Using A Characteristic Of The Eye Patents (Class 382/117)
  • Patent number: 10769803
    Abstract: A sight vector detecting method includes: capturing a user image by an image capture unit and a depth capture unit to obtain a first image and a distance information; based on the first image and the distance information, finding an eye center location of the user; predicting a user sight location by a gaze model to find a target sight location of the user on a target; based on the eye center location of the user, finding a first word coordinate of the eye center location of the user; based on the target sight location of the user, finding a second word coordinate of the target sight location of the user; and based on the first word coordinate of the eye center location of the user and the second word coordinate of the target sight location of the user, calculating a sight vector of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yu-Ying Lan, Hsin-Cheng Lin, Sen-Yih Chou
  • Patent number: 10769464
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to mobile terminal technologies, a facial recognition method and related products are provided. The method includes: acquiring a face image by a mobile terminal; extracting face feature information from the face image and matching the face feature information with a predetermined face feature template by a central processing unit (CPU) of the mobile terminal; performing liveness detection according to the face image by a graphics processing unit of the mobile terminal when the CPU extracts the face feature information from the face image and matches the face feature information with the predetermined face feature template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Haitao Zhou, Lizhong Wang, Fangfang Hui
  • Patent number: 10769465
    Abstract: A method and related terminal device for biometric recognition are provided. The method includes: detecting a target distance between a terminal device and a human face through a distance sensor; capturing an iris image through an iris camera and performing iris recognition based on the iris image, when the target distance falls within an iris recognition distance range; capturing a human face image through a front camera and performing face recognition based on the human face image, when the target distance falls within a human face recognition distance range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10769435
    Abstract: A method of image processing within an image acquisition device. In one embodiment an image including one or more face regions is acquired and one or more iris regions are identified within the one or more face regions. The one or more iris regions are analyzed to identify any iris region containing an iris pattern that poses a risk of biometrically identifying a subject within the image. Responsive to identifying any such iris region, a respective substitute iris region, containing an iris pattern distinct from the identified iris pattern to avoid identifying the subject within the image, is determined and the identified iris region is replaced with the substitute iris region in the original image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Ilariu Raducan, Ruxandra Vranceanu, Razvan Condorovici, Cosmin Stan, Peter Corcoran
  • Patent number: 10762379
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including a motion vector detection portion that performs comparison of a substantially spherical photographic subject such that, among a plurality of captured images including the photographic subject, an image as a processing target and another image as a comparison target are compared using each of the plurality of captured images as the processing target, and which detects a motion vector of a whole three-dimensional spherical model with respect to the processing target, a motion compensation portion that performs motion compensation on the processing target, based on the motion vector of each of the plurality of captured images that is detected by the motion vector detection portion, and a synthesis portion that synthesizes each of the captured images that are obtained as a result of the motion compensation performed by the motion compensation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Aisaka, Tomoyuki Ootsuki, Seiji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10761314
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus may include a planar substrate including a first dimension, a second dimension perpendicular to the first dimension, and a thickness perpendicular to a plane defined by the first dimension and the second dimension. The planar substrate may include material that is transparent to at least one wavelength band of visible light and at least one wavelength band of infrared light. The apparatus may also include a plurality of reflective segments embedded in the planar substrate and distributed along the plane. The face of each reflective segment may be oblique to the plane. In addition, the reflective segments may be transparent to the wavelength band of visible light and at least partially reflective to the wavelength band of infrared light. Various other systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan M. Richards, Richard Han Soo Cho
  • Patent number: 10740386
    Abstract: In some implementations, an image recognition system is capable of using an iterative multi-stage image matching procedure to improve the accuracy and/or reliability of matching a search image with a small number of distinctive feature points to reference images. In the first stage, the system compares a search template for the search image to reference templates of each image within the set of reference images. The system determines a best-matched reference image from among the reference images of the set of reference images. In the second stage, the system compares the hybrid search template to one or more reference templates of reference images that is not the best-matched reference image. The comparison can be used to either compute match scores for reference images corresponding to the one or more reference templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MorphoTrak, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Zhen-Ping Lo, Hui Zhu, Hui Chen, Jianguo Wang
  • Patent number: 10740465
