Using A Combination Of Features (e.g., Signature And Fingerprint) Patents (Class 382/116)
  • Publication number: 20130058543
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method for performing image analysis include accessing a digital image of a subject, the digital image comprising a portion of a target substrate of the subject, the digital image comprising a portion of a calibration device; detecting a position of the calibration device by searching the digital image for a predetermined background color; detecting a plurality of color chips on the calibration device; mapping a position of the plurality of color chips on the digital image, each of the plurality of color chips comprising a predetermined chip color; comparing at least a portion of the plurality of color chips with a predetermined color standard; and altering the digital image, based on the comparison, to provide consistent image parameters with other images of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicants: THE PROCTOR & GAMBLE COMPANY, CANFIELD SCIENTIFIC, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mani V. THOMAS, William Paul HALAS, Daniel Gregory CHERILL
  • Patent number: 8392965
    Abstract: Techniques for multiple biometric smart card authentication are provided. At least two biometric readings are obtained from a requesting user. Both biometric readings are verified before access to resources of a smart card are made available to the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen R Carter, Tammy A. Green
  • Patent number: 8391590
    Abstract: The system includes a 3D feature detection module and 3D recognition module 202. The 3D feature detection module processes 3D surface map of a biometric object, wherein the 3D surface map includes a plurality of 3D coordinates. The 3D feature detection module determines whether one or more types of 3D features are present in the 3D surface map and generates 3D feature data including 3D coordinates and feature type for the detected features. The 3D recognition module compares the 3D feature data with biometric data sets for identified persons. The 3D recognition module determines a match between the 3D feature data and one of the biometric data sets when a confidence value exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: FlashScan3D, LLC
    Inventors: Veeraganesh Yalla, Colby Boles, Raymond Charles Daley, Robert Kyle Fleming
  • Patent number: 8374402
    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: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Pen-One, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald R. Black
  • Patent number: 8374434
    Abstract: To extract a feature advantageous for classification and correlation by using the information difficult to be acquired even when it is impossible to acquire the information difficult-to-be-acquired from all individuals. Sub-information input device inputs information difficult to be acquired and accumulates the inputted sub-information. Main information input device inputs information easy to be acquired as main information, and accumulates the inputted main information. Sub-information selection device evaluates a category attribution degree of each sub-information accumulated and selects the sub-information of a high category attribution degree. The correlation feature extraction device uses the sub-information selected by the sub-information selection device as the feature extraction filter, and extracts a feature corresponding to the main information from a correlation between the main information and the sub-information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Marugame
  • Patent number: 8369583
    Abstract: A hybrid biometric authentication device that includes a plurality of feature extraction portions that respectively extract, from biometric information, a plurality of types of feature information that have mutually distinct properties, a feature combining portion that generates hybrid feature information by combining the plurality of types of feature information, a feature information storage portion that stores the hybrid feature information, a plurality of similarity computation portions that separates each of new information and registered information into the plurality of types of feature information, and compute a plurality of degrees of similarity between separate sets of a same type of the feature information, and a determination portion that, based on the plurality of degrees of similarity, determines whether the biometric information on which the new information is based and the biometric information on which the registered information is based have been acquired from a same person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha DDS
    Inventors: Tatsuki Yoshimine, Masaaki Matsuo, Masahiro Hoguro, Taizo Umezaki
  • Patent number: 8358817
    Abstract: A fingerprint matching system includes a first minutiae obtaining unit and a second minutiae obtaining unit adapted to obtain minutiae information of first and second fingerprints. On the minutiae of the first fingerprint, a deformable mesh is constructed by a mesh construction unit, and a mesh transformation unit is used to transform a state of the deformable mesh, thereby obtaining a distortion-compensated first fingerprint. Based on the distortion-compensated first fingerprint, a matching determination unit determines whether the first fingerprint matches the second fingerprint or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Il Dong Yun, Dong Jin Kwon
  • Patent number: 8358803
