Using A Characteristic Of The Eye Patents (Class 382/117)
  • Patent number: 10262204
    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: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-jun Son, Jin-woo Yoo, Sung-wook Baek, Hyun-geun Jo, Byeong-hoon Kwak
  • Patent number: 10254832
    Abstract: Representative embodiments disclose mechanisms for selection of items using eye tracking. One or more primary selection targets are presented to the user. When the user selects a primary selection target, secondary selection targets are presented in close proximity to the primary selection target, either before or after selection of the primary selection target. The secondary selection targets are animated in a way that moves them away from the primary selection target. The user's eye naturally follows the secondary selection target of interest, if any, producing a vector having a magnitude and a direction. The magnitude and direction of the vector are used to identify which, if any, of the secondary selection targets are intended ty the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shane Williams, Andrew D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10255417
    Abstract: An electronic device is able to alter one or more settings of its imager based on the motion of a user that the device is attempting to authenticate. The electronic device, in one implementation, captures a first set of image data of the user (e.g., a video or still photo of the user), detects motion of the user, alters a setting of the imager based on the motion, captures a second set of image data of the user, and authenticates the user based on the second set of image data. In some implementations, the electronic device has multiple imagers, and activates one or more additional imagers based on the detected motion of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M Alameh, Jiri Slaby
  • Patent number: 10256539
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing a terahertz frequency electromagnetic beam are disclosed. For example, the method receives the terahertz frequency electromagnetic beam via a metamaterial having a plurality of addressable magnetic elements, where a resonant frequency of each of the plurality of addressable magnetic elements is capable of being programmably changed via an adjustment, and activates selectively a subset of the plurality of addressable magnetic elements to manipulate the terahertz frequency electromagnetic beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Michael Britz, Robert Raymond Miller, II
  • Patent number: 10242364
    Abstract: A user can be authenticated to a mobile computing device using an authentication process that recognizes the user and verifies that an actual human being is attempting to be authenticated, in order to minimize the ability of another person to spoof the authentication process. A model of a user can be generated and stored in the cloud, enabling that model to be synchronized across various devices. A user accessing one of these devices can have infrared image information captured, which can be used with a facial recognition process, to recognize the user, and with a human verification process, to verify that the facial information corresponds to a human user. Various approaches such as visual analysis and thermal imaging can be used to verify that the human user being recognized is interactive with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yicong Wang, Haizhi Xu
  • Patent number: 10215627
    Abstract: A signal conditioning circuit for a light sensor, in particular for an ambient light sensor, comprises a first integration stage (INT1) connected to a first sensor input (IN1) to receive a first and second sensor signal and a second integration stage (INT2) comprising a coupling input (IN2) to receive from the first integration stage (INT1) a first and second integrated sensor signal. A coupling stage (S3, C5) is connecting the first and second integration stages (INT1, INT2) and is designed to generate a difference signal from consecutively received integrated first and second integrated sensor signals. A sensor arrangement and a method for signal conditioning for a light sensor is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ams AG
    Inventors: Gonggui Xu, Lloyd Hasley, Cecil Aswell
  • Patent number: 10216995
    Abstract: A system and method for generating compact iris representations based on a database of iris images includes providing full-length iris codes for iris images in a database, where the full-length iris code includes a plurality of portions corresponding to circumferential rings in an associated iris image. Genuine and imposter score distributions are computed for the full-length iris codes, and code portions are identified that have a contribution that provides separation between imposter and genuine distributions relative to a threshold. A correlation between remaining code portions is measured. A subset of code portions having low correlations within the subset is generated to produce a compact iris representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan H. Connell, II, James E. Gentile, Nalini K. Ratha
  • Patent number: 10217265
