Personnel Identification (e.g., Biometrics) Patents (Class 382/115)
  • Patent number: 11402898
    Abstract: In some embodiments, eye tracking is used on an AR or VR display system to determine if a user of the display system is blinking or otherwise cannot see. In response, current drain or power usage of a display associated with the display system may be reduced, for example, by dimming or turning off a light source associated with the display, or by configuring a graphics driver to skip a designated number of frames or reduce a refresh rate for a designated period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Tal Mor
  • Patent number: 11405387
    Abstract: A method of generating a biometric electronic signature authenticated key exchange (“BESAKE”) token. The method begins when a biometric sample captured from a signing party is received. A secret knowledge factor is received. An encryption key is generated using the secret knowledge factor as an input to a password authenticated key exchange protocol. The biometric sample is encrypted with the encryption key. The BESAKE token is generated and includes the encrypted biometric sample and a signing party identifier associated with the secret knowledge factor. The BESAKE token can be verified using a decryption key generated using a stored knowledge factor as an input to the password authenticated key exchange protocol. The secret knowledge factor is retrieved based on the signing party identifier. The identity of the signing party can be authenticated by decrypting the biometric sample from the BESAKE token using the decryption key and matching the decrypted biometric sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Phillip H. Griffin, Jeffrey J. Stapleton
  • Patent number: 11398109
    Abstract: Provided are a fingerprint reading device and a fingerprint reading method that can appropriately read a fingerprint even when reading a fingerprint of a relatively soft finger that may be easily subjected to significant elastic deformation. The fingerprint reading device includes: a placement portion on which a finger is placed, provided with a reading face so as to be able to move between first and second positions; a drive unit that causes the reading face to move between the first and second positions; and a reading unit that reads a fingerprint when the reading face is positioned at the first position, the drive unit causes the reading face to move to the second position and further move from the second position to the first position, and the reading unit reads a fingerprint when the reading face has moved from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Koda, Teruyuki Higuchi
  • Patent number: 11392679
    Abstract: A computer-implemented certificate verification method includes: obtaining, by a certificate verification module, at least two images of a certificate, in which the at least two images are acquired under different acquisition conditions; obtaining, from the at least two images, at least two target images that correspond to respective images of the at least two images and that each include an image of a light-reflective coating of the certificate; and determining, based on the at least two target images, a probability that the certificate is an original.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mingyu Guo
  • Patent number: 11391861
    Abstract: A portable security inspection device based on millimetre wave imaging comprising a hand-held body, wherein the hand-held body is provided with a millimetre-wave transmitting circuit for generating a millimetre-wave transmitting signal, a millimetre-wave array antenna for transmitting the millimetre-wave transmitting signal to a detected object and for receiving an echo signal reflected by the detected object, and a millimetre-wave receiving circuit for processing the echo signal and converting the echo signal into image data of the detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: CHINA COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., SHENZHEN INSTITUTE OF TERAHERTZ TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
    Inventors: Hanjiang Chen, Chunchao Qi, Zhihui Feng, Yanli Liu, Xiaoxiang Hou, Rong Wang
  • Patent number: 11394751
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for secure electronic message exchange including coupling a control platform to a workstation of a plurality of workstations via a communications medium, where the control platform includes one or more apparatuses for monitoring, controlling, conversion, and billing, related to messages exchanged between a plurality of local users and a plurality of remote users. The system prevents forwarding or copying of a message sent by a local user of the plurality of local users and received by a remote user of the plurality of remote users, to another party by the control platform. The system and method also provides for authenticating the remote user with the control platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Hodge, David Woody
  • Patent number: 11394906
    Abstract: An image acquisition structure includes a dimming layer, a processing circuit, a plurality of reference circuits and a plurality of image acquisition circuits. The reference circuit includes a first photosensor. The dimming layer is provided on a light incident side of the first photosensor, and covers at least the first photosensor of the reference circuit. An input terminal of the processing circuit is electrically connected to an output terminal of the reference circuit. Input terminals of the plurality of image acquisition circuits are electrically connected to an output terminal of the processing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenjuan Wang, Lei Wang, Yapeng Li, Yuanyuan Ma, Yubo Wang
  • Patent number: 11386719
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device that performs user authentication by using iris recognition, the electronic device including a camera capturing an eye image of a user, a display, a memory storing one or more instructions, and at least one processor configured to execute the one or more instructions stored in the memory, in which the at least one processor is configured to display a guide image on the display, change an attribute of the guide image from a first state to a second state and display the guide image, obtain first iris data from a first eye image of the user corresponding to a guide image having an attribute of the first state, obtain second iris data from a second eye image of the user corresponding to a guide image having an attribute of the second state, and perform user authentication based on the first iris data and the second iris data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. LTD.
