Personnel Identification (e.g., Biometrics) Patents (Class 382/115)
  • Patent number: 11030349
    Abstract: The method, computer program product and computer system may include computing device which may detect a first user within a defined area of a display device and the first user may have a first security level. The computing device may display data on the display device and the data may be associated with a security parameter defining a security level for viewing the data. The computing device may detect a second user within the defined area of the display device and the second user may have a second security level. The computing device may determine that the second security level of the second user does not meet the security parameter for viewing the data and redact the data in response to determining that the second user does not meet the security parameter for viewing the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijaya Balakrishna, Ambal Balakrishnan, Brian Clarke, Andrew R. Jones, Linda Zimmer
  • Patent number: 11030290
    Abstract: A biological data registration support device includes: a control portion configured to acquire a plurality of registration scenarios, each including at least one verification method and associated with respective services, identify a verification method that is commonly included in the plurality of registration scenarios as a common verification method, and acquire one set of biological data for registration regarding the common verification method and one set of biological data for registration regarding the verification method other than the common verification method; and a transmitting portion configured to transmit the biological data for registration and the plurality registration scenarios acquired by the control portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shizuo Sakamoto, Shigeharu Sakayori, Yumiko Tomizuka
  • Patent number: 11030351
    Abstract: The method, computer program product and computer system may include computing device which may detect a first user within a defined area of a display device and the first user may have a first security level. The computing device may display data on the display device and the data may be associated with a security parameter defining a security level for viewing the data. The computing device may detect a second user within the defined area of the display device and the second user may have a second security level. The computing device may determine that the second security level of the second user does not meet the security parameter for viewing the data and redact the data in response to determining that the second user does not meet the security parameter for viewing the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijaya Balakrishna, Ambal Balakrishnan, Brian Clarke, Andrew R. Jones, Linda Zimmer
  • Patent number: 11023754
    Abstract: Systems and methods for high fidelity multi-modal out-of-band biometric authentication are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method for multi-mode biometric authentication may include (1) receiving, at a computer application executed by an electronic device, a first input from a first input device on the electronic device; (2) receiving, at the computer application, a second data from a second input device on the electronic device; (3) receiving, at the computer application, a third input from a third input device on the electronic device; and (4) communicating, by the computer application and to a server, the first input, the second input, and the third input. The first input, second input and third input may be received within a predetermined time period, such as five seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Eren Kursun, Gene Fernandez, Alex Berson, Brian Goodman
  • Patent number: 11017404
    Abstract: Methods and systems of authenticating a user based on an event, such as a natural disaster, a gathering of people, and mass activities of people. The method comprises recognizing, by a financial institution computing system, an event; receiving, by the financial institution computing system, a transaction request of a user; determining, by the financial institution computing system, that the user is associated with the recognized event; adjusting, by the financial institution computing system, authentication rules for the user; and processing, by the financial institution computing system, the transaction request for the user based on the adjusted authentication rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Michael Chang, John Chuprevich, Kevin R. Cieslak, Christopher P. Clausen, Jeffrey A. Cornman, Samuel Downing, Bryan Hall, Julio Jiron, Bryan Kroll, Samuel Martin, Traci Nguyen, Virginia Randle, Priyamvada Singh, Darrell L. Suen, Kenneth L. Wright
  • Patent number: 11017225
    Abstract: An image synthesizing apparatus includes an illuminating device that outputs linearly polarized light having a first polarization direction and linearly polarized light having a second polarization direction, a camera that captures an image in a third polarization direction including a plurality of pixels and an image in a fourth polarization direction including a plurality of pixels, and a control circuit that synthesizes, on a pixel-by-pixel basis, the image in the third polarization direction and the image in the fourth polarization direction into an authentication image for iris authentication. The first, the second, the third and the fourth polarization directions are different from one another. The camera acquires the image in the third polarization direction using the linearly polarized light in the first polarization direction and acquires the image in the fourth polarization direction using the linearly polarized light in the second polarization direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Kanamori
  • Patent number: 11017537
    Abstract: An abandoned item detection unit detects an abandoned item shown in an image taken by any of a plurality of imaging devices. A person identification unit specifies the image directly before or directly after the appearance of the abandoned item as an image of abandonment timing, and identifies at least one person shown in the image of abandonment timing as a target person. A person search unit searches for an image showing the target person from among the images respectively taken by any of the plurality of imaging devices. A result display unit outputs a display showing the movement of the target person on the screen of a user terminal on the basis of the imaging device that has taken each image showing the target person and the imaging time at which each image showing the target person was taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
