Using A Combination Of Features (e.g., Signature And Fingerprint) Patents (Class 382/116)
  • Patent number: 11100330
    Abstract: Various client devices include displays and one or more image capture devices configured to capture video data. Different users of an online system are associated with client devices that exchange information captured by their respective image capture devices. A user of a client device may provide a message to an additional user of an additional client device for asynchronous presentation to the additional user. The message includes information identifying the additional user and one or more privacy settings. When the additional client device identifies the user via captured video data, the online system determines whether the message has previously been presented to the additional user. Subject to the privacy settings included in the message, the additional client device presents the message to the additional user after detecting the additional user and determining the message has not previously been presented to the additional user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Charles Cheung, Connie Yeewei Ho
  • Patent number: 11086977
    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: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mingyu Guo
  • Patent number: 11072311
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for user recognition and express for an automobile. For one example, a data processing system for an automobile includes a database, a user capture device, and a computer. The database stores at least an image of a user of the automobile. The user capture device captures at least an image of the user. The computer is coupled to the database and the user capture device. The computer allows the user access to the automobile if the user is authenticated as a valid user by determining if stored image of the user match the captured image of the user. The facial features can include two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) images including facial features. The computer allows the user access to the automobile and controls of the automobile if the user is authenticated as a valid user. The computer can also deny the user access to the automobile and controls of the automobile if the user is not authenticated as a valid user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Wolfram Luchner, Eric Veit
  • Patent number: 11038879
    Abstract: An identity authentication method includes detecting a scenario in which the user equipment is located, determining, from at least two different authentication levels of the user equipment, an authentication level corresponding to the scenario in which the user equipment is located, acquiring current biometric feature data entered by a user, and determining, according to the current biometric feature data, preconfigured biometric feature data, and the authentication level, whether identity authentication succeeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Wang, Huangwei Wu, Xi Huang, Wenjuan Chen, Yu Zhu
  • Patent number: 10990863
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system at least one physical memory device to store ink estimation logic and one or more processors coupled with the at least one physical memory device, to execute the ink estimation logic to receive a histogram for each of a plurality of color planes, receive uncalibrated ink deposition data for a printing system, perform a direct conversion of the uncalibrated ink deposition data to generate first calibrated ink deposition data and generate estimated ink usage data for each of the plurality of color planes based on the histograms and the first calibrated ink deposition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikel Stanich, Nikita Gurudath
  • Patent number: 10977595
    Abstract: A system includes one or more server hardware computing devices includes one or more processors and memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to receive a request to verify an identity of a user attempting to complete an examination provided by an online proctored examination platform to a candidate user authorized to complete the examination and repeatedly, at a predefined interval during the examination, determine, based at least in part on user data collected by the online proctored examination platform during the examination, the user data identifying the user at a time that the interval elapses, whether the user is the candidate user, and, responsive to a determination that the user is not the candidate user, perform one or more of a plurality of actions associated with a failed identity verification, the plurality of actions including stopping the examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Anderson, Wayne Bailey, Colleen M. Dolan, Jide Fajobi, Darrick Jensen, Ronald D. Lancaster, Jr., Matthew Maloney, Michael Nealis, Steven C. Nordberg, Peter Pascale, Andrew Stockinger, Julianne Michael Schaffer
  • Patent number: 10943080
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect of the present disclosure, a fingerprint sensing device is provided, comprising a plurality of sensor cells, wherein each sensor cell comprises: at least one sense plate and a discharge electrode insulated from the sense plate; a first discharge path for discharging a first static electricity charge to a first electric potential terminal; a second discharge path for discharging a second static electricity charge to a second electric potential terminal; a charge reservoir coupled between the first electric potential terminal and the second electric potential terminal. In accordance with a second aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding method of producing a fingerprint sensing device is conceived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Suwald, Milind Phadtare, Dillip Kumar Routray