    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 method for controlling a cursor on a screen. The method includes determining a shift between a first image slice and a second image slice and determining a displacement of the cursor on the screen based on the determined shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Sonavation, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Irving, Omid S. Jahromi
  • Patent number: 8355530
    Abstract: Object feature points are tracked in a video image, and detected feature points are affine-transformed. Then, it is determined whether the video image is a real object using characteristics of the affine-transformed feature points. Therefore, liveness detection resistant to spoofing can be performed without requiring user intervention and additional hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyu-tae Park, Haitao Wang, Young-su Moon
  • Patent number: 8345939
    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: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Theodosios Kountotsis
  • Patent number: 8347106
    Abstract: An information delivery device interacting with a user's eye, the device comprising an eye characteristic reader for reading at least one characteristic of the user's eye, a retinal projector for projecting information onto the retina, and an eye characteristic processor operative to receive at least one characteristic of the eye and to select the information based at least partly thereupon. A content protection system may comprise a multiplicity of such eye characteristic readers and a content protector receiving said at least one characteristic from such readers and controlling the user population's use of content to be protected based on that at least one characteristic. Related apparatus and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: NDS Limited
    Inventors: Yossi Tsuria, Stephanie Wald, Aviad Kipnis
  • Patent number: 8339451
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method in a mobile communications device, wherein the method comprises displaying a main image, selecting an object in the main image, displaying a plurality of object images comprising the selected object, selecting a target object image from the plurality of object images, and displaying a target candidate image associated with the target object image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Kong Qiao Wang, Qian Gang
  • Patent number: 8325989
    Abstract: Biographic data associated with a user is received. Biometric data associated with the user is also received. External data associated with the biographic data and the biometric data is received and a determination is made as to a level of access to grant the user based on the external data. One or more settings associated with a smartcard are configured based on the level of access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Mellen, Paul Kolebuck, Gayle Nix
  • Patent number: 8326005
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus has a placement portion having an opening portion, a finger guide, a wrist guide, and a photographing device provided in the opening portion. When a user's left or right hand is placed on the placement portion, the second joints of a plurality of fingers are placed on the planar surface of the placement section, and the middle finger is positioned by the finger guide. The wrist guide, which is provided on the opposite side of the finger guide on the upper surface of the image pickup apparatus with respect to the opening portion, has a pair of inclined surfaces and, when the palm is placed on the placement portion, the both end sides of the wrist contact the inclined surfaces to be positioned. Further, the wrist guide moves downward so as to keep the palm parallel to the opening plane of the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Shiro Tani
  • Patent number: 8317609
    Abstract: A method and system for verifying the continued presence of the same player at a gaming machine is provided. The system comprises a device for continuously obtaining verification data samples, wherein each verification data sample relates to one or more physical features of a first player. A subsequently obtained verification data sample is analyzed to determine whether it is substantially similar to a previously obtained verification data sample. If the subsequent verification data sample is substantially similar to the previously obtained verification data sample, then the system determines that the first player continues to be the same player present at the gaming machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: James W. Morrow
  • Publication number: 20120293642
    Abstract: A biometric and identity enrollment kiosk for collecting personal data includes a slidable main module and at least one modifiable section removably coupled to the main module. The main module includes a processor and one or more biometric sensing devices coupled to the processor. The one or more biometric sensing devices include a right fingerprint sensor coupled to the processor and a left fingerprint sensor coupled to the processor. The right fingerprint sensor is positioned proximate a right end of the main module and the left fingerprint sensor is positioned proximate a left end of the main module. The right fingerprint sensor is positioned a predetermined distance apart from the left fingerprint sensor. The at least one modifiable section includes at least one first input device coupled to the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: NEXTGENID, INC.