    Inventors: Junichi Togashi, Wataru Ito
  • Patent number: 11012652
    Abstract: [Subject] To generate a value unique to a solid-state imaging apparatus utilizing a physical feature of the solid-state imaging apparatus. [Solving Means] 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: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Minagawa, Toru Akishita
  • Patent number: 11010594
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a vehicle includes a sensor that detects motion and approach of an object around the vehicle, a camera that obtains a motion image and a facial image of the object around the vehicle, and a controller that generates a graphical user interface (GUI) based on the obtained motion and facial images of the object around the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hye Jin Lee, Hyun Sang Kim, Hee Won Shin
  • Patent number: 11010595
    Abstract: A facial verification method and apparatus is disclosed. The facial verification method includes detecting a face region in an input image, determining whether the detected face region represents a partial face, in response to a determination that the detected face region represents the partial face, generating a synthesized image by combining image information of the detected face region and reference image information, performing a verification operation with respect to the synthesized image and predetermined first registration information, and indicating whether facial verification of the input image is successful based on a result of the performed verification operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungju Han, Minsu Ko, Deoksang Kim, Jae-Joon Han
  • Patent number: 11003751
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to methods, apparatus and systems for biometric processes. The invention relates to initiating generation of an acoustic stimulus for application to a user's ear and extracting features for use in a biometric process from a measured response signal. The measured response signal may be used to derive one or more quality metrics and the quality metrics may be used to validate features extracted from the measured response. The quality metrics may be used to provide feedback to the user seeking to carry out the biometric process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: John Paul Lesso
  • Patent number: 11003887
    Abstract: A sheet for optical fingerprint recognition or input, and a device including such a sheet. The sheet can detect fingerprint information having high contrast with a simple structure and can be applied to a large area display device to recognize a plurality of fingerprint patterns without being influenced by each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Min Soo Song, Jae Jin Kim, Dae Han Seo, Sang Choll Han
  • Patent number: 11003877
    Abstract: Methods and systems for quickly and accurately identifying a coded identification tag imaged by conventional CCTV video monitoring equipment are presented herein. In one aspect, a coded identification tag includes a plurality of dark-colored polygons arranged around a light-colored central background area to maximize contrast between the polygons and the central background area. An array of dark-colored dots is arranged over the light-colored central background area. A light-colored border is located around the plurality of dark-colored polygons. A Coded Identification Tag Monitoring (CITM) system estimates the position and orientation of the coded identification tag with respect to the collected image based on the unique orientation of the coded identification tag with respect to an image frame. In some examples, the CITM system decodes the coded identification tag when the tag occupies less than 10% of the area of the image collected by the video imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: VAAS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Dihn Tien Son
  • Patent number: 10990658
    Abstract: A user verification apparatus may perform user verification using multiple biometric verifiers. The user verification apparatus may set a termination stage of one or more biometric verifiers. Multiple biometric verifiers may be used to generate outputs, for which separate termination stages are set to establish a particular combination of set termination stages associated with the multiple biometric verifiers, and the user verification apparatus may fuse outputs of the biometric verifiers based on the particular combination of set termination stages. The user verification apparatus may verify a user based on a result of the fusing, and an unlocking command signal may be generated based on the verifying. The unlocking command signal may be generated to selectively grant access, to the verified user, to one or more elements of a device. The device may be a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungjoo Suh, Seungju Han, Jae-Joon Han, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10990207
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention comprises a fingerprint sensor, a display and a processor, wherein the processor may be configured to: execute an application comprising a plurality of resources corresponding to a plurality of images to be displayed on the display with respect to the fingerprint sensor; determine a resource among the plurality of resources which corresponds to the fingerprint sensor, on the basis of an attribute of the fingerprint sensor; and display one of the images which corresponds to the determined resource, on the display with respect to the fingerprint sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Hyejung Suk, Haedong Lee, Hyojin Son, Jeongseob Kim, Yeunwook Lim, Yonggil Han
  • Patent number: 10992726
    Abstract: A content replacement system sends a content item with one or more content replacement parts to be consumed by a user of a client device. The content item is further associated with an interaction pattern that corresponds to a particular user interaction and a defined action that is to be executed by the client device when the particular user interaction is performed on the client device. While the content replacement part is played on the client device, one or more sensors of the client device acquire data regarding user interactions performed by the user on the client device. The acquired data is processed to determine whether the user has performed a user interaction that matches the interaction pattern. Upon detecting a match, the client device sends a notification to the content replacement system indicating that the match has occurred and further executes the defined action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ADSWIZZ INC.
