Image (fingerprint, Face) Patents (Class 340/5.83)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10318791
    Abstract: Devices and optical sensor modules are provided for provide on-screen optical sensing of fingerprints by using a under-LCD or OLED screen optical sensor module that captures and detects returned light and anti-spoofing sensing for rejecting fake fingerprint models based on capacitive sensing or optical sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi He, Bo Pi
  • Patent number: 10303916
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a set of infra-red (IR) sources surrounding an image capture sensor and a processor operatively coupled to said IR sources and said image capture sensor. The processor being arranged to acquire from the sensor a succession of images, each illuminated with a different combination of the IR sources. The processor is further arranged to combine component images corresponding to the succession of images by selecting a median value for corresponding pixel locations of the component images as a pixel value for the combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventor: Shabab Bazrafkan
  • Patent number: 10282535
    Abstract: A method and system to verify identity while protecting private data. To locally verify identity without requiring communication with an external database or passing personal/identity information over network connections. To create a database and/or statistical model for later use to verify identify, private information from a first media is input to a device. Private information subsequently presented via a second media is then verified locally by comparing to the private information previously captured from the first media. If the resultant correlation score is sufficiently high the private information from the first media and from the second media are determined to belong to the same individual, and the user is authenticated or a desired action is approved. In case of a low correlation score, a notification may be sent to one or more entities alerting authorities of a security breach or identity theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NXT-ID, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Tunnell, Christopher Santillo, Justin Mitchell, Sean Powers
  • Patent number: 10264615
    Abstract: A secure communication method between a vehicle-mounted diagnostic device and a mobile terminal of a user includes the device broadcasting a paging message, inviting at least one mobile terminal to send a pairing request to the vehicle-mounted device. In response to a pairing request from a mobile terminal, an inquiry signal is sent to the mobile terminal inquiring as to a pairing mode required. One of several pairing modes can be selected, each pairing mode corresponding to a preset pairing password and at least one vehicle-mounted system accessible under the pairing mode. Upon matching the pairing password from the mobile terminal with a device-stored preset pairing password corresponding to the selected pairing mode, a wireless connection between the vehicle-mounted device and the mobile terminal is made, allowing the mobile terminal to access the at least one vehicle-mounted system accessible under the selected pairing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liang-Yuan Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10262183
    Abstract: An electronic device including an input sensing module including a sensing surface to which a palm is input, the sensing surface having a three-dimensional shape, and a control module comparing user palm information with input palm information sensed by the input sensing module to output an authentication signal when a number of data points of the user palm information consistent with the stored input palm information is equal to or greater than a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-ki Hong, Jongseo Lee
  • Patent number: 10263982
    Abstract: A foldable device includes: a display; a touch panel configured to detect a touch input; a sensing interface configured to detect an angle of the foldable device; and a controller configured to activate the display unit when the angle detected by the sensing unit as the foldable device is unfolded is equal to or greater than a first angle, and activate the touch panel when the angle detected by the sensing unit is equal to or greater than a second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dae-myung Kim
  • Patent number: 10241608
    Abstract: A display device including a display unit including sensing input signal lines, sensing output signal lines, and touch sensors disposed on the sensing input signal lines and the sensing output signal lines, a sensor unit including gripping sensors corresponding to the sensing input signal lines, the sensor unit configured to generate a gripping signal including touch information of a first gripping sensor and position information of a first sensing input signal line corresponding to the first gripping sensor, and a signal controller configured to control a sensing scan control signal such that a first sensing input signal including a higher voltage than a reference voltage is applied to the first sensing input signal line according to gripping signal, and a sensing scan driver configured to generate a sensing input signal that is applied to the sensing input signal lines according to the sensing scan control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-Ki Hong, Jong Seo Lee
  • Patent number: 10235548
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method: obtaining background noise of a wakeup region on a fingerprint sensor in a terminal device, where the wakeup region is a region for detecting whether the fingerprint sensor is touched; adding a preset safety margin to the background noise, to obtain a first threshold; and determining, according to the first threshold and a preset safety value, an interrupt threshold for the fingerprint sensor to generate an interrupt signal, where the interrupt threshold is used to instruct the fingerprint sensor to generate an interrupt signal, so as to wake up a central processing unit CPU of the terminal device, and the safety value is used to prevent the fingerprint sensor from erroneously triggering an interrupt signal to wake up the CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Danhong Li
  • Patent number: 10210380
