Biometrics Patents (Class 340/5.52)
  • Patent number: 10360358
    Abstract: A method for biometric authentication has the steps of sending a confidential communication to an intended recipient through the system, the intended recipient providing one or more biometric identifiers to view the communication, wherein the one or more biometric identifiers are unique to the intended recipient, the system verifying the one or more biometric identifiers against one or more stored biometric identifiers, the system accepting the one or more biometric identifiers further has the steps of the system displaying the confidential communication on the mobile device, and the user continues to provide the one or more biometric identifiers, the system continuously verifying the one or more biometric identifiers while the communication is displayed wherein when the verification is uninterrupted of fails the communication is hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Robinson, David Andrew Elston, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10354126
    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: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventor: Durga Nagalla
  • Patent number: 10347064
    Abstract: A digital door lock system includes a receiving antenna matching unit configured to receive a power signal wirelessly transmitted from the wireless power transmitting device; a full-wave rectifying unit configured to convert a sinusoidal signal waveform outputted from the receiving antenna matching unit to one of constant polarity; a voltage regulating unit configured to stabilize a signal outputted from the full-wave rectifying unit; a secondary battery configured to supply a power in case of power outage; an excessive charging/discharging preventing unit configured to charge the secondary battery by a stabilized power of the voltage regulating unit and having an excessive charging/discharging preventing function; and a power supply unit configured to supply the power of the voltage regulating unit to the respective units of the system and to supply the power of the secondary battery to the respective units of the system in the case of power outage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LINKELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YoungSoo Kim, Deokheon Kim
  • Patent number: 10346675
    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: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventor: Durga Nagalla
  • Patent number: 10348707
    Abstract: A system includes circuitry for rewriting blockchains in a validity-preserving operation. In some cases, using a key secret held by a trusted party. In some cases, the blockchains may include a series of blocks secured integrity codes that may prevent non-tamper-evident rewrites by non-trusted parties that are not in possession of the key secret. In some cases, the key may allow valid but tamper-evident rewrites of the blockchain by trusted entities. In some cases, integrity outputs may be generated from the integrity codes based on the content of the previous blocks in the series such that attempts by untrusted parties to replace a block may be detected through coding-inconsistencies with other blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Accenture Global Solutions Limited, GSC Secrypt, LLC
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ateniese, Michael T. Chiaramonte, David Treat, Bernardo Magri, Daniele Venturi
  • Patent number: 10339296
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus and a control method are disclosed. The terminal apparatus comprises: an input part for receiving a fingerprint; a control part for performing an authentication procedure with respect to the input fingerprint; and a display part for outputting a notification message if fingerprint authentication with respect to the input fingerprint is completed, wherein the control part sets a fingerprint authentication cancellation mode if contact of the fingerprint lasts for a first predetermined time or more after the fingerprint authentication was completed and can cancel authentication of the fingerprint if a predetermined condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jihwan Kim, Sihwa Park
  • Patent number: 10340590
    Abstract: A device assembly applied to a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal are provided. The device assembly includes a fingerprint assembly The fingerprint assembly includes a fingerprint tray, a fingerprint module, and a conductive assembly. The fingerprint tray is electrically connected to a ground of a circuit board of the mobile terminal. The fingerprint module is disposed above the fingerprint tray. The conductive assembly is disposed between the fingerprint tray and fingerprint module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Qing Wu, Yuanbin Xiang
  • Patent number: 10331937
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring a fingerprint of a person using a fingerprint scanner of a mobile device to power-off the mobile device, determining that the person is not authorized to use the mobile device based on their fingerprint, and maintaining the mobile device in a power-on state unbeknownst to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itzhack Goldberg, Jinho Hwang, Neil Sondhi, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10332519
    Abstract: An apparatus including circuitry configured to determine a position of a mouth of a user that is distinguishable among a plurality of people, and control an acquisition condition for collecting a sound based on the determined position of the user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, Atsushi Okubo, Ken Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10304267
