Using A Signature Patents (Class 382/119)
  • Patent number: 11423164
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein include a method for securely collecting and managing document data is disclosed. First handwriting data is received from a first user device. Responsive to receiving the first handwriting data, an additional handwriting data security process is initiated. After initiating the additional handwriting data security process, additional handwriting data is received from a second user device. Based on the additional handwriting data security process, the first handwriting data is accepted or rejected. After accepting the first handwriting data, a document is generated with the first handwriting data and the additional handwriting data being applied to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Vynca, Inc.
    Inventors: Rush Bartlett, Ashish Kaul, Ryan Van Wert, Frank Wang, Tsung-Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 11354364
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for fingerprinting and identifying client applications based on the analysis of client requests. In an HTTP-based embodiment, a fingerprint is constructed based on the presence and order of HTTP headers included in a request from a client application or device. This fingerprint may then be compared to known fingerprints associated with particular client applications to identify the particular client application and/or to assess whether the client application is malicious. The results of this analysis may, for example, be used to determine how to respond to the current request and/or subsequent requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: William Salusky, Mark Ellzey Thomas
  • Patent number: 11334669
    Abstract: A method for detecting mobile malware, including step S1: compressing a mobile software subject to detection and a primary mobile software each containing N functions, wherein each of the functions is compressed into a hash value, a description entropy and a compressed string; S2: calculating a quantity of identical functions between the mobile software subject to detection and the primary mobile software; and then finding out a quantity of similar functions using Hdsim method or entropy_descpt_sim method; and then calculating a degree of similarity to obtain a value of similarity; S3: comparing the value of similarity with a predetermined threshold value; if the value of similarity is greater then or equal to the predetermined threshold value, the mobile software subject to detection is suspected to repackaging; if the value of similarity is smaller than the predetermined threshold value, the mobile software subject to detection is not suspected to repackaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Quanlong Guan, Weiqi Luo, Huanming Zhang, Zhefu Li, Lin Cui, Yuanfen Wu
  • Patent number: 11250034
    Abstract: A device may receive an instruction to classify software. The device may identify a group of one or more user interfaces associated with the software based on receiving the instruction to classify the software. The device may determine a group of one or more user interface signatures associated with the group of one or more user interfaces. A user interface signature may include information, associated with a user interface in the group of one or more user interfaces, that may be used to classify the software. The device may generate information that identifies a classification of the software based on the group of one or more user interface signatures and based on known signature information. The known signature information may include information that corresponds to a correct software classification. The device may output the information that identifies the classification of the software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Asher Langton, Daniel J. Quinlan, Kyle Adams
  • Patent number: 11216642
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an authentication server may receive first and second biometric user data from a writing device. The writing device may, according to some embodiments, have a plurality of spatially alternating sensors, including a plurality of sensors of a first type to read the first biometric user data and a plurality of sensors of a second type to read the second biometric user data. The authentication server may also receive a user identifier input by the user via the writing device and verify that the first and second biometric user data are consistent with the user and that the user has a payment account associated with the user identifier input. The authentication server may then determine a payment identifier associated with payment account and transmit a payment authorization indication associated with the determined payment identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventor: Anshul Pandey
  • Patent number: 11120208
    Abstract: A method for electronic signature is provided. The method comprises capturing a user name through an interface and calculating a font size for an electronic signature of the user name based on the number of characters in the user name. The electronic signature of the user name is drawn using the font and calculated font size, and a determination is made if the electronic signature fits within a specified field of an electronic form. If the electronic signature fits within the specified field the electronic signature is submitted in the electronic form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Basumatary, Prasad Rasapally, Kajal Singhal, Scott Francis, Narendra Verma
  • Patent number: 11064741
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating element includes first and second electrical connection terminals; a first electrical element being an aerosol-generator connected between the first and second electrical connection terminals; and a second electrical element connected between the first and second electrical connection terminals. A first barrier element is connected between the first electrical element and the second electrical connection terminal, and a second barrier element is connected between the second electrical element and the first electrical connection terminal. The first and second barrier elements have opposite asymmetric conductance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Tony Reevell
  • Patent number: 11048933
    Abstract: A method may include acquiring, from a document, document elements and attributes describing the document elements. One or more of the attributes may be geometric attributes describing a placement of the corresponding document element within the document. The method may further include deriving features for the document elements using the attributes, detecting form components using the features, clustering the form components into line objects of a structured representation by applying an unsupervised machine learning model to the geometric attributes of the document elements, and populating a compliance form using the structured representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Anu Singh, Saikat Mukherjee, Mritunjay Kumar, Karpaga Ganesh Patchirajan
