Using A Combination Of Features (e.g., Signature And Fingerprint) Patents (Class 382/116)
  • Publication number: 20140363057
    Abstract: Some implementations provide a machine-assisted method for screening a person, the method including: receiving, at a scanning device, an identification document presented by the person, the identification document showing a machine-readable code that encodes personally identifiable information of the person, a biometric of the person, and printed information; scanning the machine-readable code on the identification document to extract personally identifiable information of the person; comparing the extracted personally identifiable information against records stored at a database; determining that the extracted personal identifiable information matches a record stored at the database; receiving data encoding the biometric of the person on the identification document for comparison with the person presenting the identification document; receiving a determination that the biometric from the identification document identifies the person presenting the identification document; and determining whether the identifi
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: MorphoTrust USA Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Andrew Eckel, Thiagarajan Saravanan
  • Publication number: 20140347479
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods, systems, apparatuses, circuits and associated computer executable code for providing video based subject characterization, categorization, identification, tracking, monitoring, authentication and/or presence response. According to some embodiments, there may be provided one or more Image Based Biometric Extrapolation (IBBE) methods, systems and apparatuses adapted to extrapolate static and/or dynamic biometric parameters of one or more subjects, from one or more images or video segments including the subjects. According to some embodiments, extrapolated biometric parameters of subjects may be used to identify, track/monitor and/or authenticate the subjects. According to further embodiments, extrapolated biometric parameters may be used to determine physical positions of subjects and may further be used to identify one or more subjects exhibiting suspicious behavior based on their physical positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Dor Givon
  • Patent number: 8897500
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for performing speaker verification. A system configured to practice the method receives a request to verify a speaker, generates a text challenge that is unique to the request, and, in response to the request, prompts the speaker to utter the text challenge. Then the system records a dynamic image feature of the speaker as the speaker utters the text challenge, and performs speaker verification based on the dynamic image feature and the text challenge. Recording the dynamic image feature of the speaker can include recording video of the speaker while speaking the text challenge. The dynamic feature can include a movement pattern of head, lips, mouth, eyes, and/or eyebrows of the speaker. The dynamic image feature can relate to phonetic content of the speaker speaking the challenge, speech prosody, and the speaker's facial expression responding to content of the challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ann K. Syrdal, Sumit Chopra, Patrick Haffner, Taniya Mishra, Ilija Zeljkovic, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20140341440
    Abstract: Identity caddy for real-time determination of identity in the mobile environment. The identity caddy offers a means for expanding protection beyond what a password can provide by establishing actual identity through biometric features and behavior characteristics. Furthermore, identity is established from multiple sources (including biometrics as well as locational and environmental factors), and once the identify caddy obtains this information, it corroborates identity by considering them all in tandem through fusion. In an aspect, identity is built from several measures, including biometric features as well as non-biometric features, such as location and travel patterns. Melding identity with portable devices opens the door to numerous new applications for transaction and access controls rooted in identity and supporting commerce, as well as many forms of physical and cyber-security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Mark A. Walch
  • Patent number: 8879799
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a human identification system by fusion of face recognition and speaker recognition, a method and a service robot thereof. The system fuses results of the face recognition and the speaker recognition, and further uses confidence index to estimate the confidence level of the two recognition results. If only one of the confidence indices of the two recognition results reaches the threshold, then only this result is used as the output. If both confidence indices of the two recognition results reach the threshold, then the two recognition results are fused to output as a final result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Kai-Tai Song, Shuo-Cheng Chien, Chao-Yu Lin, Yi-Wen Chen, Sin-Horng Chen, Chen-Yu Chiang, Yi-Chiao Wu
  • Patent number: 8861805
    Abstract: A face recognition apparatus and face recognition method perform face recognition of a face by comparing an image of the face to be identified with target images for identification. The face recognition apparatus includes an image input unit to receive an image of a face to be identified, a sub-image production unit to produce a plurality of sub-images of the input face image using a plurality of different face models, a storage unit to store a plurality of target images, and a face recognition unit to set the sub-images to observed nodes of a Markov network, to set the target images to hidden nodes of the Markov network, and to recognize the presence of a target image corresponding to the face images to be identified using a first relationship between the observed nodes and the hidden nodes and a second relationship between the hidden nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Jun Hwang, Kyung Shik Roh, Young Bo Shim, Suk June Yoon
  • Patent number: 8861798