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for generating a parametric eye model of one or more eyes are provided. The systems and techniques may include obtaining eye data from an eye model database. The eye data includes eyeball data and iris data corresponding to a plurality of eyes. The systems and techniques may further include generating an eyeball model using the eyeball data. Generating the eyeball model includes establishing correspondences among the plurality of eyes. The systems and techniques may further include generating an iris model using the iris data. Generating the iris model includes sampling one or more patches of one or more of the plurality of eyes using an iris control map and merging the one or more patches into a synthesized texture. The systems and techniques may further include generating the parametric eye model that includes the eyeball model and the iris model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC., ETH ZÜRICH (EIDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZÜRICH)
    Inventors: Pascal Bérard, Thabo Beeler, Derek Bradley, Markus Gross
  • Patent number: 10204266
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for recognizing an iris is provided. The method of recognizing an iris in an electronic apparatus includes displaying a preview image by driving a regular camera, displaying an iris recognition area corresponding to an iris recognition camera in the preview image, determining whether an iris image exists in the iris recognition area, and obtaining image information from the iris recognition camera and performing iris recognition, when the iris image exists in the iris recognition area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Gyubong Lee, Youngkwon Yoon, Moonsoo Kim, Taeho Kim, Kihuk Lee
  • Patent number: 10205875
    Abstract: Techniques for capturing images are described. In one scenario, one or more processors of an imaging device can obtain geodata information and time information associated with the imaging device. The geodata and time information is obtained prior to capturing a first image. Next, one or more second images can be identified from a database of images based on the geodata information and the time information. The processor(s) can be communicatively coupled to the database via a communications network. Additionally, the one or more processors can determine one or more image capture conditions associated with the one or more second images; and automatically modify one or more settings of the imaging device to be used for capturing the first image. The settings can be modified based on at least one of the one or more image capture conditions associated with the one or more second images. Other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Dellinger, Alessandro F. Sabatelli
  • Patent number: 10176377
    Abstract: An approach for an iris liveness detection is provided. A plurality of image pairs is acquired using one or more image sensors of a mobile device. A particular image pair is selected from the plurality of image pairs, and a hyperspectral image is generated for the particular image pair. Based on, at least in part, the hyperspectral image, a particular feature vector for the eye-iris region depicted in the particular image pair is generated, and one or more trained model feature vectors generated for facial features of a particular user of the device are retrieved. Based on, at least in part, the particular feature vector and the one or more trained model feature vectors, a distance metric is determined and compared with a threshold. If the distance metric exceeds the threshold, then a first message indicating that the plurality of image pairs fails to depict the particular user is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventor: Shejin Thavalengal
  • Patent number: 10176376
    Abstract: A system and method for generating compact iris representations based on a database of iris images includes providing full-length iris codes for iris images in a database, where the full-length iris code includes a plurality of portions corresponding to circumferential rings in an associated iris image. Genuine and imposter score distributions are computed for the full-length iris codes, and code portions are identified that have a contribution that provides separation between imposter and genuine distributions relative to a threshold. A correlation between remaining code portions is measured. A subset of code portions having low correlations within the subset is generated to produce a compact iris representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan H. Connell, II, James E. Gentile, Nalini K. Ratha
  • Patent number: 10176373
    Abstract: A method of determining the identity of a subject while the subject is walking or being transported in an essentially straight direction is disclosed, the two dimensional profile of the subject walking or being transported along forming a three dimensional swept volume, without requiring the subject to change direction to avoid any part of the system, comprising acquiring data related to one or more biometrics of the subject with the camera(s), processing the acquired biometrics data, and determining if the acquired biometric data match corresponding biometric data stored in the system, positioning camera(s) and strobed or scanned infrared illuminator(s) above, next to, or below the swept volume. A system for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Eyelock LLC
    Inventors: Keith J. Hanna, Hector T. Hoyos
  • Patent number: 10166996
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to adaptively communicating notices to passengers within a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes in response to receiving a notice about an occurrence of an event, determining a viewing orientation of a passenger in the vehicle according to at least one electronic input that indicates information about a physical position of the passenger within the vehicle. The event is an incident associated with the vehicle for which the passenger is to be informed. The method also includes selecting at least one alerting device from available communication devices in the vehicle according to the viewing orientation by determining which of the available communication devices correspond with the viewing orientation of the passenger. The method further includes controlling the at least one alerting device to communicate the notice to the passenger about the occurrence of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikiya Ishihara, Yi Li, Kazutoshi Ebe
