Using A Combination Of Features (e.g., Signature And Fingerprint) Patents (Class 382/116)
  • Patent number: 8634597
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, obtaining first personal content associated with a first mobile communication device, obtaining recognition information associated with a target individual where the recognition information is associated with at least one of images of the target individual and audio of the target individual, obtaining second personal content associated with the first mobile communication device, and performing recognition analysis on the second personal content using the recognition information to detect the target individual being present in second images of the second personal content, where a communication device associated with the target individual is provided with access to the second images. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Aleksey Ivanov, Andrea Basso, Tara Hines, Jeffrey Mikan, Nadia Morris
  • Patent number: 8631243
    Abstract: A biometrics template matching method includes the steps of: providing a reference biometric template and a candidate biometric template, each including position data and orientation data of a respective plurality of minutiae; comparing the orientation data of each minutia from the candidate template with the orientation data of each minutia from the reference template; when the orientation data of a selected pair differ by no more than a first threshold, determining a displacement vector representative of the difference in position data of the selected pair of minutiae; determining the maximum number of displacement vectors that differ from each other by less than a second threshold; if the maximum number of displacement vectors is less than a third threshold, returning a mismatch, otherwise returning a match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Simone Baldan, Paolo Vendittelli
  • Publication number: 20130336546
    Abstract: An enclosure works in conjunction with a mobile device to capture biometric identifiers. The mobile device has a screen on a first side and a camera on a second side opposite the first side. The enclosure at least partially covers the mobile device on the first and second sides. The enclosure includes a fingerprint subsystem configured to capture fingerprints with sufficient resolution for biometric identification. The fingerprint subsystem is located on a portion of the enclosure covering the second side of the mobile device. The enclosure includes an iris imaging subsystem configured to capture iris images with sufficient resolution for biometric identification. The iris imaging subsystem includes an iris imaging aperture facing outward from the portion of the enclosure covering the second side of the mobile device. The enclosure includes an electronic data interface configured to communicatively couple the fingerprint and iris imaging subsystems to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph Justin Pritikin, William Homer Chandler, JR., Fayez Mahmood Khan
  • Publication number: 20130336545
    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: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: AOptix Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Justin Pritikin, Jonathan J. Ureña, Fenling Chou, Sylvia Siu, Keara Fallon
  • Patent number: 8606604
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for enabling communication between vendors and individuals qualified to offer financial products, insurance products, warranty products, and/or other products and services related to vehicles and vehicle sales are provided. In one embodiment, a salesperson at a remote location interacts with the vendor's customer using data, video, and/or audio transmissions over a network. In one embodiment, the remote salesperson may possess relevant expertise or training, which the salesperson uses to process the transaction. In one embodiment, the remote salesperson completes the transaction using a system that manages the transaction and communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventors: David L. Huber, Frederick J. Morgan
  • Patent number: 8604901
    Abstract: The provenance of passengers intending to depart on a vehicle from a transportation facility, is ensured by providing biometric reading devices at both a check-in station and a departure area station of the facility. The name and/or other information concerning a passenger arriving at the facility is also entered for assessment into a background check system. A biometric template of the passenger is acquired by the reading device at the check-in station and forwarded to the departure area station. When the passenger appears at the latter station, a second biometric template is acquired by the reading device there. The second template is compared with each of a number of templates that were forwarded from the check-in station. If no match exists, or if the background check system returns an unsatisfactory assessment, the passenger is refused boarding onto the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: EyeLock, Inc.