    Abstract: A method for authenticating the identity of a handset user is provided. The method includes: obtaining, a login account and a password from the user; judging whether the login account and the password are correct; if the login account or the password is incorrect, refusing the user to access an operating system of the handset; if the login account and the password are correct, sending the login account and the password to a cloud server, wherein the login account and the password correspond to a face sample image library of the user stored on the cloud server; acquiring an input face image of the user; sending the input face image to the cloud server; authenticating, by the cloud server, the identity of the user according to the login account, the password and the input face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen Junshenghuichuang Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dongxuan Gao
  • Patent number: 8862890
    Abstract: A biometric-information processing apparatus and method including storing sample biometric information of a user each time biometric authentication processing for verifying sample biometric information of a user against enrolled biometric information registered in a first storage unit succeeds, where the user's sample biometric information is stored in a second storage unit, and selecting an update-candidate biometric information for updating the user's enrolled biometric information from the user's sample biometric information stored in the second storage unit, based on a result of verification of multiple pieces of the user's sample biometric information stored in the second storage unit against enrolled biometric information of other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Ken Kamakura
  • Patent number: 8856042
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining an image to be compared at the time of use which is intended for comparing biometric information at the time of use of a user, obtaining posture information at the time of use which indicates a posture when biometric information at the time of use of the user is shot, performing personal authentication for the user by comparing the image to be compared at the time of use with a preregistered image to be compared at the time of registration of the user, and inputting an operation instruction corresponding to operation information preregistered in association with posture information at the time of registration which is determined to match, by comparing the posture information at the time of use with a plurality of pieces of preregistered posture information at the time of registration of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventors: Shigeru Deguchi, Tsuyahiko Shimada, Kazuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8854179
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a household appliance (10) such as an oven, a refrigerator, or a washing machine. The household appliance comprises a transparent casing element (12) and a fingerprint sensor (20) mounted to the inside of an exterior surface of said casing element (12). The sensor comprises a light source (21; 21?; 21?; 21??) emitting light for which said casing element (12) is transparent, a detector (23; 23?; 23??) for detecting reflected light emitted from said light source (21; 21?; 21?; 21??) and a light guiding means (22; 22?; 22?; 22??; 22b??) for guiding emitted light from said light source (21; 21?; 21?; 21??) towards the casing element (12) and guiding light reflected at the exterior surface of the casing element (12) to the detector (23; 23?; 23??). Thereby detection of a fingerprint image through said casing element (12) is rendered possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Sergey Argudyaev, Kersten Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8842888
    Abstract: A mobile device is able to capture a plurality of different biometric identifiers of a subject. The mobile device displays a user interface on a screen of the device to guide the user in the capture of valid biometric identifiers. The user interface includes several different displays configured to guide users through the capture process to improve the chance that the user will capture valid biometric identifiers. The user interface includes displays for iris image capture, face image capture, voice capture, and fingerprint capture. The displays streamline the capture process, decreasing the overall knowledge and time required of the user to capture valid biometric identifiers. This also decreases the risk to the user in hostile environments. The device also processes the captured biometric identifiers to determine if they are valid, and updates the display of the user interface accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: AOptix Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Justin Pritikin, Jonathan J. Ureña, Fenling Chou, Sylvia Siu, Keara Fallon
  • Publication number: 20140270404
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods and systems for managing risk in a transaction with a user, which presents to the user, with sufficient detail for inspection, an image of the user blended with information about the transaction. A processor of a biometric device may blend an acquired image of a user of the device during a transaction with information about the transaction. The acquired image may comprise an image of the user suitable for manual or automatic recognition. The information may include a location determined via the device, an identifier of the device, and a timestamp for the image acquisition. The system may include a display, for presenting the blended image to the user. The presented image may show purposeful integration of the information about the transaction with the acquired image, to comprise a record of the transaction to be stored if the user agrees to proceed with the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Eyelock, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hanna, Manoj Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 8833657