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for continuously authenticating individuals are provided. A continuous authentication system receives first biometric authentication information from an individual. The system compares the first biometric authentication information to stored first biometric information to identify the individual and links the identified individual to a device for obtaining second biometric authentication information. The device for obtaining second biometric authentication information continuously receives second biometric authentication information. The continuous authentication system compares the received second biometric authentication information to stored second biometric information that corresponds to the individual to determine if the received second biometric authentication information corresponds to the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NOBLIS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Patrick Ashenfelter, George Ihor Kiebuzinski, John R. Mercier, Matthew K. Monaco, Lawrence Dennis Nadel, Jonathan Mark Phillips, Daniel Farlow Uyesugi
  • Patent number: 10305895
    Abstract: Provided are a device, system, and method for multi-factor multi-biometric access control that authenticate a user based on at least one of what the user knows, what the user possesses and what unique physical, biological and physiological or biometric traits the user has, wherein the device includes a single sensor from which multi-biometric data is derived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BLUBOX SECURITY, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Barry, Patrick E. Barry, Francis J. Cusack, Niels Christian Haering, Luciano Eloy Barrios
  • Patent number: 10296749
    Abstract: A SCD includes a processor configured to establish operating functions of the SCD. The SCD further includes a computer-readable medium including a setup volume and a storage volume. The setup volume is configured to store information that is decrypted. The storage volume is configured to store information that is encrypted. The setup volume includes instructions that establish at least one authentication process. The encrypted information stored in the storage volume is decrypted after completing the at least one authentication process. The SCD further includes a universal serial bus (USB) connector configured to transmit information stored in the computer-readable medium to a host or a user. The SCD further includes a battery that powers the SCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: David A Binder, David A Kershner
  • Patent number: 10289966
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for dynamic seating and workspace planning. A server computing device determines an identity and a workspace location of people within a facility by analyzing digital images from cameras at the facility and data elements of interactions with hardware devices at the facility. The server computing device determines the workspace location for each person within the facility using (i) a physical location associated with a digital image in which the person appears and (ii) a physical location associated with at least one of the hardware devices being used by the person. The server computing device generates a workspace reservation chart indicating a portion of workspace locations currently being used and a portion of workspace locations reserved for future use. The server computing device provides advice to remove computing devices regarding available workspace locations at the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Ameed Daher, William David Ewing
  • Patent number: 10275957
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for access control are provided. The present disclosure provides a communication device of a user communicating access details associated with the facility, to a client system within the vicinity of which the communication device is located, and the client system verifying the access details and transmitting an electronic request to a host server. Further, the host server transmits a request notification to the communication device requesting authentication of an identity of the user using an input of a biometric sample of the user on the communication device. The host server then obtains an outcome of the authentication, and causes the user to be authorized in response to a positive outcome of the authentication as well as the verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Vijendra Pratap Singh, Krupal Ghorpade
  • Patent number: 10275965
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing the security associated with the commissioning of an access control device. According to certain embodiments, a commissioning activator is positioned to be accessible from one side of the installed access control device. Thus, the access control device may be installed such that the commissioning activator is accessible to individuals having access to a relatively secure side of the access control device. The displacement of the access control device may generate an activation signal that is detected by a processing device of the access control device. Upon detection of the activation signal, the processing device may activate an input/output device that may transmit an identification signal that is detected by a wireless configuration device. Following receipt of a connection request from the configuration device, the access control device and the configuration device can be connected such that commissioning of the access control device may proceed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Baumgarte, Matthew Dexter, John Evenson
  • Patent number: 10277400
    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: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Phillip H. Griffin, Jeff J. Stapleton
  • Patent number: 10268888
