Image (fingerprint, Face) Patents (Class 340/5.83)
  • Patent number: 10963877
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for use in authenticating a user in connection with a network transaction by the user, based on a biometric combination. One exemplary method includes receiving, by a computing device, an authorization request for a network transaction by a user where the authorization request includes biometric data representing at least a first biometric of the user and a second biometric of the user and transmitting the biometric data to a biometric registry, thereby permitting the biometric registry to verify the biometrics data. The method then also includes converting, by the computing device, the biometric data to a personal identification number (PIN) specific to the biometric data when the biometric data is verified and appending, by the computing device, the PIN to the authorization request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Rahul Agrawal, Sudhir Gupta
  • Patent number: 10956548
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, from a user and using a sensor operatively coupled to an information handling device, for facial features associated with an authorized user; requesting, using a prompt provided by an output device operatively coupled to an information handling device, the user to mimic at least one emotion; detecting, responsive to the requesting, at least one facial expression provided by the user; and authenticating the user responsive to determining that: the at least one facial expression corresponds to at least one accepted facial expression associated with the at least one emotion and the at least one facial expression comprises the facial features. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianbang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10915772
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for registering face poses for face recognition. The apparatus includes a face detection unit for detecting the face of a user from an image including the face of the user; a pose recognition unit for recognizing the face pose of the face of the user based on the degree of rotation of the face of the user; a registration interface unit for providing an interface for showing information about whether the face poses of the face of the user are registered; and a face registration unit for registering the face pose of the face of the user when the face pose of the face of the user is recognized as an unregistered face pose based on the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ho-Sub Yoon, Jae-Yoon Jang, Jae-Hong Kim
  • Patent number: 10902258
    Abstract: An example embodiment includes: a determination unit that, based on an image including an eye of a recognition subject, determines whether or not a colored contact lens is worn; and a processing unit that, when it is determined by the determination unit that the colored contact lens is worn, performs a process of improving accuracy of iris matching on the recognition subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mamoru Inoue, Jinit Bhatt
  • Patent number: 10887508
    Abstract: Essentially coincident with the capture of an image by the imaging device, biometric information indicating the identity of the operator of the device is obtained from at least one biometric sensor. The biometric information and captured image are then stored in a manner reliably associating each with the other. At a later time, biometric information is obtained from a supposed operator of the imaging device. By comparing this candidate biometric information with the stored biometric information, the supposed operator may be authenticated as the operator of the imaging device at the time of capture of the stored image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Minds, LLC
    Inventors: Bran Ferren, W. Daniel Hillis, Clinton Blake Hope
  • Patent number: 10869626
    Abstract: Techniques are described for image analysis and representation for emotional metric threshold generation. A client device is used to collect image data of a user interacting with a media presentation, where the image data includes facial images of the user. One or more processors are used to analyze the image data to extract emotional content of the facial images. One or more emotional intensity metrics are determined based on the emotional content. The one or more emotional intensity metrics are stored into a digital storage component. The one or more emotional intensity metrics, obtained from the digital storage component, are coalesced into a summary emotional intensity metric. The summary emotional intensity metric is represented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Affectiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Krupat, Rana el Kaliouby, Jason Radice, Chilton Lyons Cabot
  • Patent number: 10853526
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for sharing content with a detected device. An apparatus includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The memory stores code executable by the processor to detect that an input field of a graphical display is an active graphical field for receiving input. The memory stores code executable by the processor to dynamically enable an electronic privacy filter for the graphical display. The memory stores code executable by the processor to receive input within the input field while the electronic privacy filter is enabled for the graphical display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Scott Wentao Li, Robert James Kapinos, Robert James Norton, Jr., Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10846391