    Abstract: A biometric scanner comprising a fingerprint module, a first plurality of fingerprint sensors, and a sensor circuit within the fingerprint module. The first plurality of fingerprint sensors is ergonomically positioned on the fingerprint module to accommodate a second plurality of fingertips of a human hand. The sensor circuit is coupled to the first plurality of fingerprint sensors wherein fingerprints of the second plurality are captured simultaneously by the sensor circuit. A biometric scanner system and a method of manufacturing a biometric scanner are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Willie Anthony Johnson
  • Patent number: 8831296
    Abstract: There is provided a biometric authentication apparatus including a vein image extraction unit for extracting a vein image showing positions of veins from an image including veins in a finger portion, a vein image dividing unit for dividing the extracted vein image into a plurality of partial regions, a vein pixel counting unit for counting the number of pixels corresponding to the veins in each of the divided partial regions, a vector generation unit for arranging, in a predetermined order, count results of the respective partial regions, and generating a vein distribution vector, which is a numerical sequence representing a degree of distribution of the veins in the vein image, and an authentication unit for authenticating the vein distribution vector generated by the vector generation unit, based on a registered vein distribution vector, which is a vein distribution vector registered in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mohammad Abdul Muquit
  • Patent number: 8824749
    Abstract: A method for biometric identification for use with a computing device is provided herein. The method includes capturing a temporal sequence of images of the face of a user at different locations within a three-dimensional interaction space. The method further includes extracting one or more face descriptors from the images and generating a biometric template compiling the face descriptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tommer Leyvand, Jinyu Li, Casey Meekhof, Tim Keosababian, Simon Stachniak, Ryan Gunn, Alan Stuart, Russ Glaser, Eddie Mays, Toan Huynh, Richard Irving, James Waletzky, Ajay Ramjee
  • Patent number: 8818048
    Abstract: A method of generating a biometric feature descriptor has been developed that includes acquiring an image of an anatomical feature having a biometric feature, isolating a region of the image having the biometric feature, extracting image data from the image of the region to identify a plurality of features for the biometric feature, transforming the extracted image data for each identified feature into a plurality of feature descriptors, mapping the feature descriptors for the plurality of features into a first arrangement of feature descriptors, generating a second arrangement of feature descriptors with a non-invertible transform of the first arrangement of feature descriptors, and storing the second arrangement of feature descriptors into an electronic database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Indiana University Research and Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Eliza Yingzi Du, Kai Yang
  • Patent number: 8818050
    Abstract: A method and a system for recognizing at least one testing image according to classes are provided, wherein each of the classes includes sample images. The method includes generating an average image of each class according to the sample images, generating a feature enhancement mask according to differences between the average images of the classes, enhancing the sample images of each class by using the feature enhancement mask to generate a plurality of enhanced sample images corresponding to each class, and training a classifier according to the enhanced sample images of each class. The method also includes enhancing the at least one testing image by using the feature enhancement mask to generate an enhanced testing image, classifying the enhanced testing image into one of the classes by using the classifier, and recognizing that the testing image belongs to the classified class. Thereby, this method can effectively recognize the testing image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chung-Chia Kang, Jian-Ren Chen, Chih-Wei Chen, Leii H. Chang
  • Patent number: 8811681
    Abstract: A biometric authentication apparatus includes an image shooting unit to capture a vessel image of a person to be authenticated and an authentication unit to verify verification vessel position information of the captured vessel image of the person to be authenticated against registered vessel position information of a registered vessel image registered in advance. When the verification vessel position information is not identical with the registered vessel position information, the authentication unit performs authentication using vessel size information of the registered vessel image registered in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8811682
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes a substrate in which multiple pixel circuits are formed and a driving unit that generates an image signal in which a target has been captured by driving the multiple pixel circuits. When the region in which the multiple pixel circuits is formed is taken as a capturing region, the capturing region includes a fingerprint capturing region for capturing a fingerprint and a vein capturing region for capturing veins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Kanda, Tsukasa Eguchi, Yasunori Hiyoshi, Yasushi Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20140226874
    Abstract: The system and methods disclosed herein validate the authenticity of a document and an individual's claimed identity. The system and method use a validation facility that is configurable to compare and match characteristics of biometric and non-biometric data presented by an individual with biometric and non-biometric data received from a request to a database or file system holding such information. The determination on the matching characteristics of the data can occur in completely automated fashion without intervention from the user, but user intervention is also possible allowing the user to review and override certain data discrepancies. The validation facility provides a user interface for use by a user to review a determination on the data analysis and instruct the validation facility to override that determination if the user determines the cause of the identity verification failure is within an acceptable criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: MorphoTrust USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark R. Mallalieu, James A. Kottas, Mohamed Lazzouni, Leonid Y. Shteyman, Jay F. Bortolussi, Thomas M. Kuzeja, Gida R. Zikas-Bernard