    Inventors: Bruno Niuwenhuys, Bogdan Boc┼če, Mihai Ciurea, Caba Ciprian, Guzik Dumitru Florin
  • Patent number: 10986087
    Abstract: A method for authenticating a user is presented. Responsive to a request for access to a computer resource, a computer system prompts the user making the request to access the computer resource to perform a new motion in an environment in which the user is monitored by a sensor system. Detected biometric data in the new motion performed by the user is identified by the computer system. A determination is made as to whether the user performing the new motion is an authenticated user based on comparing the detected biometric data with stored biometric data for a prior motion performed by the authenticated user. The computer system provides access to the computer resource when the user is identified as the authenticated user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Watson, Tengfei Ma, Maria Chang, Jae-Wook Ahn, Ravi Tejwani, Aldis Sipolins
  • Patent number: 10984267
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an image capturing method and device, so as to capture different types of biometric characteristic image information rapidly by using a device that can be integrated easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ZKTECO USA LLC
    Inventors: Zhinong Li, Shanhui Ye
  • Patent number: 10980415
    Abstract: Eye-tracking systems of the present disclosure may include at least one light source configured to emit modulated radiation toward an intended location for a user's eye. The modulated radiation may be modulated in a manner that enables the light source to be identified by detection and analysis of the modulated radiation. At least one optical sensor including at least one sensing element may be configured to detect at least a portion of the modulated radiation. A processor may be configured to identify, based on the modulated radiation detected by the optical sensor, the light source that emitted the modulated radiation. Various other methods, systems, and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew John Ouderkirk, Barry David Silverstein, Brian Wheelwright, Robin Sharma, Spencer Allan Wells
  • Patent number: 10977356
    Abstract: Computer systems and methods are provided for performing authentication of a user. A computer system receives, from a camera on an electronic device distinct from the computing system: a single captured image that includes a first facial image of a user and an image of a document that includes a second facial image of the user, and a third facial image of the user captured at a different time from the first facial image. The computer system determines whether the first facial image and the second facial image meet matching criteria. The computer system determines, using the third facial image, that the user is moving. And, in accordance with determinations that the first facial image and the second facial image meet the matching criteria and that the user is moving, the computer system transmits authorization information for the user to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Jumio Corporation
    Inventors: Reinhard Hochrieser, Lukas Danzer, Lukas Bayer
  • Patent number: 10977646
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for using a payment processing network as an authorization engine to access secure physical areas, such as college dormitories, office buildings. A keycard with a cryptogram generator is presented by a user to an access device, and the access device or associated computer sends an access request message formatted like a payment authentication request message to an aggregator/acquirer and payment processing network. The payment processing network validates the cryptogram and returns an access response message, again formatted like a payment authorization response message, indicating that the keycard is authentic. The gate, door, turnstile, or other barrier is then temporarily unlocked to let the user through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Craig O'Connell, Kevin E. Wong, Nancy Hilgers, Mark Nelsen
  • Patent number: 10970579
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a storage device for storing a position of a predetermined region in an image conforming to a predetermined format, a processor for acquiring an input image including a character recognition target region, cutting out a region corresponding to the character recognition target region from the input image or an image generated from the input image to generate a corrected image in which the region is placed at the position of the predetermined region in the image conforming to the predetermined format, and detecting a character from the corrected image, and an output device for outputting information related to the detected character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Keiji Ohara, Tomoaki Wada
  • Patent number: 10970716
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for verifying and tracking identification information. In an embodiment of the invention, a system for delivering security solutions is provided that includes at least one of the following: a radio frequency (RF) identification device, an identification mechanism (e.g., a card, sticker), and an RF reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Neology, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco Martinez de Velasco Cortina, Manfred Rietzler
  • Patent number: 10970374