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for biometric data capture are provided. The apparatus includes in interactive head-mounted eyepiece worn by a user that includes an optical assembly through which a user views a surrounding environment and displayed content. The optical assembly comprises a corrective element that corrects the user's view of the surrounding environment and an integrated processor for handling content to the user. An integrated optical sensor captures biometric data when the eyepiece is positioned so that a nearby individual is proximate to the eyepiece. Biometric data is captured using the eyepiece and is transmitted to a remote processing facility for interpretation. The remote processing facility interprets the captured biometric data and generates display content based on the interpretation. This display content is delivered to the eyepiece and displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Patent number: 10248833
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for biometric processing of images of part of the human body comprising at least one finger, said method being performed by a sensor, and wherein an emissive screen (1) displays at least one first display pattern to light said part of the human body and an imager (2) acquires at least one first image of said part of the human body; from this first image, the automated data-processing system determines at least one second display pattern different to the first display pattern; the emissive screen (1) displays at least the second pattern to light said part of the human body and the imager (2) acquires at least one second image of said part of the human body; a biometric processing being performed on a final image constructed from at least the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY
    Inventors: Joel-Yann Fourre, Alain Thiebot, Florence Guillemot, Remy Chiu, Benjamin Peyronneaud
  • Patent number: 10242515
    Abstract: The present invention relates in general to a biosecurity system for the livestock industry, and more specifically, animal production facilities. The livestock biosecurity system comprises a biometric recognition component, a cloud database, and a smart device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.). A purpose of the livestock biosecurity system is to track person(s) of interest and verify that persons of interest attempting to gain access to an animal production facility are compliant with pre-set biosecurity protocols. The livestock biosecurity system determines whether the person(s) of interest should or should not be granted entry into an animal production facility based on the preset biosecurity protocols and further provides employee oversight at the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Novetechnologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony K. Novero, Ronald L. Novero
  • Patent number: 10243938
    Abstract: A system includes circuitry for rewriting blockchains in a validity-preserving operation. In some cases, using a key secret held by a trusted party. In some cases, the blockchains may include a series of blocks secured integrity codes that may prevent non-tamper-evident rewrites by non-trusted parties that are not in possession of the key secret. In some cases, the key may allow valid but tamper-evident rewrites of the blockchain by trusted entities. In some cases, integrity outputs may be generated from the integrity codes based on the content of the previous blocks in the series such that attempts by untrusted parties to replace a block may be detected through coding-inconsistencies with other blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ateniese, Michael T. Chiaramonte, David Treat, Bernardo Magri, Daniele Venturi
  • Patent number: 10235822
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for automatic system access using facial recognition. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for automatic system access using facial recognition includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory which are executable by a processor to identify faces of a plurality of persons relative to a premises, and determine, based at least in part on the identifying, a first person from the plurality of persons satisfies a frequent occupant threshold. The instructions are executable recognize the first person at the premises after determining the first person from the plurality of persons satisfies the frequent occupant threshold and initiate a change of state of a security and/or automation system based at least in part on the recognizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Nye
  • Patent number: 10222118
    Abstract: A refrigerator equipped with a door that becomes transparent as necessary to make the interior thereof visible is disclosed. The refrigerator includes a cabinet having a storage compartment defined therein, a lighting device for illuminating the interior of the storage compartment, a door, which is hingedly coupled to the cabinet to open and close the storage compartment, and has an opening and a panel assembly including a front panel disposed on the front surface thereof, a sensor for detecting sound waves, which are generated by a knock input applied to the door and are transmitted through the front panel, and a controller for controlling the lighting device to allow light to be transmitted through the panel assembly, thus making the storage compartment visible from outside the door through the opening when a predetermined knock input is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangoh Kim, Hangbok Lee, Jaeyoul Lee, Minsub Kim, Jungkyu Son, Jaehyun Soh, Eugene Suh, Nami Kim
  • Patent number: 10198696