  • Patent number: 8805029
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and computer readable media for locking a computing device. Periodic images are received from a camera on a computing device. Each of the images is compared to a stored image of a user. A determination is made that one of the images does not match the stored image, and the computing device is locked upon determining that one of the images does not match the stored image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Russell Yeung
  • Patent number: 8798330
    Abstract: A method of biometric recognition is provided. Multiple images of the face or other non-iris image and iris of an individual are acquired. If the multiple images are determined to form an expected sequence of images, the face and iris images are associated together. A single camera preferably acquires both the iris and face images by changing at least one of the zoom, position, or dynamic range of the camera. The dynamic range can be adjusted by at least one of adjusting the gain settings of the camera, adjusting the exposure time, and/or adjusting the illuminator brightness. The expected sequence determination can be made by determining if the accumulated motion vectors of the multiple images is consistent with an expected set of motion vectors and/or ensuring that the iris remains in the field of view of all of the multiple images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: EyeLock, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hanna, Hector T. Hoyos
  • Patent number: 8792019
    Abstract: In a video creation device, a creator creates a frame of a first type and a frame of a second type. A difference determiner determines whether or not the difference between frames of a determination pair exceeds a threshold, wherein the determination pair contains two frames of the first type, or the frame of the first type and the frame of the second type. A frame creator creates a frame of a third type between frames of a data pair, wherein the data pair contains two frames of the first type next to each other. A synthesizer creates high-dynamic-range frame by synthesizing frames of synthesized pair, wherein synthesized pair contains the frame of the second type and the frame of the first type, or the frame of the second type and the frame of third type. And, a video creator creates video comprised of the frame synthesized by the synthesizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masami Yuyama
  • Patent number: 8792683
    Abstract: An optical navigation subsystem may be used when obtaining a candidate fingerprint for a mobile communication device (e.g., for authentication purposes). To accommodate such use of the optical navigation subsystem, the optical navigation subsystem may be adapted to automatically adjust a processed image sensor window from a first set of window dimensions (e.g., suitable for optical navigation) to a second set of window dimensions (e.g., suitable for fingerprint capture). Alternatively, a single, static set of window dimension may be employed in conjunction with stitching algorithms, or other methods suitable for forming candidate fingerprint images by combining a plurality of images obtained using the static set of window dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Colin Shiva Ramrattan, Hassan Hosseinpor, Graham Charles Townsend, Robert James Lowles, Rayhan Behin, Gregory William Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8786575
    Abstract: Techniques are generally described for touch-sensitive devices with biometric information determination capabilities. The touch-sensitive device may include one or more of a transmitter, a receiver, and a processor. The transmitter may be configured to emit light towards a surface of the touch-sensitive device and the receiver may be configured to receive reflected light from a touch to the touch-sensitive device. The processor may be arranged to receive signals from the receiver and determines biometric information, and in some examples location of touch, based on the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLP
    Inventor: Seth Adrian Miller
  • Publication number: 20140198958
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems for providing a camera-based portal content security mechanism for client devices. One computer-implemented method includes receiving a request for portal content from a client device, determining that the requested portal content requires a camera security operation, notifying the client device that a camera image is needed as a prerequisite to display at least part of the requested portal content, receiving the camera image from the client device, and analyzing, by operation of a computer, the received camera image for more than one viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: SAP Portals Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Eyal Nathan, Yotam Kadishay, Dvir Cooper
  • Patent number: 8782750
    Abstract: A method and a system for monitoring and controlling remote devices are described. The system has a gateway, a web server, and a client device. The gateway is coupled to a security device. The web server has a management application configured to communicate with the gateway. The management application has a service manager module to enable additional services from the gateway and the security device. The client device communicates with the gateway identified by the web server. The gateway aggregates monitoring data from the security device and from other security devices respectively coupled to other gateways correlated with the gateway. The client device receives the aggregated monitoring data, controls the security device coupled to the respective gateway from a web-based user interface at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Next Level Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Jankowski, Daniel T. Petkevich, Raffy Kaloustian, Brian E. Dean, Xihong Zhuang, Rand D. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140169641