  • Patent number: 10168531
    Abstract: An eye tracker for determining a position of an eye, which may be integrated into a head-mounted display. The eye tracker includes at least one waveguides with an array of grating structures, an array of light sources, a detector, and a controller. The controller activates at least one light source at a time to emit at least one light beam that propagates through the at least one waveguide and couple out via the array of grating structures towards a user's eye. Light signals reflected from the user's eye and skin surfaces are coupled into the at least one waveguide and propagate to the detector that captures the reflected light signals. The controller calculates magnitudes of the reflected light signals to obtain a signature of converted light signals, and determines a position and orientation of the user's eye based on the signature of converted light signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Daniel Trail, Douglas Robert Lanman
  • Patent number: 10169651
    Abstract: The iris recognition device includes an iris camera module used for collecting iris characteristics of a user, and at least one fill light component used for providing a supplementary light source for the iris camera module. When the iris recognition device is used for collecting the iris characteristics of the user, the supplementary light source provided by the fill light component reduces reflective spots on the iris or make reflective spots in areas other than iris such as sclera and pupil, thereby improving precision of the collected iris characteristics of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiwu Gu, Mengjie Luo, Xinke Tang, Jiewei Xu, Shixin Xu, Lin Huang
  • Patent number: 10157328
    Abstract: Method of authentication of a user via a terminal including acquisition elements for performing a biometric acquisition, includes: presentation to the acquisition elements by the user of a member to be verified by biometric comparison and triggering by the user a biometric acquisition to obtain an acquisition datum; biometric comparison of the acquisition datum with a prestored reference datum, the user being authenticated if the biometric comparison is positive and not authenticated otherwise, the method further including the following steps: providing the user with elements indicative of a first angle, the user applying a corrective rotation by a second angle so as to match an acquisition datum with the second angle, and in the biometric comparison step the reference datum is matched with the first angle, the biometric comparison being positive if the second angle is substantially equal to the first angle. Device adapted to implement such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Cedric Barreau, Bruno Javary
  • Patent number: 10152792
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for identifying a living eye, in which IR LED lighting and lighting for varying the ambient illumination are installed on the front surface or one side of an iris recognition camera so as to determine whether an iris of an eye is an iris of a living eye when capturing an iris image by the iris recognition camera, using one or more criteria of whether the ratio of the sizes of the iris and pupil changes by the variation of the ambient illumination, whether the number or location of the IR LEDs focused on the iris and/or the pupil changes, whether the region of the iris image changes by eye blinking, and whether the direction of the gaze changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Iritech, Inc., Dae Hoon Kim
    Inventors: Dae Hoon Kim, Hyeong In Choi, Byoung Jin Jun, Min Su Oh, Tran Ho Truc Phan, Thi Thanh Tuyen Nguyen, Vladimir Novik
  • Patent number: 10148940
    Abstract: A device for use in identifying or authenticating a subject positioned in an acquisition volume on the basis of at least one biometric characteristic of the subject, the device including in succession, in offset manner along a camera placement axis: a first camera; a second camera; and a third camera; the optical axes of the first and second cameras forming between them an angle strictly less than 10°, and the optical axis of the third camera intersecting the optical axes of the first and second cameras, the optical axes of the first and second cameras each forming an angle less than or equal to 5° relative to a normal axis perpendicular to the camera placement axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
    Inventors: Alain Rouh, Benoit Malrat
  • Patent number: 10136808
    Abstract: The innovation provides for a system and method available to image and visualize the palisades of Vogt via a non-contact process, analyze the image volumes acquired, evaluate the status of the palisades of Vogt from the data represented therein, and display the data in real-time or as a part of a medical record for ongoing consideration and evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Kira Lynn Lathrop, Joel Steven Schuman, Lawrence Edward Kagemann
  • Patent number: 10140537