  • Patent number: 10936705
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose an authentication method, an electronic device, and a computer-readable program medium. A specific embodiment of the method comprises: acquiring multimedia input information of a user in response to receiving an authentication request from the user; parsing the multimedia input information to obtain a parsing result; authenticating the user based on the parsing result; and transmitting an authentication result to the user; wherein the multimedia input information includes human face video input information and voice input information of the user; and the parsing result includes at least two of: biometric feature information of the user, voice content information, and behavior feature information of the user. The embodiments may lower a risk that a hacker forges the information for authentication inputted by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Zhebin Qiu, Tao Wei, Zhenyu Zhong
  • Patent number: 10905336
    Abstract: Self-directed health screening systems and methods utilizing user navigation and device integration, health analyzing algorithms, and/or self-learning techniques for the detection, quantifying, prevention, and management of health risks and discoverable health conditions. Implementations herein may include components or involve aspects associated with information collection, information processing, display/provision/rendering of professional advice, and/or processing of various associated data and information via network(s). Implementations herein provide for innovatively configured, easily upgradable, efficient, portable, scalable, easy-to-use, usage-encouraging, and/or effective implementations for screening, predicting points of inflection of pending health issues, preventing and/or managing users' health, provided via various and multiple embodiments having numerous advantages over other known techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Jorlin E. Moon
  • Patent number: 10911446
    Abstract: A voice assistant requests a first terminal among a plurality of terminals to execute an authentication process, receives a result of the authentication process from one of the plurality of terminals, and transmits the result of the authentication to a service providing system as response to the authentication request in a case in which an authentication request is accepted from the service providing system. Each of the plurality of terminals executes a biometric authentication process using user's biometric information read by the biometric information sensor using an authenticator if a request from the voice assistant is received and responds to the voice assistant with a result of the biometric authentication process. The voice assistant requests a second terminal other than the first terminal among the plurality of terminals to execute an authentication process if a predetermined condition is satisfied after requesting the first terminal to execute the authentication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nao Funane
  • Patent number: 10878262
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multi biometric terminal that includes a host system capable of recognizing two or more physical features. The host system includes a biometric data input unit configured to acquire biometric data of a user, and a biometric data identification unit configured to compare the acquired biometric data with pre-registered biometric data of the user to perform identification. When a body of the user approaches in a non-contact manner, the biometric data input unit receives a plurality of types of biometric data from the body. The host system is accommodated in a single module or housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: CRUCIALTEC CO.LTD., CRUCIALTRAK, INC.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Oh, Yong Hee Han, Dong Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10828130
    Abstract: A method may include: receiving an image of a mouth region of a patient's face; extracting teeth contours within the image of the mouth region of the patient's face; locating a mouth opening within the image of the mouth region of the patient's face; extracting the tooth contours from a 3D model of the patient's teeth; and aligning the tooth contours from the 3D model with the tooth contours of the teeth within the image of the mouth region of the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Pavel Pokotilov, Dmitry Yurievich Chekh, Dmitriy Konstantinovich Ten, Samuel Blanco, David Patrick Lopes, Jason Ramos, Rene M. Sterental, Evgenii Vladimirovich Karnygin, Vladislav Andreevich Miryaha, Boris Aleksandrovich Vysokanov, Yury A. Brailov, Artem Kuanbekov
  • Patent number: 10825121
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a method and device for processing ride-sharing requests. The method and device process ride requests received from a first mobile device and generate a first hash corresponding to the ride request. The disclosure also describes a method and device for processing ride sharing responses. The method and device receives a ride request from a rider account, transmits a ride response to the rider account, compares a first location to a current location, determines that a difference between the first location and the current location is less than a threshold value, conducts a visual analysis of one or more persons proximate to the current location, requests that the rider audibly identify themselves, and determines, based at least in part on the audible identification and visual identification, that the rider is associated with the rider account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam, Howard E. Churchwell, II, Soundousse Zouani
  • Patent number: 10817706