    Abstract: A method of assessing the possibility of an iris print-attack includes measurement of the eye movement of a person. One or more values (e.g., a feature vector) are determined based on the measured eye movements. Based on the determined values, an assessment is made of whether or not the person is engaging in an iris print-attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Texas State University—San Marcos
    Inventor: Oleg V. Komogortsev
  • Patent number: 10740604
    Abstract: An electronic device for iris recognition and an operating method thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a first surface, a display exposed through a first region of the first surface, a light emitting unit comprising light emitting circuitry disposed in a second region of the first surface, an image device comprising image acquiring circuitry disposed in a third region of the first surface, at least one processor disposed within the housing and electrically connected with the display, the light emitting unit and the image device, and a memory disposed within the housing and electrically connected with the at least one processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Juwoan Yoo, Kwanghyun Lee, Heejun Lee, Alexei Fartukov, Gleb Odinokikh, Vitalii Gnatiuk, Vladimir Eremeev, Dae-Kyu Shin, Jeong-Min Park, Ji-Yoon Park
  • Patent number: 10742904
    Abstract: An image processing system comprises at least one image sensor comprising a plurality of sub-pixels, and configured to provide a first image plane from a group of first sub-pixels selectively sensitive to a first NIR light band and a second image plane from a group of second sub-pixels selectively sensitive to a second NIR light band. An NIR light source is capable of separately emitting first NIR light corresponding to the first NIR light band and second NIR light corresponding to the second NIR light band. The system can be configured to operate according to at least a first working mode where a face detector is configured to detect at least a first face in the first image plane and a second face in the second image plane at a spatially non-coincident location to the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Piotr Stec, Petronel Bigioi
  • Patent number: 10726259
    Abstract: A method of iris recognition comprises detecting a body region larger than and comprising at least one iris in an image and performing a first eye modelling on the detected body region. If successful, the result of first iris segmentation based on the first eye model is chosen. Otherwise, a first iris identification is performed on the detected body region. If successful, the result of second iris segmentation based on a second eye modelling is chosen. Otherwise, second iris identification is performed on the image, third eye modelling is performed on the result of the second iris identification, and third iris segmentation is performed on the result of the third eye modelling. If successful, the result of third iris segmentation based on a third eye modelling is chosen. An iris code is extracted from any selected iris segment of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Gabriel Costache, Barry McCullagh, Serghei Carateev
  • Patent number: 10721407
    Abstract: A method for processing camera images in real-time is disclosed. The user starts a process that generates a feed from a mobile device of camera images of a document. An image from the feed is obtained and set as the current image. One or more of a plurality of aspects regarding the image are computed and tested against a threshold. If the aspect fails to satisfy the threshold, then the user is prompted to change the move the mobile device. Once the aspects satisfy their respective thresholds, the camera feed is stopped, the last image is saved, and character recognition of the last image is performed and displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Charles W. Moyes
  • Patent number: 10713483
    Abstract: A digital imaging system processes digital images of a subject's fundus and/or pupils to determine a pupil edge. Two regions of a digital image are evaluated to determine a threshold value. Typically, the two regions are selected such that each region would usually not include artifacts. The threshold value can then be used to identify a pupil-iris threshold in the digital image. Based on the pupil-iris threshold, pupil edges are identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: William Niall Creedon, Eric Joseph Laurin, Richard Allen Mowrey
  • Patent number: 10702159
    Abstract: A system and method for capturing and navigating whole body images that includes capturing a total body image with a wide angle lens camera and simultaneously capturing body part images of the same body using a plurality of high resolution cameras. The total body image is used as a navigational grid that is associated with the high resolution body part images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Techara LLC
    Inventors: Karleen Seybold, Eugene Balaguer, Nathaniel Santana
  • Patent number: 10702147
    Abstract: A system for conducting an examination of the eyes of a subject includes an examination instrument which emits light at infrared wavelengths, and a shield. The shield provides shielding of the subject's eyes from visible wavelengths. At least a portion of the shield is transparent to the infrared wavelengths emitted by the examination instrument. A related method of conducting an eye examination on a subject includes the step of providing a shield which is transparent to infrared wavelengths but nontransparent to visible wavelengths. The method also includes the step of carrying out the examination with an instrument which is located on the examiner facing side of the shield and which emits the infrared wavelengths to which the shield is transparent. One variant of the method determines parameters relating to the subject's eyes and/or vision using only information considered to be valid, validity being based on the subject's pupil diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Lane, David L. Kellner, Eric Joseph Laurin, Zachary K. Boronka
  • Patent number: 10699118
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle safety system including a sensing unit, a processing unit, a control unit and a display unit. The sensing unit is configured to capture an image frame containing an eyeball image from a predetermined distance. The processing unit is configured to calculate a pupil position of the eyeball image in the image frame and generate a drive signal corresponding to the pupil position. The control unit is configured to trigger a vehicle device associated with the pupil position according to the drive signal. The display unit is configured to show information of the vehicle device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Wei Chen, Shih-Wei Kuo