    Abstract: A method for capturing biometric data is provided that includes capturing a user biometric characteristic positioned freely in space in a video with a mobile device while moving the user biometric characteristic in response to at least one instruction. The video includes frames that each includes a user biometric characteristic image. Moreover, the method includes obtaining frames from the video and determining obtained video frames that include an optimally positioned user biometric characteristic image. The optimally positioned user biometric characteristic image is user biometric data usable for generating accurate authentication transaction results to authenticate the user. The method also includes storing the optimally positioned user biometric characteristic image included in a determined video frame in the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DAON HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Tevfik Burak Sahin
  • Patent number: 10142606
    Abstract: A device for use in identifying or authenticating a subject positioned in an acquisition volume on the basis of at least one biometric characteristic of the subject, the device including in succession, in offset manner along a camera placement axis: a first camera; a second camera; and a third camera; the optical axes of the first and second cameras forming between them an angle strictly less than 10°, and the optical axis of the third camera intersecting the optical axes of the first and second cameras, the optical axes of the first and second cameras each forming an angle less than or equal to 5° relative to a normal axis perpendicular to the camera placement axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MORPHO
    Inventors: Alain Rouh, Benoit Malrat
  • Patent number: 10142528
    Abstract: There is provided a method for controlling an infrared cut, IR-cut, filter of a video camera. An indication to switch state of the IR-cut filter of the video camera is received, and a switch of state of the IR-cut filter is synchronized with a video encoding of frames captured by the video camera, such that the IR-cut filter is controlled to switch state when the video camera is about to capture a frame which is a predetermined number of frames before a frame which is scheduled to be encoded as an intra-frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventor: Viktor Edpalm
  • Patent number: 10133926
    Abstract: A method of determining the identity of a subject while the subject is walking or being transported in an essentially straight direction is disclosed, the two dimensional profile of the subject walking or being transported along forming a three dimensional swept volume, without requiring the subject to change direction to avoid any part of the system, comprising acquiring data related to one or more biometrics of the subject with the camera(s), processing the acquired biometrics data, and determining if the acquired biometric data match corresponding biometric data stored in the system, positioning camera(s) and strobed or scanned infrared illuminator(s) above, next to, or below the swept volume. A system for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Eyelock LLC
    Inventors: Keith J. Hanna, Hector T. Hoyos
  • Patent number: 10133857
    Abstract: In general, apparatuses, methods and computer program products for phalangeal authentication of a user are disclosed. A phalangeal authentication device is provided that is configured for capture, customization and transformation of one or more phalangeal credentials of a user. The phalangeal authentication credentials of the user are captured using phalangeal credential sensor devices. The captured phalangeal credentials are analyzed to determine an associated user activity. The user activity is initiated, automatically, in response to the successful validation of the phalangeal credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Annamalai Arunachalam
  • Patent number: 10108261
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) comprises an eye tracking system configured to enable eye-tracking using polarization. The eye tracking system includes an illumination source and an eye tracking unit comprising a polarization sensitive optical detector. The one or more illumination sources are configured to illuminate an eye and generate reflections directed towards the optical detector. The eye tracking unit is configured to determine a 3D shape of the eye based on the polarization of the reflections. The determined 3D shape of the eye is used to update a stored model of the eye in response to the one or more model parameter values extracted from the determined depth map of the corneal surface. The eye tracking system determines eye tracking information based on the updated model in order to improve eye tracking performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Hall, Robin Sharma, Nicholas Daniel Trail, Robert Dale Cavin
  • Patent number: 10108793
    Abstract: The invention provides methods, systems and computer program products for secure biometric image processing. The invention involves acquiring a first image of a first field of view corresponding to a biometric camera. A first set of image information defining the first image is received at a processor implemented first high security operating environment, which first set of image information includes a second sub-set of image information relevant for biometric feature extraction or comparison. A second image of the first field of view corresponding to the biometric camera is rendered on a display, which second image is defined by a third set of image information such that the third set of information excludes the second sub-set of image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Delta ID Inc.