    Inventors: DARIO JOHN BERINI, GARY A. VAN BEEK, IIAN Arnon, BRIAN J. SHIMEK, ROBERT BRYON FEVENS, ROBERT LLOYD BELL
  • Patent number: 8310372
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of optimizing performance of a fingerprint sensor includes determining whether a force applied to a sensing portion of the sensor is within an optimal force range for the fingerprint sensor and capturing at least one fingerprint image with the fingerprint sensor after the applied force is in the optimal force range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Eric P. Kukula, Shimon K. Modi, Stephen J. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20120281885
    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: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ann K. SYRDAL, Sumit Chopra, Patrick Haffner, Taniya Mishra, Ilija Zeljkovic, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 8306277
    Abstract: Object recognition is executed by using, of feature data classified into a plurality of groups, only feature data belonging to a selected group. Hence, it is unnecessary to compare and refer to all feature data so that object recognition processing can be speeded up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoji Ichimasa, Masahiro Kawarada
  • Patent number: 8300903
    Abstract: The imaging apparatus for recognizing an image of the present invention determines for recognition a user by imaging a recognition pattern of a palm or a finger. The imaging apparatus for recognizing an image comprising a palm guide unit for guiding an imaging area of a palm, a finger guide unit for guiding an imaging area of a finger, and an imaging unit for imaging biometric data of the imaging areas of the palm and finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Teruyuki Higuchi
  • Patent number: 8300902
    Abstract: An apparatus for distinguishing forged fingerprint and a method thereof are disclosed. A different threshold angle for total reflection is applied when forged fingerprint is touched on a fingerprint input surface of a prism, and the forged fingerprint distinguishing apparatus and method use the above fact. Accordingly, using a separate light source, from which a ray of light is emitted with a light axis at a predetermined range of incident angle, acquired fingerprint image is compared and it is determined whether the fingerprint image corresponds to authentic fingerprint or forged one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Union Community Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yo-shik Shin, Geum-yong Kim
  • Patent number: 8294549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for providing secure access control to a facility. An access control system comprises a scanner located adjacent to a venue entrance. A computer system is coupled to the scanner. The computer system is configured to receive a coded user identification data scanned from an admission ticket from a ticket bearer via the scanner, decode the coded user identification data, and transmit the decoded user identification to a terminal for display to a gate keeper so that the gate keeper can determine whether the ticket bearer is to be admitted. An optional turnstile is coupled to the computer system, wherein the computer system enables the turnstile rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Ticketmaster LLC
    Inventors: Kerry Samovar, David Goldberg, Paul LaFontaine
  • Patent number: 8274594
    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: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Azurewave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Hsing Hsu, Chin-Chien Chen
  • Patent number: 8264716
    Abstract: A method for ringtone, voice, and sound notification of printer status, comprising obtaining status information of a printer, converting it into an audible report, and delivering the audible report. The method is especially useful for visually-impaired users and for shared printers in crowded situations where it is difficult for each user to see the panel or monitor display. The methods also include detection by the events controller, UI manager instructing an audio manager, codec decoding an audio file in firmware and hardware organization; job owner identification information embedded into a print job with a unique tag; user identification sound data embedded in a print job; audible report for multiple jobs in a job queue, with positional information; text-to-speech conversion; unique ringtone melody for each user, comprising department prefix, higher pitch modulation for higher priority, and automatically converting an alphanumeric character into the corresponding note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignees: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., KYOCERA Document Solutions Development America, Inc.
    Inventors: Zheila L. Ola, Arthur E. Alacar, Barry Sia, Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8265352
    Abstract: The present invention regards a system comprised of a camera lens, a sensor, a light source and a structure for directly collecting (imaging) latent fingerprints from surfaces, either naturally or with a reagent to fluoresce, and suitable for use in military tactical environments. The present invention is intended to be used with a portable computer, having software capable of receiving, storing and processing images collected by the device of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Azimuth, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Neoh, John Hurt
  • Patent number: 8259168
    Abstract: An optical fingerprint recognition system has a finger board. The finger board has a plurality of micro-structures, and a plate face of the finger board is to be in contact with a finger, and the other plate face of the finger board has an image capturing element and at least one light emitting element disposed thereon. The image capturing element and the light emitting element are separated from the finger board for a distance. When the light emitting element emits a light ray towards the finger board, the light ray is guided by the plurality of micro-structures to be uniformly distributed in the finger board, so as to facilitate the image capturing element to capture the light ray applied on the finger, thus improving the recognition rate of the fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Gingy Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsing Wu, Jen-Chieh Wu
  • Patent number: 8261090
    Abstract: A method of logging a first user in to an computing device includes receiving a an image of the first user via a camera operably coupled with the computing device and determining an identity of the first user based on the received image. If the determined identity matches a predetermined identity, then, based at least on the identity of the first user matching the predetermined identity, the first user is logged in to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshimichi Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8242882