  • Patent number: 10699117
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pupil positioning device and method and a display driver of a virtual reality device. The pupil positioning device includes a preprocessing circuit and a coordinate processing circuit. The preprocessing circuit is configured to receive an eye image, and preprocess the eye image to obtain all boundary points of the eye image. The coordinate processing circuit is configured to perform connected region processing on all the boundary points, and determine coordinates of a center of the pupil according to the maximum connected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Quan Yang
  • Patent number: 10691939
    Abstract: Technologies are presented herein in support of a system and method for performing iris identification and verification using mobile devices. Embodiments of the present invention concern a method for authenticating a user with a mobile device that includes steps for capturing imagery of a user's face, analyzing the imagery to identify the portion of the image depicting the user's eyes and segmenting the eye image to isolate the iris image data and encoding the iris image data in iris template. The present disclosure further describes authenticating the user based on the encoded iris template and additional techniques for preventing erroneous authentication caused by spoofing. In some examples, the anti-spoofing techniques may include capturing one or more images of a user's eyes and analyzing the captured images for indications of liveness based on reflection characteristics depicted in the imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: VERIDIUM IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Yiqun Xue, Jonathan Francis Mather
  • Patent number: 10685101
    Abstract: The innovation disclosed and claimed herein, in one aspect thereof, comprises systems and methods of authenticating users. The innovation retrieves, based on an authentication request, a registered challenge prompt having a video or series of images that are designed to cause a pupil dilation response in a user and an expected pupil dilation response previously associated with the user. The challenge prompt is displayed to the user and the user's pupil dilation response is recorded. The user's pupil dilation response is compared to the expected pupil dilation response. The user is authenticated based on the pupil dilation response and the expected pupil dilation response being substantially similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Noah L. Hughes, John Ervin Eisenhauer
  • Patent number: 10650540
    Abstract: An estimate of distance between a user and a camera on a device is used to determine an illumination pattern density used for speckle pattern illumination of the user in subsequent images. The distance may be estimated using an image captured when the user is illuminated with flood infrared illumination. Either a sparse speckle (dot) pattern illumination pattern or a dense speckle pattern illumination pattern is used depending on the distance between the user's face and the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thorsten Gernoth, Ian R. Fasel, Haitao Guo, Atulit Kumar
  • Patent number: 10628670
    Abstract: A user terminal apparatus and an iris recognition method thereof are provided. The user terminal apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to generate an image of a user, a display configured to display the generated image, and a controller configured to detect a user eye from the generated image, control the display to display a guide image in a position of the generated image in which the detected user eye is located, and perform iris recognition in response to a difference between a size of an iris included in the detected user eye and a size of the guide image being within a preset range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-jun Son, Jin-woo Yoo, Sung-wook Baek, Hyun-geun Jo, Byeong-hoon Kwak
  • Patent number: 10607066
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a living body identification method, an information generation method, and a terminal, and belongs to the field of biometric feature recognition. The method includes: providing lip language prompt information, the lip language prompt information including at least two target characters, and the at least two target characters being at least one of: characters of a same lip shape, characters of opposite lip shapes, or characters whose lip shape similarity is in a preset range; collecting at least two frame pictures; detecting whether lip changes of a to-be-identified object in the at least two frame pictures meet a preset condition, when the to-be-identified object reads the at least two target characters; and determining that the to-be-identified object is a living body, if the preset condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jilin Li, Chengjie Wang, Feiyue Huang, Yongjian Wu, Hui Ni, Ruixin Zhang, Guofu Tan
  • Patent number: 10607076
    Abstract: A method for iris recognition performed by related products includes the following. An iris recognition assembly of the terminal device acquires a first iris image. Thereafter, a processor removes a target eyelash image from the first iris image according to an eyelash image template stored in a memory to obtain a second iris image, and utilizes the second iris image to carry out iris recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yibao Zhou, Xueyong Zhang, Cheng Tang, Haitao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10599925
    Abstract: A method of detecting attempted fraud against a system recognising the iris of the human eye includes generation of a first image of an iris using first means of image capture in a visible light spectrum, and generation of a second image of said iris using second means of image capture in a near infra-red spectrum. The method also includes determination of at least one characteristic of the first image as a function of respective optical characteristics of pixels of a plurality of pixels of this first image and determination of at least one characteristic of the second image determined as a function of respective luminous intensities of pixels of a plurality of pixels of this second image. As a function of these determined characteristics, a signal representative of suspected detection of attempted fraud is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY
    Inventors: Alain Rouh, Elise Le Gouil, Pierre Gacon, Emine Krichen, Jean-Noël Braun
  • Patent number: 10594913
    Abstract: A head/eye tracking system comprising an image sensor for acquiring images of a user, a narrow band light source for illuminating the eyes, and a band-pass filter arranged between the eyes and the image acquisition device and having a pass-band corresponding to the emission spectrum of the light source at a predefined operating temperature. The system further comprises a heat source arranged in proximity to the light source and configured to preheat the light source to reach the predefined operating temperature. By shortening the period during which large temperature variation takes place, sub-optimal performance of the system can be accepted during this short period, thereby relaxing the requirements on light source and filter design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Smart Eye AB
    Inventor: Per Sörner
  • Patent number: 10592740
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control system, an information processing device, a control method, and a program capable of capturing a clear iris image having no reflected light of illumination without interfering with a user's field of view. [Solution] A control system including: an illumination section configured to irradiate any one of left and right eyes with light; an imaging section configured to image the other eye different from the one of the left and right eyes; and a control section configured to perform control to cause the imaging section to image the other eye while the illumination section is irradiating the one of the left and right eyes with light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Abe, Takeo Tsukamoto, Shuichi Konami, Tomoyuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10583751
    Abstract: An eye point measuring device configured to measure a three-dimensional position of an eye of an occupant sitting on a seat device of a vehicle by using a monocular camera positioned at a fixed position, wherein the eye point measuring device calculates the three-dimensional position of the eye of the occupant based on: a position change amount between a position of the eye of the occupant before the adjustment of the position of the seat device and a position of the eye of the occupant after the adjustment of the position of the seat device in a superimposed image in which an initial image and an after-adjustment image are superimposed on each other; a component, parallel to the superimposed image, of a movement amount of the seat device from a position before the adjustment to a position after the adjustment; and an angle of view of the monocular camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10586327
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for identifying cells undergoing reprogramming and reprogrammed cells from a fluorescence microscopic image of one or more cells. According to some embodiments, the method includes an image processing step, a cell detection step, and, optionally, a clustering step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: CHUNG YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, RIKEN
    Inventors: Yuan-Hsiang Chang, Hideo Yokota, Kuniya Abe, Ming-Dar Tsai
  • Patent number: 10574848
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit, a detector and a controller. The setting unit sets setting information associating a registered image obtained by reading an image with control information indicating whether input image data is to be stored or not. The detector detects the registered image from the input image data. The controller controls whether or not the input image data including the registered image is stored in a storage based on the setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Moro
  • Patent number: 10521661
    Abstract: Systems and methods for robust biometric applications using a detailed eye shape model are described. In one aspect, after receiving an eye image of an eye (e.g., from an eye-tracking camera on an augmented reality display device), an eye shape (e.g., upper or lower eyelids, an iris, or a pupil) of the eye in the eye image is calculated using cascaded shape regression methods. Eye features related to the estimated eye shape can then be determined and used in biometric applications, such as gaze estimation or biometric identification or authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Jixu Chen, Gholamreza Amayeh
  • Patent number: 10510097
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a touch screen display, a camera, a power button and an activation button for turning on the touch screen display. The mobile terminal has a first function and a second function to perform in response to user input and provides user settings for configuring at least one of the first and second functions such that the at least one of the first and second functions is performed along with turning on the touch screen display when pressing of the activation button is detected while the touch screen display is turned off. The mobile terminal is configured to perform the first and second functions depending upon length of pressing of the activation button in addition to turning on the touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Firstface Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Lark Jung, Kyoung duck Bae
  • Patent number: 10505753
    Abstract: Apparatuses, techniques, and methods for a security and/or automation system are described. In some cases, these may include detecting a presence of a person at a location; determine a first identification datum associated with the person; calculating a first probability of identification based at least in part on the first identification datum; determining an identity of the person based at least in part on the first probability; and initiating an action based at least in part on the determined identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Bunker, Aaron Davis, Rongbin Lanny Lin, Shiwei Liu
  • Patent number: 10485420