    Abstract: A method and a mobile device having a face recognition function using an additional component. The method includes determining whether the face recognition function has been activated in a first state of the mobile device, acquiring an image if the face recognition function has been activated, extracting a facial figure or at least one main component included in the facial figure by analyzing the acquired image, determining whether a face recognized from the image matches a registered user's face based on the facial figure or the at least one main component, determining whether an additional figure recognition function has been activated, extracting an additional figure or at least one additional component included in the additional figure, if the additional figure recognition function has been activated, and switching the mobile device to a predetermined second state corresponding to the additional figure or the at least one additional component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Jin LEE, Sung-Jin YOON
  • Publication number: 20140163329
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a physiological parameter of a subject through interrogation of an eye of the subject with an optical signal are described. Interrogation is performed unobtrusively. The system includes a gaze attractor for attracting the gaze of the subject to cause an eye of the subject to move into alignment with regard to an interrogation signal source and/or response signal sensor to facilitate detection of a signal from the eye of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Allen L. Brown, JR., Douglas C. Burger, Eric Horvitz, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Jordin T. Kare, Chris Demetrios Karkanias, John L. Manferdelli, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Barney Pell, Clarence T. Tegreene, Willard H. Wattenburg, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Richard N. Zare
  • Patent number: 8752146
    Abstract: A technique provides authentication codes to authenticate a user to an authentication server. The technique involves generating, by an electronic apparatus (e.g., a smart phone, a tablet, a laptop, etc.), token codes from a cryptographic key. The technique further involves obtaining biometric measurements from a user, and outputting composite passcodes as the authentication codes. The composite passcodes include the token codes and biometric factors based on the biometric measurements. Additionally, the token codes and the biometric factors of the composite passcodes operate as authentication inputs to user authentication operations performed by the authentication server. In some arrangements, the biometric factors are results of facial recognition (e.g., via a camera), voice recognition (e.g., via a microphone), gate recognition (e.g., via an accelerometer), touch recognition and/or typing recognition (e.g., via a touchscreen or keyboard), combinations thereof, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Marten van Dijk, Kevin D. Bowers, Samuel Curry, Sean P. Doyle, Nikolaos Triandopoulos, Riaz Zolfonoon
  • Patent number: 8750581
    Abstract: A method of apprehending a criminal, including scanning fingerprint images from a contact area of at least one item at a point-of-sale (POS) location and/or point-of-entry (POE) location and transmitting the fingerprint images to a local or remote electronic device to identify the criminal is presented. A fingerprint recognition and collection device is also presented including a fingerprint scanner for scanning fingerprint images from a contact area of at least one item; a transmitting unit for transmitting the fingerprint images; a receiving unit for receiving the fingerprint images; and an analyzing unit for analyzing the fingerprint images to identify persons of interest. The fingerprint scanner operates concurrently with a price scanner and/or ticket scanner. The fingerprint scanner is fixedly secured at the POS location and/or the POE location and operates concurrently with the price scanner and/or ticket scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Theodosios Kountotsis
  • Patent number: 8744139
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system are provided for sensing at least one biometric measure of an individual. An electrical current flows through an electrode to induce an electromagnetic field. The electromagnetic field stimulates and excites the molecules associated with the sweat gland pores and causes molecular compounds to fluoresce. An image of the fluoresced dermal surface is obtained and a biometric function is performed with data derived from the image. Alternatively, sweat gland pore biometric information may be derived from variations, fluctuations or disturbances to the electromagnetic field induced by the electrical current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Scott McNulty
  • Patent number: 8744142
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information reproducing method including, fetching facial image data of a viewer, extracting feature points on a face of the viewer from the fetched facial image data, and coding the feature points, comparing the coded feature points with viewer feature-point information stored in a management table, and presenting different pieces of information depending upon whether a viewer corresponding to the viewer feature-point information stored in the management table is present or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masatoshi Murakami
  • Patent number: 8731238
    Abstract: A system and method track a face moving through multiple frames of a video sequence. A predicted position of a face in a video frame is obtained. A search is performed to determine appearance model similarity values of a detected face. Motion and appearance probabilities of the detected face are obtained, and the detected face in the video frame is associated with a track as a function of a joint probabilistic data association filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gurumurthy Swaminathan, Saad J. Bedros, Ullam Subbaraya Yadhunandan, Jana Trojanova
  • Publication number: 20140126782