    Inventors: Oleksiy Danikhno, Alexander Ivanisov, Salil Prabhakar
  • Patent number: 10089525
    Abstract: A system and method for determining whether an eye image includes a left eye or a right eye image is described. After obtaining an eye image, the centers of the iris and pupil in the eye image are located. A horizontal displacement between the centers of the iris and pupil is determined. In addition, neural network classifiers are used to perform eye corner detection to identify inner and outer eye corners in the image. A determination is made as to whether the eye image includes a left eye image or a right eye image based on the detected eye corners and horizontal displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Mayer, Brian Martin
  • Patent number: 10091464
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to tracking authorized individuals, and identifying the presence of unauthorized individuals. As may be consistent with one more embodiments, respective cameras capture images of regions of a common premises, and a filter circuit detects the presence of individuals in the images, and filters the detected presence as follows. The location of one or more authorized users are tracked relative to the premises via location-based information indicative of each authorized user's location. Each detected individual's location is identified and compared to the tracked location of the at least one authorized user. The detected individual is identified as being an unauthorized individual in response to the comparison indicating that the identified location is not common to the tracked location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: 355323 B.C. Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Baxter
  • Patent number: 10055467
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for receiving a search query from a client device; receiving search result data identifying a first plurality of search result resources and respective initial scores for each of the first plurality of search result resources; identifying a respective group of resources to which each of the search result resources belongs; determining a respective group-based modification factor for each group of resources; and adjusting the initial score for each of the search result resources based at least in part on the group-specific modification factor for the group of resources to which the search result resource belongs to generate a respective second score for each of the search result resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Navneet Panda, Vladimir Ofitserov, Kaihua Zhu
  • Patent number: 10055914
    Abstract: Turnstile apparatus comprising a plurality of turnstile lanes, a camera mounted to view the lanes in its field of view and a remote controller, connected over a network to the camera and lanes, the controller having a display associated with it and means for controlling operation of the lanes, the camera being adapted to transmit video images of its field of view to the controller; the controller being adapted to display the video from the camera and further adapted to generate buttons, each button being associatable with a particular lane, the button being moveable to a position on the screen where it is in the vicinity of the lane, wherein operation of the button by a user controls operation of its associated lane, including operating a barrier, forming part of the lane, to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: INTEGRATED DESIGN LIMITED
    Inventor: Derek Huff
  • Patent number: 10043075
    Abstract: An image of an eye is obtained via a camera. A multi-step filter is applied to the image for multiple iterations. Applying the multi-step filter includes, for each iteration, performing one or more pixel merge operations on the image. The pixel merge operations are controlled based on one or more input parameters to control whether or not the iteration classifies pixels of the image as corresponding to a feature of the eye. The one or more input parameters vary from at least one iteration to another. The iterations each output a provisional output, in which some pixels of the image are deemed as corresponding to the feature of the eye. The provisional outputs provide diverse definitions of the eye feature, and may be combined in various ways to yield a refined output, in which some pixels of the image are deemed as corresponding to the feature of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Martin Bennett, Gregory Hitchcock, Kevin Larson, Paul Linnerud, Tanya Matskewich, Robert Matthew McKaughan
  • Patent number: 10042234
    Abstract: One embodiment of an iris recognition camera can comprise: a liquid lens capable of adjusting the curvature of a lens front surface; a first adjusting part for adjusting the curvature of the front surface, of the liquid lens, to which the light is incident; an angle changing part rotating so as to change the angle in the direction of an optical axis of the liquid lens; and a second adjusting part for adjusting the rotational angle of the angle changing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dae Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10026018
    Abstract: A medical image classification system includes an acceptance apparatus, a medical image acquisition apparatus, and a medical image classification apparatus. The acceptance apparatus includes an acceptor that accepts the input of patient identification information and medium identification information, and a first storage that stores first association information. The medical image acquisition apparatus includes an identification information acquirer, an image acquirer that acquires a medical image for diagnosing a patient, and a second storage that stores second association information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeki Mineo
  • Patent number: 10019563
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a biometric information authentication unit that authenticates biometric information identified from each of a plurality of captured images of an eye of a user of different sight line directions, on the basis of reference images of the eye of the user of the respective sight line directions; and an authentication result combining unit that combines authentication results by the biometric information authentication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeo Tsukamoto, Shuichi Konami, Tomoyuki Ito, Takashi Abe
