Biometrics Patents (Class 340/5.52)
  • Patent number: 10864893
    Abstract: An access arrangement for a vehicle comprises a vehicle-side unlocking device for actuating an unlocking mechanism and a vehicle-side rechargeable electrical energy storage device configured to supply the unlocking device with energy. Furthermore, it comprises a vehicle-side charged electrical energy storage device configured to charge the vehicle-side rechargeable electrical energy storage device. The access arrangement further comprises a charging control device for controlling the charging process of the vehicle-side rechargeable electrical energy storage device by the vehicle-side charged electrical energy storage device. Finally, it comprises a vehicle-side authentication device for checking an access authorization and for controlling the charging control device depending on the checking of the access authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Serban Craciun
  • Patent number: 10861272
    Abstract: A method for maintaining a folding operable wall comprising: (a) recording a template of a biological trait of an authorized individual into a biometric verification system; (b) saving the template in a database; (c) capturing a new record; (d) comparing the new record against the template; (e) confirming the identity of the authorized individual if the new record is substantially similar to the saved template; (f) preventing the electrical operation circuit from functioning if the biometric verification system fails to authenticate the identity of the authorized individual; and (g) restarting the electrical operation circuit after the identity of the authorized individual is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Gym Door Repairs Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen F. Cole, Kathleen Cole
  • Patent number: 10839682
    Abstract: A method at a computing device associated with a road user, the method including detecting actions of a second road user; checking the actions against rules associated with the computing device; determining that the actions of the second road user contravene the rules; and providing a report regarding the actions of the second road user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Tyson Philip Arndt, James Randolph Winter Lepp, David Alexander Van Geyn, Houffaneh Ali Osman
  • Patent number: 10829069
    Abstract: The present application provides a vehicle-carried system and a control method for vehicle facilities. The vehicle-carried system includes a characteristic information acquisition unit configured to acquire human body characteristic information; a storage unit configured to store pieces of human body characteristic information and pieces of identity information corresponding to the pieces of human body characteristic information; a matching unit configured to match the human body characteristic information acquired by the characteristic information acquisition unit with the pieces of human body characteristic information stored in the storage unit, and determine identity information corresponding to the human body characteristic information acquired by the characteristic information acquisition unit according to a result of the matching; and a control unit configured to control facilities in a vehicle according to the determined identity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kairan Liu
  • Patent number: 10810815
    Abstract: A handheld security system includes a set of handheld devices positioned at a group of access points to a secure area. The handheld device includes a set of input/output devices including a text and graphics display, a camera, a local security database and a set of security devices including an RFID reader, a bar code reader, a magnetic stripe card reader and a biometric scanner. The set of handheld devices are communicatively connected through wireless signaling and protocol to one another and to a server operating a global a global security database. The local security database is synchronized to the global security database. A location stack table is continuously updated with security events and monitored for violation of a set of anti-passback rules. An association table associates a set of assets and a set of personnel, allowing for visitor tracking and asset tracking on a schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MDI Security, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay Prasad, Troy Paddock
  • Patent number: 10799133
    Abstract: A wearable device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure of the present inventive concept, which is worn on a user's head to apply an electrical stimulation to a brain or measure brain waves from the brain, comprises: a wearing identification unit for identifying a worn state of the wearable device using a first sensor module detecting the worn state of the wearable device of a user; an electrode unit for applying an electrical stimulation to a user's brain or measuring brain waves from the user's brain; and a control unit for controlling the electrode unit to start the electrical stimulation or a brain wave measurement on the basis of the identification result by the wearing identification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Y-BRAIN INC.