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in adjusting a controllable system based on a user-communication input, such as non-detailed or indiscriminate input. The apparatus includes a processor and a computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations for determining an objective system command, corresponding to the user input, for use in adjusting the controllable system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Claudia V. Goldman-Shenhar, Asaf Degani, Omer Deutsch, Sean Richard Stelzer, Timothy J. Grost
  • Patent number: 10185866
    Abstract: Disclosed are optical sensors, optical fingerprint sensor packages, and methods for forming same. An optical sensor comprises: a substrate; an image sensor disposed over the substrate; a light source disposed over the substrate; a light guide disposed over the image sensor; and, an encapsulant disposed over the light source, wherein the encapsulant is coupled to the light guide and comprises a surface positioned to reflect light emitted from the light source and direct the reflected light into the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason Goodelle, Paul Wickboldt, Young Seen Lee, Chien Lam, Bob Lee Mackey
  • Patent number: 10186101
    Abstract: A method, device and system for controlling opening of A-B doors are disclosed, which are applicable to a host of a system with A-B doors, the system with A-B doors comprising a first access control for controlling entry through the door A, a second access control for controlling entry through the door B and an electronic authorization conversion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Zhang, Weichang Kang, Xianlin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10186903
    Abstract: An article of manufacture (130) for protecting a capacitive power transfer system (100) from electrical breakdowns is disclosed. The article of manufacture comprises a non-conductive layer (210) made of a first type of non-conductive material, and a protection layer (220) made of a second type of non-conductive material, wherein a breakdown voltage of the second type of non-conductive material is higher than a breakdown voltage of the first type of non-conductive material, wherein the protection layer covers only a portion of the non-conductive layer, where in the non-conductive layer and the protection layer form an insulating layer (130) of the capacitive power transfer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dave Willem Van Goor, Theodorus Johannes Petrus Van Den Biggelaar, Oscar Hendrikus Hendrikus Willemsen, Lennart Yseboodt
  • Patent number: 10171741
    Abstract: A mobile device and an eye-protection control method thereof are provided. The mobile device includes a display screen, an image capture unit, and a processer. The display screen is for displaying information. The image capture unit is for capturing a first image. The processer is coupled to the image capture unit to obtain the first image. The processer performs a human face detection to the first image to judge whether the first image has a human face information of a user. The processer counts a plurality of time periods when the first image has the human face information and adds up the time periods to a cumulative time, and the processer judges whether to perform an eye-protection operation through the cumulative time and a time threshold. Accordingly, the mobile device can remind the user to protect eyes and avoid overuse of the eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HannsTouch Solution Incorporated
    Inventors: Wan-Chen Hsu, Heng-Yueh Su
  • Patent number: 10156914
    Abstract: An ambidextrous mouse is disclosed. The ambidextrous mouse is configured for both left and right handed use. The mouse may include right handed buttons on the front side of the mouse and left handed buttons on the back side of the mouse. The user may change the handedness of the mouse by rotating the mouse about a vertical axis of the mouse such that the left hand can use the left hand buttons and the right hand can use the right hand buttons. The mouse may include a handedness selection system for configuring the mouse for right handed or left handed use even though the mouse has the capability for both right and left hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Brian Q. Huppi
  • Patent number: 10140440
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for securing computing devices that are not in users' physical possessions may include (i) taking, at a computing device of a user while the user is in physical possession of the computing device, a first measurement of a biological attribute of the user's body, (ii) taking, at the computing device, a second measurement of the same biological attribute, (iii) analyzing, at the computing device, the second measurement relative to the first measurement to determine that the user is no longer in physical possession of the computing device, and (iv) performing, at the computing device in response to determining that the user is no longer in physical possession of the computing device, a security action. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Newstadt, Ilya Sokolov
  • Patent number: 10140479
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for providing multifactor authentication with a wearable user authentication factor. A multi-factor authentication module is implemented to use a plurality of authentication factors, including a unique tag identifier associated with an electronic tag embedded within a wearable article, such as a ring or watch, for the authentication of a user. A user of a wearable user authentication factor approaches a multi-factor terminal, which detects the electronic tag and reads its unique identifier. The user is then requested to provide a predetermined biometric feature, such as a fingerprint, to a biometric reader. The biometric feature is processed to generate a unique biometric identifier. The unique identifier of the electronic tag and the unique biometric identifier is then submitted to a multi-factor authentication module, which compares it to authentication information associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventor: John C. Hopkins, III