    Abstract: In general, the techniques of this disclosure describe a computing device in a secure domain that is configured to receive, via a guard device, an authentication factor from at least one authentication device of a plurality of authentication devices each in a non-secure domain. The respective authentication factor comprises a respective identifier of a respective user of the respective authentication device. The computing device may then determine whether the respective user of each respective authentication device is a particular trusted user based on the received authentication factors. Responsive to determining that the respective user of each respective authentication device is the particular trusted user, the computing device may enable access to one or more applications on the computing device. Once access is enabled, the computing device may continue to enable access so long as the authentication devices send additional authentication factors that confirm the identity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jordan C. Bonney, Ranga Ramanujan
  • Patent number: 10830755
    Abstract: A method of board lumber grading is performed in an industrial environment on a machine learning framework configured as an interface to a machine learning-based deep convolutional network that is trained end-to-end, pixels-to-pixels on semantic segmentation. The method uses deep learning techniques that are applied to semantic segmentation to delineate board lumber characteristics, including their sizes and boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LUCIDYNE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Revathy Priyanga Narasimhan, Patrick Freeman, Hayden Michael Aronson, Kevin Johnsrude, Chris Mosbrucker, Dan Robin, Ryan T. Shear, Joseph H. Weintraub, Eric N. Mortensen
  • Patent number: 10798171
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communicating with a plurality of networked sensors include identifying at least one class of networked sensors of the plurality of networked sensors, broadcasting a virtual network identifier to advertise the availability of the at least one class of networked sensors, directing a device attempting to access a network identified by the virtual network identifier to a splash page where a user can subscribe to information from the one or more classes of network sensors, and providing sensor data from the network sensors to a subscribed user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason A. Shepherd, Liam B. Quinn, Neal R. Kohl
  • Patent number: 10798552
    Abstract: Disclosed are an emergency call-for-help method and system based on fingerprint identification for a mobile terminal, and a mobile terminal. When a user is in an emergency, a mobile terminal sends an emergency short message including positional information to emergency contacts, and automatically calls the numbers of all the emergency contacts, so as to rapidly send a call-for-help signal to the outside world, thereby guaranteeing the user's safety, reducing safety risks and being convenient for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD.
    Inventors: Jiabin Zheng, Longxing Pan, Dongchi Chen
  • Patent number: 10775867
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an electronic device. The electronic device includes a display interface, an image capturing apparatus, a memory, and a processor. The memory stores a program command. The processor is configured to execute the stored program command to perform the following steps: controlling the image capturing apparatus to capture an image; detecting a face area in the image, wherein a relative status between the face area and the image exists; comparing the relative status with a preset status; and when the relative status meets the preset status, controlling the display interface to be in a first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Chih-Hsien Yang
  • Patent number: 10776613
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for identifying customers aboard a cruise ship for provision of products and location access and for embarkation or disembarkation. Systems can include a data store on the cruise ship storing customer profiles of customers, a plurality of networked computing devices including image capture devices, and a processor in communication with the data store and the networked computing devices. The processor receives access requests in conjunction with images of the requestors, uses facial recognition software algorithms to identify the requestor as a customer entitled to the requested access, based on facial recognition data stored for the customer, and causes access to be granted to the customer. Confidence levels of facial recognition results may be improved by combining initial facial recognition results with additional cruise-specific information associated with customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Tascent, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Schneider, Joey Hasty, Gregory Morwick, Timothy Klauda, Eunha Kim, Alastair R. Partington, Joseph J. Pritikin, Daniel E. Potter, Keith W. Hartman, Kevin R. Strouse
  • Patent number: 10776470
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described for verifying the identity of a user using two components of face analysis. In a first part, the technique determines whether captured face information matches a previously stored structural face signature pertaining to the user. The structural face signature describes, at least in part, gross structural characteristics of the face that are largely invariant from pose to pose. In the second part, the technique determines whether the captured face information matches a dynamic face signature associated with the user. The dynamic face signature describes movement of parts of the face over a span of time as the user performs a gesture, and the correlation of different parts of the face during the movement. The technique reduces the risk that a malicious actor can successfully artificially duplicate the appearance of an authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: John C. Gordon
  • Patent number: 10776467