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for authenticating a user based on neuromuscular signals. The method comprises recording, using a plurality of neuromuscular sensors arranged on one or more wearable devices, a plurality of neuromuscular signals from a user; deriving a neuromuscular signature for the user from the plurality of neuromuscular signals and/or information based on the plurality of neuromuscular signals, wherein the neuromuscular signature is indicative of at least one personal characteristic of the user detected in the plurality of neuromuscular signals; and authenticating the user based on the derived neuromuscular signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Osborn, Alexandre Barachant, Daniel Wetmore
  • Patent number: 10963545
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for authenticating a user via gestures, QR codes, and passphrases generated to incorporate typing habits of the user. A passphrase system generates a one-time use passphrase, which incorporates hallmarks and/or quirks of the user's typing, and presents the generated passphrase as an authentication challenge to authenticate as the user. If metrics collected during the authentication challenge are statistically similar to metrics of the user's typing, the authentication succeeds; otherwise, the authentication fails. A user's gesture habits during input of an authentication drawing may be used as a target for future authentication attempts. A user's input motions (typing and/or gestures) may be converted into a secure QR code; a different host device may use the secure QR code to obtain the target metrics for future authentication attempts of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Intensity Analytics Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Rome, Bethann G. Rome, Thomas E. Ketcham, II
  • Patent number: 10963681
    Abstract: A monitoring system is configured to monitor a property. The monitoring system includes a camera, a sensor, and a monitor control unit. The monitor control unit is configured to receive image data and sensor data. The monitor control unit is configured to determine that the image data includes a representation of a person. The monitor control unit is configured to determine an orientation of a representation of a head of the person. The monitor control unit is configured to determine that the representation of the head of the person likely includes a representation of a face of the person. The monitor control unit is configured to determine that the face of the person is likely concealed. The monitor control unit is configured to determine a malicious intent score that reflects a likelihood that the person has a malicious intent. The monitor control unit is configured to perform an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Donald Madden, Achyut Boggaram, Gang Qian, Daniel Todd Kerzner
  • Patent number: 10956549
    Abstract: A device for biometric recognition, a method for biometric recognition, and a biometric template registration method are disclosed. The device comprises: a sensor for sensing information of a biometric feature; and a security chip for storing a template of the biometric feature, obtaining the information, performing image preprocessing and feature extraction on the obtained information, and comparing features with the stored template to determine a biometric recognition result. Since the whole biometric recognition process is executed in an independent security chip, the security is greatly improved compared with traditional logic isolation solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: CHIPONE TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD, CHIPONE SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kun Li, Dong Xu, Lei Fan, Jinfang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10956719
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for image processing are described. The method may include identifying a face in a first image based on identifying one or more biometric features of the face, determining an angular direction of one or more pixels of the identified face, identifying an anchor point on the identified face, sorting each of one or more pixels of the identified face into one of a set of pixel bins based on a combination of the determined angular direction of the pixel and a distance between the pixel and the identified anchor point, and outputting an indication of authenticity associated with the face based on a number of pixels in each bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ke-Li Cheng, Kuang-Man Huang, Michel Adib Sarkis, Yingyong Qi, Ning Bi
  • Patent number: 10958644
    Abstract: A context-aware biometric access control policy is provided. A request to access a protected resource received from a client device is identified. A resource hierarchy associates each of a plurality of protected resources with one or more respective confidence levels of authentication. A confidence level that is associated with the protected resource is identified based on the resource hierarchy. Instructions to capture a biometric token via the client device are generated based on a set of one or more confidence level parameters that is associated with the identified confidence level. The generated instructions are sent to the client device. A biometric token received from the client device is determined to authenticate the user of the client device and, in response, the request to access the protected resource is approved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Burmester, Trevor S. Norvill, Craig A. Pearson
  • Patent number: 10958641