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that include receiving an indication of a scanned document from a scanning device, waiting a delay period in response to receiving the indication of the scanned document, and instructing an image capture device to capture an image of a document holder after waiting the delay period. In this manner, the described systems and methods may increase facial recognition throughput by waiting the delay period after receiving the indication of the scanned document, allowing for sufficient time for the document holder to look up from the scanning device to the image capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Alexander Alvin, Preston Tyler Jordan
  • Patent number: 10776605
    Abstract: In one aspect, a fingerprint sensor device includes sensing circuitry to generate a sensor signal responsive to detecting a contact input associated with a fingerprint. The sensing circuitry includes a fingerprint sensor to detect the contact input and generate a signal indicative of an image of the fingerprint. The sensing circuitry includes a live finger sensor to generate a signal indicative of an identification of the fingerprint as belonging to a live finger. The generated sensor signal includes the signal indicative of the image of the fingerprint and the signal indicative of the identification of the fingerprint as belonging to a live finger. The fingerprint sensor device includes processing circuitry communicatively coupled to the sensing circuitry to process the generated sensor signal to determine whether the contact input associated with the fingerprint belongs to a live finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi He, Bo Pi
  • Patent number: 10754323
    Abstract: Some aspects are directed to additive manufacturing systems. An example additive manufacturing system controller is configured to receive a build file comprising instructions for controlling the manufacturing hardware to generate the object, receive a material identifier indicating a particular lot of manufacturing media, validate the build file and the material identifier via a distributed ledger to verify at least one of an author of the build file or an origin of the particular lot of manufacturing media, control the manufacturing hardware using the build file to generate the object using the particular lot of manufacturing media, and in response to completion of the generation of the object, generate an object manufactured transaction to the distributed ledger indicating a result of the validation of the origin of the at least one of the build file or the material identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Freer, Richard Paul Messmer, Arvind Rangarajan, David Robert Safford
  • Patent number: 10742047
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system has a door that selectively opens to allow access to a cavity and selectively closes to block access to the cavity, a lock configured to selectively lock and unlock the door when the door is closed, a camera configured to image a user area adjacent to the door, computing memory having associated therewith code, and a processor communicatively coupled with the computing memory. The system is configured to execute the code and to control the camera to record a first image data of the user area at a first time, store the first image data, control the camera to record a second image data of the user area at a second time, and selectively unlock the door based on comparing the second image data to the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Baldasare, Sheri Tate, Robert Kay, Jens Horstmann, Colin Nolan, Beth Pondo
  • Patent number: 10743071
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that recommends media content based on activities recently performed by a user. For example, in response to determining that a user recently finished the laundry, the media guidance application may recommend a movie that other users accessed after finishing the laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin H. Maughan
  • Patent number: 10742416
    Abstract: A system and method and for verifying that distorted biometric information submitted to a computing device is authentic. In various embodiments, the method includes receiving a signal indicative of a distorted biometric of a person; determining a DNA sequence code of the signal indicative of the distorted biometric signal; generating a first dataset based on the DNA sequence code; hashing the first dataset to obtain a second dataset; encrypting the second dataset; storing the encrypted second dataset into a blockchain; comparing the second dataset to a test dataset to determine if the second and test datasets are from a related data source and remain unchanged from the distorted biometric of the person; and updating a new transaction record on the blockchain to indicate that the blockchain transaction has been validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew J. Polcha, Michael P. Polcha
  • Patent number: 10733430
    Abstract: A cat toilet, etc., which specifies precisely one cat who entered a toilet for cat is provided. The present invention relates to a camera for capturing a plurality of images of a cat entering a cat toilet, a cat identifying process for identifying identifiers of one cat appearing in a plurality of images based on a plurality of images captured by the camera section, the cat identification processing section extracts each feature amount from a plurality of images, determines the identifier of one cat as the identification result for each image based on the feature amount, and makes a majority decision of the identification result based on this, identifiers of one cat appearing in a plurality of images are specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HACHI TAMA INC.