    Abstract: A biometric authentication apparatus includes a part to retain first biometric data items extracted from living body parts of a user in correlation with the collation order of the first biometric data items; a part to acquire a second biometric data item from the user, to compare and collate the acquired second biometric data item with the first biometric data items in descending order of their collation priorities based on the collation order, and to determine that the user has been successfully authenticated in response to detecting one of the first biometric data items whose match rate with the second biometric data item exceeds a predetermined value; and a part to change the collation order in response to detecting, from the state of usage of the one of the first biometric data items, that the user has steadied at a change of her/his living body part to use for authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Jun Ikegami
  • Patent number: 8234113
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting people or speakers in an automated fashion are disclosed. A pool of features including more than one type of input (like audio input and video input) may be identified and used with a learning algorithm to generate a classifier that identifies people or speakers. The resulting classifier may be evaluated to detect people or speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Cha Zhang, Paul A. Viola, Pei Yin, Ross G. Cutler, Xinding Sun, Yong Rui
  • Patent number: 8233672
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying the writer of a document, where identifying information for each of a plurality of registered human individuals is stored in a database, calls for capturing local images of an individual making writings and/or keyboard entries and determining whether the individual making these writings and/or keyboard entries is the same as one of the registered individuals whose identifying information is stored in the database. The identifying information stored in the database includes both an alphanumeric identifier and an image of a unique, visually observable biologic identifier on a body portion of each registered individual. The local images include both: (i) the making of the writings and/or keyboard entries by the individual whose identifying information may be stored in the database; and (ii) a body portion of this same individual on which is visible the biologic identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Matos
  • Patent number: 8224034
    Abstract: In a biometrics system for a building entrance unlocking or a bank account authentication, reference information registered under administration by the system is transmitted to a room or mobile-phone for private storage, with the original reference information deleted from the system. Biologic information gotten upon authentication is transmitted through wireless system to the room or mobile-phone for comparison with the reference, the result being returned to the system. Or, the reference is tentatively sent back to the system for comparison with the gotten biologic information. The biologic information sent to mobile-phone also includes health control information for storage and display. Mobile-phone also can receive blood pressure information at a waiting lounge of medical institution though wireless local communication even if the main power shut down. The communication between the biometrics system and the mobile-phone is encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Patent number: 8218871
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for detecting behavioral deviations in members of a cohort group. In one embodiment, a member of a cohort group is identified. Each member of the cohort group shares a common characteristic. Respiratory metadata associated with the member of the cohort group is received in real-time as the respiratory metadata is generated. The respiratory metadata describes respiration associated with the member of the cohort group. Patterns of respiratory changes are identified using the respiratory metadata. The respiratory metadata is analyzed to identify the patterns of respiratory changes. In response to the patterns of respiratory changes indicating behavioral deviations in the member of the cohort group, the member of the cohort group is identified as a person of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lee Angell, James R. Kraemer
  • Patent number: 8218828
    Abstract: A method identifies persons based on biometric information. The method includes providing a cache of biometric templates. The cache stores segments of the biometric templates associated with biometric features contained in the segments. The method also includes receiving a sample biometric template to be identified; dividing the sample biometric template into jobs based on the biometric features contained in the sample biometric template; comparing the jobs to the segments corresponding to the biometric features of the sample biometric template to determine candidate biometric templates associated with the segments that match the jobs; and generating a candidates list identifying the candidate biometric templates and entities related to the candidate biometric templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony S. Iasso
  • Patent number: 8212773
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mouse including: an obtaining unit that obtains a vein image; a generation determination unit that determines a predetermined generation from the vein image; and a setting switch unit that switches content of settings, which is set in a computer connected through a predetermined transfer path, to content of settings assigned to the generation determined by the generation determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yumi Kato
  • Patent number: 8208691
    Abstract: A compact authentication device that prevents user from feeling pressure and is strong against external light, when capturing an image of a finger blood vessel pattern with transmitted light. The device includes a guidance part for determining the finger position, a light source disposed on at least one side of the guidance part to emit light to be transmitted though the finger, an image capture part for capturing the transmitted light, a shading unit for limiting an irradiation region of the light, a finger thickness measuring unit, a unit for controlling a light amount of the light source based on a result of the measurement, a unit for recording registered image patterns of the finger, a unit for collating a captured image pattern from the image capture part with the registered patterns, and a unit for controlling different processing according to the collation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Nagasaka, Takafumi Miyatake, Naoto Miura, Yuichi Kashimura
  • Patent number: 8208718