  • Patent number: 11049095
    Abstract: A payment reader can have one or more kernels capable of performing certain payment processing functions but not capable of performing certain, more processing-intensive payment processing functions. The payment reader may be designed to selectively assign processing tasks to application layer kernels located on a mobile device and/or a cloud-based device external to the payment reader, the mobile device having more or different processing resources than the payment reader. The selective assignment may be made dynamically based on the measurement of a condition of the reader or an occurrence of an event, such as a determination that the payment reader cannot process a transaction, that the payment reader does not have sufficient battery strength to process the transaction, or that there has been a tempering attempt at the payment reader. The payment reader also has a physical layer module, which module maintains its processing on the payment reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Murat Cat, Gokhan Aydeniz, David Terra
  • Patent number: 11003343
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and a personal communication system (PCS) for generating and delivering an electronically signed personalized communication are provided. The PCS receives a sender composed personal signature and media content from a sender device. The PCS configures one or more parameters of the received personal signature based on sender preferences, while maintaining integrity and originality of the received personal signature. The PCS positions the personal signature with the configured parameters in a predefined section of the received media content. The PCS generates the personalized communication including the received media content with the positioned personal signature and delivers the generated personalized communication to one or more recipients via one or more delivery modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: LETT.RS LLC
    Inventors: Drew Charles Bartkiewicz, Dane Alfred Bartkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10922436
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, devices, and machine-readable mediums for securing biometric data using distance-preserving transformations. A distance-preserving transformation is a function which maps elements to the same or another metric space such that the distance between the elements in the new metric space is equal to the distance between the elements in the original metric space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer A. Hassan, Edward C. Giaimo, III
  • Patent number: 10839382
    Abstract: A transport layer security (TLS) connection is established between a signature device and the host computer via an interface (e.g., a universal serial bus (USB) interface). The signature device acts as a TLS server, and the host computer acts as a TLS client. Data such as pen data, control data, or image data may be received or transmitted via a USB bulk transfer mechanism. In one aspect, the host computer sends a command via the interface to the signature device to generate a new key pair, receives a certificate signing request (CSR) from the signature device via the interface, sends the CSR to a user certificate authority, receives a public key certificate from the user certificate authority, and sends the public key certificate to the signature device via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Martin Holden
  • Patent number: 10831290
    Abstract: A stylus-tracking device may include a piezoelectric receiver or transceiver array on a first side (e.g., underneath) a display. Image data may be acquired from the piezoelectric receiver array. The image data may correspond to signals produced by the piezoelectric receiver array in response to an acoustic signal and/or a mechanical deformation caused by a target object (e.g., a stylus) in contact with a surface, such as a cover glass, proximate a second side of the display. A doublet pattern in the image data may include a first area of having signals below a threshold level and a second area having signals above the threshold level. Based on one or more doublet pattern characteristics, a position of the target object on the surface, a force of the target object on the surface and/or a first direction of movement of the target object relative to the surface may be estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hrishikesh Vijaykumar Panchawagh, Kostadin Dimitrov Djordjev, Changting Xu
  • Patent number: 10817776
    Abstract: The arithmetic processing circuit includes a first layer configured to dispose a learning neural network to compute a coefficient to be set in a recognition neural network, configured to recognize input data by using the coefficient computed on a basis of a recognition result of the recognition neural network with for the input data serving as a reference for computing the coefficient and a recognition result serving as a reference for the input data serving as the reference. The circuit further includes a second layer configured to dispose the recognition neural network to recognize the input data by the coefficient computed by the learning neural network. The circuit still further includes a third layer disposed between the first layer and the second layer, and configured to dispose a memory connected to both of the learning neural network and the recognition neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yasumoto Tomita
  • Patent number: 10812826
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method capable of suppressing a deterioration in image quality. The image processing apparatus includes a threshold value setting unit which sets a threshold value for identifying a feature of neighboring pixels of a current block in an intra prediction process in decoding of encoded data where image data are encoded according to a bit depth of the image data and a filtering processing unit which performs a filtering process on the neighboring pixels by using a filter according to the feature of the neighboring pixels identified by using the threshold value set by the threshold value setting unit. The present disclosure may be applied to, for example, an image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazushi Sato
  • Patent number: 10754468
    Abstract: A coordinate measurement system including a coordinate indicating apparatus and a coordinate measurement apparatus for determining a position of a contact object including the coordinate indicating apparatus. The coordinate measurement apparatus includes a channel electrode unit including one or more electrodes, wherein capacitance of each of the one or more electrodes or capacitance between the one or more electrodes is changed based on a change in the position of the contact object, and a controller for applying an electrical signal to the channel electrode unit or measuring a reception signal input to the channel electrode unit. The coordinate indicating apparatus includes a conductive tip for forming capacitance with the one or more electrodes of the channel electrode unit, and a resonant circuit unit for generating identification information of the coordinate indicating apparatus, wherein the resonant circuit unit is connected to the conductive tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gwan-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10666973