    Inventors: Hung The Hoang, Thuy Thi Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11380138
    Abstract: The present invention describes a device and method for touchless palmprint acquisition. The method can be applied to a terminal device (including but not limited to mobile phones, tablet computers and other portable devices) with a display screen and a front-facing camera. The camera is used to capture images of palms. The screen is used as a supplementary light source. When lighting condition in the palm area is undesirable, the screen changes its display to improve the lighting condition inside the palm, which increases the recognizability of the palmprint. The palmprint acquisition device and method described in the present invention can be directly applied to existing terminal devices without requiring any additional hardware. By adopting a variety of ways to change the display of the built-in screen of the terminal device, the lighting condition of the palm area will be improved and the recognizability of the palmprint will be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: REDROCK BIOMETRICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hua Yang, Leonid Kontsevich
  • Patent number: 11377113
    Abstract: A method for operating a partially autonomous motor vehicle, wherein in a non-parked state of the motor vehicle, sensor data of a sensor device, which detects at least one person in the surroundings of the motor vehicle, are analyzed with respect to a behavior of the person disadvantageously impairing the further driving operation of the motor vehicle and at least one action counteracting the behavior of the person is triggered in dependence on the analysis result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Christoph Sippl, Daniel Profendiner, Felix Friedmann
  • Patent number: 11381770
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a specification section specifying, from among a plurality of blocks that are set by dividing pixels included in at least a partial region of a pixel region having a plurality of pixels arrayed therein and each of which includes at least one or more of the pixels, at least one or more of the blocks, and a generation section generating a unique value based on pixel values of the pixels included in the specified blocks and a dispersion of the pixel values of the pixels among the plurality of blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Minagawa, Toru Akishita
  • Patent number: 11380349
    Abstract: Verification of presence of a detected target is carried out following an initial presence determination on the basis of detected non-verbal sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: AUDIO ANALYTIC LTD
    Inventors: Christopher James Mitchell, Sacha Krstulovic, Cagdas Bilen, Neil Cooper, Julian Harris, Arnoldas Jasonas, Joe Patrick Lynas
  • Patent number: 11374927
    Abstract: A login system allows users to access computer systems without using a password. The passwordless system and method can use other information to securely and reliably identify true authorized system users. The identity of a user can be associated with their mobile device. The login can be based upon a minimal amount of information such as a name and a phone number which can be stored as an identification record for each of the users in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Affirm, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Howard Kaditz, Andrew Gettings Stevens, Bradley N. Selby, Aaron Ng Ligon, Manuel De Jesus Arias
  • Patent number: 11367194
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for segmenting an image of a video stream with a client device, binarizing an area of interest within one or more image, identifying an initial pupil location and an initial iris radius, and determining a final pupil location and a final iris radius. Some embodiments enable the client device to perform one or more operations within a user interface based on the image segmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Fedir Poliakov
  • Patent number: 11360782
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a subsystem, a first processor, a memory, a circuit and a second processor. The first processor is to execute bootstrap instructions, and the memory is to store second instructions. The circuit is to hold the first processor in reset in response to the apparatus being powered on; and the second processor is to, while the first processor is held in reset, execute the second instructions to initialize the subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Naysen Robertson, Kenneth T. Chin, Theodore F. Emerson
  • Patent number: 11357450
    Abstract: Provided are apparatuses for and methods of measuring a biological signal. The biological signal measuring apparatus includes reference point sensors configured to detect signals detected from at least two reference marks on a surface of a subject and a biological signal measuring position detector configured to generate information about a biological signal measuring position based on the signals detected from the at least two reference marks. The biological signal measuring apparatus measures the biological signal according to the information about the biological signal measuring position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Juneyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 11355124
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a voice recognition method and a voice recognition apparatus. The voice recognition method includes the following operations of acquiring an identification result of an operator; acquiring an acoustic feature set corresponding to the operator based on the identification result of the operator; and recognizing voice of the operator from received sound based on the acquired acoustic feature set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiangdong Yang