    Inventors: Koji Hori, Mari Ohbuchi, Teruki Hirahata, Atsushi Hiroyama
  • Patent number: 10713656
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing fraud are disclosed. A transaction request is received from a user to perform a transaction using an account. In one approach, a source icon is displayed prior to executing the request. The source icon includes a graphical representation of an owner of the account. In another approach, at least one of a photograph and a voice of the user is recorded prior to executing the request. In a third approach, the user is informed that at least one of a photograph, a voice print, and location data will be taken prior to executing the transaction request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: RightQuestion, LLC
    Inventor: Bjorn Markus Jakobsson
  • Patent number: 10705645
    Abstract: An electronic device for preemptively removing biometric information from a display is provided. The electronic device includes a display, at least one sensor disposed under a region of the display and at least one processor. The at least one processor may be configured to detect, using the at least one sensor, a touch input on the region of the display and display, using the display, a user interface which guides to remove a mark caused by the touch input, wherein the mark includes biometric information acquired based on the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sandhan Tushar Balasaheb
  • Patent number: 10706266
    Abstract: Face image data is acquired and a face image is captured, and a difference between a face image indicated by the face image data and the face image that is captured or a candidate of the difference is detected on the basis of at least one of the face image indicated by the face image data that is acquired, and the face image that is captured. Guidance is acquired on the basis of the difference or the candidate of the difference which is detected, and an output unit is controlled to output the guidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koui Norimatsu
  • Patent number: 10699810
    Abstract: A visitor verification system 1000 is disclosed and described that can automatically authenticate a Mobile Service Provider (MSP) 3 arriving to provide assistance to a patient, or client 5 at their residence 7 while being off-line with the agency server. It also verifies the time and location an MSP session begins, periodically verifies that the MSP 3 is within the client's residence 7, logs the MSP out of the system and reports on the session. The visitor verification system employs at least one visual code located at the residence 7 that is scanned by a mobile computing device (MCD) 100. Information in the visual code is decoded and reconciled with 10 locations determined by executable code (the App) running on the MCD 100. Once the location is verified by the App/MCD 100, the MSP 3 is authenticated. The system includes at least one beacon that transmits a signal that the MSP receives on the MCD 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stewart, Michael P. Wademan, Marilyn S. Major
  • Patent number: 10691876
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating networking in a social network. A computer system identifies a group of features in an image for a person in the social network. The computer system also identifies a characteristic for networking from the group of features. Further, the computer system identifies a set of people in the social network having the characteristic. The computer system also performs an action enabling networking in the social network with respect to the person and the set of people in the social network having the characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Schiffer, Hadar Yocobovitz, Gregory Peter Kavanagh, Keith Wilson Fulton
  • Patent number: 10684681
    Abstract: A neural network image processing apparatus arranged to acquire images from an image sensor and to: identify a ROI containing a face region in an image; determine at plurality of facial landmarks in the face region; use the facial landmarks to transform the face region within the ROI into a face region having a given pose; and use transformed landmarks within the transformed face region to identify a pair of eye regions within the transformed face region. Each identified eye region is fed to a respective first and second convolutional neural network, each network configured to produce a respective feature vector. Each feature vector is fed to respective eyelid opening level neural networks to obtain respective measures of eyelid opening for each eye region. The feature vectors are combined and to a gaze angle neural network to generate gaze yaw and pitch values substantially simultaneously with the eyelid opening values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Lemley, Liviu-Cristian Dutu, Stefan Mathe, Madalin Dumitru-Guzu
  • Patent number: 10671191
    Abstract: A writing pen includes at least one processor, a fingerprint acquiring device, and an information generating device. The fingerprint acquiring device is arranged on a surface of the pen, the information generating device is arranged within the writing pen. Magnetic ink is in the writing pen. The fingerprint acquiring device takes a fingerprint when the user grips the writing pen, the processor acquires the fingerprint information and generates an electric signal reflecting the fingerprint information. The signal is transmitted to the information generating device, the information generating device imparts the fingerprint information to the magnetic ink, thus handwriting written by the writing pen with the magnetic ink records the fingerprint information of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Ru He
  • Patent number: 10650824