    Inventor: Kiwon Lee
  • Patent number: 10795332
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods and/or computer program products that facilitate automating home control are provided. In one embodiment a computer-implemented method comprises: using a voice recognition component to identify user identification by analyzing voice signatures; using a face recognition component to determine user identification by analyzing facial features; using an authentication component to verify user identification and authorize control access to functionality of one or more automated home control systems; using a communication component to facilitate communication between the one or more automated home control systems and one or more devices; using a service component to execute a set of functions based on authorized user commands and information communicated from the one or more devices; and using a machine learning component to learn user preferences by correlating a set of functions with the authorized users commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: RESILIENCE MAGNUM IP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Giorgi, Patrick M. Mause, Steven Rosen
  • Patent number: 10785032
    Abstract: The methods and system allow for the generation of a biometric electronic signature token using a subsequent biometric sample after an enrollment of a biometric reference value in a biometric system. The biometric electronic signature token is such that the data would be signed data, cryptographic message type, to package this signature, providing two authentication factors: the possession of the private key associated with the public/private key pair used to sign the signed data and the biometric sample of the user that could be matched against the template. The process allows a signing party to enroll in a biometric service, sign a piece of data or content using a public key, that may be tied to a trusted anchor certificate authority, and submit a biometric sample. Subsequently, the relying party may validate the information on that piece of data or content to confirm the identity of the signing party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, NA
    Inventors: Phillip H. Griffin, Jeff J. Stapleton
  • Patent number: 10769257
    Abstract: A complex authentication system that uses personal variable biometric information which changes according to times and environments, and a complex authentication method using the same are disclosed. The variable biometric information-based complex authentication system includes: a mobile terminal configured to collect variable biometric information; a variable biometric information management server configured to store the variable biometric information received from the mobile terminal; and an agent server configured to, when the mobile terminal requests a login command regarding the ID, verify validity of the login command regarding the ID based on the variable biometric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: FORC&C CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Hyuk Lee, Yoon Hee Koo
  • Patent number: 10764756
    Abstract: A system, for managing wireless devices within a restricted area is disclosed, wherein the system constructs models, containing attributes/characteristics and at least prior history data information associated with wireless devices, wherein the information is used to determine whether the wireless devices are allowed to operate within the area by the device responding to a plurality of inquiries that require the device and/or the user to provide information which is compared to the modeled data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph S. Noonan
  • Patent number: 10755069
    Abstract: Inspired by Shack Hartmann Wavefront Patterns, a device may obtain three dimensional images for use in authentication. Since such images can have high resolution, damage in, for instance, skin on a finger may be recorded and used as part of a temporary template image. In future authentication attempts, an aged version of the temporary template image may be used. Additionally, reference points on the damage may be employed when authenticating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Peter Mankowski, Adam Sosnowski, Krzysztof Zawada
  • Patent number: 10715997
    Abstract: A method for protecting private information includes first displaying, by a terminal device, a first interface after unlocking when detecting an unlock operation, where the first interface is an interface last displayed before the terminal device locks a screen; and when detecting a special unlock operation, first displaying, by the terminal device, a second interface after unlocking, where the special unlock operation includes a combination of the unlock operation and an additional operation, where the second interface is different from the first interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaobo Yu, Shuiping Long, Shunan Fan
  • Patent number: 10706255
    Abstract: In a processing method, an electronic device may detect, in a locked state, an operation performed on a fingerprint sensor, and determine a result of matching a fingerprint collected by the fingerprint sensor with a preset fingerprint, where the matching result is matching or not matching. When an included angle between a direction of a screen and a gravity direction falls beyond a preset range, the electronic device skips executing a response corresponding to the matching result. When an included angle between a direction of a screen and a gravity direction falls within a preset range, the electronic device executes a response corresponding to the matching result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaojuan Li, Wenmei Gao
  • Patent number: 10692606
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: obtaining biometric data of a first user, the first user using a first client computer device associated to the first user; returning a current stress level classification of the first user in dependence on a processing of the biometric data; generating feedback data in dependence on the current stress level classification of the first user, the feedback data including haptic response feedback data; and sending the feedback data to a second client computer device of a second user to present feedback to the second user, the feedback being in dependence on the current stress level classification of the first user and including haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, Albert Avetisian