    Inventors: Hector T. Hoyos, Keith J. Hanna
  • Patent number: 8605957
    Abstract: Provided is a face clustering device that detects a face included in an image, detects a direction of the detected face, detects, taking into account the detected direction of the face, a face with a similar feature and forms a collection of pieces of face information showing a feature of this face, narrows down, for each collection of pieces of face information which has been formed, the number of pieces of face information to a number set in advance for each face direction and sets each collection of pieces of face information for which the number has been narrowed down as a unit group, and performs, with the set unit group as a unit, clustering based on pieces of face information included in each unit group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Mochizuki, Makoto Murata, Yun Sun, Tomohiko Gotoh
  • Patent number: 8594390
    Abstract: A composition determination device includes: a subject detection unit configured to detect a subject in an image based on acquired image data; an actual subject size detection unit configured to detect the actual size which can be viewed as being equivalent to actual measurements, for each subject detected by the subject detection unit; a subject distinguishing unit configured to distinguish relevant subjects from subjects detected by the subject detection unit, based on determination regarding whether or not the actual size detected by the actual subject size detection unit is an appropriate value corresponding to a relevant subject; and a composition determination unit configured to determine a composition with only relevant subjects, distinguished by the subject distinguishing unit, as objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shingo Yoshizumi
  • Patent number: 8593560
    Abstract: An image-capturing module for simplifying optical component includes a first substrate unit, an image-capturing unit, an optical imaging unit, a second substrate unit, a light-emitting unit and a cover unit. The second substrate unit is disposed on the outer surface of the optical imaging unit and electrically connected to the first substrate unit. The light-emitting unit has a light-emitting element electrically disposed on the second substrate unit. The cover unit has a reflective layer formed on an inner surface thereof. Therefore, the light beams generated by the light-emitting element are reflected by the reflective layer to form first reflected light beams projected onto the object, then the first reflected light beams are reflected by the object to form second reflected light beams projected onto the optical imaging unit, and then the second reflected light beams pass through the optical imaging unit and project onto the image-capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Azurewave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Hsing Hsu, Chih-Chien Chen
  • Patent number: 8595257
    Abstract: A computer implemented matching method for matching a user with one or more romantically compatible users of the method. In one example the method comprises: receiving a profile generated by recording user choices from a field of images displayed to the user; applying a logistics regression model to the image choices to determine compatibility between two users. Creating a baseline template of the user's aesthetic preferences then applying this model to templates created from other users of the method. Any results within a desired confidence level are returned to the user. For mutual compatibility the user's own image is compared to that of the query's preference template to determine the presence of mutually compatible aesthetic attraction. Users can also use facial recognition to run personality test on themselves or potential matches to determine a if there is personality compatibility to the combination as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher Brian Ovide
  • Patent number: 8588478
    Abstract: A biometric authentication apparatus for performing user authentication based on finger/palm print information representing a biological characteristic of fingerprint or palm print and vein information representing a biological characteristic of vein, comprises: a finger/palm print information acquirer arranged and adapted to obtain finger/palm print information from a selected portion of a person; a vein information acquirer arranged and adapted to obtain vein information from the selected portion of the person; a sensor arranged and adapted to come in contact with the selected portion of the person and to output a signal corresponding to a pressing degree of the selected portion of the person against the sensor; a controller arranged and adapted to identify, responsive to the signal output from the sensor, whether a state of the selected portion of the person is suitable for obtaining the finger/palm print information and the vein information and to control the finger/palm print information acquirer and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions, Corp.