  • Patent number: 10010247
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing computer program instructions which, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to process image data defining an image of a retina to determine a location of an anatomical feature of the retina in the image by receiving the image data; calculating, for each of a plurality of pixels of the image data, a respective local orientation vector indicative of the orientation of any blood vessel present in the image; calculating a normalized local orientation vector for each of the plurality of pixels; operating on an array of accumulators, wherein each accumulator in the array is associated with a respective pixel of the image data; and determining the location of the anatomical feature in the image of the retina using the location of a pixel of the image data which is associated with an accumulator having accumulated an accumulated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: OPTOS PLC
    Inventor: Alan Duncan Fleming
  • Patent number: 10001663
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of determining at least one visual behavior parameter of an individual, including: determination of the position of the center of rotation of at least one eye of the individual in a first reference frame tied to the head of the individual; capture, with the aid of an image capture device, of at least one image of at least one part of the body of the individual in a second reference frame, determination of the position and the orientation, in the second reference frame, of the first reference frame tied to the head of the individual, by searching for the position, in the second reference frame of a distinctive zone of the part of the body of the individual; determination of the position of the center of rotation of the eye in the second reference frame; and determination of the sought-after visual behavior parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE)
    Inventors: Thierry Bonnin, Guilhem Escalier, Ahmed Haddadi
  • Patent number: 9980641
    Abstract: The innovation provides for a system and method available to image and visualize the palisades of Vogt via a non-contact process, analyze the image volumes acquired, evaluate the status of the palisades of Vogt from the data represented therein, and display the data in real-time or as a part of a medical record for ongoing consideration and evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Kira L. Lathrop, Joel S. Schuman, Lawrence E. Kagemann
  • Patent number: 9984289
    Abstract: A gaze analysis method has following steps. When detecting at least one face in an image, according to a face angle and an eye angle, a gazing angle is calculated, and whether the gazing angle falls within a first range is determined, wherein the eye angle is obtained according to information of irises and scleras of left and right eyes. A differential value between a focusing distance and a spacing distance from the face to the object falls within a second range is determined if the gazing angle falls within the first range, and a detecting result whether the differential value falls within the second range is used to determine whether the object is gazed, wherein the focusing distance is determined according to the information of the irises and scleras of the left and right eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Institute For Information Industry
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Lin, Kuei-Chien Tsai
  • Patent number: 9978140
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer-readable storage medium storing instructions that can cause a processor to process image data defining an image of a vascular structure of temporal vascular arcades of a retina to estimate a location of the fovea of the retina in the image by transforming received image data such that the vascular structure in the image defined by the transformed image data is more circular than the vascular structure defined by the image data; calculating, for each of a plurality of pixels of the transformed image data, a respective local orientation vector indicative of the orientation of any blood vessel present in the image; calculating a normalized local orientation vector for each of the pixels; operating on an array of accumulators; and estimating the location of the fovea in the image of the retina using the location of a pixel of the transformed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: OPTOS PLC
    Inventor: Alan Duncan Fleming
  • Patent number: 9979748
    Abstract: Domain classification based on lexical and semantic processing of target domains is provided. A target domain name or URL may undergo a lexical analysis to identify language indicating a potential association with malware. In response to a positive identification, the system may identify the domain name as potentially malicious and/or perform additional analysis. A semantic analysis of content associated with the target domain name may be performed. A corpus of information for content associated with malware is provided. The content of the webpage associated with the target domain name may be analyzed and compared to the corpus to identify potential similarity with malicious content. If the content for the target domain name meets a threshold similarity with malicious content from the corpus, the domain name may be flagged as malicious and added to a block list, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremiah O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9940543
    Abstract: A processor computes a measure of input image structural complexity of an input image, and searches a database of true positives to find one or more entries in the database that represent true positive images that are structurally similar to the input image. The processor compares a measure of signal quality of the input image and a measure of signal quality of one of the true positive images, as retrieved from the database, and based on the comparison updates a control variable that configures a signal quality conditioning process that is to be performed on the input image prior to processing of the input image by a computer vision processor thus improving performance of the computer vision task. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jorge E. Caviedes, Sin Lin Wu