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method capable of suppressing a deterioration in image quality. The image processing apparatus includes a threshold value setting unit which sets a threshold value for identifying a feature of neighboring pixels of a current block in an intra prediction process in encoding of image data according to a bit depth of the image data and a filtering processing unit which performs a filtering process on the neighboring pixels by using a filter according to the feature of the neighboring pixels identified by using the threshold value set by the threshold value setting unit. The present disclosure may be applied to, for example, an image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazushi Sato
  • Patent number: 10657525
    Abstract: A method for transaction analysis comprises extracting a plurality of character groups from a plurality of transaction identifiers, determining an inverse document frequency value for each of the plurality of character groups, generating, for a first transaction and a second transaction, respectively, a first transaction signature and a second transaction signature corresponding to the plurality of character groups, and computing a distance between the first and second transaction signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Kasisto, Inc.
    Inventor: Pablo Ariel Duboue
  • Patent number: 10635887
    Abstract: Provided is a handwritten signature authentication system and method in which handwritten signature authentication is performed by conducting at least one of the following comparisons: a comparison between a pre-enrolled handwritten signature image and a tracked handwritten signature image traced during the signing process, a comparison between a pre-enrolled handwritten signature behavioral characteristics and a handwritten signature behavioral characteristics collected during the signing process, and a comparison between a pre-enrolled handwritten signature image and a reconstructed handwritten signature image regenerated by the handwritten signature behavioral characteristics collected during the signing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SECUVE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ki-Yoong Hong
  • Patent number: 10546180
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a limited edition of a signed object for an artist are disclosed. The system may include: 1) an electronic database storing electronic data representative of a plurality of handwritten signatures and a plurality of handwritten numbers of the artist associated with an artist ID; 2) a signing component; and 3) a server comprising a processor configured to: a) detect or receive an object for signing; b) determine signature information regarding the object; c) determine and obtain a composition of a composite signature, the composite signature comprising a handwritten signature, the edition number associated with the object, and the total number of limited editions of the object; d) determine a location and a size for the composite signature; and e) apply the composite signature on the object, by the signing component, based on the determined location and size of the composite signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SYNGRAFII INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Matthew Mann Gibson, Ravi Vipool Balmukund Dave
  • Patent number: 10460096
    Abstract: Systems (110) and methods (200) securely authenticate an identity of an individual based on a pattern (350) that is traced by the individual. Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to prompting (210) an individual with a pattern (350) to trace when attempting to authenticate the identity of the individual during an identity authentication session. Motion-based behavior data that is generated by motions executed by the individual as the individual traces the pattern (350) is captured (230) via a motion-capturing sensor (130). The motion-based behavior data is unique to the individual and has a low likelihood of being duplicated by an unauthorized individual attempting to fraudulently pose as the individual. The captured motion-based behavior data is compared (250) to previously captured motion-based behavior data from previous traces (360) of the pattern (350) completed by the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ohio University
    Inventors: Siang Lee Hong, Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 10460130
    Abstract: A database server (e.g., a replica) generates a local checksum from a sequence of database operations and contributes the sequence of operations and the local checksum to a shared log of a distributed database. Additional database servers, similarly, generate local checksums. A checksum replica agent determines a first ordering of database operations of a first database server of a database, determines a second ordering of database operations of a second database server of the database; determines whether a third ordering of database operations that is based at least in part on the first ordering and the second ordering is valid. In an embodiment, a checksum replica agent generates a global checksum over the third ordering. Checksums, in an embodiment, are digitally signed and/or encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jasmeet Chhabra
  • Patent number: 10372898
    Abstract: A non-transitory memory storing a digital signature of a consumable product where the digital signature indicates that an identifier and host device setting data are from a trusted source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul L. Jeran, Stephen D. Panshin, Jefferson P. Ward
  • Patent number: 10290005
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods associated with preserving a level of confidence of authenticity of an object are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a method includes acquiring first information corresponding to a physical object; identifying first authentication data based on the first information; initializing a database record associated with the physical object responsive to identifying the first authentication data; determining whether the first authentication data corresponds to original provenance for the physical object; in response to determining that the first authentication data does not correspond to original provenance for the physical object, acquire and store in the database record first record data including authenticity information available in association with identification of the first authentication data; in response to determining that the first authentication data does correspond to original provenance for the physical object, retaining second record data in the database record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Alitheon, Inc.