    Abstract: In the present invention, processing for setting a parameter expressing a measurement condition of three-dimensional measurement to a value necessary to output a proper recognition result is easily performed. The three-dimensional measurement is performed to stereo images of real models WM1 and WM2 of a workpiece using a measurement parameter set by a user, and positions and attitudes of the workpiece models WM1 and WM2 are recognized based on the measurement result. An image expressing the recognition result is displayed, and numerical data indicating the selected recognition result is set to sample data in response to a user manipulation for selecting the recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Shiro Fujieda, Atsushi Taneno, Hiroshi Yano, Yasuyuki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8204476
    Abstract: A portable telephone and electronic device are provided. The portable telephone includes a casing having a first surface: a finger guide section that is provided in the first surface and guides a finger of a user to allow the finger to be placed so that a side portion of the finger faces the first surface; an illuminating section provided in the first surface so as to be adjacent to the finger guide section, the illuminating section being capable of radiating light of a predetermined wavelength that transmits through the placed finger; an imaging section provided in the casing so as to be spaced at a predetermined distance from the first surface with respect to a perpendicular direction, the imaging section being capable of imaging the light that has transmitted through the finger; and a control section that performs authentication of the user on the basis of an image obtained by the imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Morimoto, Kenji Shintani, Katsunori Ishii, Masashi Torimoto, Tsutomu Nagumo, Takashi Yamaguchi, Hidekazu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20120148115
    Abstract: A biometric mobile device is capable of interacting with existing cellular, wireless, and wired telecommunication and other communication networks to support intelligence gathering, human body identification, special operations and other applications. A method of collecting biometric data at an accident or crime scene may comprise, for example, utilizing a camera to photograph the accident scene, collecting key entered data that may not be otherwise obtainable, using a fingerprint scanner to collect, digitize and store fingerprint data, using a lab-on-a-chip DNA profile device for collecting and analyzing a DNA specimen and generating identification and DNA profile data for bar code entry and other means for collecting any known form of biometric data including, but not limited to, vascular facial structure, dental structure, cornea, iris or other data which may be unique or limiting for identification purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: J. Douglas Birdwell, N. Quentin Haas, Scott F. Hansen
  • Patent number: 8194935
    Abstract: Plural kinds of feature information for identifying an object and a period of time, set for each kind of the feature information, for which the feature information is effective are stored in connection with each other. A feature is extracted from image data, the extracted feature is compared with the feature information, which is within the set period of time, among the stored feature information, and an object is recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidenori Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8190901
    Abstract: A media object authentication system uses layers of security features based on digital watermarks embedded in media objects. The system generates a first digital watermark with a message payload carrying data about the object, such as a hash of text data printed on the object. The first digital watermark is combined with a content signature derived from features of the media object, such as frequency domain attributes, edge attributes, or other filtered version of the media signal (e.g., image photo on a secure document) on the media object. This combination forms a new digital watermark signal that is embedded in the host media object. Biometric information may also be embedded in a machine readable code in the object or indexed via the machine readable code. This biometric information is used to generate biometric templates, and facilitate or enhance biometric comparison for one to one or one to many verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: John Kennedy Barr, Brett A. Bradley, Brett T. Hannigan, Adnan M. Alattar, Robert Durst
  • Patent number: 8190540
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of deciding whether a data set is acceptable for making a decision. A first probability partition array and a second probability partition array may be provided. One or both of the probability partition arrays may be a Copula model. A no-match zone may be established and used to calculate a false-acceptance-rate (“FAR”) and/or a false-rejection-rate (“FRR”) for the data set. The FAR and/or the FAR may be compared to desired rates. Based on the comparison, the data set may be either accepted or rejected. The invention may also be embodied as a computer readable memory device for executing the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Ultra-Scan Corporation
    Inventor: Fred W. Kiefer
  • Patent number: 8189878
    Abstract: A device may receive a request to authenticate a user, automatically establish a multimedia session with the user in response to receiving the request, and capture a group of biometric identifiers for the user from the multimedia session. The device may further perform a group of biometric authentication operations using the analyzed or captured biometric identifiers to obtain a group of authentication scores, determine whether the user is properly authenticated based on the group of authentication scores, and transmit a message representing the determination of whether the user is properly authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Paul T. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8180112
    Abstract: A method and system for accumulating and using images of individuals, and associated image-derived data, on an continuous basis to create recognition models that facilitate ongoing recognition of individuals in images or photo collections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Andrew Frederick Kurtz, Madirakshi Das
  • Patent number: 8180120
    Abstract: A multi-biometric finger sensor may include an integrated circuit (IC) substrate for receiving a user's finger. The multi-biometric finger sensor may also include an optical source for projecting light of a known polarization angle onto the user's finger and at least one optical sensing pixel on the IC substrate for detecting a relative depolarization angle of the light reflected from the user's finger. The multi-biometric finger sensor may also include at least one other biometric finger sensing pixel on the IC substrate for sensing at least one other biometric characteristic from the user's finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Authentec, Inc.