    Abstract: In an approach to identifying users by real time contextual data, one or more processors may receive a registration information for a first user and a first biometric data for the first user. One or more processors may determine a first user behavior based on the first biometric data and the registration information for the first user. Additionally, one or more processors may store the registration information, the first biometric data, and the first user behavior in a first user profile for identification of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yuk L. Chan, Deepti M. Naphade, Tin Hang To
  • Patent number: 10747983
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device for sensing a fingerprint, including a display including at least one sensor for sensing the fingerprint, a memory, and at least one processor electrically connected with the display and the memory, wherein the processor may execute an application and display the application on the display, sense a first fingerprint inputted to at least one first region of the application displayed on the display, map the sensed first fingerprint to a function corresponding to the first region, determine whether the first fingerprint is sensed on the application, and if the first fingerprint is sensed on the display, apply the mapped function to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kyu-Hyung Choi, Na-Woong Han, Han-Soo Jung
  • Patent number: 10747979
    Abstract: An optical fingerprint identification device includes a cover plate, a piezoluminescent layer, an optical sensing layer and a patterned light shield layer. The piezoluminescent layer is arranged under the cover plate, and has a changed state of light emission when subjected to a pressure, to emit light of a certain wavelength. The optical sensing layer is configured to detect the light reflected by a finger. The patterned light shield layer is arranged between the optical sensing layer and the piezoluminescent layer, and is configured to block the light from directly going into the optical sensing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP, CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanjie Xu, Weiyun Huang, Shan Gao, Yang Wang, Tingliang Liu, Pengcheng Zang, Zhonglin Cao, Ting Li, Yancheng Lu
  • Patent number: 10743182
    Abstract: Screen time-outs on a portable electronic device can be customized based on user activity. In one aspect, a sensing component receives data from one or more sensors located on the portable electronic device, for example, skin conductivity sensors and determines whether the user is using the portable device, either actively or passively and also determines the identity of the user. A configuring component is employed to change one or more features or functions of the portable electronic device based on the information determined by the sensing component. In particular, the configuring component changes one of more features of the portable electronic device based on the preferences predefined by the identified user and device usage (active and passive usage).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Sarah Everett, Marc Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10735644
    Abstract: Essentially coincident with the capture of an image by the imaging device, biometric information indicating the identity of the operator of the device is obtained from at least one biometric sensor. The biometric information and captured image are then stored in a manner reliably associating each with the other. At a later time, biometric information is obtained from a supposed operator of the imaging device. By comparing this candidate biometric information with the stored biometric information, the supposed operator may be authenticated as the operator of the imaging device at the time of capture of the stored image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Minds, LLC
    Inventors: Bran Ferren, W. Daniel Hillis, Clinton Blake Hope
  • Patent number: 10691909
    Abstract: A user authentication method using a fingerprint image, the user authentication method includes receiving at least a portion of a fingerprint image of a user; actuating a processor to divide the fingerprint image into a plurality of first sub-blocks; generate a set of input codes by encoding the first sub-blocks based on a coded model; measure a similarity between the set of the input codes and a set of registered codes included in a pre-registered binary codebook; and authenticate the user based on the similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Namjoon Kim, Kyuhong Kim, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10659230
    Abstract: An authentication request is sent to a server. An authentication request reply message is received from the server. A biometric feature input by a user is received. A biometric feature template identifier (ID) corresponding to the received biometric feature is acquired using the received biometric feature. The acquired biometric feature template ID is compared with a stored biometric feature template ID included in an enable record that is used for biometric feature verification and created during a biometric feature verification enabling process. When the two biometric feature template IDs are consistent, an authentication response message is generated. The authentication response message is sent to the server for verification. Verification includes comparing the biometric feature template ID in the authentication response message with the biometric feature template ID in a saved user record. The verification succeeds if the two biometric feature template IDs are consistent; otherwise an error is reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Junsui Lin
  • Patent number: 10650212