    Inventors: David Justin Ross, Justin Lynn Withrow, David Keesu Kim, Mark Tocci, Scot E. Land
  • Patent number: 10255479
    Abstract: A method for training a classifier for authenticating signatures hand-drawn on an electronic input element includes receiving a set of multiple signature properties of each of multiple signatures documented over a time range of a common user, each set of multiple signature properties is associated with a time period during which a respective signature was documented at the time range, wherein the plurality of signatures were hand-drawn and digitally recorded using an electronic input element; generating a signature authenticating classifier for authenticating additional signatures of the common user based on the set of multiple signature properties of each of the plurality of signatures, wherein a weight assigned to each the set of multiple signature properties or a portion thereof decreases overtime, the weight is used for the generation of the classifier; and providing the signature authenticating classifier for authenticating the additional signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNPASS LTD.
    Inventor: Doron Tsur
  • Patent number: 10230724
    Abstract: A biometric identification method of an entity including computation of a matching value between biometric data of an entity u and reference biometric data u?, by application of a function F to the biometric data. A non-interactive, publicly verifiable computation method is performed wherein representation of the function is obtained by converting an arithmetic circuit into a polynomial representation. A matching value is obtained by evaluating the arithmetic circuit and the reference biometric data as inputs. Proof of correction of the computation execution of the matching values is obtained. Verification of said received proof. The function is encoded with an integer k>1 of a vector of a biometric datum on at least one input wire of the circuit. The function includes at least m scalar products. Evaluation of the circuit is iteratively computed depending on the value of m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY
    Inventors: Julien Bringer, Roch Olivier Lescuyer De Chaptal-Lamure, Herve Chabanne, Eduardo Soria-Vazquez
  • Patent number: 10140014
    Abstract: A method for controlling an application based on a handwriting input includes recognizing a handwriting input received on a touch panel of a terminal; determining a symbol corresponding to the handwriting input; selecting an application capable of being associated with the symbol; and associating the symbol with a function of the application. A terminal to control an application based on a handwriting input includes a determination unit to recognize a handwriting input received on a touch panel of the terminal, and to determine a symbol corresponding to the handwriting input; and a processor configured to select an application capable of being associated with the symbol, and to associate the symbol with a function of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Pantech Inc.
    Inventors: Jeong Won Oh, Woo Kyung Jeong
  • Patent number: 10043073
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting changes, alterations and forgeries in documents utilize digital fingerprinting. A set of documents of a given type that are known to be altered or forgeries are scanned and “fingerprinted” to build a forgery database. Suspect documents are scanned and the resulting fingerprint data is used to query the forgery database to look for matching records, although a match need not be exact. Matches may be counted and compared to a threshold number to assess a confidence that a document is forged or not. The fingerprinting may be directed to at least one authentication region of a document, and one or more features in a region may be incorporated into a fingerprint of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Alitheon, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ross, Brian Elmenhurst, Mark Tocci, John Forbes, Heather Wheelock Ross
  • Patent number: 9949002
    Abstract: An apparatus control device includes a first communicator which communicates with a mobile terminal, a second communicator which communicates with a plurality of electrical apparatuses, a setter which sets correspondence information in which identification information of the mobile terminal is associated with identification information of an electrical apparatus controllable by the mobile terminal, and a controller which controls, when the first communicator receives a control request to control a target electrical apparatus from the mobile terminal, communication of the second communicator such that the second communicator transmits a control command to the target electrical apparatus if the identification information of the mobile terminal is associated with identification information of the target electrical apparatus, and such that the second communicator does not transmit the control command to the target electrical apparatus if the identification information of the mobile terminal is not associated with
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rikiya Masuda, Kiyotaka Takehara, Yoshihisa Homma, Shinpei Hibiya, Shinya Furuta
  • Patent number: 9870084
    Abstract: A touch panel apparatus is provided with a strain gauge sensor (16), a piezoelectric element (17), and a control unit (1). The strain gauge sensor (16) detects the pressing force to be applied to a touch panel (12) when a select-execute function key (18) is operated. The piezoelectric element (17) makes the touch panel (12) vibrate. The control unit (1) changes the function to be selected with the operation of the select-execute function key (18), in accordance with the pressing force detected by a pressing force detection unit (20), and when an arbitrary function is continued to be selected for a prescribed period of time (T0), the function that is continued to be selected is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Akihiko Kuroki
  • Patent number: 9778761