  • Patent number: 10693872
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media are described for identity management and identity verification is provided in which users authenticate their identities during an enrollment process, and may access and modify their identity information via a secure portal. The enrollment process includes collecting various identifying data and biometric data of a user. A live interview portion during the enrollment process is used to check the liveness and verify the collected identifying data and biometric data. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Q5ID, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Allen Larson, Dominic John O'Dierno, Mark Robert Johnson
  • Patent number: 10693644
    Abstract: Multifactor authentication is a method to secure data and accounts and to prevent unauthorized access. A first factor can be information that the user knows, such as a username and password combination. A second factor can be something that the user possesses, such as a token generator or a trusted device. The present invention enables a user to present multiple authentication factors through a single biometric input using stored credentials and tokens generated by a secure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gabriel M. Kozma, Carlos E. Seo
  • Patent number: 10684243
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for triggering an action on an opening panel of a motor vehicle. The device (1) comprises in particular: a capacitive sensor (C) for detecting a variation in capacitance, comprising at least three electrodes (E1, E2, E3), said at least three electrodes (E1, E2, E3) forming a detection pattern (M); and a processing unit (2) connected to the capacitive sensor (C) for processing output signals front the capacitive sensor (C), said output signals being representative of the capacitance of each of the electrodes (E1, E2, E3). The triggering device (1) is characterised in that: the positioning of the electrodes (E1, E2, E3) is defined such that at least one of the electrodes (E1, E2, E3) is not covered by a hand approaching the detection pattern (M), and the processing unit (2) is designed to perform a triggering action on the opening panel of the motor vehicle when a band approaches said detection pattern (M).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO SECURITE HABITACLE
    Inventors: Eric Menard, Ciprian Musat
  • Patent number: 10671711
    Abstract: An apparatus including: a biometric sensor for sensing one or more biometric parameters of a subject; a detector configured to detect one or more subject-dependent parameters; and a controller configured to initially perform a security function using the biometric sensor and subsequently perform the security function, after successful verification of the one or more detected subject-dependent parameters, without using the biometric sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Troels Ronnow
  • Patent number: 10664578
    Abstract: A method is provided that inputs/outputs security information to/from an electronic device. The security information inputting method includes sensing a motion for inputting security information by a sensor module; creating an interrupt according to the security information inputting motion; and reading the security information by a security information inputting module, in response to the interrupt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Heejun You, Taeho Kim, Hyungjoon Kim, Seulhan Park, Jonghoon Park, Teain An, Yangsoo Lee, Moonsu Chang, Jinho Hyeon, Seunghwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10657484
    Abstract: The present invention is a distribution management method comprising: previously storing an image characteristic of an epidermal pattern in a predetermined collation area of the agricultural, forest and fishery product to be produced or shipped by a producer or a distributor; imaging the epidermal pattern in the collation area of the agricultural, forest and fishery product, being a collation target, and acquiring the image characteristic of the epidermal pattern in the collation area; and collating the stored image characteristic of the epidermal pattern with the image characteristic of the epidermal pattern in the collation area of the agricultural, forest and fishery product, being a collation target, and determining whether or not the agricultural, forest and fishery product, being a collation target, is the agricultural, forest and fishery product produced or shipped by the producer or distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rui Ishiyama
  • Patent number: 10628485
    Abstract: This specification describes techniques for blockchain-based music originality analysis. One example method includes retrieving a music file published on a blockchain network comprising the music library node and a music analyzer node, performing an originality analysis on the music file based on a local music library to generate a first originality and analysis digest that indicates an originality and analysis result, publishing the first originality and analysis digest to the blockchain network to record and authenticate the originality and analysis result in the blockchain network, retrieving the first originality and analysis digest published to the blockchain network by the music library nodes, summarizing the first originality and analysis digest to generate a second originality and analysis digest, and processing a service related to originality of the music file based on the second originality and analysis digest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Xinying Yang
  • Patent number: 10630805
    Abstract: Method and system is described to effectuate a single action upload of images from a mobile device. When the system detects activation of a visual control provided by an on-line service, the system activates a camera provided with the mobile device of the user, detects a resulting image captured by the camera, and uploads the resulting image from the mobile device of the user to a destination computing device. The destination computing device can be a server system associated with the on-line service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Evan Williams, Bhanu Koppaka, Jai Dandekar, Govind Kaushal, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Naren Chittar, John Sheeley
