Using A Characteristic Of The Eye Patents (Class 382/117)
  • Patent number: 11435820
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure sets forth a method that includes receiving one or more two-dimensional images of one or more light patterns incident on an eye proximate to an eye region of a near-eye display device, and computing a gaze direction associated with the eye based on the one or more two-dimensional images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Seth Michael Hirsh, Qing Chao, Robert Dale Cavin, Elias Daniel Guestrin, Michael Hall
  • Patent number: 11429701
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: extract a plurality of feature points from a biometric image; calculate, for each of the feature points, respective feature vectors including the respective feature points from the biometric image; calculate bit strings by binarizing a value of each of dimensions for each of the calculated feature vectors; attach reliability to each of the calculated bit strings based on stability of the binarizing of the corresponding feature vector; and select a specific number of the bit strings from the calculated bit strings in accordance with values of the reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Fukuda, Takahiro Aoki
  • Patent number: 11423689
    Abstract: Provided is an identification method for an identification system, which includes a sensing area and an image sensor. First, a test object is close to the sensing area, so that the image sensor generates a dynamic image. Next, the test object gradually pressurizes the sensing area. Then, the test object completely covers the sensing area, and the image sensor further produces a perspective image. Finally, an identification module is used to determine whether the dynamic image is a biological image according to the perspective image, and to perform a subtraction operation on the dynamic image as a basis to determine whether to unlock the identification system. Therefore, the identification system and the identification method can achieve a real-time determination on whether the dynamic image is a biological image. Also, the identification method greatly improves the false acceptance rate (FAR) and the false rejection rate (FRR) of the identification system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Guangzhou Tyrafos Semiconductor Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping-Hung Yin, Jia-Shyang Wang
  • Patent number: 11417149
    Abstract: A face recognition device and a face recognition method are provided. The face recognition device includes a camera module, a processor and a memory. The camera module obtains a first image of a recognition target and obtains a second image of the recognition target. The processor analyzes whether the first image meets an image condition to determine whether the recognition target is a real face. The memory stores a face database. When the processor determines that the first image meets the image condition, the processor analyzes a plurality of facial features in the second image, and the processor compares whether the second image matches face registration data in the face database according to the facial features to determine whether the second image passes recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Hsun Chen, Pei-Hua Sun, Yen-Yun Chang
  • Patent number: 11410406
    Abstract: A delivery server is connected to a device which uses an image analysis engine to perform an image analysis on image data obtained by a monitoring camera. The delivery server includes an analysis engine storage unit which is configured to store a plurality of image analysis engines for each of which at least one of a shooting condition of the image data appropriate for the image analysis or a target object to be detected among objects which are possibly included in the image data is different; and a supplying unit which is configured to supply to the device an image analysis engine corresponding to at least one of the shooting condition of the image data obtained by the device or the target object which is set for the device, among the plurality of image analysis engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kojima, Atsushi Wada
  • Patent number: 11409854
    Abstract: A biometrics-enabled portable storage device may store and secure data via biometrics related to a user's iris. The biometrics-enabled portable storage device may include a camera that captures image data related a user's iris and stores the image data to enroll the user for use of the biometrics-enabled portable storage device. To unlock the data, a user aligns the camera with their iris using a hot mirror and the camera captures iris data for comparison with the iris image data stored during enrollment. If the two sets of image data match, the biometrics-enabled portable storage device may be unlocked and the user may access data stored on the biometrics-enabled portable storage device. If the two sets of image data do not match, then the biometrics-enabled portable storage device remains locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Istvan Andorko, Petronel Bigioi, Darragh Ballesty
  • Patent number: 11402901
    Abstract: In various examples, a plurality of reference points may be generated by processing an image of an eye of a user from a vision sensor. The plurality of reference points may correspond to, for example, a boundary between a sclera of the eye and an eyelid of the user, a boundary between a pupil and a cornea, etc. Based on the reference points corresponding to the boundary between the sclera and the eyelid, a measure of the eye of the user may be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Nouri, Eric Bokides
  • Patent number: 11403383