  • Patent number: 11348375
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for using focal stacks for image-based spoof detection. One embodiment takes the form of a method that includes obtaining a plurality of images of a biometric-authentication subject, the plurality of images captured by a camera system using a plurality of different focal distances; inputting, into an input-data-analysis module, a set of input data that includes the plurality of images; processing the set of input data using the input-data-analysis module to obtain, from the input-data-analysis module, a spoof-detection result for the biometric-authentication subject; and outputting the spoof-detection result for the biometric-authentication subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventor: Robert Kjell Rowe
  • Patent number: 11348104
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, devices, and apparatuses, including computer programs stored on computer-readable media, for acquiring and recording tracking information on a blockchain. One of the methods includes: verifying, by a terminal device, an identity of a user who is to submit transaction data for recordation on the blockchain; acquiring, by the terminal device, tracking information to be submitted with the transaction data for recordation on the blockchain, the tracking information including identity information of the user and a location of the terminal device; generating, by the terminal device, a data package including the tracking information and the transaction data; and submitting, by the terminal device, the data package for recordation on the blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Long Cheng, Yanpeng Li
  • Patent number: 11335017
    Abstract: A registration facility and a registration method are provided where a pre-interventionally generated simulation model of an examination object is registered with an intra-interventional live image. The simulation model is adapted to the live image using at least one simulated course line of an anatomical feature and/or an instrument by minimizing a line distance metric, specified as a cost function, for a distance between the simulated course line and an actual intra-interventional course of the instrument that is visible in the live image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Katharina Breininger, Marcus Pfister
  • Patent number: 11335125
    Abstract: An information processing device of the present invention includes: an image processing means that extracts a feature value of an object within a captured image obtained by capturing a pre-passing region of a gate, and stores matching information relating to matching of the object based on the feature value; a distance estimating means that estimates a distance from the gate to the object within the captured image; and a matching means that executes matching determination based on the estimated distance and the stored matching information of the object that the distance has been estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketo Kochi, Kenji Saito
  • Patent number: 11326956
    Abstract: One example temperature sensing device includes an electronic processor configured to receive a thermal image of a person captured by a thermal camera. The electronic processor is configured to determine a first temperature and a first location of a first hotspot on the person. The electronic processor is configured to determine a second location of a second hotspot on the person based on the second location being approximately symmetrical with respect to the first location about an axis, and the second hotspot having a second temperature that is approximately equal to the first temperature. The electronic processor is configured to determine a distance between the first location of the first hotspot and the second location of the second hotspot. In response to determining that the distance is within the predetermined range of distances, the electronic processor is configured to generate and output an estimated temperature of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mahesh Saptharishi, Pietro Russo, Peter L. Venetianer
  • Patent number: 11321989
    Abstract: An identification system uses a local cache for performing identifications. An identity system device may store identity information and identification information. An electronic device stores a cache of a portion of the identity information and a part of the identification information. The electronic device receives user input, determines an identity by comparing the user input to the cached identification information (such as by comparing a received digital representation of a biometric with cached biometric identification information), and performs an action using information in the cached identity information that is associated with the identity. The electronic device may update the identity information stored by the identity system device based on the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ALCLEAR, LLC
    Inventor: Rob Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 11321433
    Abstract: A system and method for providing authenticating user access to an access controlled device such as computers, mobile devices, or tablets. The present disclosures describes a novel method and system for eye tracking performed through the execution of computer software on a nontransitory computer-readable medium to measure neurological impulses through physiological expressions of the user. These measurements are unique to each user and therefore ideal for the use in the field of encryption and decryption. This novel system can potentially make mobile devices significantly more secure. Preferably, the system comprises a user interface and a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: EYETHENTICATE, LLC