    Abstract: An optical identification method for sensing a physiological feature, includes: projecting light to a physiological portion for generating reflection light from the physiological portion; receiving the reflection light, to generate an image; generating slant pattern information according to the image; transforming the slant pattern information into a pattern identification matrix; and determining the physiological feature according to the pattern identification matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BEYOND TIME INVETMENTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Chu-Hsin Chang, Jun-Shian Hsiao, Ju-Yu Yu, Chun-Fu Lin, Yu-Ming Cheng, Hui-Min Tsai
  • Patent number: 10645302
    Abstract: An image sensing device includes a sensing module, including a plurality of sensing units, for generating a plurality of first sensing signals and a plurality of second sensing signals; and a plurality of control units, respectively corresponding to the plurality of sensing units, for exposing the plurality of sensing units based on a first exposure period to generate the plurality of first sensing signals, and determining a plurality of second exposure periods for the corresponding sensing units according to the plurality of first sensing signals, and exposing the plurality of sensing units based on the plurality of second exposure periods to generate the plurality of second sensing signals; wherein the plurality of first sensing signals and the plurality of second sensing signals are generated at different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Egis Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Tong-Long Fu, Yu-Hsiang Huang, Chun-Ching Tseng
  • Patent number: 10633005
    Abstract: A system of one or more computers can be configured to perform particular operations or actions by virtue of having software, firmware, hardware, or a combination of them installed on a user device that includes a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor such that the device is programmed to: send a trigger configuration file to a vehicle computer in a vehicle; receive an indication of a trigger from the vehicle computer; receive an input from a wearable device; and execute a task, based on the input and the trigger. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding computer systems, apparatus, and computer programs recorded on one or more computer storage devices, each configured to perform the actions of the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Basavaraj Tonshal, Yifan Chen, Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Padma Aiswarya Kolisetty, Hsin-hsiang Yang
  • Patent number: 10613687
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an information processing method comprising steps of: obtaining a current first characteristic parameter of a first user by a first collection unit; determining a first position and identification information of the first user by utilizing the first characteristic parameter; obtaining a corresponding first user file according to the identification information and determining a first displaying position according to the first position; and displaying the first user file at the first displaying position. By using characteristic parameter of a user, a file corresponding to the user and a position to display the file can be determined. The file is then displayed at the determined position. A file which conforms to the user's status is automatically displayed at a corresponding position, thereby providing a more convenient environment for users and to improve the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Bin Li, Sheng Wang, Ziyan Sun, Zhen Tang
  • Patent number: 10614278
    Abstract: A method performed by a biometric collection device, including: conveying a waiting signal to a user of the biometric collection device in response to the biometric collection device being waiting for at least one finger to be placed on the biometric collection device; capturing a flat fingerprint or a rolled finger print of the finger; and conveying a result signal to the user in response to the biometric collection device succeeding in or failing in capturing the flat fingerprint or the rolled finger print of the finger, wherein the waiting signal differs from the result signal in at least a length of lighting or a color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shashidar Subbarao, Travis S. Cochran, Jonathan R. Lucas, Katsuhiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10594690
    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 stimulus that causes an involuntary facial movement of a user. The authentication system is further operable to receive user data in response to the stimulus. The user data depicts the involuntary facial movement of the user. The authentication system is further operable to perform authentication based on comparing the user data to validation data associated with the user. The validation data comprises a previously validated depiction of the involuntary facial movement caused by exposing the user to the stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James P. Scopis, Manu Kurian, Elizabeth S. Votaw
  • Patent number: 10586029
    Abstract: Pre-boot authentication at an information handling system is selectively bypassed based upon conditions detected at the information handling system that indicate a trusted environment. A security monitor integrated with the pre-boot authentication system detects predetermined conditions that authorize bypassing of the pre-boot authentication, such as location, behavior or password type indications of a trusted environment. In one embodiment, a password is input with touches to match a timing and position passcode, such as by mimicking a musical rhythm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Mohit Arora, Fernando L. Guerrero, Vani Budhati, Danilo O. Tan, Hariprasad J. Iyer, Sathish K. Bikumala
  • Patent number: 10586414