    Inventors: Eiji Makimoto, Kunihiro Nomura, Yasuo Mizuno, Noboru Takamura, Hisao Ogata
  • Patent number: 8582829
    Abstract: A method for verifying an identity attribute of a remote user includes providing pose instructions to a remote client from a host during an authentication session. The pose instructions may reference a specific physical token associated with the user, for example a government ID card, credit card, household object or printed or displayed image provided from an authentication host. The host receives an image from the client and may analyze the image to determine if the pose instructions were followed and if the physical token appears in the image. Based on this determination, and optionally using other factors, the host verifies an identity attribute of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Gary S. Shuster
  • Patent number: 8582837
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) package includes at least one light source disposed together with an IC structure within an encapsulation structure. The material forming the encapsulation structure is generally opaque. Accordingly, the light source and at least a portion of the IC are not visible to the unaided human eye. The thickness and geometry of the encapsulation are such that when the light source is caused to emit light, the encapsulation structure permits at least a portion of that light to be visible to a user. The IC may be a portion of a fingerprint sensor, exposed for receiving a fingertip of a user. The light source, or a plurality of such light sources, may be functional (e.g., providing visual indication of the of the condition or state of an item of hardware or software, assist the user in operation of a device), be primarily aesthetic, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Authentec, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Henry Bond, Alan Kramer, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Publication number: 20130287268
    Abstract: A biometric authentication device includes: a storage unit configured to store a three-dimensional shape of a posture of a body of a user; a three-dimensional shape calculation unit configured to calculate a three-dimensional shape of a body from biometric information of the user detected by a biometric sensor; a posture calculation unit configured to calculate a posture of the body from the biometric information detected by the biometric sensor; a synthesis unit configured to synthesize a three-dimensional shape from the three-dimensional shape stored in the storage unit in accordance with the posture calculated by the posture calculation unit; and a comparison unit configured to compare the three-dimensional shape calculated by the three-dimensional shape calculation unit with the three-dimensional shape synthesized by the synthesis unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Toshio ENDOH, Takashi SHINZAKI
  • Patent number: 8572396
    Abstract: When first biometric information is read with an ID number, a first authentication unit acquires second biometric information corresponding to the ID number from a first database, and authenticates when the first biometric information matches with the second biometric information. A transferring unit transfers the second biometric information from the first database to a second database when the authentication is successful. When the first biometric information is read without the ID number, a second authentication unit authenticates if at least one of the second biometric information in the second database matches with the first biometric information among.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Kimikazu Ito
  • Patent number: 8565815
    Abstract: A device, such as a cell phone, uses an image sensor to capture image data. The phone can respond to detection of particular imagery feature (e.g., watermarked imagery, barcodes, image fingerprints, etc.) by presenting distinctive graphics on a display screen. Such graphics may be positioned within the display, and affine-warped, in registered relationship with the position of the detected feature, and its affine distortion, as depicted in the image data. Related approaches can be implemented without use of an image sensor, e.g., relying on data sensed from an RFID device. Auditory output, rather than visual, can also be employed. A variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Tony F. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8549319
    Abstract: A system and algorithms to authenticate a person where a system only has some standard personal text data about the person, and cannot have a real biometric template obtained using an enrollment procedure. The authentication allows access to restricted resources by the person. This method is especially useful when it is used as an auxiliary authentication service with other methods such as password or Callback that dramatically lower the chances for an imposter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Memphis Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Yaron Menczel, Yair Shachar, Josef Brikman
  • Publication number: 20130251214
    Abstract: A biometric registration and verification system and method is usable for registration, for verification and/or for participation, and may comprise: a biometric sensor for capturing biometric data; a data entry device, a computer processor for receiving captured biometric data and entered data; and a database storing records thereof. The identifying biometric data may be related to the entered data in the database record. The biometric sensor may capture verification biometric data and the data entry device verification data; and the processor compares the verification biometric data and the received verification data with the identifying biometric data and entered data from the database. If the verification biometric data and the received verification data of the person to be verified corresponds to database identifying biometric data and entered data, then an indication of verification of the person is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Amerasia International Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Kwong-Tai Chung
  • Publication number: 20130251213
    Abstract: A biometric information processing apparatus includes a biometric sensor configured to acquire biometric information of a first instance, a second instance and a third instance; a processor configured to execute a procedure, the procedure comprising: extracting an authentication feature used for matching from the biometric information of each of the second instance and the third instance; normalizing the relative positions of authentication features of the second instance and the third instance by using the biometric information of the first instance; and extracting a relative feature indicating a relative positional relationship between the authentication features of the second instance and the third instance normalized in the normalizing procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hajime Nada, Shigefumi YAMADA
  • Patent number: 8538126
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for grading a characteristic of an animal is described. The animal is guided to a detection area whereupon an image of the back of the animal is captured. Analysis of the image identifies anatomical points and determines angles at these points. The angles are then used to calculate a grading for a characteristic of the animal. An embodiment is presented for automating the determination of body score condition in dairy cows using seven angles determined at three anatomical points from an image over the back of the cow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew M. Peacock, Oliver Lewis, Jeffrey M. Bewley