    Abstract: A computerized method of authenticating a user includes receiving, by a computing device, first biometric data from the user via a first biometric input device; extracting one or more first features from the first biometric data; generating a first vector based on the first features; computing a first similarity score reflecting a geometric distance between the first vector and a first reference vector stored in memory; receiving second biometric data from the user via a second biometric input device; extracting one or more second features from the second biometric data; generating a second vector based on the second features; computing a second similarity score reflecting a geometric distance between the second vector and a second reference vector stored in memory; computing a confidence score based on the first and second similarity scores; and determining a right of the user to access restricted information based on the confidence score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Shanthan Kesharaju, Pranab Mohanty
  • Patent number: 10643236
    Abstract: Systems and methods can include one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of storing a plurality of user segments for users of an ecommerce website, recording an online browsing trail of a user during an online browsing session on the ecommerce website, the online browsing trail comprising a sequence of one or more actions by the user of the ecommerce website during the online browsing session, and predicting, in real-time, a first user segment for the user from the plurality of user segments during the online browsing session based on the sequence of the one or more actions of the user in the online browsing trail during the online browsing session as recorded by the one or more non-transitory storage modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Afroza Ali, Kannan Achan, Venkata Syam Prakash Rapaka
  • Patent number: 10643054
    Abstract: A method for identity verification is provided. The method includes: collecting a target fingerprint for the identity verification; acquiring a fingerprint verification rule corresponding to a security level of the identity verification; performing a verification of the target fingerprint based on the fingerprint verification rule; and confirming that the identity verification is successful when the target fingerprint is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhongsheng Jiang, Guosheng Li, Chuanshun Ji
  • Patent number: 10628497
    Abstract: A computer system for dynamically surfacing related documents is provided. The computer system includes a processor that is a functional component of the computer system and is configured to execute instructions. The processor is operably coupled to a signal store having information indicative of a plurality of documents and relationships. A user interface component is coupled to the processor and is configured to receive a user selection of a first document. A dynamic suggestion component is configured to interact with the user interface component to receive an indication of the first document and access the signal store to provide a dynamic document suggestion based on relationships between other users and the plurality of documents in the signal store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dmitriy Meyerzon, Yauhen Shnitko, Sebastian Blohm
  • Patent number: 10592433
    Abstract: A method for processing addressable encrypted data representing addressable cleartext data uses an integrated circuit including a processor circuit. The method includes processing the addressable cleartext data in the processor circuit without storing said cleartext data outside the processor circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: David Whelihan
  • Patent number: 10586031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic device. In particular, the present invention relates to an electronic device comprising a first and a second biometric sensor and processing circuitry arranged to authenticate the user of the electronic device. The present invention also relates to a corresponding method and computer program for authenticating the user of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Fingerprint Cards AB
    Inventors: Markus Andersson, Olis Olofsson
  • Patent number: 10579785
    Abstract: An authentication system includes a processor, a non-transitory computer readable medium, and one or more programs stored on the computer readable medium, where the processor, under control of the programs implements at least one neural network trained to produce first feature vectors from facial features extracted from a population of first facial images and, after training, configured to produce a second feature vector from facial features extracted from a second facial image, a discriminative classifier trained to identify closely matching ones of the first feature vectors and configured to identify whether at least one first feature vector and the second feature vector meet a correlation threshold. The authentication system may also include an access interface configured to allow access if the correlation threshold is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jimmie Beacham, Tao Jia, Jilin Tu, Peter Tu, Zhiguang Wang
  • Patent number: 10559312
    Abstract: Methods, computing systems and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that include receiving, at a first time, first video and first audio signals generated in response to a user uttering a passphrase, and receiving, at a second time subsequent to the first time, second video and second audio signals generated in response the user uttering the passphrase. Upon computing an audio temporal alignment between the first and the second audio signals and computing a video temporal alignment between the first and the second video signal, the user can be authenticated by comparing the audio temporal alignment to the video temporal alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hagai Aronowitz, Amit Aides
  • Patent number: 10546215