    Abstract: A user identification system includes: a detection unit that detects prescribed motions of a person when the person boards or alights from a vehicle; an acquisition unit that acquires types of boarding information indicating that one of users boards or is on board the vehicle when one of the motions is detected; a memory that stores association information in which identification information of the users is associated with the types of boarding information corresponding to the users; a probability calculating unit configured to calculate a probability that each of the users boards or is on boarded the vehicle based on the types of boarding information and the association information; and an identification unit that identifies a user who boards or is on boarded the vehicle among the users based on the probability calculated by the probability calculating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryuta Atsumi
  • Patent number: 10565423
    Abstract: Disclosed a detection method used in a fingerprint identification system, the fingerprint identification system includes an array composed of a plurality of sensing electrodes configured to obtain a detection signal of a fingerprint, the detection method comprises: dividing the array into a plurality of regions; obtaining detection signals region by region; obtaining a noise signal from at least one of the plurality of sensing electrodes adjacent to at least one of the plurality of regions; and adjusting at least one of the detection signals by using the noise signal. The present disclosure also disclosed a detection device used in the fingerprint identification system. The disclosure can improve the quality of the image acquired by collecting the fingerprint and solve the problem that the image quality of the fingerprint identification system is deteriorated due to the common mode interference of the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Chipons Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhimin Tian, Changhai Wang
  • Patent number: 10567378
    Abstract: A wearable article includes: an annular casing that surrounds a space into which a body of a user is to be inserted; a light-emitting element that is provided in the casing, the light-emitting element emitting light towards the space; an imaging element that is provided in the casing, the imaging element capturing and obtaining an image of the space when the light-emitting element emits light; and an authentication circuit that authenticates the user based on a vein pattern obtained in advance and the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10543854
    Abstract: The invention assists a person in acting in a dynamic environment. A method and a system for assisting a person operating an ego-vehicle a person supporting the operation of the ego-vehicle in a dynamic environment such as a traffic environment is proposed. The method encompasses determining a gaze direction of the person and identifying a target object based thereon, generating prediction information predicting a future behavior of the target object and the ego-vehicle, estimating a time-to-event or a distance or a distance variation for the ego-vehicle and the target object and generating a signal for driving an actuator and indicative of the estimated time-to-event, distance or distance variation. The actuator causes a stimulation being perceivable by the person by its perceptual capabilities based on the generated signal. The method determines whether assistance for assessing the dynamic situation is requested, for example by monitoring a gaze behavior of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Christiane Wiebel-Herboth, Matti Krüger
  • Patent number: 10546106
    Abstract: A method of verifying an input biometric identifier against a reference biometric identifier is disclosed in this specification. The method comprises evaluating the input biometric identifier relative to a group (the ‘cohort’) to improve verification accuracy. Up to three matching scores are used to determine a verification probability for the input biometric identifier. The three matching scores measure the similarity of the input biometric identifier to the biometric identifiers of the cohort, the similarity of the reference biometric identifier to the biometric identifiers of the cohort and the similarity of the input biometric identifier to the reference biometric identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: iOmniscient Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Sandra Mau
  • Patent number: 10536857
    Abstract: A method for pre-authenticating a user on the user's mobile device is provided. The method may be implemented on the device. The method may include tracking commonly accessed applications over a pre-determined amount of time. The method may include tracking and storing on the mobile device, application data associated with each commonly accessed application. When a determined current time of day is a pre-determined amount of time prior to the tracked start time of access to a one or more commonly accessed applications, the method may include capturing, autonomously, via each of a plurality of sensors, an attribute associated with the user. The method may further include comparing a value of the attribute captured to a historically stored attribute value. The method may further include verifying and pre-authenticating the user based on the comparing. The method may also include pre-loading the user's mobile device with the commonly accessed application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon Sloane, Monika Kapur, Crystal M. Sundaramoorthy, Ryan Davis, Kevin A. Delson
  • Patent number: 10528711
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting a fingerprint, detecting reference value based on situation information of the electronic device, and performing a fingerprint recognition based on the detected fingerprint and the reference value. A method for operating an electronic device is not limited to the above method, and other embodiments are possible within the same or similar scope as the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Eun Lee, Bo-Yeon Na, Cheol-Ho Cheong