    Abstract: A context-aware biometric access control policy is provided. A request to access a protected resource received from a client device is identified. A resource hierarchy associates each of a plurality of protected resources with one or more respective confidence levels of authentication. A confidence level that is associated with the protected resource is identified based on the resource hierarchy. Instructions to capture a biometric token via the client device are generated based on a set of one or more confidence level parameters that is associated with the identified confidence level. The generated instructions are sent to the client device. A biometric token received from the client device is determined to authenticate the user of the client device and, in response, the request to access the protected resource is approved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Burmester, Trevor S. Norvill, Craig A. Pearson
  • Patent number: 10956738
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for biometric identity authentication. In one aspect, a method comprises: determining: (i) a plurality of first interest points in a first image of an eye of a first user, and (ii) a plurality of second interest points in a second image of an eye of a second user; determining a plurality of interest point pairs; processing a network input comprising the interest point pairs using an inlier neural network to generate a network output comprising a plurality of inlier scores; and determining whether an identity of the first user matches an identity of the second user based on the inlier scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: EyeVerify, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Gottemukkula, Sashi Kanth Saripalle
  • Patent number: 10946279
    Abstract: Techniques for managing notifications are described. In an example, a computing device presents content in an application window based on an execution of an application. Notification data is received by a computing device. Based on a context associated with the computing device, such as whether the application window is the foreground and whether the notification data is associated with the application or such as the operational mode of the computing device, a determination is made whether to present a corresponding notification in-context within the application window or in a pop-up window. Otherwise, the notification is added to a notification list and can be summarized in a notification summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Ruth Juenger, Ryan David Sutton, Makoto Oshita, Zentaro Kaji
  • Patent number: 10949514
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, detecting a possible attacker, and flagging a particular financial transaction or a particular retail transaction as being possibly-fraudulent. The methods include monitoring of user-side input-unit interactions, in general and in response to an interference introduced to user-interface elements. The monitored interactions are analyzed, and enable extraction of hardware-specific features of a computer mouse, a touchpad, a touch-screen, a keyboard, or other input unit. In some methods, detection of different mouse polling rates or different mouse DPI values, across two different usage sessions in the same financial account, enables the method to detect a possibly-fraudulent transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: BIOCATCH LTD.
    Inventors: Avi Turgeman, Itai Novick
  • Patent number: 10945506
    Abstract: A contour detection apparatus includes a processor. The processor learns to detect a nail contour being a detection target by setting an initial shape including feature points based on learning data each being image data on a finger including a learning target nail, and setting, as a reference point, a feature point among the feature points corresponding to a reference position, thereby obtaining contour detection information. The processor arranges, in treatment target data being image data on a finger including a treatment target nail, an initial position of the shape such that a point corresponding to the reference position in a contour of the finger including the treatment target nail is superposed on the reference point, and fits the shape to the treatment target nail from the initial position, thereby detecting the nail contour of the treatment target nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10949690
    Abstract: There are included: a frequency distribution creating unit for referring to the face information detected by the face information detecting unit, and when a preset change occurs in the driver's face, creating a frequency distribution of face information in a preset time section from the face information detected by a face information detecting unit; a mode value calculating unit for calculating a mode value of the face information from the frequency distribution created; and a reference value calculating unit for calculating a reference value indicating a steady state of the driver from the mode value of the face information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Sugawara, Ryosuke Torama, Yudai Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10943092
    Abstract: A method, system and a computer readable medium for monitoring a person. The method may include (a) acquiring a group of other images and acquiring a group of LWIR of a face of the person. The LWIR imager is mechanically coupled to the other imager has a lower resolution, (b) determining locations of a facial feature of the person within the groups of other and LWIR images, by applying a compensation process for compensating for differences between the acquiring of the group of LWIR images and the acquiring of the group of other images; (c) applying a thermal dynamic analysis on pixels of the facial feature within the LWIR images; and (d) determining, based on an outcome of the thermal dynamic analysis, at least one parameter of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: CLAIRLABS LTD.