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for authenticating a user based on passive affective and knowledge-based authentication (AKBA). In one aspect, a method includes data associated with eye movements and ocular dynamics of the user are captured with a camera as the user looks at a graphical user interface (GUI) of a device; an AKBA signature of the user is determined based on the captured data; the user is authenticated based on a comparison of the AKBA signature with an AKBA template associated with the user; and an access to a subset of functions of an application is granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Reza R. Derakhshani, Sashi Kanth Saripalle
  • Patent number: 11382537
    Abstract: The invention provides an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) system capable of acquiring two orthogonally polarized depth scans from a target such as the fingerprint region of a finger. In the preferred embodiment the birefringence of tissue components and, optionally, other aspects of the target are measured in order determine a characteristic of the target, such as whether it is real of fake finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Joshua Noel Hogan
  • Patent number: 11380135
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a system of enhancing biometric analysis matching. A processing device is configured to analyze the probe short-range and broadband iris texture information of a probe image for iris biometric authenticity, and based on the biometric authenticity of the probe short-range iris texture information and the probe broadband iris texture information, determine the biometric authenticity of the subject. Exemplary embodiments are also directed to a system of enhancing biometric analysis matching efficiency. The processing device generates an optimized order of enrollment iris biometric data includes a listing of the enrollment iris biometric data ordered by closest match to furthest match between the probe and enrollment broadband iris texture information. The processing device analyzes the iris biometric data for biometric authenticity starting with the closest match between the probe and enrollment broadband iris texture information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PRINCETON IDENTITY, INC.
    Inventors: David Alan Ackerman, Kenneth R. Boutot
  • Patent number: 11379959
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for generating a high dynamic range image from a low dynamic range image, including performing grey-level adjustment on a low dynamic range image to be processed in accordance with a preset mapping relationship to obtain an image after the grey-level adjustment, the grey-level adjustment includes inverse-gamma correction and grey-level value increase; selecting a plurality of saturation areas in the image after the grey-level adjustment; performing grey-level enhancement of the saturation areas in the image after the grey-level adjustment, to obtain a target high dynamic range image; and outputting the target high dynamic range image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Suzhou Keda Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guoqing Meng, Fengfeng Tang, Yong Zhang, Lijun Cao
  • Patent number: 11373283
    Abstract: An object monitoring device 1 comprises an imaging device 2 capturing an image of a range in which a predetermined object should be present and generating an image, an object recognizing part 34 recognizing the object based on the image, a detecting part 35 detecting that the image is unclear, a storage part 31 storing detection information showing that it has been detected that the image is unclear, and a judging part 36 judging a cause for the object not being recognized when the object is not recognized based on the image. When a state occurs where the object is not recognized based on the image and it is not detected that the image is unclear, the judging part judges whether the cause is in the imaging device based on the detection information in a predetermined time period until the state occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenichiroh Hara
  • Patent number: 11361591
    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: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NINGBO SUNNY OPOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yiwu Gu, Mengjie Luo, Xinke Tang, Jiewei Xu, Shixin Xu, Lin Huang
  • Patent number: 11348369
    Abstract: In an implementation, one or more user interactions from a virtual reality (VR) device user for initiating a service in a VR scenario of a VR application are detected. One or more eye physiological characteristics of the VR device user are obtained for user identity authentication. The obtained one or more eye physiological characteristics are compared with one or more pre-stored eye physiological characteristics samples. The VR device user is authenticated if the one or more eye physiological characteristics match at least a portion of the one or more pre-stored eye physiological characteristics samples, and a server that provides and performs the service is communicated with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Wu, Huanmi Yin, Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 11335119
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium for red eye detection are provided. In one aspect, a system includes an image acquisition device, first and second illuminators, and at least one processor. The first illuminator is arranged closer to the image acquisition device than the second illuminator. The image acquisition device is configured to capture a first facial image of a face of a subject with the first illuminator being on and the second illuminator being off and a second facial image of the face of the subject with the second illuminator being on and the first illuminator being off. The processor can process the first facial image based on the second facial image to determine whether at least one eye of the subject is live by determining that the first facial image includes a red eye reflection from the at least one eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: EyeVerify Inc.