  • Patent number: 8538090
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for manipulating vehicle built-in devices. The device includes a manipulation unit, a display unit and a manipulation control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Japan R&D Center, Inc., Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Kosei Ishii
  • Patent number: 8538088
    Abstract: A disclosed capture device for biometrics authentication using an image of a person's palm includes an image sensor capturing the person's palm and acquiring an image of the person's palm and a guide member supporting the person's palm when the person's palm is captured by the image sensor. Further, the guide member has a V-shaped-type groove in which a finger of the person's palm is to be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Soichi Hama, Takahiro Aoki, Mitsuaki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8532346
    Abstract: A device is provided, in which a display screen displays an image; an image analyzer determines at least one potential area of interest in the image; a visual indicator highlights at least a boundary of the at least one potential area of interest, and an optical zoom and/or a digital zoom changes the magnification level of an area of interest selected from the at least one potential area of interest. The device permits a user to zoom in and/or zoom out of the selected area of interest by displacing the boundary of the selected area of interest over at least a portion of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Karl Ola Thörn
  • Publication number: 20130230216
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention can combine biometric identification data with additional information, or knowledge, to form a new type of security measure. One embodiment of the present invention obtains biometric identification data for accessing a particular context, identifies context identification data related to the particular context, and combines the biometric identification data and the context identification data into an identification template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Kelan C. Silvester
  • Patent number: 8520905
    Abstract: A data security system comprises a host processor, and a plurality of remote computers. Each remote computer provides biometric authentication of a user prior to responding to the user request for data access. The remote computers are handheld when in operational mode. A sensor in the handheld computer captures a biometric image while the remote computer is being used. The biometric sensor is positioned in such a way that the sensor enables the capture of the biometric image continually during computer usage with each request for access to secure data. The biometric authentication occurs in a seamless manner and is incidental to the data request enabling user identity authentication with each request to access secure data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Pen-One, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald R. Black
  • Patent number: 8508340
    Abstract: A user interface (20, 20?, 20?, 20?? for providing authenticated access to medical equipment, data, or records includes a dynamic display (30, 30??) that selectively shows user options. A touchscreen overlay (40) aligned with the dynamic display identifies a touch location on, in, or adjacent the dynamic display. A fingerprint reader (50, 50?, 50?, 50?? is triggered by the touchscreen overlay and acquires a fingerprint at the touch location. User authentication, access control and logging are performed based on identifying and authenticating the fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: David Sanchez Sanchez, Heribert Baldus, Karin Klabunde
  • Publication number: 20130202159
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a real-time face recognition apparatus and method. A real-time face recognition apparatus includes a face detection unit for detecting a face image by obtaining image coordinates of a face from an input image. An eye detection unit obtains image coordinates of both eyes in the face image. A facial feature extraction unit generates feature histogram data based on parallel processing from the face image. A DB unit stores predetermined comparative feature histograms. A histogram matching unit compares the histogram data generated by the facial feature extraction unit with the comparative feature histograms, and then outputting similarities of face images. The face recognition apparatus may be implemented as internal hardware in which a VGA camera and an exclusive chip interface with each other, thus remarkably reducing a system size and installation cost, and performing face recognition in real time without requiring additional equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY Research & Business Foundation
    Inventor: Sungkyunkwan University Research & Business Foundation
  • Patent number: 8493178
    Abstract: A forged face detecting method includes: acquiring a photorealistic image and an infrared image of a subject on which line beams are projected; extracting face features from the infrared image based on characteristics of a pattern of the line beams projected on the acquired infrared image; and detecting whether or not the infrared image is a forged face based on the extracted face features. Said detecting whether or not the infrared image is a forged face includes: checking whether the extracted face features falls within a preset permission range of face features; determining the infrared image to have the forged face if the extracted face features fall out of the range to acquire an infrared image of the subject again; and determining the infrared image to have a non-forged face if the extracted face features falls within the range to perform face recognition for the photorealistic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Yun Su Chung, Yongjin Lee, Sung Uk Jung, Ki Young Moon
  • Patent number: 8493216
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating deportment and comportment cohorts. Digital sensor data associated with an individual is received. The digital sensor data comprises event metadata describing a set of events associated with the individual. The set of events comprises at least one of body language, facial expressions, vocalizations, and social interactions of the individual. In response to determining description data for the individual is available, the description data is retrieved. The description data comprises at least one of identification information, past history information, and current status information for the individual. A set of conduct analysis models based on the event metadata and the available description data is selected. The set of conduct analysis models process the event metadata describing the set of events associated with the individual to identify and interpret the set of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lee Angell, Robert R. Friedlander, James R. Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20130182915
    Abstract: High quality, high contrast images of an iris and the face of a person are acquired in rapid succession in either sequence by a single sensor and one or more illuminators, preferably within less than one second of each other, by changing the data acquisition settings or illumination settings between each acquisition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Eyelock, Inc.