    Inventor: Austin H. Lubetkin
  • Patent number: 11322243
    Abstract: An improved method and system for identifying and displaying related images obtained during an examination is disclosed. Each image includes both pixel data, corresponding to the image to be displayed, and location information, defining a relationship between the pixel data and a reference point. During a review of the images, a physician may identify an abnormality or particular region of interest in one image. The location information corresponding to the position identified by the physician within the image is obtained from the image file. Having identified location information for a particular location on the first image, the system analyzes the location information corresponding to the pixel data for each of the other stored images to identify any other image that intersects the identified location. All images that intersect the identified location may then be displayed adjacent to the first image for inspection by the physician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: NeoSoft, LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Wolff, Steven H. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11317293
    Abstract: A method for authenticating a user of an electronic device is provided. The method includes displaying a section of a graphical representation to the user on a display of the electronic device. The graphical representation comprises a graphical object. Further, the method includes requesting the user to navigate to the graphical object. Additionally, the method includes capturing data from one or more sensors of the electronic device that is indicative of a movement of the electronic device by the user for navigating to the graphical object and/or data from one or more input devices of the electronic device that is indicative of a user input by the user for navigating to the graphical object. The method further includes authenticating the user based on the captured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hugo Embrechts, Gonzalo Bailador Del Pozo, Dimitri Torfs, Gaetan De Brucker
  • Patent number: 11315365
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present application provide a method for registering a fingerprint, a terminal, and a computer readable storage medium. The method for registering a fingerprint includes: acquiring fingerprint images collected in response to a user sliding a finger; filtering the fingerprint images to select filtered images that satisfy a preset filtering condition; and registering the filtered images into a fingerprint template. Thus, the user can register the fingerprint by sliding the finger, without pressing a number of times, which improves user experience and helps to enhance identification performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dongcheng Wu
  • Patent number: 11308324
    Abstract: An object detecting system, which detects an object by using a hierarchical pyramid structure includes: a pyramid image generator configured to receive a plurality of input images respectively corresponding to a plurality of time points and generate a plurality of pyramid images corresponding to each of the plurality of input images; an object extractor configured to generate a plurality of pieces of object data by extracting at least one object from the plurality of pyramid images; and a buffer storing the plurality of pieces of object data on an object basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeoungsu Kim, Sangsoo Ko, Sanghyuck Ha
  • Patent number: 11308460
    Abstract: A method for processing a multi-account check includes: receiving a first authorization request including a transaction amount, an account identifier, and a check number; identifying a blockchain associated with the account identifier including a plurality of blocks, each block including a block header and blockchain data values, and a blockchain data value included in one of the blocks including the check number; generating two or more additional authorization requests including a payment amount, an alternate account number, and an alternate check number, where the alternate account number included in each of the additional authorization requests is unique among the additional authorization requests and a total of the payment amount included in the additional authorization requests is based on the transaction amount; and transmitting each of the additional authorization requests to a financial institution associated with the alternate account number included in the respective additional authorization request
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ankur Arora, Rakesh Patel, Aditya Koduri
  • Patent number: 11307514
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus for monitoring conditioning of a rendering material in a storage structure, where the storage structure comprises a passive transceiver. The passive transceiver may generate a varying response signal where a strength of the varying signal can be monitored and used to determine a pre-conditioning parameter indicative of a condition of the storage structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Aleix Fort Filgueira, Alejandro Mielgo, Michel Georges Encrenaz
  • Patent number: 11303452