    Inventors: Yash Joshi, Reza R. Derakhshani
  • Patent number: 11328043
    Abstract: Technology described herein can be embodied in a method for preventing access to a secure system based on determining a captured image to be of an alternative representation of a live person. The method includes capturing a first image and a second image of a subject illuminated by electromagnetic radiation in a first and a second wavelength ranges, respectively. The method also includes extracting, from the first image, a first portion representative of a sclera region of the subject, and from the second image, a second portion representative of the same region. It is determined that each of the first portion and the second portion includes features representative of vasculature in the sclera region, and in response, the subject in the image is identified to be an alternative representation of a live person. Upon search identification, the method includes preventing access to the secure system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yash Joshi, Vikas Gottemukkula
  • Patent number: 11314966
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system and methods for determining a likelihood that an image that includes a user is a spoof or fake. In some embodiments, focus values are determined for various parts of the image during a focus sweep. The focus values may represent a focus point at which a particular part of the image is sharp. In some embodiments, the focus values may be determined only for the sections of the image that correspond to a face within the image. From the focus values, the system may determine a relative depth of various parts of the image. Using the relative depths, the system may generate a rough depth map for the image. The depth map may be analyzed to determine a likelihood that the image is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: John F. Sheets, Sunpreet Singh Arora, Lacey Best-Rowden, Kim R. Wagner
  • Patent number: 11308339
    Abstract: Biological organs and tissues can be identified using imaging or other data representing the organs and tissues. Example imaging modalities include 3D x-rays (including CT scans), MRI imaging, and millimeter wavelength scanning commonly used for airport security. Biomarkers may be identified as part of daily activities, such as airport travel, applying for government identifications (licenses and passports), medical appointments, and fitness monitoring. These imaging approaches may create static and dynamic data sets for comparison against existing data sets in a database. Biomarkers may identify (and predict) normal, morphological or morbidity changes over time. Such imaging biomarkers may securely identify individuals at critical checkpoints such as airports and border crossings. This approach is also applicable to plant identification and can provide a secure chain of custody for virtually any object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 11304023
    Abstract: A hearing system includes an eye tracking module to detect a sound region of interest; one or more microphone arrays coupled to the eye tracking module and focused on the detected sound region of interest; and one or more amplifiers wirelessly coupled to the one or more microphone arrays and to render sound from the sound region of interest for one or more ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Ha Tran, Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 11301678
    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: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Wei Chen, Shih-Wei Kuo
  • Patent number: 11295127
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including: a determination unit configured to determine, on a basis of information regarding an environment for acquiring biological information for use in biometric authentication regarding an eye, a method of realizing an environment for acquiring biological information suitable for the biometric authentication; and a control unit configured to perform control corresponding to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, Masayuki Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11278452
    Abstract: A method for altering an eye color of a patient with a color alteration procedure is disclosed that may include imaging the iris with an image sensor prior to the color alteration procedure to generate an image of the iris. A mapping of the iris may be generated from the image. The mapping may include a number of regions corresponding to varying absorption coefficients of a treatment wavelength in the stromal pigment of the iris. A laser system may be set, based on the mapping, to deliver laser light at a laser power sufficient to cause elimination of at least a portion of stromal pigment in the iris. The laser light may then be delivered with the laser system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Stroma Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Gregg Homer
  • Patent number: 11263451
    Abstract: A device for recognition from biometric characteristics extracted from at least one image of at least one iris of a candidate for recognition, the device having an image sensor with a field covering a capture zone in which at least one of the eyes of the candidate for recognition is intended to be located, and an illumination source of the capture zone, the illumination source emitting incident radiation in a wavelength range adapted to excite iris fluorescence and the sensor being arranged to be sensitive to iris fluorescence. Recognition method using such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
    Inventors: Laurent Trouboul, Jean-François Siwek, Jean-Rémi Sandraz
  • Patent number: 11263634
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a payment based on a face recognition are provided. One of the methods includes: acquiring first face image information of a target user; extracting first characteristic information from the first face image information, wherein the first characteristic information includes head posture information of the target user and gaze information of the target user; determining whether the target user has a willingness to pay according to the head posture information of the target user and the gaze information of the target user, including determining whether an angle of rotation in each preset direction is less than an angle threshold and whether a probability value that a user gazes at a payment screen is greater than a probability threshold; and in response to determining that the target user has a willingness to pay, completing a payment operation based on the face recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiajiong Cao
  • Patent number: 11263437