    Abstract: A method for enhancing user liveness detection is provided that includes calculating, by a computing device, parameters for each frame in a video of captured face biometric data. Each parameter results from movement of at least one of the computing device and the biometric data during capture of the biometric data. The method also includes creating a signal for each parameter and calculating a similarity score. The similarity score indicates the similarity between the signals. Moreover, the method includes determining the user is live when the similarity score is at least equal to a threshold score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: DAON HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Mircea Ionita
  • Patent number: 10198109
    Abstract: A device and related methods, including a display and a display surface, are provided. The device includes logic configured to detect touch events received via the display surface. The display is coupled to a remote computing functionality that is configured to store shared work space information in a data store associated with the remote computing functionality to support collaborative tasks performed by participants in an interaction session. The device further includes logic configured to receive touch events and interpret the touch events as a request to drag an object, select a menu option, or display a web page. The device further includes logic configured to receive requests, not via the display surface of the display, but from user devices different from the display. Such requests can include requests to display an object on the display surface or execute an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Michel Pahud
  • Patent number: 10162947
    Abstract: Devices and methods are presented for managing data security. One example method includes receiving user identification information from a screen of a device that is connectable to a database of secure information. The method includes authenticating the user identification information, the authenticating includes capturing image data of a user associated with the user identification information. The method provides access to the database of secure information upon authenticating the user identification information. The method records data of user interactive input and viewed images displayed on the screen while the access provided. The method stores audit data for the user when accessing the database of secure information, the audit data being associated with a history of use by the user. The audit data including a plurality of events associated with the use. The method enables replay of the audit data for at least one of the plurality of events associated with the use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: NSS Lab Works LLC
    Inventors: Namakkal S Sambamurthy, Parthasarathy Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10139938
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a mobile terminal, including a touch screen, the touch screen including a touch cover plate. The touch screen further includes a sensing identification module, the touch cover plate covering the sensing identification module. In the embodiments of the present invention, the sensing identification module is integrated into a touch screen, and a full touch panel is used. In this way, the problem of sense of difference which is brought by the independently assembled sensing identification module is solved from the visual and tactile perspectives, the manufacturing procedure is simplified, production and utilization efficiencies are improved, and user's satisfaction is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gengchun Deng, Wei Long
  • Patent number: 10133385
    Abstract: A system is provided for controlling, real-time logging, and archiving complex commercial transactions such as the purchase and financing of an automobile. An electronic contract disclosure unit or ECDU includes a digitizing display for imaging documents involved in the transaction and a digitizer for manual interaction with images on the display. A computer controls the transaction, and may for instance, control the order of presentation of documents to a vehicle purchaser, receive the purchaser's signature on the displayed documents when required, offer choices of various packages that can be accepted or declined by the purchaser, and insures that the entire transaction is carried out properly. The ECDU logs the transaction for future review and preferably records video and audio. Fingerprint readers allow participants to select between options by pressing their thumb or finger on the readers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Reynolds & Reynolds Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Maloney, Mark A. Singleton
  • Patent number: 10127300
    Abstract: A pairwise relationship data set with multiple attributes (such as, who, what, when, where, how) and with the what attribute (also called the topic attribute) having a word dimension and a people dimension. The data in the topic dimension of the what attribute relates to topics (including other people) relating to the specific, human, personal relationship between the first person and the second person of the pairwise pair. The what attribute data is derived by processing basis data, which includes correspondence data (that is, the substance of correspondence that the first and second persons participate in, including instant messaging and e-mail exchanges. Pairwise relationship data is displayed to a user in real time during a chat session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barton A. Smith, Fei Wang, Wei Zhang, Michelle X. Zhou
  • Patent number: 10126080
    Abstract: A biometric firearms safety system includes a firearm that has a grip and an action. A fingerprint unit is coupled to the firearm. The fingerprint unit is positioned on the grip to read fingerprints from a user. The fingerprint unit stores fingerprints from an authorized user. A locking unit is coupled to the firearm. The locking unit engages the action such that the locking unit inhibits the action from is manipulated. Thus, the locking unit inhibits the firearm from is loaded and fired. The locking unit is electrically coupled to the fingerprint unit. The locking unit disengages from the action when the user's fingerprints match the authorized user's fingerprints. Thus, the locking unit facilitates the user to load and fire the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Roy Martin
  • Patent number: 10097556