  • Patent number: 10127754
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for controlling access to a home based on user occupancy. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for controlling access to a home based on user occupancy includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory which are executable by a processor to determine a location of a user of a home automation system relative to a barrier of a home being monitored by the home automation system. The instructions are executable to determine whether to permit a change in a locking mechanism of the barrier based in part on the determined location of the user, and maintain a current state of the home automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Child, Michelle Zundel, Tanner Potter, Scott Moulton
  • Patent number: 10114937
    Abstract: A method for providing user identity verification comprising steps: (a) reading a plurality of biometric attributes from a user continuously and simultaneously from one or more time-synchronized biometric scanners, wherein the plurality of biometric attributes includes a plurality of attribute samples from a plurality of scanner channels; (b) selecting one of the plurality of attribute samples from a channel of the plurality of scanner channels based on rules from a policy database; (c) generating a digital profile that can uniquely identity the user from the one of the plurality of attribute samples; (d) comparing the digital profile to a reference profile in a biometric database, wherein the biometric database was generated during a prior registration process; and (e) generating a probability value that the digital profile and the reference profile belong to the same user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Charles Bassenye-Mukasa, Anne Quigg
  • Patent number: 10104197
    Abstract: Method and system is described to effectuate a single click upload of images from a mobile device. The system comprises a user interface comprising a visual control provided by an on-line service and a camera integration module. The camera integration module detects a single click at a mobile device, the single click being to activate the visual control provided by the on-line service and, in response to the detecting, 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 server system associated with the on-line service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Evan Williams, Bhanu Koppaka, Jai Dandekar, Govind Kaushal, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Naren Chittar, John Sheeley
  • Patent number: 10099636
    Abstract: A system includes a vehicle, the vehicle comprising a vehicle network. The system further includes a wireless earpiece worn by a user in operative communication with the vehicle network. The vehicle is configured to determine a role of the user and user settings for the vehicle from data received from the wireless earpiece and implement the user settings for the vehicle. A method for adjusting user settings associated with a vehicle based on data from a wireless earpiece includes acquiring user data from a wireless earpiece worn by a user at a vehicle, based on the user data, determining by the vehicle one or more user settings and a role of the user, and automatically adjusting by the vehicle of one or more vehicle features based on the one or more user settings in accordance with the role of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Vincent Boesen
  • Patent number: 10078742
    Abstract: A mobile communications device includes a plurality of first input devices capable of passively collecting input data, a second input device(s) capable of collecting response data based upon a challenge, and a processor capable of determining a level of assurance (LOA) that possession of the mobile communications device has not changed based upon a statistical behavioral model and the passively received input data, and comparing the LOA with a security threshold. When the LOA is above the security threshold, the processor may be capable of performing a given mobile device operation without requiring response data from the second input device(s). When the LOA falls below the security threshold, the processor may be capable of generating the challenge, performing the given mobile device operation responsive to valid response data, and adding recent input data to the statistical behavioral model responsive to receipt of the valid response data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Goldsmith, Aleksandar Papo, Robert Joseph Lombardi, Jasmin Mulaosmanovic, Nazih Almalki, Brian Everett McBride, Peter Mark Rabinovitch
  • Patent number: 10061982
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hand-attachable wearable device capable of iris identification outdoors and/or indoors, which includes an electronic component case and a band covering a wrist or a finger, and particularly, to a hand-attachable wearable device capable of iris identification outdoors and/or indoors, which includes an indoor and outdoor-combined photographing unit or an indoor and outdoor-separated photographing unit installed at one side of the case, which is used for photographing an iris image in which reflection noise is reduced indoors and outdoors, an infrared lighting installed at one side of the case and required for photographing the iris image clearly, and an iris recognition unit performing the iris recognition by comparing registered and stored iris image information and photographed iris image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: Iritech, Inc.