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for biometric digital signature generation for identity verification are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, a method for identity verification of a user comprises sensing, by at least one sensor, biometric information from the user. The method further comprises generating, by a sensor device, biometric data from the biometric information. Also, the method comprises hashing, by the user device utilizing a fuzzy hash algorithm or a hash algorithm (i.e. a non-fuzzy hash algorithm), at least a portion of the biometric data to generate a biometric digital signature for the user. In addition, the method comprises comparing, by a verification node, the biometric digital signature to a previous biometric digital signature for the user. Further, the method comprises verifying, by the verification node, the user when the verification node determines that the biometric digital signature is identical to the previous biometric digital signature for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: KeychainX AG
    Inventors: Joel Cohen, Bartlomiej Robert Rhodin
  • Patent number: 11298051
    Abstract: A technique for processing patient-specific image data for computer assisted surgical navigation. A database is provided including multiple first data sets of two- or three-dimensional image data. Each first data set is representative of first shape data or first biometric data of a skin surface of at least one patient. The method further comprises obtaining, by an optical camera system, a second data set of two- or three-dimensional image data of a skin surface of a particular patient and deriving second shape data or second biometric data of the skin surface from the second data set. By comparing the second shape data or second biometric data with the first shape data or the first biometric data of one or more first data sets, a similarity score is calculated. A signal generated based on the similarity score triggers one of selection and de-selection of a first data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventor: Florian Herrmann
  • Patent number: 11301710
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments that relate to a system or a method for managing individual actions. In one example, among others, a system includes a client device and program instructions executable in the client device. The program instructions, when executed, cause the client device to identify an action that stores an image in a memory associated with the client device, where the action is executed by way of the client computing device. The program instructions also cause the client device to generate an image tag that describe the image. The client device can determine that the image has enterprise content based on the image tag and determine that a policy applies to the enterprise content. An enterprise action can be performed based on the enterprise policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Kar-Fai Tse, Erich Peter Stuntebeck, Chaoting Xuan
  • Patent number: 11301872
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods associated with personal history in a track and trace system are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a method includes acquiring first information corresponding to a physical object; identifying first authentication data based on the first information; storing the first authentication data in a database system; subsequent to storing the first authentication data, acquiring second information corresponding to a target physical object and identifying second authentication data based on the second information; identifying third information corresponding to the target physical object, querying the database system to seek a matching record based on the second authentication data; in the case that a matching record is returned responsive to the querying, updating the matching record with an indication that the second authentication data was matched to it and updating history data or said matching record based on said third information. Other embodiments may be disclosed or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ALITHEON, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Lynn Withrow, Mark Tocci, David Keesu Kim, David Justin Ross, Scot E. Land
  • Patent number: 11292432
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a terminal device and a vehicle. The terminal device includes a first verification unit that verifies whether the terminal devices matches the vehicle through wireless communication when the terminal device enters an area in which wireless communication between the terminal device and the vehicle is available, and an operation instruction unit that receives an instruction to execute a predetermined operation of the vehicle from the user and the first verification unit has verified that the terminal device matches the vehicle, and transmits a signal according to the instruction to the vehicle, and the vehicle includes a second verification unit that communicates with the first identification unit and verify whether with the vehicle matches the terminal device, and an operation controller that receives the signal from the operation instruction unit and executes the predetermined operation according to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Okada, Ryuta Atsumi, Satoshi Fujisaki, Daisuke Hiroki, Shinpei Asai
  • Patent number: 11295118
    Abstract: Systems and method verify a user based on facial image data, without prior information about the user. A user name and facial image of the user are received. A search query comprising the user name can be issued to one or more search engines. Images returned as a result of the search query can be filtered to determine a set of candidate images. The images in the set of candidate images can be compared to the facial image of the use to determine a probability of a match. If there is a match, the user can be considered verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Avast Software, s.r.o.