    Inventor: EyeLock, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8479012
    Abstract: An image of an biometric part is used as encryption or decryption key. The biometric part image is obtained, and items within the biometric part are analyzed. Relationships between those parts are determined, e.g. ratios between different parameters of different parts. Those ratios are then used to form the key. A sequence of biometric information can used in which case both the information itself and the sequence are used to form to the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Harris Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Scott C. Harris
  • Patent number: 8477235
    Abstract: An image processing device for detecting a skin region representing a skin of a subject from a pickup image obtained by imaging said subject, the image processing device includes: a first irradiating section; a second irradiating section; an image pickup section; an adjusting section; and a skin detecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Mitani, Nobuhiro Saijo
  • Patent number: 8472679
    Abstract: A biometric information processing apparatus includes: a biometric information acquiring unit which acquires a user's biometric information and generates a biometric input image representing the biometric information; and a processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yukihiro Abiko, Narishige Abe
  • Patent number: 8473417
    Abstract: Communicating program data between a first device and a second device comprises disassembling a first program file comprising program data into at least one logical data unit, partitioning each of the at least one logical data unit into at least one protocol data unit and computing a first fingerprint over the payload portion of the at least one protocol data unit of the at least one logical data unit. The format of the at least one protocol data unit is defined by a communication protocol and includes a payload portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventor: Eduard de Jong
  • Patent number: 8472680
    Abstract: A biometric register includes: a feature extraction unit for performing preprocessing for a fingerprint to extract a feature point m for the fingerprint; a transformation function generation unit for generating a transformation function which is composed of an arbitrary rotation matrix and an arbitrary vector; and a template generation unit for transforming a coordinate of the feature point m using the generated transformation function, and organizing a fuzzy vault using a randomly generated fake feature point and a feature point m1 applied by the transformed coordinate, thereby generating a one-time template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Woo Yong Choi, Dae Sung Moon, Yongjin Lee, Ki Young Moon, Jang-Hee Yoo, Yun Su Chung, So-Hee Park, Byung Jun Kang
  • Patent number: 8461961
    Abstract: A tamper-proof secure card comprising biometric data of an individual for identifying or confirming authority of the individual. Prior to issuing the secure card a cardholder's biometric data is stored in a transparent biometric data section of the secure card. Also, a unique card number is created using a cardholder's biometric data and stored in the card. When the secure card is used the cardholder inputs biometric data. This input biometric data is then compared to the biometric data stored in the card. If the input biometric data matches the stored biometric data the identity of the cardholder is confirmed. If the cardholder's identity has been confirmed the unique card number can be accessed. Without confirmation the unique card number cannot be access. The secure card also comprises a transparent input area to separate the cardholder from an identity verification machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Ming-Yuan Wu
  • Patent number: 8457595
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for processing and storing captured data in a wireless communication device based on detected biometric event data. The captured data may be acquired through a data acquisition system with devices or sensors in an integrated or distributed configuration. The captured data may include multimedia data of an event with time, date and/or location stamping, and captured physiological and behavioral biometric event data in response to the event. The captured data may be dynamically stored in a data binding format or as raw data in a local host device or communicated externally to be stored in a remote host or storage. At least one user preference may be specified for linking a biometric event data to the mapped, analyzed, categorized and stored captured data in a database. Captured data may be retrieved by matching biometric event data to at least one user preference from the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander MacInnis, Arya Behzad, Mark Buer, Jeyhan Karaoguz, Thomas Quigley, John Walley
  • Patent number: 8457369