  • Patent number: 10529340
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a voiceprint registration method, a server and a storage medium. The method may include: acquiring present speech information collected by a smart device; extracting a present voiceprint feature of the present speech information; determining whether the present voiceprint feature is a voiceprint feature associated with the smart device; and determining the present voiceprint feature as a user identification associated with the smart device to determine the present voiceprint feature as the voiceprint feature associated with the smart device, in response to determining that the present voiceprint feature is not the voiceprint feature associated with the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cong Gao
  • Patent number: 10453278
    Abstract: Virtual access control may include detecting entry of a person into a virtual controlled zone, and counting and/or identifying people including the person entering into the virtual controlled zone. Virtual access control may further include determining an authorization of the person to continue through the virtual controlled zone based on a facial identification of the person, and alerting the person to stop, exit from, or continue through the virtual controlled zone based on the determined authorization. An alarm may be generated if the person violates directions provided by the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Cyrille Bataller, Alastair Partington, Anders Aström, Alessio Cavallini, David Mark Irish
  • Patent number: 10423816
    Abstract: A method for controlling unlocking is provided. When a touch operation of a finger of a user on a fingerprint recognition module of a terminal device is detected, N first fingerprint images are received according to N capacity auto control (CAC) parameters corresponding to a wet finger, and M second fingerprint images are received according to M CAC parameters corresponding to fingerprint stabilization, where N is an integer greater than or equal to 1, and M is an integer greater than 1; a fingerprint image having the best clarity is selected from among the N first fingerprint images and the M second fingerprint images; the selected fingerprint image is compared; the terminal device is unlocked when the selected fingerprint image is matched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10423848
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer-readable recording medium for long-distance person identification are provided. The method is applicable to a system having an image capturing device and a depth sensor and includes the following steps. An image of a user is captured by using the image capturing device to generate a user image, and depth information of a user is detected by using a depth sensor to generate user depth information. Soft biometric features of the user are obtained according to the user image and the user depth information, where the soft biometric features include silhouette information and human body features. A soft biometric feature similarity of the user is calculated based on the soft biometric features by using registered information of registered users so as to output a person identification result accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: You-Jyun Syu, Ching-An Cho, Ming-Che Ho
  • Patent number: 10417479
    Abstract: A method for controlling unlocking includes the follows. When a touch operation of a finger of a user on a fingerprint recognition sensor of a terminal is detected, N first fingerprint images are received according to N capacity auto control (CAC) parameters corresponding to a default finger, and M second fingerprint images are received according to M CAC parameters corresponding to fingerprint stabilization, wherein N is a positive integer, and M is an integer greater than 1; the best fingerprint image of the N first fingerprint images and the M second fingerprint images is selected; the selected fingerprint image is compared; the terminal is unlocked when the selected fingerprint image is matched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10410033
    Abstract: Devices and optical sensor modules are provided for provide on-screen optical sensing of fingerprints by using a under-screen optical sensor module that captures and detects returned light that is emitted by a LCD display screen for displaying images and that is reflected back by the top surface of the screen assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi He, Bo Pi
  • Patent number: 10410036
    Abstract: Devices and optical sensor modules are provided for provide on-screen optical sensing of fingerprints by using a under-screen optical sensor module that captures and detects returned light that is emitted by the display screen for displaying images and that is reflected back by the top surface of the screen assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi He, Bo Pi
  • Patent number: 10402083
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the field of communications technologies, and provide a fingerprint event processing method and apparatus, and a terminal, so as to resolve a problem of how to simplify operation steps of using a terminal. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal, a first fingerprint by using a fingerprint sensor; generating, by the terminal, a fingerprint event according to the first fingerprint; when an operation to be executed by the terminal includes an identity authentication operation, executing, by the terminal, the identity authentication operation according to the fingerprint event; and when the operation to be executed by the terminal does not include the identity authentication operation, executing, by the terminal, an operation corresponding to a first preset event according to the first preset event. Solutions provided in the embodiments of the present disclosure are applicable to processing of a fingerprint event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zaishang Wang