    Abstract: Aspects of the embodiments are directed to systems, methods, and devices for eye gaze tracking. In embodiments, a projective surface, such as a virtual reality display screen or augmented reality projective surface, can project light towards a wearer's eyes. The light can be light representing the shape of the projective surface or can be a displayed shape. The light can be reflected from a cornea. The reflected light from the cornea can be received. A distortion of the shape of the projective surface or displayed shape can be used to determine an eye gaze position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Javier Calpe Maravilla, Jose Diaz Garcia, Jonathan Ari Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10482325
    Abstract: A user authentication method for an electronic device is provided. The user authentication method includes detecting a content execution event, confirming an authentication level of content related to the detected content execution event, acquiring an appearance image through a camera unit, extracting valid regions related to an iris of a user from the acquired appearance image, and performing an authentication on the user by comparing iris authentication reference information related to a confirmed authentication level with the extracted valid regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-kwang Jung, Jun-ho Koh, Byeong-hoon Kwak, Sung-chan Kim, Chang-han Kim, Hyun-jung Kim, In-hak Na, Kang-jin Yoon, Yong-chan Lee
  • Patent number: 10482229
    Abstract: The method and device of present disclosure relates providing content access permission to a user of the device. The device comprises an image capturing unit to scan eyeballs of the user trying to access the device. The scanning results in generation of a current scanned eyeball image. The device further matches the current scanned eyeball image with a previously scanned eyeball image of an authorized user and plurality of scanned eyeball images of plurality of other users. Based on the matching, the device determines the user as the authorized user of the device or a guest. In case of authorized user, the device provides a complete access of the device to the authorized user. However, in case of guest user, the device determines the age of the guest user and then provides the access of contents and functionalities of the device based on the age of the guest user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Subramonian Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10474894
    Abstract: An image processing method for iris recognition of a predetermined subject, comprises acquiring through an image sensor, a probe image illuminated by an infra-red (IR) illumination source, wherein the probe image comprises one or more eye regions and is overexposed until skin portions of the image are saturated. One or more iris regions are identified within the one or more eye regions of said probe image; and the identified iris regions are analyzed to detect whether they belong to the predetermined subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Istvan Andorko, Alexandru Drimbarean, Peter Corcoran
  • Patent number: 10466778
    Abstract: Systems and methods for eye image set selection, eye image collection, and eye image combination are described. Embodiments of the systems and methods for eye image set selection can include comparing a determined image quality metric with an image quality threshold to identify an eye image passing an image quality threshold, and selecting, from a plurality of eye images, a set of eye images that passes the image quality threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 10460167
    Abstract: An iris recognition system may include an optical system having an intentional amount of spherical aberration that results in an extended depth of field. A raw image of an iris captured by the optical system may be normalized. In some embodiments, the normalized raw image may be processed to enhance the MTF of the normalized iris image. An iris code may be generated from the normalized raw image or the enhanced normalized raw image. The iris code may be compared to known iris codes to determine if there is a match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Global Bionic Optics Ltd.
    Inventor: Gilles Mathieu
  • Patent number: 10460164
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display control unit configured to, when an authentication image including an iris of an eye of a user is obtained, cause a display unit to display an authentication UI for obtaining an authentication image with which it is easy to perform iris authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Kimura, Takeo Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10452894
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a live human face in an image are disclosed. The methods and systems are capable of receiving multispectral image data that includes a human face. The multispectral image data can comprise visible light image data and near-infrared (NIR) image data. The multispectral image data can be processed to detect the human face. The detected human face in the visible light image data can be associated with the detected human face in the NIR image data to determine whether the detected human face is a live human face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaopeng Zhang, Xiaokang Zhang, Jilai Wang, Xiaoming Zhou, Gang Qiu, Liang Shen, Chen Feng
  • Patent number: 10445546
    Abstract: An authentication method and corresponding apparatus includes obtaining iris images, and constituting an enroll set including iris codes and mask codes corresponding to the iris images. The authentication method and corresponding apparatus also include generating a synthesized code including a synthesized iris code and a synthesized mask code based on correlations between the iris codes included in the enroll set in block units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihye Kim, Sungjoo Suh, Hyunjeong Lee, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10445881
    Abstract: Systems and methods for eye image segmentation and image quality estimation are disclosed. In one aspect, after receiving an eye image, a device such as an augmented reality device can process the eye image using a convolutional neural network with a merged architecture to generate both a segmented eye image and a quality estimation of the eye image. The segmented eye image can include a background region, a sclera region, an iris region, or a pupil region. In another aspect, a convolutional neural network with a merged architecture can be trained for eye image segmentation and image quality estimation. In yet another aspect, the device can use the segmented eye image to determine eye contours such as a pupil contour and an iris contour. The device can use the eye contours to create a polar image of the iris region for computing an iris code or biometric authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexey Spizhevoy, Adrian Kaehler, Vijay Badrinarayanan