  • Patent number: 10621419
    Abstract: A method and system for increasing biometric acceptance rates is provided. The invention creates numerous enrollment reference images so that when an individual presents them self to a biometric sensor, the individual's live image is compared to numerous enrollment reference images which establish a very high matching threshold score and at least one reference image which exceeds the matching threshold for an individual. Since the acceptance threshold is set very high, around 0.98 the chances that a false accept occurs is significantly reduced. By selecting numerous different reference photographs of the enrolled candidate, there's a greater possibility of a very high score match to the live scan. As you increase the number of biometric enrollment reference photos, you increase the probability of the live scan achieving a very high match against the enrollment reference photos. The enrollment reference photos may be visualized as a shotgun distribution on a graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Robert William Kocher, Richard Peter Syretz, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10618498
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to providing controlled user access to an autonomous vehicle. In one example, a computer-implemented method for providing access to an autonomous vehicle includes requesting, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, an authentication of a user desiring access to an autonomous vehicle, wherein the authentication of the user is to be performed by a user computing device associated with the user using one or more biometric sensors. The method further includes receiving, by the computing system, user authentication result data indicating that the user authentication was successful; and in response to receiving the user authentication result data indicating that the user authentication was successful, providing, by the computing system, user access data to the autonomous vehicle, wherein the user access data comprises instructions for the autonomous vehicle to perform one or more actions to enable access to the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: UATC LLC
    Inventor: Nimrod Gat
  • Patent number: 10604111
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes a start information acquisition unit that acquires start information including detection information about a key to a vehicle and a start instruction to start an engine, a first authentication unit that acquires, in accordance with the start information, sensing information about a user detected by a sensor of the vehicle and information about a preregistered user corresponding to the sensing information and authenticates whether the detected user is the preregistered user, a second authentication unit that acquires, in accordance with the start information, authentication information input by the user and preregistered authentication information corresponding to the authentication information and authenticates whether the input authentication information is the same as the preregistered authentication information, and a control information output unit that outputs control information regarding start of the engine based on at least one of the authentication results receive
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tsuyoki Nishikawa, Daijiroh Ichimura, Misaki Tsujikawa
  • Patent number: 10599824
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, an authentication system comprises memory operable to store instructions and processing circuitry operable to execute the instructions, whereby the authentication system is operable to provide a prompt for a user to make a set of facial expressions according to an authentication pattern. The authentication system is further operable to receive user data depicting the set of facial expressions and determine a confidence level based on comparing the user data to validation data. The validation data depicts previously validated facial expressions associated with the user and arranged according to the authentication pattern. The authentication system is further operable to authenticate the user in response to a determination that the first confidence level exceeds a first pre-defined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James P. Scopis, Manu Kurian, Elizabeth S. Votaw
  • Patent number: 10592741
    Abstract: Apparatus for identifying a person who wishes to receive information, where identifying information for each of a plurality of registered individuals is stored in a database, calls for capturing images of an individual requesting information, and determining whether this individual is the same as one of the registered individuals. The stored identifying information includes images of a unique, observable biologic identifier on a body portion of each registered individual. The specificity of the identification process is enhanced by storing registered examples of altered biological information in the database, by allowing the information provider to induce an alteration in a biologic identifier of a requesting person at the time of the request, and by comparing the altered requesting person information to stored information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Matos
  • Patent number: 10572851
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and system for various ways to enhanced inventory management of an inventory item using elements from a hierarchical inventory network are described that generate a pickup notification related to such an inventory item. For example, a method may deploy a master node associated with a fixed location and that communicates with an inventory control server above it in the network while also monitoring movement of an ID node associated with an inventory item below it in the network. In general, the fixed location master node monitors a location of the inventory item's ID node and receives information from the inventory control server. The method then has the master node detecting movement of the ID node relative to the fixed location of the master node and generating the pickup notification for the inventory item based upon the release information and the detected movement of the ID node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud
  • Patent number: 10565625
    Abstract: A system for identifying a same user of multiple communication devices is configured to perform the steps of: (a) receiving first data relating to a first device operated by a user; (b) receiving second data relating to a second device operated by a user; (c) determining that the user of the first device is the user of the second device based on identifying that the first data is substantially the same as the second data; and (d) selecting and transmitting a sponsored content to the second device for display thereon, wherein the sponsored content has a relevance to the first and second data and/or a user characteristic datum associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MILLENNIAL MEDIA LLC
    Inventors: Dennis L. Doughty, Benjamin M. Gordon, Shrikanth B. Mysore, Matthew A. Tengler
  • Patent number: 10553053
    Abstract: A biometric fusion electronic lock system contains a central processing module including an image processing unit, a voice processing unit, a digital signal processing unit, a logic processing unit, and an interface control unit. An image capturing module is electrically connected with the central processing module. A voice capturing module is electrically connected with the central processing module. A locking/unlocking module is configured to drive a locking latchbolt to lock or unlock the electronic lock system, and the locking/unlocking module is electrically connected with the central processing module. A storage module is set in a storage media of the electronic lock system so as to store facial features and voiceprint data captured by the image capturing module and the voice capturing module respectively. A liquid-crystal display (LCD) module is electrically connected with an interface control unit of the central processing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Jeff Chen
  • Patent number: 10540139
    Abstract: A system and method for creating more realistic lip syncing to pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performance, music videos, film, television, and the like. During a lip synchronized performance, the system and method simulates signal level, proximity effect, and other parameters normally associated with a live performance. A proximity sensor attached in a fixed relationship with a microphone dynamically detects the distance between a microphone and the vocalist. A control data stream that includes dynamic distance information sensed by the proximity sensor is used to increase the signal level of the pre-recorded vocal track as the sensed distance between the microphone and vocalist decreases and decrease the signal level of the vocal track as the distance between the microphone and vocal track increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Clayton Janes
  • Patent number: 10529155
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a biometric authentication system. In one aspect, a method includes capturing pressure measurement data as a sequence of pressure maps as the user applies pressure to the pressure sensing device; determining a dynamic pressure signature for the user based on the pressure measurement data, the dynamic pressure signature including a temporal sequence of the pressure maps; and authenticating the user based on a comparison of the dynamic pressure signature to an initial dynamic pressure signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Reza R. Derakhshani
  • Patent number: 10529224
    Abstract: A method for providing a mining work machine at a work site with production control information, the method including: assigning, on the basis of overall production management information of the work site, the mining work machine with production control information, defining tasks to be performed by the work machine; downloading the control information to a mobile terminal from one or more downloading points associated with a production management system, the mobile terminal and the one or more downloading points including an application for mutually synchronizing desired control information; providing the mobile terminal in a vicinity of the mining work machine, the mining work machine further having an application for mutually synchronizing desired control information; performing an authentication between the mobile terminal and the mining work machine; selecting the control information to be downloaded to the mining work machine; and downloading the selected control information to the mining work machine w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION OY
    Inventor: Ilkka Lahdelma
  • Patent number: 10531051
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a system and a method of accessing a system. An embodiment is a system including an imaging system including a controller and a first camera, the controller having a communication connection configured to transmit or receive content or control signals, and a mobile device including a second camera, the mobile device having a communication interface configured to transmit or receive content or control signals with the controller, the controller being configured to compare images from the first and second cameras to allow access to the controller from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Oleg Logvinov, James D. Allen
  • Patent number: 10528835
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a user input interface configured to provide a user input according to at least one input method; a storage configured to store a database for biometric information of at least one user which corresponds with at least one identification (IDs) previously registered to the image processing apparatus; a signal processor configured to process a preset service which is provided corresponding to an authenticated identification (ID) in response to a user being authenticated with the ID; and a controller configured to determine whether authentication is performed with regard to one of the IDs in response to an event occurring which identifies a current user, and retrieve and authenticate the ID from the database based on the biometric information of the current user acquired by the user input interface in response to determining that the authentication is not performed with regard to the ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-wook Shin, Ki-jun Jeong, Chi-sang Jung