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting a potential match between a candidate facial image and a dataset of facial images is described. Some implementations of the invention determine whether a candidate facial image (or multiple facial images) of a person taken, for example, at point of entry corresponds to one or more facial images stored in a dataset of persons of interest (e.g., suspects, criminals, terrorists, employees, VIPs, “whales,” etc.). Some implementations of the invention detect potential fraud in a dataset of facial images. In a first form of potential fraud, a same facial image is associated with multiple identities. In a second form of potential fraud, different facial images are associated with a single identity, as in the case, for example, of identity theft. According to various implementations of the invention, spectral clustering techniques are used to determine a likelihood that pairs of facial images (or pairs of facial image sets) correspond to the person or different persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: StereoVision Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher D. Roller
  • Patent number: 10534958
    Abstract: An events and data management system includes a computing device having a processor, an input device, an output device; and memory. The system further includes an external input device communicatively coupled to the computing device over a network. The memory stores information from the computing device and the input device; and a user accesses the information on the computing device via a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Axxiom Consulting LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Clark Ragland
  • Patent number: 10522147
    Abstract: A device and method for generating text representative of lip movement is provided. One or more portions of video data are determined that include: audio with an intelligibility rating below a threshold intelligibility rating; and lips of a human face. A lip-reading algorithm is applied to the one or more portions of the video data to determine text representative of detected lip movement in the one or more portions of the video data. The text representative of the detected lip movement is stored in a memory. A transcript that includes the text representative of the detected lip movement may be generated. Captioned video data may be generated from the video data and the text representative of detected lip movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Varner, Wei Lin, Randy L. Ekl, Daniel A. Law
  • Patent number: 10515200
    Abstract: An evaluation device includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to execute a process, the process comprising: generating a plurality of sets from a first population of biometric data collected from a plurality of users, a number of biometric data of the plurality of sets being smaller than that of the first population, at least a part of the plurality of sets being different from each other; estimating a probability density distribution of similarity degrees of different people's pairs of each of the plurality of sets; calculating a false acceptance rate with respect to each similarity degree threshold on a basis of the probability density distribution, with respect to each of the plurality of sets; and estimating a combined false acceptance rate from a statistic amount of false acceptance rates of the plurality of sets calculated by the calculating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Shigefumi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10452887
    Abstract: In a method for operating a fingerprint sensor comprising a plurality of ultrasonic transducers, a first subset of ultrasonic transducers of the fingerprint sensor are activated, the first subset of ultrasonic transducers for detecting interaction between an object and the fingerprint sensor. Subsequent to detecting interaction between an object and the fingerprint sensor, a second subset of ultrasonic transducers of the fingerprint sensor are activated, the second subset of ultrasonic transducers for determining whether the object is a human finger, wherein the second subset of ultrasonic transducers comprises a greater number of ultrasonic transducers than the first subset of ultrasonic transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: James Christian Salvia, Hao-Yen Tang, Michael H. Perrott, Bruno W. Garlepp, Etienne De Foras
  • Patent number: 10438043
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method and system for identifying fingerprint. The method comprises: S1: adjusting a camera to focus the camera on a lens; S2: capturing continuously by the camera fingerprint images formed by a finger pressing the lens, and sending the fingerprint images to an image processing module; and S3: processing the fingerprint images by the image processing module so as to acquire fingerprints. In this way, only a common camera is required for acquiring the fingerprint according to the invention, which is easy to operate at a low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIAN LANDI COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinyang Jiang, Fangyao Ye
  • Patent number: 10419219
    Abstract: An exemplary system, method, and computer-accessible medium can include, for example, receiving at a first entity from a second entity, a first request for encrypted user information associated with at least one user, wherein the first request includes a user identifier associated with the at least one user, and wherein the first entity is different from the second entity, sending, from the first entity, a second request to a user device associated with the at least one user, wherein the second request includes a notification to the at least one user for an affirmation of the first request or a denial of the first request, receiving at the first entity from the user device, the affirmation or the denial, and sending, from the first entity to the second entity, (i) the encrypted user information if the affirmation is received or (ii) a denied notification if the denial is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wieker, Zainab Zaki, Clayton Johnson
  • Patent number: 10410076