  • Patent number: 10445574
    Abstract: An apparatus for recognizing an iris is provided. The apparatus includes an image acquisition module configured to acquire a plurality of images, and a processor configured to select at least one image for iris recognition from among the plurality of images based on pupil information of each of the plurality of images, and recognize an iris in at least one image, wherein the pupil information includes at least one of information about a pupil radius and information about a pupil contrast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gleb Andreevich Odinokikh, Vitaly Sergeevich Gnatyuk, Aleksei Mikhailovich Fartukov, Vladimir Alekseevich Eremeev, Mikhail Vladimirovich Korobkin, Aleksei Bronislavovich Danilevich, Dae-kyu Shin, Ju-woan Yoo, Kwang-hyun Lee, Hee-jun Lee
  • Patent number: 10430651
    Abstract: According to various example embodiments of the present disclosure, an electronic device includes: a light source module comprising a light source and associated circuitry; an iris camera configured to capture an iris of a user using infrared rays radiated from the light source module; and a processor electrically connected with the light source module and the iris camera and configured to generate an image regarding the iris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jeongyeol Lee
  • Patent number: 10430652
    Abstract: The invention presents a process for determining a video as being a spoof or a genuine recording of a live biometric characteristic, characterized in that it comprises the steps of: preprocessing (200) the video, determining a liveness score (300) of the video, said determination comprising, for each frame of a plurality of frames (j) of the video: computing a difference between a motion intensity of a current frame and that of each frame of a set of preceding frames to infer a differential motion intensity of the current frame, inferring (330), from the differential motion intensities of the plurality of frames, a motion intensity of the video, comparing (340) said motion intensity to a predetermined threshold, and assigning a liveness score to the video, and determining (400) whether the video is a genuine recording of a biometric characteristic or a spoof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
    Inventors: Pierre Gacon, Christoph Busch, Kiran Bylappa Raja, Ramachandra Raghavendra
  • Patent number: 10432602
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a sensing circuit and a processor. The processor is configured to captures a plurality of authentication images through the sensing circuit during a specific time, select at least one first image from the authentication images, and perform an authentication based on the at least one first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae In An, Yang Soo Lee, Moon Soo Chang
  • Patent number: 10416765
    Abstract: An embodiment combines the concepts of image enhancement and pointing to enhance the experience of viewing images by tracking where the viewer is pointing. The result is to make the viewing experience more like viewing the original scene, or to enhance the viewing experience in new ways beyond the original experience, either automatically, or by interacting with a photographer's previously specified intentions for what should happen when the viewer points at a particular portion of an image or images taken by that photographer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Haley
  • Patent number: 10417495
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for detecting a gaze direction and/or pupil dimension of an eye based on an image of the eye. Example systems and methods include: (i) capturing an image of an eye; (ii) based on the image, determining a set of edge pixels corresponding with an edge of a pupil of the eye; (iii) selecting at least one subset of pixels from the set of edge pixels; (iv) fitting an ellipse to each subset of pixels; (v) determining a respective confidence value for each fitted ellipse based on a distance between each pixel of the set of pixels and an edge of the respective fitted ellipse; (vi) determining a best-fit ellipse based on the respective confidence value(s); and (vii) determining, based on the best-fit ellipse, at least one of a gaze direction of the eye or a pupil dimension of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Erfan Davami
  • Patent number: 10416763
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for optical sensing and tracking of eye movement. In one aspect, a device for obtaining a user's eye dynamics data includes a display screen to present at least one content. The device includes an eye sensing module to obtain the user's eye dynamics data including the user's eye movement while presenting to the user the at least one content on the display screen. The device includes a processor in communication with the eye sensing module. The processor can determine the user's reaction to the at least one content presented on the display screen based at least partly on the obtained user's eye dynamics data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi He, Bo Pi
  • Patent number: 10417494
    Abstract: A line-of-sight detection method includes detecting an eye region of a subject from an image, determining whether a position of a boundary between a pupil and an iris is detected from the image based on a brightness change in the eye region, executing, in accordance with a result of the determining, at least one of first processing in which a position of a center of the pupil is detected based on an outline of the pupil and second processing in which the position of the center of the pupil is detected based on another outline of the iris, and detecting a line of sight of the subject based on the position of the center of the pupil detected by the at least one of the first processing and the second processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Daisuke Ishii, Satoshi Nakashima