    Abstract: A finger/palm-print image processing apparatus comprises: an image converting means that converts finger/palm-print images to conversion images consisting of first and second sets of elements; and an area detecting means that detects, from the conversion images as converted by the image converting means, an area where the number of the first set of elements is equal to or greater than a predetermined number. The first and second sets of elements herein are the elements of sets each of which consists of elements of the finger/palm-print images. The first set of elements have those degrees of change in color information which meet a predetermined criterion, while the second set of elements have those degrees of change in color information which do not meet the predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: NEC Corporation, NEC Software Chubu, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakada, Yuji Horiba, Masanori Kondo, Akira Kanayama
  • Patent number: 8447273
    Abstract: A device and method is described that can be used to provide for various levels of security authentication of a user based upon stored rules applied to results of a combination of biometric and other sensor-derived information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, James R. Kraemer
  • Patent number: 8446382
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a fingerprint sensor that detects movement of a finger, and a transforming unit that transforms the movement of the finger detected by the fingerprint sensor into an input event corresponding to an operational instruction to an application that runs on the information processing apparatus. When an amount of movement of the finger detected by the fingerprint sensor is greater than a threshold for the amount of movement, the transforming unit inhibits transformation of the movement of the finger detected by the fingerprint sensor into the input event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masayuki Goto, Makoto Hosoi, Yoshihiro Takamatsuya, Shigefumi Yamada
  • Patent number: 8437517
    Abstract: An automatic fingerprint system includes an optical sensor having a first light source that provides a collimated beam for interrogating a first sample surface, and a camera including a lens and a photodetector array having a camera field of view (FOVCAMERA) large enough to image the first sample surface. The camera is critical angle positioned relative to the first light source to receive specular reflection (glare) from the first sample surface to generate image data from the glare. The first light source and camera have substantially equal and opposite numerical apertures (NAs). A computer or processor that includes reference fingerprint templates receives a digitized form of the image data, and includes data processing software for (i) comparing the image data to reference fingerprint templates to determine whether the image data includes at least one fingerprint and (ii) for generating a fingerprint image if the fingerprint is determined to be present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Miesak, V. Edward Gold, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8433103
    Abstract: A system for multimodal biometric identification has a first imaging system that detects one or more subjects in a first field of view, including a targeted subject having a first biometric characteristic and a second biometric characteristic; a second imaging system that captures a first image of the first biometric characteristic according to first photons, where the first biometric characteristic is positioned in a second field of view smaller than the first field of view, and the first image includes first data for biometric identification; a third imaging system that captures a second image of the second biometric characteristic according to second photons, where the second biometric characteristic is positioned in a third field of view which is smaller than the first and second fields of view, and the second image includes second data for biometric identification. At least one active illumination source emits the second photons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: Marc D. Friedman, Pablo Casaverde, Tim McNerney, Yasunari Tosa, David Usher, David Muller, Faisal Bashir, David J. Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 8432449
    Abstract: An integrated method for modeling the handoff between cameras for tracking a specific individual, including: creating a representation of overlaps, gaps, and allowable movement among the fields of view of the cameras, wherein the representation is modeled as states in a Hidden Markov Model (HMM); training the HMM using video of people walking through the fields of view of the cameras; selecting a person to be tracked; and identifying the best camera area using the HMM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Francine R. Chen, Tao Yang, Donald G. Kimber
  • Patent number: 8428310
    Abstract: A method for configuring a pattern recognition system begins by receiving object recognition data from at least one first local image processing system. The object recognition data is stored in at least one global database. Configuration data is determined for a second local image processing system based at least in part upon the received object recognition data from the at least one first image processing system, and then transmitted to the second local image processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: ADT Services GmbH
    Inventors: Stewart E. Hall, David M. Salcedo
  • Patent number: 8411909
