in typical memory devices such as magnetic tape or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Inventor: Larry D. Land
  • Patent number: 5013071
    Abstract: The improved fingerprinting system utilizes a conventional fingerprint card having a fingerprint portion on its top surface. A multi-layered sheet having dimensions approximating that of the fingerprint portion has a layer of adhesive material sandwiched between a front liner sheet and a rear liner sheet. The rear liner sheet is removed thereby allowing the layer of adhesive material to be pressed into contact with the fingerprint portion of the fingerprint card. The front liner sheet is transversely scored to form a plurality of strips. One strip at a time is removed to allow fingerprint impressions to be pressed into the respective frames of the particular row of the fingerprint portion. After all of the rows have received their fingerprint impressions, a transparent sheet of plastic material is applied to the top surface of the layer of adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Inventor: David K. Tremaine
  • Patent number: 4943089
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensitive pad is disclosed for affixing a fingerprint to a document. The pad includes a base sheet adhesively attached to the document. The base sheet, which may be reflective, has an adhesive-like coating which receives the fingerprint image when a finger is pressed upon it. The pad has a hinged cover, which removably adheres to the adhesive-like coating to protect the fingerprint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Inventor: David C. Reardon
  • Patent number: 4790564
    Abstract: The invention is an automatic method and related apparatus for identifying fingerprints by means of comparing the minutiae of each fingerprint in a data base of fingerprints with selected ones of precomputed vector images of search minutiae in a search print to be identified, in order to determine the existence or not of a fit between the minutiae of a file print and the preselected search minutiae images, in position and angle, a result of such comparison being a matching score indicating the probability of a match between the search print and one or more file prints, the basis for selection of such precomputed vector images being the identity between the angle of a file print minutiae and the angle of a precomputed vector images of the search minutiae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: Morpho Systemes
    Inventors: Philippe Larcher, Francois Irigoin-Guichandut, Daniel Vassy, Michel Lenci, Patrick Longepierre, Bernard Didier
  • Patent number: 4736966
    Abstract: An optical data storage medium, such as a data card with a strip of optical data storage material, having peelable transparent protective layers adhered above the storage material. When a protective layer becomes too scratched to read or write through, it may be removed by peeling. More than one layer may be adhered successively above one another, and removed one by one as they become scratched. The peelable protective layers are preferably adhesive tapes made of Aclar, Mylar, polyester, or other hard-to-tear polymers with pressure sensitive adhesive. One or more of the layers, and an underlayer between substrate or card base and the storage material may be a water barrier material such as a polytrichlorofluoroethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Drexler Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Haddock, Eric Bouldin, Christopher J. Dyball
  • Patent number: 4669753
    Abstract: A fingerprint, and the like, image-data records keeping system and apparatus provides for image-data review from each side of a transparent carrier base to allow an X-ray type of examination as by viewing an image-data record from the front and back. A method and apparatus for obtaining individual image-data records includes a soft, resilient working surface having low friction surface and a flexible base material coated with adhesive on one side for placement on the portion of a body of which fingerprints, or the like, are to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Inventors: Larry D. Land, Gary J. Wallin
  • Patent number: 4557504
    Abstract: A reliable, precise, inexpensive, portable digitizer is provided for receiving an identification medium having a fingerprint thereon, including at least one fingerprint discontinuity associated therewith. The exact position of the discontinuity with respect to the edges of the medium is then encoded by the digitizer by rotating an elongated scale coupled to the base of the digitizer until the fiducial line on the scale is coincident with the discontinuity. A reading is thereafter recorded proportional to the position of the discontinuity along the elongated scale and a reading is also recorded indicative of the angle of the elongated scale, with respect to the base member. These readings are recorded upon the medium, and since the medium has an exact position with respect to the base member, the recorded data is proportional to the position of the discontinuity relative to the dimensions of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Inventor: Roger J. Kuhns
  • Patent number: 4504408
    Abstract: The present invention is a vapor phase activator pad which produces fluorescent vapor fumes for use in a self-contained fingerprinting kit. The vapor phase activator pad is placed into an enclosed area order to fume an object in the area suspected of containing latent fingerprints. The vapor phase activator pad includes a fluorescent dye impregnated gauze pad and a composition. The composition consists of specified chlorinated organic solvents. The gauze pad is chemically treated with the composition so that when a quantity of alkyl-cyanoacrylate is placed onto the vapor phase activator pad. The vapor phase activator pad generates fluorescent vapors of the chemical cyanoacrylate wherein the latent fingerprints become exposed when an ultraviolet light source is shined on the object suspected of containing the latent fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1985
    Inventor: William P. Morton