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for the atomic switching of user accounts for a messaging client, in order to maintain constant network availability of the messaging client. The messaging client may allow the registering of multiple messaging accounts and switching between them. Switching may include validating a selecting account, logging out the currently-active account if validation is successful, and logging in the selected account. If validation or logging-in fails, the messaging client remains logged-in to, or returns to, the previously-active account. A limited token may be maintained for inactive accounts and may allow for the retrieval of information such as whether inactive accounts have unread messages, and if so how many, without allowing further access. The messaging client may therefore periodically poll the messaging system (or vice versa) and display notifications for inactive accounts, and the inactive accounts may still be listed as available via the messaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Benoit Philippe Boval, Kunal Nikhil Modi
  • Patent number: 10051471
    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: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Sarah Everett, Marc Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10049515
    Abstract: Various arrangements for determining and setting an authorization level for an unknown person are presented. Facial recognition may be performed on a received video stream. An authorized user may be recognized in the video feed. Additionally, an unknown person may be identified in the video feed. A provisional authorization level may be granted for the unknown person based on proximity between the unknown person and the authorized user in the received video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies International Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Greene
  • Patent number: 10043061
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computer-implemented method for recognizing facial images may include a multi-stage facial verification process to improve the speed and accuracy of a facial recognition operation. For example, a facial recognition module may include multiple stages where a subset of data is analyzed recursively to improve the speed of the facial recognition processes. The multiple stages may be arranged in a fast-to-slow and coarse-to-fine arrangements such that a match decision may be made at each successive stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MorphoTrak, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Zhen-Ping Lo, Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 10019616
    Abstract: A biometrics authentication device is configured so as to include: a filter that extracts a plurality of directional features from an input image; a per-direction directional feature normalization processing unit that normalizes the plurality of directional features extracted by the filter; a non-directional feature generating unit that generates a non-directional feature on the basis of the plurality of directional features output from the per-direction directional feature normalization processing unit; a matching processing unit that determines a degree of similarity between the non-directional feature and a registered non-directional feature stored in a storing unit; and a determining unit that determines identity by using the degree of similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomoharu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10019617
    Abstract: A biometrics authentication device is configured to include a non-directional feature generation process unit configured to generate a non-directional feature on the basis of a directional features; a directional feature generation process unit configured to select, from among the directional features, a reference directional feature corresponding to a reference direction; a non-directional feature matching process unit configured to obtain a first degree of similarity between the non-directional feature and a registered non-directional feature; a directional feature matching process unit configured to obtain a second degree of similarity between the reference directional feature and a registered reference directional feature; and a determination unit configured to make a weight of the second degree of similarity smaller than a weight of the first degree of similarity and to determine whether or not a subject is a person to be authenticated, by using the first degree of similarity and the second degree of sim
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomoharu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10019619
    Abstract: A biometrics authentication device is configured to include: a filter that extracts from an input image directional features that respectively correspond to directions different from each other; an perpendicular filter that, from among the directional features extracted from the filter, decreases a luminance value of the entirety of a directional feature that corresponds to a prescribed direction, increases a luminance value of the entirety of a directional feature that corresponds to a direction perpendicular to the directional feature that corresponds to the prescribed direction, and outputs other directional features with no change; a non-directional feature generation processing unit that generates a non-directional feature on the basis of the directional features output from the perpendicular filter; a matching processing unit that obtains a similarity between the non-directional feature and a registered non-directional feature stored in a storing unit; and a determining unit that determines identity by
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventor: Tomoharu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10007345
    Abstract: Handheld weapons using tactile feedback to deliver silent status information are described. One embodiment comprises a handheld weapon comprising: a housing comprising a user contactable region, a tactile element coupled to the user contactable region, and an actuator coupled to the tactile element and capable of outputting a haptic sensation localized to the tactile element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventor: Louis B. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 9975479
    Abstract: A vehicular notification control apparatus includes: an operation acceptance portion that accepts an instruction operation performed by a non-driving occupant for an equipment device providing a function available to a user in a vehicle interior; an output data acquisition portion that acquires output data in response to the instruction operation for notifying the driver of a result of processing; a notification control portion that makes a notification to the driver; and a drive load determination portion that determines whether drive load of the driver is high. The notification control portion makes the notification when the drive load determination portion determines that the drive load is not high at a time the output data acquisition portion has acquired the output data. The notification control portion withholds making the notification until the drive load determination portion determines that the drive load is not high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kentaro Kajita