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for extracting a feature vector from an input image representative of an iris by means of a neural network, characterized in that it can be trained end-to-end and comprises the implementation by data-processing means of a client of steps of: (a) Segmentation of the input image representative of the iris by means of a first subnetwork in order to obtain an iris segmentation map, a pupil segmentation map and an attention map; (b) Extraction by a second subnetwork of the neural network of a feature vector from the normalized image representative of the iris segmented by a normalization operation, characterized in that it is derivable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
    Inventors: Fantin Girard, Emine Krichen, Cedric Thuillier
  • Patent number: 11256939
    Abstract: The invention enables spoof detection in eye based person detection, person recognition, or person monitoring systems. The invention includes (i) illuminating an eye from a first source located at a first position, (ii) illuminating the eye from a second source located at a second position spaced from the first position, (iii) acquiring at the image sensor, a set of images of the eye which includes (a) a first set of image information representing a first specular reflection at a third position relative to the eye, (b) a second set of image information representing a second specular reflection at a fourth position relative to the eye, (iv) determining a difference value representing a difference between the third position and the fourth position, and (v) generating a data signal representing detection of a real eye in response to determining that the difference value is less than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Arnav Gupta
  • Patent number: 11238654
    Abstract: Embodiments of the specification provide offline shopping guide methods and apparatuses. One method includes: obtaining a user identifier (ID) of a user and a scene ID of a shopping venue; obtaining historical offline shopping data and historical online shopping data of the user according to the user ID, and obtaining commodity information of the shopping venue according to the scene ID; obtaining a commodity to be recommended to the user according to the historical offline shopping data, the historical online shopping data, and the commodity information; and sending augmented reality (AR) display information of the recommended commodity to a smart terminal of the user, so that the smart terminal displays the recommended commodity to the user in an AR mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Le Zhou, Li Chen
  • Patent number: 11238143
    Abstract: A method of operating a wearable heads-up display that in use is worn on a head of a user includes generating an infrared light, scanning the infrared light over an eye of the user, detecting reflections of infrared light from the eye of the user, and extracting test biometric identification data from at least a portion of the detected reflections and corresponding scan orientations. A similarity measure between the test biometric identification data and reference biometric identification data associated with the wearable heads-up display is determined. The user is authenticated based on the similarity measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Bergen Fletcher, Idris S. Aleem
  • Patent number: 11231775
    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: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 11232557
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology relating to analysis of images and particularly, but not exclusively, to methods and systems for determining the area and/or volume of a region of interest using optical coherence tomography data. Some embodiments provide for determining the area and/or volume of a lesion in retinal tissue using three-dimensional optical coherence tomography data and a two-dimensional optical coherence tomography fundus image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: EyeKor, LLC
    Inventor: Yijun Huang
  • Patent number: 11222471
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable implementation of augmented reality in a smart glasses device. More specifically, two-dimensional (2-D) image data of a real-world object is collected from a 2-D camera of the smart glasses device. From the collected 2-D image data, 2-D coordinate data is generated. Based on location and rotation data of the smart glasses device and 2-D depth information from a viewing angle of the smart glasses device, three-dimensional (3-D) coordinates are generated from the generated 2-D coordinate data. An augmented object is displayed, on a holographic display of the smart glasses device, at an apparent location of the real-world object utilizing the 3-D coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: INHA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Geun Sik Jo
  • Patent number: 11205071
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides image acquisition methods, apparatuses, systems and electronic devices. One image acquisition method includes: acquiring an initial face image of a user by a first image acquisition apparatus; controlling a second image acquisition apparatus to acquire an eye print image of the user according to an acquisition parameter, the acquisition parameter being determined based on the initial face image; and synthesizing the initial face image and the eye print image into a target face image of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chenguang Ma, Liang Li
  • Patent number: 11200451
    Abstract: A template determining apparatus including an attribute distribution determination unit configured to determine a distribution of a specific attribute in a plurality of images; and a template determination unit configured to adaptatively determine a template set from the plurality of images according to the determined distribution of the specific attribute of the plurality of images. Where the determined template set will be used for image normalization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yaohai Huang, Jianteng Peng, Weihong Deng, Jiani Hu
  • Patent number: 11195009
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable storage media, are provided. In one aspect, a first image of an eye region of a subject is received, the first image captured under illumination by electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength in the 850 nm-1100 nm range. Based on the first image, a metric indicative of differential absorption of the electromagnetic radiation by an iris of the subject and a sclera of the subject is determined. It is identified, based on the metric, that the subject is a spoof representation of a human. Responsive to identifying that the subject is a spoof representation of a human, access to a secure system is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: EyeVerify, Inc.