    Inventor: Jeroen De Knijf
  • Patent number: 11295111
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for detecting a fake fingerprint is disclosed. The apparatus may divide an input fingerprint image into blocks, determine an image quality assessment (IQA) value associated with each block, determine a confidence value based on the IQA values using a confidence determination model, and determine whether an input fingerprint in the input fingerprint image is a fake fingerprint based on the determined confidence value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wonjun Kim, Youngsung Kim, Sungjoo Suh, Hyungsuk Kim, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 11286310
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor that can receive location data from a user device, and store the location data in a user profile data structure also storing facial recognition data. The processor can also receive at least one image, and can identify a location based at least in part on a set of characteristics within the at least one image. The processor can, for each user profile data structure stored in a database, compare location data in that user profile data structure to the location. The processor can, when the location data of the user profile data structure and the location match, conduct facial recognition to determine whether the user associated with the user profile data structure can be identified in the at least one image. The processor can then associate the at least one image with the user profile data structure if the user can be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: 15 SECONDS OF FAME, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Resnick, Ruslan Sabitov, Brett Joshpe
  • Patent number: 11288606
    Abstract: Techniques and system configurations for tracking customers and employees in a commercial environment such as a retail store are described herein. Customer devices that are operated by an associated customer may be tracked to determine customer shopping activities in a retail store, and to obtain promotions or affect targeted results based on the customer's activity and a profile associated with the customer. Employee devices that are operated by an associated employee also may be tracked to identify employee activities and manage the interactions that occur with customers in the retail environment. In-store activities and interactions accordingly may be enhanced as a result of advertising, marketing, and analytics derived from the tracked activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BBY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michele Azar, Lisa Hake, Andrew Marble, Brent Shiely, William Don Wortley, Michael Zorn
  • Patent number: 11285918
    Abstract: Secure access to a vehicle is described, in which one or more biometric identifiers of a user may be utilized to enable the vehicle. The user may not operate the vehicle without satisfying security measures based on his/her biometric identifier generated from various biological traits. In some embodiments, an artificial engine and/or algorithm may be combined to facilitate the authentication process to determine whether the user is authorized to use the vehicle. The secure access features may also manage a list of biometric identifiers of the authorized users. In some instances, the secure access features may be temporarily disabled. Further, individual parts of the vehicle may be associated with a unique identifier of the vehicle (which may include a vehicle identification number), and/or may be configured to transmit their geological locations determined by a global positioning system (GPS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhumika Chhabra, Madison E. Wale, Claudia A. Delaney, Elsie de la Garza Villarreal
  • Patent number: 11284837
    Abstract: Embodiments of a personal safety monitoring system this disclosure include a wristband that includes a two-way security screw having a non-standard drive recess and sized for insertion into adjustment holes of the wristband; a security key having a non-standard drive configured for insertion into the non-standard drive recess of the two-way security screw; and a designed fail point located along at least one of the first and second lengths of the wristband, the designed fail point configured to fail at a predetermined pull force on the wristband. A monitor may receive signals from the wristband and sound an alert when the wristband exceeds a maximum allowable distance from the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: KB, LLC
    Inventors: Christie Matthews, Tim Thornton
  • Patent number: 11281885
    Abstract: Provided are a method for fingerprint recognition, an electronic device, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium. The method is applicable to the electronic device. The method includes the following. An image of a user's finger placed on a fingerprint collecting region of a display screen of the electronic device is collected as an original fingerprint image. A corrected fingerprint image is obtained according to the original fingerprint image and a predetermined foreign material image, where the predetermined foreign material image is obtained when the user's finger is not placed on the fingerprint collecting region and indicative of a foreign material on the fingerprint collecting region. Determine whether a match between the corrected fingerprint image and a pre-stored fingerprint image exists by comparing the corrected fingerprint image with the pre-stored fingerprint image. The electronic device is triggered to perform a preset action in response to that the match exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Biao Chen, Wenxi Zhan
  • Patent number: 11281922
    Abstract: A face recognition system, a method for establishing data of face recognition, and a face recognizing method thereof are disclosed. The face recognition system includes an image obtaining device, a facial analysis module, and a feature comparison module. The image obtaining device is used to obtain a registered facial image. The facial analysis module is used to analyze the registered facial image to obtain a registered facial feature, so as to determine a feature threshold of the registered facial feature. The feature comparison module is used to compare the registered facial feature with a facial feature of a plural facial images to register a facial feature of a similar facial image corresponding to more than a similarity threshold as a false-positive facial image feature. Such that the facial analysis module determines a false-positive threshold of the false-positive facial image feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu-Hung Tseng