    Inventors: Dae Hoon Kim, Hyeong In Choi, Byoung Jin Jun, Seung Min Paik, Haeng Moon Kim, Jung Woon Ryu, Seung Woon Ryu
  • Patent number: 10055559
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for securing a computing device. One security device includes a processor, memory and a connector. The memory includes a computer program that, when executed by the processor, performs a method. The method includes operations for detecting that the connector is coupled to a second computing device, and for determining a user associated with the security computing device. In addition, the method includes operations for receiving periodic images from an image capture device coupled to the second computing device, and for performing continuous authentication operations to validate an identification of the user based on the periodic images. The user is disabled from using the second computing device after an authentication operation fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NSS Lab Works LLC
    Inventors: Namakkal S. Sambamurthy, Parthasarathy Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10051466
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an record information obtaining mechanism which obtains record information representing a provision destination of one predetermined electronic information property by a terminal device relating to a provider of the electronic information property; a comparing mechanism which compares record in provision of the electronic information property of a plurality of terminal devices by comparing the obtained record information based on a predetermined reference; and a provision scheme specifying mechanism which specifies a scheme, based on which the different electronic information property is provided to the terminal device, based on a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Miyabayashi, Masahiro Sueyoshi
  • Patent number: 10049673
    Abstract: A system for creating a synthetic voice identifier may include a plurality of synthesized voice authorization (SVA) devices and a biometric combinatory device (BCD). The SVAs may be communicatively coupled to the BCD via a network and may communicate utilizing a markup language. The SVA devices may capture an audio signal of a voice of a user, modify the audio signal with a randomized audio frequency signal to generate a modified audio signal, and communicate, the modified audio signal as a synthesized voice signal associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Manu Kurian, Karl W. Thomas, Paul Grayson Roscoe, Saritha Vrittamani
  • Patent number: 10043089
    Abstract: Identification systems comprising methods and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium on digital and mobile devices, for determining a person's identity based on biometric characteristics of a person's hand or face using dimensions of a full-scale object from within at least one image of the person's hand or face. The method and apparatus of the present invention may be used to protect against identity theft in performing financial transactions, and to prevent unauthorized access to computer systems, mobile devices, web sites, and any premises either in banks, businesses and other organizations dealing with confidential information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Bettina Jensen
  • Patent number: 10043330
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application generally relate to controlling ingress/egress through entryway devices. More particularly, but not exclusively, embodiments of the present invention relate to attaining confirmation of intent relating to access to a controlled opening. According to certain embodiments, the credential device and/or the user of the credential device is prompted to provide a response, or otherwise is to perform certain actions, that can demonstrate a confirmation of intent to gain access to the controlled opening. Such responses and/or actions can be evaluated to determine authority to gain access to the controlled opening. Further, such intent confirmation events may, depending on the embodiment, be performed before or after credential information is communicated from the credential device and/or before or after pairing of the access control device and the credential device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Earles, Joseph W. Baumgarte, Todd Eberwine, Brian Sherman, Ryan C. Kincaid, Jeffrey S. Neafsey, Michael P. Hogan, Timothy N. Comerford
  • Patent number: 10034631
    Abstract: A vehicle seating system includes a vehicle seat, piezoelectric sensors individually positioned at respective locations within the seat corresponding to anatomical locations of a person sitting in the seat, and a controller. The sensors to generate electrical signals in response to mechanical stress applied on the sensors from biologically motivated force inputs of the person. The controller to detect from the electrical signals generated by the sensors biometric information of the person corresponding to the biologically motivated force inputs of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: David Gallagher, Francesco Migneco, Arjun Yetukuri, Karl Henn, Gerald Patrick
  • Patent number: 10033909
    Abstract: The print management apparatus includes a condition acquisition unit that acquires designated agent information and designated person number information, an authentication unit that inquires of the designated agent information about user identification information provided from a user intended to perform printing, and authenticates that the user is a designated agent designated by an inputter himself/herself, and a print control unit that allows an image forming apparatus to perform the printing based on the print job when designated agents corresponding to the number designated by the designated are authenticated by the authentication unit via same the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Wagatsuma
  • Patent number: 10021096
    Abstract: In a biometric information management method, a first comparison result is acquired by comparing first biometric input information with registered first biometric authentication information and a second comparison result is acquired by comparing second biometric input information with registered second biometric authentication information. Further, satisfaction or non-satisfaction of a predetermined authentication information compensation condition is determined based on the first comparison result and the second comparison result. If a result of the determining satisfies the authentication information compensation condition, the first biometric authentication information is compensated by using the first biometric input information or the second biometric authentication information is compensated by using the second biometric input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SUPREMA INC.