    Inventors: Yash Joshi, Reza R. Derakhshani
  • Patent number: 11194894
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus for authenticating a user thereof based on a face angle, a rotational angle of the electronic apparatus, a difference value between the face angle and the rotational angle and a modified face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seungyeol Hyun, Inki Hwang
  • Patent number: 11179035
    Abstract: A system for the real-time removal of reflections from an image including a head wearable device, a first illuminator, a second illuminator, at least one camera and a reflection removal processor. The first and the second illuminators are configured to provide light and to operate one at a time alternately. The at least one camera is configured to capture a first image of the eye of the user when the first illuminator is in an ON state and a second image when the second illuminator is in an ON state. The operation of the at least one camera is synchronized with the operation of the first illuminator and the second illuminator. The camera captures images and transfers them to the reflection removal processor that provides real-time removal of reflections by combining the first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Hamish MacDougall, Michael Hetner, Poul-Erik Hansen, Mohan Baro, Thomas Geertsen
  • Patent number: 11182608
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to method, system, medium, and implementations for authenticating a user. An authentication session is initiated to authenticate, via iris, a person claiming to be an authorized user. An obfuscation configuration is retrieved with respect to the authorized user and used to determine a sub-obfuscation configuration in accordance with information associated with the authentication session. A set of expected features associated with the sub-obfuscation configuration is obtained. One or more pictures are captured from the iris of the person who is expected to carry out at least one obfuscation measure consistent with the sub-obfuscation configuration for the authorized user in accordance with the information related to the authentication session and are used to determine whether the person is live based on the set of expected features associated with the sub-obfuscation configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Lachlan Maxwell, Dante J. Pacella, Mani Tadayon, Saravanan Mallesan, Lee Edward Sattler, Jean M. McManus
  • Patent number: 11164294
    Abstract: A method includes capturing a first image via a camera of an electronic device using a first set of image capture parameters. The method includes identifying a first object in the first image based on an object recognition model. The method includes sending first image data to a server. The first image data includes first information associated with the first object. The method includes capturing a second image via the camera using a second set of image capture parameters. The method includes identifying a second object in the second image based on the object recognition model. The method includes sending second image data to the server. The second image data includes second information associated with the second object. The method also includes receiving location information from the server. The location information is determined by the server based on the first information and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Crawford Gibbon, Benjamin J. Stern, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 11157733
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a system of enhancing biometric analysis matching. A processing device is configured to analyze the probe short-range and broadband iris texture information of a probe image for iris biometric authenticity, and based on the biometric authenticity of the probe short-range iris texture information and the probe broadband iris texture information, determine the biometric authenticity of the subject. Exemplary embodiments are also directed to a system of enhancing biometric analysis matching efficiency. The processing device generates an optimized order of enrollment iris biometric data includes a listing of the enrollment iris biometric data ordered by closest match to furthest match between the probe and enrollment broadband iris texture information. The processing device analyzes the iris biometric data for biometric authenticity starting with the closest match between the probe and enrollment broadband iris texture information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Princeton Identity, Inc.