  • Patent number: 11281892
    Abstract: Technologies for efficient identity recognition based on skin features include a compute device. The compute device includes an image capture device and an image acquisition module to obtain, with the image capture device, an image that depicts the skin of the person. The compute device also includes a skin feature determination module to identify pixels in the obtained image that are associated with the skin of the person, and determine one or more features of the skin based on the identified pixels. Additionally, the compute device includes an identity determination module to generate a feature vector that includes the determined features of the skin, and analyze the feature vector with reference data to determine an identity of the person. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rita Chattopadhyay, Tina Alam
  • Patent number: 11276058
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed in which data associated with a transaction are protected with encryption. At an access device, a PIN associated with a payment account may be encrypted with a first key derived from an initial key of the access device and sensitive data associated with the payment account may be encrypted with a second key derived from the initial key. At a secure module associated with a host server encrypted sensitive data of an authorization request message may be decrypted. The secure module associated with the host server can re-encrypt the sensitive data using a zone encryption key associated with a payment processing network. A translated authorization request message including the re-encrypted sensitive data can be transmitted by the merchant server to the payment processing network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Glenn Powell, John F. Sheets, Paul Tait, Kim Wagner, Krishna Koganti, Marc Perl, Hector Rodriguez, Susan Zloth
  • Patent number: 11273074
    Abstract: A system for altering the eye color of a patient with a color alteration procedure includes a laser system having a housing around at least one component of the laser system. The laser system also has a perimeter circuit configured to detect a breach of the housing based on the perimeter circuit being broken resulting in an electrical current flowing through the perimeter circuit being ceased or a change in resistance in the perimeter circuit. The system also includes software that detects, by the perimeter circuit, the breach based on the perimeter circuit being broken. The software also executes, based on the breach, an electronic lockout of the laser system such that the laser system cannot be operated without receipt of a command lifting the electronic lockout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Stroma Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Gregg Homer
  • Patent number: 11270182
    Abstract: Various switchable RFID devices are disclosed. These switchable RFID devices may include one or more RFID tags and one or more switches. Some of these one or more switches are optionally wireless. In various embodiments, the switchable RFID devices include cellular phones, security devices, identity devices, financial devices, remote controls, and the like. In some embodiments, switches are configured to enter data into a switchable RFID device, for example to select a financial account. Switches are optionally configured to program the RFID device or to operate as sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Mynette Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Michael Colby
  • Patent number: 11269983
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an improvement to conventional biometric authentication systems and techniques by providing an innovative system, method and computer program product for thermal enrichment of biometric authentication data to generate a high-confidence verification of user identity. A collaborative system for receiving data and continuously analyzing the data to determine emerging patterns is provided. The invention provides for the enrichment of biometric authentication data with thermal imaging data in order to discern between authentic data samples in contrast to inanimate copies or models. Furthermore, the invention is designed to detect and analyze liveliness of data samples as a means of authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eren Kursun
  • Patent number: 11270101
    Abstract: A face depth image is normalized and color-transferred into a normalized face depth image. The face color image and the normalized face depth image are mixed into a face mixed image. A plurality of face mixed images of several different users are processed with face landmark alignment and mean, and then are synthesized with the face mixed image of another user into an imaginary face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Shih-Fang Yang Mao
  • Patent number: 11263418
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods that may autonomously identify a person of a member pool based on pictures of the person, without requiring the person's cooperation. Contextual information of the picture(s) along with the picture(s) are utilized. Contextual information may be the information that is related to current circumstances when the picture was taken. A system may comprise cameras that map appearances to visual data; a mapping function that maps identities and camera information to generate contextual information and a set of a priori probabilities; recognition functions that map the visual data to another set of probabilities, which match each of the visual data with each of the one of the identities; and a decision function that combines the set of a priori probabilities and the another set of probabilities to determine one of the plurality of the identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Tinoq Inc.
    Inventors: Chan Soo Hwang, Young Geun Cho, Daxiao Yu