  • Patent number: 10512353
    Abstract: A system for securely depositing an item includes: a deposit box with a door configured to provide selective access to an interior space in the deposit box; a lock mechanism configured to attach to the deposit box to selectively block the door from opening; a first proximity sensor operatively connected to the lock mechanism to operate the lock mechanism to block the door or allow the door to open; a second proximity sensor configured to be attached to at least one of: a delivery person and a piece of delivery equipment; a third proximity sensor; and a first transmitter operatively connected to the lock mechanism and configured to transmit a signal indicative of operating information regarding the lock mechanism, and wherein the deposit box is at least 18 inches wide and 24 inches long.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: IMDSS Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Cynthia Lee Chambers, Steven James Frederickson
  • Patent number: 10509951
    Abstract: A method and system for authenticating users accessing financial accounts from user terminals via multi-factor image authentication. The system includes an authentication server and a user terminal. The method captures a first facial image of a user and compares this image with stored facial recognition credentials. The method prompts the user via a facial gesture cue to make a facial gesture, captures a second facial image of the user, and compares the second image with stored facial gesture credentials. The user is authorized to perform a transaction in the event the first facial image matches a facial recognition credential for an authorized account, and the second facial image matches a facial gesture credential associated with the authorized account. Facial gesture credentials may be based upon static gestures or dynamic gestures, and may be overt or secret. An additional authentication factor may employ a secondary biometric sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventor: Durga Nagalla
  • Patent number: 10501055
    Abstract: Some embodiments include techniques for mutual authentication between a passenger that has requested a transportation service and a dispatched vehicle for providing the requested transportation service. A user device associated with the passenger verifies the dispatched vehicle using a vehicle access token generated by a transportation service platform and sends a secret key to the dispatched vehicle. The dispatched vehicle uses the secret key to recover passenger biometric information from a passenger secret received from the user device through the transportation service platform, captures passenger biometric information on-site, and compares the recovered passenger biometric information and the passenger biometric information collected on-site to verify the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DiDi Research America, LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Yi, Fengmin Gong, Jiang Zhang, Qi Chen, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 10489785
    Abstract: This application relates to methods and systems for managing and distributing currency. One system includes modularized components and interacts with a user via the user's cell phone. The user may authenticate to the system via a password and biometrics, pre-stage interactions such as deposits or withdrawals, and then conduct a transaction. The system may also analyze the documents, such as currency and/or checks, that are deposited with the system, and determine whether they are valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Rickey D. Burks, Charles L. Oakes, III, Bradly J. Billman, Matthew C. Reedy, Anthony G. Castiglione, Jess W. Gingrich, Wilson Samuel
  • Patent number: 10452031
    Abstract: A haptic-based identification, authentication, authorization, and context aware authorization system usable with a touch-enabled device having a touch screen haptic interface, touch-enabled device receiving a plurality of inputs during interaction with a user which includes a storage space to store a first plurality of inputs corresponding to an authenticated user and a central processing unit (CPU) in communication with the storage space and the touch-enabled device to compare the first plurality of inputs with a second plurality of inputs inputted by the user, wherein the CPU authenticates the user to the touch-enabled device when the inputted second plurality of inputs is determined to be similar to the first plurality of inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Navroop Pal Singh Mitter
  • Patent number: 10453285
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, assemblies, systems, apparatus, methods, products, and other implementations, including a lock assembly to control access to an individual storage space. The lock assembly includes a wireless chargeable storage device to store energy transmitted wirelessly from a remote source, a modular support structure configured to hold the wireless chargeable storage device, and an electric lock in electrical communication with the wireless chargeable storage device. The electric lock is configured to be electrically actuated, using stored energy delivered from the wireless chargeable storage device, from a current locking state to a subsequent locking state in response to a control signal representative of a locking change state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Barcoding, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Steinmetz
  • Patent number: 10445593
    Abstract: Users may enter a facility singly or in groups. A user interface may be presented to an associate that includes information obtained from sensors in the facility. The associate may utilize the information presented to determine if a user is alone, or to associate that user with a particular group of users. Input from the associate obtained from this user interface may then be used by a facility management system during operation to attribute the actions of the users to a particular account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Meilandt Mathiesen, Maren Marie Costa, Nishitkumar Ashokkumar Desai, Christopher Richard Fescoe, Casey Louis Thurston, Jason Michael Famularo, Sudarshan Narasimha Raghavan, Waqas Ahmed, Danny Guan
  • Patent number: 10445482