  • Patent number: 10373415
    Abstract: A user identification system includes: a detection unit that detects prescribed motions of a person when the person boards or alights from a vehicle; an acquisition unit that acquires types of boarding information indicating that one of users boards or is on board the vehicle when one of the motions is detected; a memory that stores association information in which identification information of the users is associated with the types of boarding information corresponding to the users; a probability calculating unit configured to calculate a probability that each of the users boards or is on boarded the vehicle based on the types of boarding information and the association information; and an identification unit that identifies a user who boards or is on boarded the vehicle among the users based on the probability calculated by the probability calculating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryuta Atsumi
  • Patent number: 10372896
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a pattern input apparatus and a pattern input method for user authentication. According to the present disclosure, differently from the pattern function of the related art, the user does not directly input a pattern through a pattern lock interface, but inputs the pattern using a virtual manipulation interface which is separately provided. Therefore, it is strong to a smudge attack. The pattern input method of the present disclosure includes providing a virtual manipulation interface to input the pattern on the screen of the device to the user, separately from a pattern lock interface; and receiving the pattern through the virtual manipulation interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tae Kyoung Kwon, Sa Rang Na
  • Patent number: 10366220
    Abstract: A wearable device having one or more processors configured to receive one or more signals representative of biometric parameter(s) and sensed presence of a user. The one or more processors configured to compare the biometric parameter to a stored user parameter for authentication of the user. Upon authentication, the one or more processors switch from a locked mode to an unlocked mode to enable communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Tokenize, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Shapiro, Melanie Shapiro, Richard Lourette, Michael W. Allen, Stephen L. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10346683
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for object identification and location correlation based on received images. A method is provided including receiving identity data associated with an object derived from one or more of a plurality of images determining an identity of an object in one or more of the plurality of images, receiving location information associated with a camera which captured the plurality of images, and correlating the identified object with a location for each of the respective images of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Anton Anastassov, Gavril Adrian Giurgiu, Dongwook Jang
  • Patent number: 10341340
    Abstract: The invention relates to an authentication system (14) comprising a data terminal (1) with a data terminal device, a communication network (15), and an authentication service (16), said data terminal device having an image capturing device (3), an image preparing module (4), and a wireless communication interface (5). A communication connection (17) is established between the data terminal device and the authentication service (16) via the communication network (15), said data terminal (1) being provided in the form of a watch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ASMAG-Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Johann Vielhaber
  • Patent number: 10332114
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards methods, systems and apparatuses, see FIG. 1, (100) for providing secure and private interactions. The invention provides capability for verifying the identity of a party initiating an electronic interaction with another party through data input module (140) which is verified by the identity verification module (150), which further includes a self-destruct mechanism (153). Embodiments of the invention include secure methods for conducting transactions and for limiting the transfer and distribution of personal data to only those data that are absolutely necessary for the completion of the transactions. The invention facilitates the transfer of additional personal data contingent upon an agreement that appropriately compensates the provider of the personal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David C. Russell, Bart A. Singer, David M. Petka, Barry W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10334638
    Abstract: A system and method (600) of securely and accurately connecting mobile devices (110) to wireless networks in vehicles (210) by using encrypted wireless network configurations based on vehicle specific data is disclosed herein. The system comprises a vehicle (210) comprising an on-board computer (232) with a memory (231) having a vehicle identification number (233), a connector plug (235), and an motorized engine (234), a connected vehicle device (130) comprising a processor, a WiFi radio, a BLUETOOTH radio, a memory, and a connector for mating with the connector plug of the vehicle (210), and a mobile device (110) comprising a graphical user interface (335), a processor (310), a WiFi radio (307), a BLUETOOTH radio (306), and a cellular network interface (308).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Platform Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Son, Scott Kopchinsky, John C. Kennedy, Jacob Fields