    Abstract: An image display apparatus used while it is mounted on a user's head or facial area includes a display unit configured to display an inside image viewable from the user; an input unit configured to input an identification pattern from the user; a checking unit configured to check the identification pattern; and a control unit configured to control the image display apparatus on the basis of a result of the checking by the checking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Motoyuki Takai, Yoichiro Sako, Yasushi Miyajima, Hiroshi Mukawa, Tatsuya Narahara, Masashi Takeda, Hiroaki Ogawa, Seiji Wada, Ichigo Hayakawa, Akira Tange, Takao Tanikame, Kazuhide Kemmochi
  • Publication number: 20140119617
    Abstract: A system for biometrically authenticating a user includes: elements for obtaining image data that are representative of at least one user-associated biometric feature and at least one user-associated identifier, elements for extracting the at least one biometric feature in the image data, elements for extracting the at least one identifier in the image data, elements for performing a search for a reference biometric feature associated with the at least one identifier, elements for comparing the extracted biometric feature with the reference biometric feature, and elements for authenticating the user in accordance with a result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Marc Bertin
  • Patent number: 8710956
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for surreptitious biometric acquisition are disclosed. In one embodiment, a sensor is configured to produce an electrical signal corresponding to a biometric signature of a subject. The sensor is configured to be surreptitiously mounted to a surface. Various sensors are disclosed as being operative with the surreptitious biometric acquisition apparatus. A vehicle with a surreptitiously mounted biometric acquisition apparatus is disclosed. A method for surreptitious identification of suspects is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Leonard P. Longo
  • Patent number: 8699763
    Abstract: A biometric information processing device includes, a biometric sensor configured to acquire a plurality of different biometric information elements; an authentication feature extracting unit configured to extract an authentication feature for use in authentication for each of the plurality of different biometric information elements acquired by the biometric sensor; a supplemental feature extracting unit configured to extract a supplemental feature relating to the authentication feature for each of the plurality of different biometric information elements; and a combined feature extracting unit configured to extract a combined feature in which a plurality of the supplemental features extracted by the supplemental feature extracting unit are reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hajime Nada, Toshio Endoh, Takahiro Aoki, Shigefumi Yamada
  • Patent number: 8700912
    Abstract: A database comprising biometric data stored in encrypted form is managed by a management unit. It comprises a set of filters respectively associated with filter identifiers. A biometric data item is received at a management unit; next, said biometric data item is stored in an encrypted form at a given address in the database. Then keywords are obtained on the basis of a first set of hash functions and of the biometric data item. A subset of indexing filters is associated with each keyword by selecting, for each keyword, filters as a function of the respectively associated filter identifiers, of said keywords, and of a second set of hash functions; and the given address is associated with each of the filters of the subset of filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Morpho
    Inventors: Bruno Kindarji, Hervé Chabanne, Julien Bringer
  • Patent number: 8678273
    Abstract: An electronic transaction verification system for use with transaction tokens such as checks, credit cards, debit cards, and smart cards that gathers and transmits information about the transaction token and biometric data is described herein. The electronic verification system includes a biometric data device for recording and/or transmitting biometric data taken at the transaction location. The electronic system is adapted to accept or deny a transaction based on the comparison result generated by comparing the biometric data and the information obtained from the transaction token at the transaction location with information previously stored in one or more databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Biometric Payment Solutions
    Inventor: Joan Tibor McNeal
  • Publication number: 20140072182
    Abstract: A system and method for mapping interpersonal relationships, the method including processing a multiplicity of images and contextual information relating thereto including creating and prioritizing a list of a plurality of candidate persons having at least a predetermined relationship with at least one person connected to at least one image, using multi-dimensional information including visually sensible information in the multiplicity of images and contextual information relating thereto and searching the list of a plurality of candidate persons based at least in part on the prioritizing to select at least one of the candidate persons as having at least a predetermined relationship with the at least one person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Eden Sochat, Moti Shniberg, Gil Hirsch, Yaniv Taigman
  • Patent number: 8670597
    Abstract: A facial recognition search system identifies one or more likely names (or other personal identifiers) corresponding to the facial image(s) in a query as follows. After receiving the visual query with one or more facial images, the system identifies images that potentially match the respective facial image in accordance with visual similarity criteria. Then one or more persons associated with the potential images are identified. For each identified person, person-specific data comprising metrics of social connectivity to the requester are retrieved from a plurality of applications such as communications applications, social networking applications, calendar applications, and collaborative applications. An ordered list of persons is then generated by ranking the identified persons in accordance with at least metrics of visual similarity between the respective facial image and the potential image matches and with the social connection metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Petrou, Andrew Rabinovich, Hartwig Adam