    Inventors: Hochul Shin, Kideok Lee, Hyeonchang Lee, Bong Seop Song, Jae Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10013983
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for authenticating a user using a voice biometric program are described. In some embodiments, first voice data from a user device is received. The first voice data can include audio data of a user speaking a first voice command, and the system can determine that the first voice command includes a voice command for which voice recognition can be performed. In response, the system can initiate a passive authentication scheme for selectively enabling access to secure data in response to the first voice command. The passive authentication scheme can provide the first voice data for voice recognition and receive an indication that the user is authenticated based on the voice recognition and, in response, allow access to a back-end system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Zakery Layne Johnson, Gabriel Carlos Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9983656
    Abstract: A method in an electronic device having one or more processors operable a fingerprint sensor and one or more other sensors includes detecting, with a fingerprint sensor, false fingerprint data. After detecting the false fingerprint data, the method determines whether the electronic device is disposed within a pocket. Where the electronic device is disposed within the pocket, the method transitions the fingerprint sensor from an active mode to a low power or sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Merrell, John J Gorsica
  • Patent number: 9971938
    Abstract: Camera module with switchable light filters includes a lens, a body, a movable tray, a first filter, a second filter, a gear and a protective cover. The lens is disposed in the body. The body defines a first through hole corresponding to the lens and includes a first surface. The movable tray is positioned on the first surface and is used for receiving the first filter and the second filter. The gear is arranged on the first surface by a rotating shaft, the gear is configured to engage with the movable tray to switch the first filter and the second filter. The protective cover is disposed on the body and partially covers the gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Li, Jun-Hui Yu, Shu-Sheng Peng, Dai-Peng Zhu, Chien-Liang Chou, Shin-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 9967244
    Abstract: A multi-factor user authentication framework using asymmetric key includes a host device, a user agent, a gesture system, and an authentication system. The multiple factors include a user credential as well as a user gesture that indicates that the user is present. The user interacts with the user agent via the host device in order to obtain access to something for which user authentication is needed. The authentication system maintains the user credentials, which are provided to authenticate the user in response to the authentication system determining that the user is present (which can be determined in different manners, such as using a personal identification number (PIN), biometric information regarding the user, geographic location of the gesture system, etc.). The user agent, gesture system, and authentication system can be implemented on the same device (e.g., the host device), or alternatively implemented across one or more different devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Anooshiravan Saboori, Nelly Porter, Vijay G. Bharadwaj, Alexander Thomas Weinert, Octavian T. Ureche, Benjamin Richard Vincent, Tarek Bahaa El-Din Mahmoud Kamel
  • Patent number: 9953146
    Abstract: A mobile communications device includes a plurality of first input devices capable of passively collecting input data, a second input device(s) capable of collecting response data based upon a challenge, and a processor capable of determining a level of assurance (LOA) that possession of the mobile communications device has not changed based upon a statistical behavioral model and the passively received input data, and comparing the LOA with a security threshold. When the LOA is above the security threshold, the processor may be capable of performing a given mobile device operation without requiring response data from the second input device(s). When the LOA falls below the security threshold, the processor may be capable of generating the challenge, performing the given mobile device operation responsive to valid response data, and adding recent input data to the statistical behavioral model responsive to receipt of the valid response data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Goldsmith, Aleksandar Papo, Robert Joseph Lombardi, Jasmin Mulaosmanovic, Nazih Almalki, Brian Everett McBride, Peter Mark Rabinovitch
  • Patent number: 9948642
    Abstract: At least two biometric measurement signals are generated by contact with a single individual. At least one feature is extracted from each signal of the at least two biometric measurement signals, the extracted features are combined to generate a combined biometric signal. The combined biometric signal is compared with a defined biometric signal associated with a known individual, responsive to the combined biometric signal matching the defined biometric signal, a signal is transmitted indicating that the single individual is the known individual. The biometric measurement signals can be collected by a biometric identification device worn or carried by the single individual. The processing may be done by the biometric identification device or a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: Anhui Huami Information Technology Co., Ltd., Huami Inc.
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Ting Chen, Yajun Zhao