    Abstract: An example method includes initiating an emission, by a computing device, of at least one light beam, receiving, from an image capture device of the computing device, an image of a face of a user, and identifying at least one representation of an eye of the user in the image. The method further includes determining, by the computing device, whether at least one reflection of light from the light beam is associated with a cornea of the representation of the eye of the user in the image. The method further includes determining, based at least in part on the first determination, whether to deny authentication of the user with respect to accessing one or more functionalities controlled by the computing device, wherein the authentication is denied independent of performing facial recognition based at least in part on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Zhao, Henry Will Schneiderman, Michael Andrew Sipe
  • Patent number: 8407140
    Abstract: The invention provides a remittance platform in which an enterprise, such as Wells Fargo, serves as a remittance transfer agent, where the remittance function is integrated with a bank. The invention allows access to the remittance program by both account holders with the enterprise and persons who do not have an account with the enterprise. The person accessing the service may pick the remittance service they want and the country they want. However, the service is not anchored to a particular account and can therefore work with both bank partners and non-bank partners and account holders and non-account holders. Further, the system may be private-labeled. Additionally, the invention provides a mechanism that allows one to send money easily to other countries and it allows bank partners to participate in the program easily as well. This is possible because the enterprise provides all of the processing in an integrated fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Daniel I. Ayala, Eugene Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 8406480
    Abstract: A solution for visual credential verification. The solution includes an apparatus, system, and method embodiment. The apparatus for visual credential verification includes an input module, a comparison module, and a response module. The input module receives from a security official an image of an unverified credential, such as a badge, that an individual has presented to the security official. The comparison module determines whether or not the unverified credential is valid or invalid. The determination includes comparing the image of the unverified credential with known good images of valid credentials. The comparison module may also compare authentication information such as a photo of the individual, a name, or a badge number, with known good authentication information. Based on the comparison module's determination, the response module notifies the security official that the unverified credential is either valid or invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tavis M. Grigsby, Mark E. Peters
  • Patent number: 8406478
    Abstract: Identity authentication systems and techniques are disclosed which solves the problem associated with limited processing power and smart card technology in the handling of biometric authentication. By distributing the processing of an identity authenticating process between a smart card and a computer terminal, the complicated calculation involved in a biometrics matching process can be carried out to allow verification using biometric parameters stored on smart cards. There is disclosed a system and technique for user authentication, together with a system and technique for distributed processing. A registration method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research Nanyang Technological University
    Inventors: Tai Pang Chen, Wei Yun Yau
  • Patent number: 8396258
    Abstract: The present invention is adapted to form a finger table for supporting and locating a finger to be authenticated by touching the front part of the finger in a case, make the case closed at parts corresponding to the tip and the base of the finger to be authenticated and parts corresponding to left and right sides of the finger, make the case opened at parts corresponding to the front part and the backside of the finger, and form an imaging range of imaging means such as an imaging element in the parts corresponding to the left and right sides of the finger. With the configuration, a finger vein pattern inputting device with high operability and authentication accuracy reserved is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Fujisawa, Yuichi Horiuchi, Kyoichi Takahashi, Soichi Sakurai, Naoto Miura
  • Patent number: 8396259
    Abstract: An electronic device having a biometric authentication function is provided which includes a biometric authentication sensor for detecting a feature quantity of a living body, a user identification unit for identifying a user based on the feature quantity detected by the biometric authentication sensor at a time a specific operation is performed by the user, and a data storage unit for storing data acquired according to the specific operation in a specific folder corresponding to the user identified by the user identification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mohammad Abdul Muquit, Satoshi Amagai