    Inventors: Ran Margolin, Adi Berenson
  • Patent number: 10929644
    Abstract: An object detection training method can include receiving a training sample set in a current iteration of an object detection training process over an object detection neural network. The training sample set can include first samples of a first class and second samples of a second class. A first center loss value of each of the first and second samples can be determined. The first center loss value can be a distance between an eigenvector of the respective sample and a center eigenvector of the first or second class which the respective sample belongs to. A second center loss value of the training sample set can be determined according to the first center loss values of the first and second samples. A first target loss value of the current iteration can be determined according to the second center loss value of the training sample set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Zhifeng Li, Xing Ji, Fan Jia, Yitong Wang
  • Patent number: 10931859
    Abstract: A bio-sensor device includes a surface for touching by a body part, such as a finger. A light source, such as an array of LEDs, emit light through the surface so as to be reflected and partially absorbed by the body part An array of photodetectors detects light reflected back by the body part and generates signals corresponding to an image of the light reflection, which corresponds to the light absorption pattern in the body part. The light absorption pattern may correlate to a fingerprint, a blood vessel pattern, blood movement within the blood vessels, or other biometric feature. A processor receives the signals from the photodetectors and analyzes the signals to determine a characteristic of the body part. The characteristic may be used to authenticate the user of the bio-sensor device by comparing the detected characteristic to a stored characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: InSyte Systems
    Inventors: Jerome Chandra Bhat, Richard Ian Olsen
  • Patent number: 10929653
    Abstract: A method for the recognition of a moving pedestrian by means of a radar sensor system includes the steps of transmitting a primary radar signal into an observation space and of receiving a secondary radar signal reflected by the moving pedestrian. The secondary radar signal is processed, wherein the processing of the secondary radar signal includes the steps of generating a Micro-Doppler spectro-gram of the secondary radar signal, determining, based on the Micro-Doppler spectrogram, an observed bulk speed of the moving pedestrian, determining, based on the Micro-Doppler spectrogram, at least one gait cycle parameter of the moving pedestrian and determining, based on the determined observed bulk speed and the determined gait cycle parameter, an illumination angle between a moving direction of the moving pedestrian and the line of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Honghui Yan, Tao Zhang, Wolfgang Doerr, Alexander Ioffe
  • Patent number: 10922522
    Abstract: A finger vein recognition system includes an IR camera, a handle with a sensor and a IR LED array, and a microprocessor for controlling the LED array and processing image signals received from the camera. The luminescence of each LED in the LED array can be changed based on the position of a user's fingers and the environment, which improves the quality of images captured by the IR camera. The sensor detects the proximity of a user and activates the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuyun Hu, Xiaopeng Chen, Kai Zhu
  • Patent number: 10922691
    Abstract: A station device in a biometric pre-identification system uses identity to perform one or more actions. Identities are determined (such as via a backend) using biometric information. A biometric pre-identification device obtains biometric information and/or a digital representation thereof from a person approaching the station device. The biometric pre-identification device transmits such to the station device, facilitating the station to begin and/or perform various actions. The station device begins or performs the actions using the identity determined based on the biometric information before the person arrives at the station device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ALCLEAR, LLC
    Inventor: Joe Trelin
  • Patent number: 10915738
    Abstract: A system for implementing visitor customizations at a facility using selective image recognition. The system includes a processor and memory storing an optical marker definition and, for potential visitors to the facility, a reference file for image-based recognition of a person. The system includes a camera in a space of the facility capturing an image of the space. The system includes an opt-in verification module run by the processor that processes the captured image of the space to identify, based on the optical marker definition, presence of an optical marker. The system includes an image recognition module run by the processor that compares recognizable features in the captured image with the reference files for the potential visitors to recognize the visitor. The memory stores opt-in records for the potential visitors, and permission to use recognition technology is obtained prior to processing by the image recognition module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lee Egger, Mihail A. Ambrozie, Luis M. Bracamontes Hernandez, Mangesh Patil, Ravel A. Antunes, Hariraghav Ramasamy, John David Worrall, Ernest L. Martin
  • Patent number: 10909465
    Abstract: A method of website optimization including collecting data for constructing user profiles; constructing the user profiles; quantifying affinities between the user profiles; constructing a user network in which the affinities are represented as links between user nodes; constructing an adjacency matrix; calculating a first principal eigenvector of the adjacency matrix; defining a new network by removing a random link in the network and calculating a new adjacency matrix for the new network; calculating a second principal eigenvector of the new adjacency matrix; calculating a vector of relative shifts between the first principal eigenvector and the second principal eigenvector; for every node, assigning a value for a direction of its shift between the network and the new network; and repeating certain of the steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MAXYMISER LTD