  • Patent number: 9971927
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for registering a fingerprint profile on a mobile device includes detecting, at a fingerprint detection module having a rectangular shape, a contact from a finger associated with a swipe motion. The method includes responsive to the detected contact at the fingerprint detection module having a rectangular shape, capturing an image of the finger during the swipe motion. The method includes storing the image of the finger captured during the swipe motion as a registered fingerprint profile of an authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bo Pi
  • Patent number: 9955349
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to multifactor-based authentication systems. Multifactor authentication occurs during a communication session in response to detecting a trigger event, such as an anomalous condition. Historical metrics, such as performance metrics (e.g., rendering speeds), behavioral metrics (e.g., click-stream behavior), environmental metrics (e.g., noise), etc., can be used as a baseline to compare against metrics for a current communication session. An anomalous condition, such as a current session metric exceeding a threshold, can result in an authentication service transmitting a multifactor authentication request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Arron McClintock, Darren Ernest Canavor, George Nikolaos Stathakopoulos
  • Patent number: 9946375
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include an input device including an array of sensing pixels configured to sense an input object in a sensing region. Each of the sensing pixels includes a sense element and a first transistor, wherein the first transistor includes a gate terminal connected to a row select line and a second terminal connected to the sense element. Each of the sensing pixels also includes a second transistor, wherein the second transistor includes a gate terminal connected to the sense element and the second terminal of the first transistor, and wherein the second transistor further includes a second terminal connected to a column output line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Arash Akhavan Fomani, Patrick Smith
  • Patent number: 9906365
    Abstract: A personal digital ID device provides a digital identifier to a service for a predetermined duration in response to user interaction. The user interaction may include a button press. The personal digital ID device may be in the form of a bracelet, a key fob, or other form factor. The service may be provided by a mobile device, in the cloud, or elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Tyfone, Inc.
    Inventors: Siva G. Narendra, Prabhakar Tadepalli, Saurav Chakraborty, Donald Allen Bloodworth
  • Patent number: 9865040
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a finger biometric sensor that includes an array of electric field sensing pixels and image data output circuitry coupled thereto and capable of processing the image data from each of sub-arrays of the array of electric field sensing pixels. The electronic device may also include a dielectric layer over the array of electric field sensing pixels and causing electric field diffusion so that the image data output circuitry generates image data corresponding to a blurred finger image. The electronic device also includes deblurring circuitry coupled to the image data output circuitry and capable of processing the image data from each of the plurality of sub-arrays of the array of electric field sensing pixels to produce processed image data representative of a deblurred finger image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Dale R. Setlak, Martin Subert, Ondrej Konopka, Petr Kohout, Pavel Mrazek, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Patent number: 9858468
    Abstract: A processor estimates a shape of a subject on the basis of an image of the subject, and a memory stores the shape of the subject. The processor generates a quadratic surface connecting a plurality of points on the subject on the basis of the shape of the subject, and develops each of the plurality of points to a planar surface contacting the quadratic surface. Thereafter the processor corrects the image of the subject on the basis of a position of each of the plurality of points developed to the planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takahiro Aoki
  • Patent number: 9853972
    Abstract: An electronic image that includes information identifying a user of a client device is received, as is another electronic image that captures the face of the user. A first account (e.g., a store account) is linked to a second account (e.g., a pharmacy account) if an image of the user extracted from the first electronic image matches the face of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
    Inventor: Vijay Kukreja
  • Patent number: 9848238
    Abstract: A media playback method and device that relate to the field of computer technologies are provided. The method includes turning on a camera to detect the number of human eyes within a shooting range to determine an initial number of viewers when a user performs a media playback activity, detecting, at a set interval, the number of human eyes to determine a current number of viewers, and encrypting a playback image when the current number of viewers is greater than the initial number of viewers. The method is applicable when a user views information, such as a text, a picture, or a video, on a device such as a mobile phone terminal, a pad device, or a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shiguo Lian
  • Patent number: 9830499
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of performing a function of an electronic device. The method includes: detecting a first hovering object in proximity to the electronic device; measuring a first coordinate of at least one point included on a surface of the first hovering object based on detection of the first hovering object; generating first shape information on the first hovering object based on the first coordinate; and setting a function to be executed in accordance with the first shape information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chungil Lee, Dohyung Lee