  • Publication number: 20140064575
    Abstract: A method for biometric recognition may be employed on multiple biometrics, including irises and ears. The method includes decomposing the radiometric profile of each line of an image into a plurality of wavelets using a wavelet transform process. A unique signal is calculated using the plurality of wavelets. A template is assembled using the signal and areas of interest in the template are identified. The template is then compared to a second template using the plurality of areas of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Leonard Flom, Ophir Almog
  • Publication number: 20140064574
    Abstract: A method of determining the identity of a subject while the subject is walking or being transported in an essentially straight direction is disclosed, the two dimensional profile of the subject walking or being transported along forming a three dimensional swept volume, without requiring the subject to change direction to avoid any part of the system, comprising acquiring data related to one or more biometrics of the subject with the camera(s), processing the acquired biometrics data, and determining if the acquired biometric data match corresponding biometric data stored in the system, positioning camera(s) and strobed or scanned infrared illuminator(s) above, next to, or below the swept volume. A system for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Keith J. Hanna, Hector T. Hoyos
  • Publication number: 20140056488
    Abstract: At least two biometric measurements of a person are collected, then a statistical measure based on the measurements is computed. The statistical measure is a bounded estimate of the discriminative power of a test based on the measurements. While the discriminative power is less than a target value, additional biometric measurements are collected. When enough measurements have been collected, a biometric template is constructed from the measurements and stored for use in future identifications. Systems and software to implement similar methods are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Louisiana Tech University Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Vir V. Phoha
  • Publication number: 20140056487
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute, acquiring a captured image; extracting first feature data and second feature data of a first user included in the image; calculating a first authentication decision value, which indicates a probability that the first feature data of the first user resembles first feature data of a second user; and authenticating the first user by using the first feature data or both the first feature data and the second feature data according to the first authentication decision value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Genta SUZUKI, Takahiro MATSUDA
  • Patent number: 8660370
    Abstract: Clustering algorithms such as k-means clustering algorithm are used in applications that process entities with spatial and/or temporal characteristics, for example, media objects representing audio, video, or graphical data. Feature vectors representing characteristics of the entities are partitioned using clustering methods that produce results sensitive to an initial set of cluster seeds. The set of initial cluster seeds is generated using principal component analysis of either the complete feature vector set or a subset thereof. The feature vector set is divided into a desired number of initial clusters and a seed determined from each initial cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sangho Yoon, Jay N. Yagnik, Mei Han, Vivek Kwatra
  • Patent number: 8649570
    Abstract: A biometric information processing apparatus includes: a biometric information acquiring unit which acquires biometric input data representing a user's biometric input information; and a processing unit. The processing unit executes: extracting a feature quantity characterizing a feature of the biometric information from the biometric input information; classifying, based on the extracted feature quantity, the biometric input information into at least one of a plurality of classes categorized according to common features of biometric information, computing a confidence level for each class into which the biometric input information has been classified; judging whether or not a maximum value of the confidence level is larger than a threshold value predefined for the class corresponding to the maximum value among the plurality of classes; and, if the maximum value is not larger than the threshold value, prompting the user to have the user's biometric information reacquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Yukihiro Abiko
  • Patent number: 8634604
    Abstract: Provided is a method for analyzing image slices. The method includes extracting first and second sub-slices from first and second image slices, respectively, and computing a shift between the first and second image slices based on the first and second sub-slices. The first and second sub-slices overlap. Also provided is a system for analyzing image slices. The system includes an extraction module configured to extract first and second sub-slices from first and second image slices, respectively, and a shift computation module configured to compute a shift between the first and second image slices based on the first and second sub-slices of the extracted sub-slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sonavation, Inc.
    Inventor: Omid S. Jahromi
  • Patent number: 8633798
    Abstract: A computer system includes a computer, a fingerprint reader, and a security apparatus to apply complete security for the benefit of an authorized user. The computer includes a first interface, a second interface, an account storage unit, and a fingerprint storage unit. The fingerprint reader can connect with the computer through the first interface for inputting fingerprint information. The security apparatus can connect with the computer through the second interface, and includes a password storage module, a first use module, a password modification module, and a normal use module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Sheng Lin