    Inventor: Jaroslav Hook
  • Patent number: 8180118
    Abstract: A finger sensing device may include a finger sensing area, at least one processing stage coupled to the finger sensing area and having at least one adaptively determined processing parameter, and a controller for spoof reduction. More particularly, the controller may determine a spoof attempt based upon a change in the at least one adaptively determined processing parameter. For example, the at least one adaptively determined processing parameter may include a feedback determined processing parameter. Accordingly, the finger sensing device has enhanced spoof reduction, since different materials, for example, will cause a change in an adaptive processing parameter and thereby indicate the attempted spoof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Authentec, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Neil, Joseph A. Tykowski
  • Patent number: 8170298
    Abstract: A method for detecting a facial expression and repairing a smile face of a portrait photo includes the steps of: detecting a location and a range of a mouth region in an inputted portrait photo; capturing a patch in the mouth region and a predetermined peripheral range thereof; executing a comparison process to a smile state or a stiff state of the mouth region in the patch by a mouth state classifier; executing a calculation process to a repaired region of the mouth region when the mouth region is determined to be in the stiff state, in order to calculate a location of a plurality of feature points in the repaired region of the mouth region; and executing an image warping process to the location of the feature points and adjacent pixels thereof, for generating a portrait photo showing a smile state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Arcsoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Shu Li, Han Qiu, Jin Wang
  • Patent number: 8170293
    Abstract: Biometric systems capture and combine biometric information from more than one modality, employing digital processing algorithms to process and evaluate captured images having data for a biometric characteristic. Such digital algorithms may include a pupil segmentation algorithm for determining a pupil image in the captured image, an iris segmentation algorithm for determining an iris image in the captured image, an eyelid/eyelash segmentation algorithm for determining an eyelid/eyelash image in the captured image, and an algorithm for measuring the focus on the iris. Some embodiments employ an auto-capture process which employs such algorithms, in part, to evaluate captured images and obtain the best possible images for biometric identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Identix Incorporated
    Inventors: Yasunari Tosa, David Usher, Nichoas A. Accomando, Vladimir Ruzhitsky, Faisal Bashir
  • Patent number: 8170301
    Abstract: A biometrical feature inputting apparatus includes a 1-dimensional or quasi 1-dimensional image sensor. When a finger and the image sensor are relatively slid, a finger sliding guide keeps a finger and an effective pixel unit of the image sensor to a constant distance without any contact between them. An image processing section sequentially generates partial images by imaging emission light that is scattered inside the finger and then emitted from a skin surface of the finger by the image sensor during the relative motion of the finger and the image sensor and link the partial images to an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Teruyuki Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20120093374
    Abstract: In a method for identifying use by unauthorized users of an electronic device, a digital image of a user is captured when the user powers on the electronic device. The digital image of the user is compared with predefined images of authorized users of the electronic device to determine whether the user is an authorized user, if there are predefined images stored in the storage system. A message is sent to notify an owner of the electronic device that an unauthorized user is using the electronic device if the user is an unauthorized user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHAO-TSUNG FAN, CHUNG-JEN HSIEH
  • Patent number: 8155393
    Abstract: Biographic data associated with a user is received. Biometric data associated with the user is also received. External data associated with the biographic data and the biometric data is received and a determination is made as to a level of access to grant the user based on the external data. One or more settings associated with a smartcard are configured based on the level of access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Mellen, Paul Kolebuck, Gayle Nix