    Inventors: David Alan Ackerman, Kenneth R. Boutot
  • Patent number: 11151238
    Abstract: A computer system and method having a user interface including a touch-sensitive display screen. The system and method enables entry of a password which includes displaying a first array of a plurality of images on the touch-sensitive display prompting a user to select with a finger one of the plurality of images displayed. Subsequently at least another array of a plurality of images successive to the first array is displayed on the touch sensitive display prompting a user to select with a finger one of the plurality of images displayed in the another array of images. A computer processor then determines if a user selected a predetermined image from the first array of the plurality of images and a predetermined image from each at least another array of plurality of images displayed after the first array. If determined, the user is permitted access to an application executable on the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (“USAA”)
    Inventor: Gregory Brian Meyer
  • Patent number: 11143869
    Abstract: An eye tracking device and a head-mounted display device are provided. The eye tracking device includes at least one infrared camera, at least one infrared light, group and a control circuit. The control circuit is electrically connected with the at least one infrared light group. Each of the at least one infrared light group includes at least two infrared lights which are arranged at different locations. Each of the at least one infrared camera is configured to collect an eye image of a user when the at least two infrared lights are turned on. The control circuit is configured to respectively control the number of infrared lights achieving effective operating brightness in each infrared light group when the eye tracking device performs iris recognition and eye tracking, and the effective operating brightness refers that a brightness is not less than a threshold brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING 7INVENSUN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinxing Liu, Tongbing Huang
  • Patent number: 11132567
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the disclosure relate to devices and methods for user authentication on an electronic device. The electronic device comprises a plurality of lighting devices, a camera, a display, and a processor. The processor is configured to display an object on the display, obtain, through the camera, a plurality of images based on an image obtaining pattern randomly generated, obtain biometric information using at least one of the plurality of images, obtain information about a variation in a user's gaze corresponding to a movement of the object displayed on the display using the plurality of images, and perform authentication on the user based on the biometric information and the user gaze variation information. Other embodiments are available as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Antoni Jakubiak, Daniel Trofimiuk, Pawel Kies, Jakub Tkaczuk, Lukasz Kornatowski, Michal Tarnowski, Piotr Zyskowski
  • Patent number: 11126841
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for coding an iris pattern divides an iris area into a plurality of sectors on the basis of the assumption that a user's pupil and iris are not circular and then can code an iris pattern included in each sector. According to the present invention, an error occurrence frequency can be minimized compared with a case that an iris pattern is coded on the basis of the assumption that a pupil and an iris are circular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: 3E CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Min Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 11113842
    Abstract: A gaze estimation method and apparatus is disclosed. The gaze estimation method includes obtaining an image including an eye region of a user, extracting, from the obtained image, a first feature of data, obtaining a second feature of data used for calibration of a neural network model, and estimating a gaze of the user using the first feature and the second feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiabing Liu, Hui Zhang, Jae-Joon Han, Changkyu Choi, Tianchu Guo
  • Patent number: 11100644
    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: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexey Spizhevoy, Adrian Kaehler, Vijay Badrinarayanan
  • Patent number: 11101986
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for facilitating an authentication processing service are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KEYLESS TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Andrea Carmignani, Fabian Eberle, Giuseppe Ateniese, Jaroslav Sedenka, Paolo Gasti
  • Patent number: 11087572
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are provided for providing continuous authentication to a user having a wearable device in an access control system. The wearable device allows the authentication of the user to be maintained until an authentication interruption signal is received. The interruption signal may be based on user biometrics, a state of the wearable device, a communication range of the wearable device with a trusted mobile device, and more. Upon receiving the interruption signal, the continuous authentication for the wearable device, and the user, may be revoked, destroyed, or disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Carl Stefan Einberg, Daniel Berg
  • Patent number: 11079843
    Abstract: Provided are methods, apparatuses, and systems for tracking a pupil of an eye of a user with degraded iris authentication accuracy. In certain examples, an eye tracking device includes a camera adapted to capture an eye image of at least one eye of a user. The eye tracking device further includes an image processor adapted to defocus the eye image in order to generate a defocused eye image. The defocused eye image comprises reduced iris authentication accuracy. The eye tracking device further includes a tracking processor configured to detect a pupil in the defocused eye image and determine a gaze direction of the user based at least in part on one or more of the defocused eye image and the pupil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated
    Inventors: Eakta Jain, Sanjeev Jagannatha Koppal, Brendan Matthew John
  • Patent number: 11080888
    Abstract: To enable a more accurate estimation of the center of a pupil even in a situation in which it is difficult to capture an image of the entire pupil. An information processing device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires information regarding an iris in an eyeball; and an estimation unit that estimates a center position of a pupil in the eyeball on the basis of the information regarding the iris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Yokoyama, Naoki Ide
  • Patent number: 11082615
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device includes: a storage device that stores shot images taken by a camera; a face recognizer that recognizes a person's face image contained in a shot image selected from among the shot images stored in the storage device; a determiner that determines whether or not the person's face image recognized by the face recognizer is a camera-eye-aligned image where an eye direction of the person is aligned with the camera; an image modifier that modifies an image of an eye portion in the face image determined not to be a camera-eye-aligned image by the determiner to an image where the eye direction is aligned with the camera; and a controller that allows the storage device to store the shot image modified by the image modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Philogene Kyle Dimpas