    Abstract: An electronic device performs techniques related generally to implementing biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for a biometric enrollment process tutorial. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for aligning a biometric feature for enrollment. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for enrolling a biometric feature. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for providing hints during a biometric enrollment process. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for application-based biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for autofilling biometrically secured fields. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for unlocking a device using biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for retrying biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for managing transfers using biometric authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Peter D. Anton, Arian Behzadi, Lynne Devine, Christopher Patrick Foss, Bradley W. Griffin, Pedro Mari, Daamun Mohseni, Jean-Pierre M. Mouilleseaux, Camille Moussette, Daniel Trent Preston, Hugo Verweij, Giancarlo Yerkes
  • Patent number: 10395208
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to the use of Bluetooth beacons for enhancing delivery tracking. A Bluetooth beacon may be carried by a delivery agent. A ID of the beacon may be detected by one or more sensors. Tracking of the delivery agent may be performed by determining where the ID is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Colin Sims, Jay Winters
  • Patent number: 10387744
    Abstract: The current document is directed to automated methods and systems, controlled by various constraints and parameters, that identify contours in digital images, including curved contours. Certain of these parameters constrain contour identification to those contours in which the local curvature of a contour does not exceed a threshold local curvature and to those contours orthogonal to intensity gradients of at least threshold magnitudes. The currently described methods and systems identify seed points within a digital image, extend line segments from the seed points as an initial contour coincident with the seed point, and then iteratively extend the initial contour by adding line segments to one or both ends of the contour. The identified contours are selectively combined and filtered in order to identify a set of relevant contours for use in subsequent image-processing tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ABBYY PRODUCTION LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Germanovich Zagaynov, Vasily Vasilyevich Loginov, Stepan Yurievich Lobastov
  • Patent number: 10375077
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for mediating information requests may include (1) detecting, at the information-managing device, a request for the information-managing device to provide at least one element of personal information to a requesting device that is within physical proximity of the information-managing device, (2) evaluating, based at least in part on an attribute of the request, whether the request for the element of personal information is appropriate, and (3) performing a security action that responds to the request in a manner that is commensurate to the appropriateness of the request for the element of personal information. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Ilya Sokolov, Keith Newstadt
  • Patent number: 10354117
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fingerprint identification method and apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhengang Li, Kunping Xu, Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 10346602
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device for authenticating an identity based on fusion of multiple biological characteristics. The method includes: collecting at least two types of biological characteristic identity information of a to-be-identified user; performing characteristic extraction on each type of the collected biological characteristic identify information, to obtain characteristic information corresponding to the type; establishing characteristic matrixes based on the characteristic information; performing normalization processing on each of the characteristic matrixes; performing dynamic weighting fusion on all of the normalized characteristic matrixes, to obtain a fused characteristic matrix; matching the fused characteristic matrix with a preset standard matrix, to obtain a matching score; and obtaining an identity identification result of the to-be-identified user based on a Bayesian decision model and the matching score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GRG BANKING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zheng Xiao, Jiachun Zheng, Xiaoping Han, Jinjun He
  • Patent number: 10318838
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes an object insertion portion to which an object is inserted, the object being a finger or a toe having a nail; a light source unit configured to emit light to the nail of the object inserted into the object insertion portion; an image acquisition unit configured to acquire image data of the object with the nail illuminated by the light; and a control unit. The light source unit includes at least one light source disposed obliquely above the nail so that a shadow is formed near a border between the nail and a cuticle part on the root side of the nail by the light emitted from the light source. The control unit detects a position of the border based on the shadow and detects a region of the nail based on the position of the border.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Nagao
  • Patent number: 10298537
    Abstract: Apparatus are described for comparing an image collection digest of a first device to a search criteria from a second device. Based on the comparison, one or more images may be designated for sharing from the first device to the second device. In some embodiments, a first user of the first device is prompted based on the comparison, to provide permission prior to sharing with the second device. In some embodiments, a second user of the second device is prompted based on a notification, to request permission prior to receiving the one or more images from the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KNAPP INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Hugh Blake Svendsen