  • Patent number: 9934436
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide an iris recognition system. The iris recognition system can include a three-dimensional (3D) sensor that is configured to capture a 3D image of an iris, an iris feature extractor that is configured to generate an iris template based on the 3D image of the iris, and a memory that is configured to store the iris template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: LEIDOS INNOVATIONS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: John C. Mears
  • Patent number: 9924090
    Abstract: A method for acquiring an iris image is provided. The method includes: acquiring an image including an eye of a person; identifying a position of an eyeball in the image; determining a parameter for photographing an iris based on the position of the eyeball; and capturing the iris image based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Fei Long, Zhijun Chen
  • Patent number: 9916504
    Abstract: A user terminal and a providing method thereof are provided. The method includes acquiring an iris image, determining a capturing condition of the iris image, converting the acquired iris image to an iris code and performing iris recognition by comparing the converted iris code with an iris code corresponding to a determined capturing condition among pre-registered iris codes, determining a physical condition of a user who is subject to the iris recognition on the basis of an iris recognition matching rate being within a preset range, and providing a determined physical condition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kang-min Lee, Jun-ho Koh, Byeong-hoon Kwak, Sung-chan Kim, Yang-wook Kim, Chang-han Kim, Hyun-jung Kim, In-hak Na, Kang-jin Yoon, Yong-chan Lee, Jae-ho Jung
  • Patent number: 9907104
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and non-transitory media for programmatically associating nearby users are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include user-wearable gesture exchange device including a motion sensor and circuitry. The motion sensor may be configured to generate motion data values indicating motion of the gesture exchange device. The circuitry may be configured to monitor motion data values generated by the motion sensor for detection of a gesture exchange signature, such as a handshake, being performed by the user. In some embodiments, the gesture exchange device may be configured to establish a wireless communication connection with a second gesture exchange device for exchange of user data, such as in response to detecting user performance of the gesture exchange signature and/or determining that the second gesture exchange device is within a predetermined proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LOOPD INC.
    Inventors: Brian Mullin Friedman, Allen Houng, Sambhav Galada
  • Patent number: 9900627
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus having a processor adapted to receive a message from a portable communication device communicatively coupled to a set-top box presenting a media program and to retrieve from the message a media descriptor associated with the media program. The processor is further adapted to identify according to the media descriptor one or more images of one or more performers commonly presented in the media program, to monitor one or more frames of a live media feed including the media program, and compare the one or more human figures to the one or more images of performers. The processor can also be adapted to recognize a performer from the comparison, to retrieve information associated with the performer, and to transmit the information to the portable communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Patrick Cassanova
  • Patent number: 9861281
    Abstract: A telemetric monitoring system and data analysis tool is provided that assists in trial management by identifying relationships between subject profiles and monitors physiological attributes using telemetric devices. The tool may identify subjects having certain response predispositions based on their profiles, which may be used to better select subjects to enroll in a trial. The system may monitor the physiological attributes of a subject to identify adverse events, and may generate event alerts that are sent to investigators over a communication channel. The system may present the investigators with a dashboard through which they can investigate and respond to event alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventor: Jimit Jaykumar Gandhi
  • Patent number: 9825761
    Abstract: In one aspect, systems and methods to improve a cryptosystem include computer-implemented operations such as scanning a biometric attribute for comparison with stored biometric data, and generating a keystream based upon the stored biometric data if the scanned biometric attribute substantially matches the stored biometric data. The computer-implemented method may also include operations for encrypting object data, and encrypting final data based upon the keystream and the encrypted object data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventors: Maqsood Mahmud, Muhammad Khurram Khan, Khaled Soliman Alghathbar
  • Patent number: 9811730
    Abstract: A method of assessing the identity of a person by one or more of: internal non-visible anatomical structure of an eye represented by the Oculomotor Plant Characteristics (OPC), brain performance represented by the Complex Eye Movement patterns (CEM), iris patterns, and periocular information. In some embodiments, a method of making a biometric assessment includes measuring eye movement of a subject, making an assessment of whether the subject is alive based on the measured eye movement, and assessing a person's identity based at least in part on the assessment of whether the subject is alive. In some embodiments, a method of making a biometric assessment includes measuring eye movement of a subject, assessing characteristics from the measured eye movement, and assessing a state of the subject based on the assessed characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Texas State University
    Inventor: Oleg V. Komogortsev