    Inventor: Dimitris Tsomokos
  • Patent number: 10908709
    Abstract: The present invention provides a touch pen including a writing pressure detector that detects a writing pressure generated by a nib contacting an input surface of a touch panel, a sound producer that produces a pseudo sound of a first touch, based on the writing pressure detected by the writing pressure detector, and a sound outputter that outputs the pseudo sound produced by the sound producer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10909718
    Abstract: A method for estimating body orientation includes: executing extraction processing for extracting a person region from images; executing an identification processing for identifying a left site and a right site in the person region; executing calculation processing for calculating a left moving amount and a right moving amount; and executing estimation processing for estimating body orientation in the person region based on a first difference and relation information, the first difference being a difference between the left moving amount and the right moving amount, the relation information including first and second relation information, the first relation information indicating a relationship between the first difference and a change amount when the left moving amount is larger than the right moving amount, and the second relation information indicating a relationship between the first difference and the change amount when the right moving amount is larger than the left moving amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shanshan Yu, Norihiro Kakuko, Takeshi Otani
  • Patent number: 10909788
    Abstract: Cameras capture time-stamped images of predefined areas (zones) and assets (objects). Behaviors and actions of persons are tracked in the images with respect to the zones and the objects based on rules. Persons are identified when the behaviors or actions indicate that the persons are attempting to access a particular zone or a particular object. Multifactor authentication is performed on the persons based on the rules and access to the particular zone or the particular object is granted or denied. All access attempts along with the corresponding images associated with the access attempts are logged for auditing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Burris, Sudip Rahman Khan, Jodessiah Sumpter
  • Patent number: 10902640
    Abstract: This document describes an improved method for identifying of characteristic points of a calibration pattern within a set of candidate points in an image of the calibration pattern. The method includes scaling a template arrangement of template points that corresponds to the calibration pattern to an initial size. The method uses the scaled template arrangement to determine potential characteristic points. The method then determines whether the potential characteristic points meet a termination criterion. If the termination criterion is not met, the scaling of the template arrangement is modified and the previous step and this step are repeated. If the termination criterion is met, the potential characteristic points are identified as the characteristic points. In this way, the described method provides a robust means to automatically identify the characteristic points in the image of the calibration pattern without having to determine the distance between a camera and the calibration pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Rafal Dlugosz, Waldemar Dworakowski, Krzysztof Gongolewski
  • Patent number: 10902351
    Abstract: A system for using artificial intelligence to select a recommended compatible element. The system includes at least a server, wherein the at least a server is designed and configured to receive training data. The at least a server is configured to receive from a user at least a biological extraction and at least a user activity datum. The at least a server is configured to retrieve from a fingerprint database at least a datum of user fingerprint information. The at least a server is configured to classify the at least a user activity datum as a function of the at least a datum of user fingerprint information. The at least a server is configured to select at least a compatible element as a function of the at least a user activity datum and the training data. The at least a server is configured to transmit the at least a compatible element to a user client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KPN INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Neumann
  • Patent number: 10896250
    Abstract: A biometric authentication apparatus includes an imaging device, a display device, a memory, and a processor configured to display, on a screen of the display device, a guidance indicating a target area to be in contact with a part of a human body, detect whether the part of the human body is in contact with the target area, when the part of the human body is in contact with the target area, determine a distance between the imaging device and another part of the human body in accordance with an image captured by the imaging device, the image including the other part of the human body, and perform a change of a display position of the guidance in accordance with the determined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Maeda, Yukihiro Abiko, Soichi Hama, Satoshi Semba, Hajime Nada
  • Patent number: 10896752
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying proper possession of a medication is disclosed. A reader device scans a code printed on the medication to extract an embedded serial number and captures an image of the face of the person in possession of the medication. A first server queries a prescription database, which retrieves facial characteristic data associated with the embedded serial number. A determination is made if the retrieved facial characteristic data matches facial characteristic data extracted from the captured image. The match information is displayed on the reader device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: John Woodyear