    Abstract: Disclosed are an identity authentication method, an identity authentication device and a terminal. The identity authentication method includes: providing an authentication object with prompt information configured to prompt the authentication object to make a target authentication action, where the target authentication action includes at least one of a facial expression and a head action; collecting at least one frame of image; detecting whether authentication action information of the authentication object in the at least one frame of image matches reference action information generated by a target object making the target authentication action; and determining that the authentication object passes an identity authentication in a case that the authentication action information of the authentication object matches the reference action information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Jie Ren
  • Patent number: 10433122
    Abstract: Apparatuses, techniques, and methods for a security and/or automation system are described. In some cases, these may include a first user recording a message and the message being broadcast or conveyed to a second user based on the second user's identity and/or location and/or a relevant time of recording or broadcasting, among other things. The methods may include receiving a first communication from a first user, storing the first communication in memory, identifying a second user at a first location, retrieving the first communication from memory, the retrieving based at least in part on the identification of the second user, and conveying the first communication to the second user at the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Child, Matthew Mahar, Michelle Zundel
  • Patent number: 10432402
    Abstract: The methods and system allow for the generation of a biometric electronic signature token using a subsequent biometric sample after an enrollment of a biometric reference value in a biometric system. The biometric electronic signature token is such that the data would be signed data, cryptographic message type, to package this signature, providing two authentication factors: the possession of the private key associated with the public/private key pair used to sign the signed data and the biometric sample of the user that could be matched against the template. The process allows a signing party to enroll in a biometric service, sign a piece of data or content using a public key, that may be tied to a trusted anchor certificate authority, and submit a biometric sample. Subsequently, the relying party may validate the information on that piece of data or content to confirm the identity of the signing party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Phillip H. Griffin, Jeff J. Stapleton
  • Patent number: 10424142
    Abstract: The disclosed system and method allows opening of a safe by either the safe's electronic lock, and/or by any on-site or remote access control systems. The system and method provides a data audit of all safe opening and closing, with user, time and date recordings, allows for exceptions reporting of any safe openings with a keyed bypass, and utilizes a variety of electronic high security safe locks and audit locks. An access control relay powers the safe lock's internal actuator, bypassing the safe lock's logic decoding, allowing the safe to be opened. A diode may prevent feedback to lock's logic circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Scott C. Denton
  • Patent number: 10423768
    Abstract: A computing device includes a housing, a processor, memory, a human interface device (i.e., a keyboard or a trackpad), and a biometric sensor integrated into the housing. The biometric sensor is configured for capturing biometric data (i.e., heartbeat data or a vein scan) from one or more of hands of a user of the device while the user's fingers are interacting with the human interface device. The memory stores executable instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the computing device to: compare the captured biometric data to one or more records of biometric data associated with the user; determine, based on the comparison, whether the captured biometric data satisfies a matching condition with the one or more records of biometric data; and authenticate the user, when the captured biometric data satisfies the matching condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alberto Martin Perez, Katie Leah Roberts-Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10407027
    Abstract: A vehicle key includes: a voice input configured to receive a voice command of a user; and the key controller configured to determine at least one of a service type and information indicating whether the vehicle key is disposed in a key groove of a vehicle, and to process at least one of a voice recognition result acquired from the user voice command and a control command corresponding to the voice recognition result on the basis of a result of determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seong Soo Yae
  • Patent number: 10412081
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for controlling access to resources by a client device. Methods may include receiving a user request to access a resource on the device and determining whether the resource requires a facial capture. If the resource requires a facial capture, a camera of the device may be automatically activated to capture an image and the resource may be rendered on the device. In some cases, access to the resource may be limited based on whether the image includes a face or not. A record associating the image and the requested resource may be stored, for example, on the device or on a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AirWatch, LLC
    Inventor: Erich Stuntebeck
  • Patent number: 10398247
    Abstract: A wirelessly-powered locker comprises a transmitting antenna mounted to or embedded within a locker wall and a receiving antenna coupled to the lock. A power source connected to a transmitter transmits power to a wireless receiver in the lock via radiated wireless power. The wireless power operating frequency may be in the ISM band. The lock may further include wireless communication means to allow wireless transmission of an unlock code to the lock or wireless monitoring of the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Garrity Power Services LLC
    Inventors: Paul Garrity, Antony Brinlee