    Abstract: A capacitive stylus pen that inputs an indicated position by capacitive coupling with a tablet is provided. The capacitive stylus pen includes a power supply that is charged in a contactless manner, a coil provided at a position indicating part of the capacitive stylus pen, an electrode that penetrates through the coil and protrudes to form a tip part, and an alternating-current signal generating circuit that supplies an alternating-current signal to the electrode. During contactless charging, the coil is magnetically coupled to an external charge device that has a penholder shape, to thereby charge the power supply, which supplies power to the alternating-current signal generating circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuji Katsurahira
  • Patent number: 9760788
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting, estimating, calculating, etc. characteristics of a document based on reference objects depicted on the document are disclosed. In one approach, a computer-implemented method for processing a digital image depicting a document includes analyzing the digital image to determine one or more of a presence and a location of one or more reference objects; determining one or more geometric characteristics of at least one of the reference objects; defining one or more region(s) of interest based at least in part on one or more of the determined geometric characteristics; and detecting a presence or an absence of an edge of the document within each defined region of interest. Additional embodiments leverage the type of document depicted in the image, multiple frames of image data, and/or calculate or extrapolate document edges rather than locating edges in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: KOFAX, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Shustorovich, Christopher W. Thrasher, Jiyong Ma, Anthony Macciola, Jan W. Amtrup
  • Patent number: 9749305
    Abstract: A destination server receives an application layer request, including a user-agent and one or more cipher suites, from a user client to initiate a secure communications channel. In response to the request, the destination server obtains from a user-agent database a set of one or more cipher suites that are supported by a user agent corresponding to the user-agent provided by the user client. The destination server uses this set of one or more cipher suites to determine if the user client fails to support any of these cipher suites. If the destination server determines, based on the set of one or more cipher suites, that the user client fails to support any of these cipher suites, the destination server initiates one or more security measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nima Sharifi Mehr, Eric Desmond Keith Villiers
  • Patent number: 9740838
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and computer program for providing authentication to control access to a computer. system including online services accessed via a portal, cloud based systems and browser accessed systems using for example HTML5, and relates particularly, but not exclusively, to authentication systems for mobile computer and telecommunications devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Sensipass Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael J. Hill, Thomas R. Ruddy
  • Patent number: 9741085
    Abstract: A method of encoding content data into a digital image includes determining bit values of a pixel within the digital image, and modifying the bit values within the pixel based on content data to be encoded in order to encode the content data into the digital image. The step of determining the bit values of a pixel within the digital image includes determining a binary representation of the bit values of the pixel. The step of modifying the bit values includes determining a binary representation of the content data to be encoded within the pixel and encoding the content data using a reversible binary operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Artificial Intelligence Research Group Limited
    Inventors: Yossi Avni, Eytan Suchard
  • Patent number: 9696817
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a touch-sensitive display including a display and display touch-sensors to detect touches, and a keyboard including mechanical keys associated with characters, the mechanical keys including depressible keycaps to output the characters and keyboard touch sensors to detect touches on the mechanical keys. A processor is coupled to the keyboard and to the touch-sensitive display to detect a touch at a location associated with a signature entry field displayed on the touch-sensitive display, in response to detecting the touch, enter a keyboard signature process, detect a moving touch on the mechanical keys of the keyboard, along a path of contact of the touch on the mechanical keys, and, in response to detecting completion of the moving touch, enter a signature defined by the path of contact of the touch on the mechanical keys into the signature entry field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Cody Bryant
  • Patent number: 9690431
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system comprises a touch sensor and a stylus. The touch sensor comprises drive lines and sense lines arranged such that intersections of the drive lines and sense lines form capacitive nodes. The drive lines transmits a first signal having an identification portion. The stylus comprises a sense unit and a drive unit. The sense unit senses the first signal from the drive lines, compares the identification portion to criteria stored in the stylus, and authorizes the drive unit to transmit a second signal based on the first signal if the identification portion satisfies the criteria stored in the stylus. The drive unit transmits the second signal to the sense lines such that transmission of the second signal changes capacitance of the capacitive nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Shahrooz Shahparnia, Sherif Hanna
  • Patent number: 9671953
    Abstract: Systems and methods using drawings as security information are disclosed. According to an aspect, a computing device may include a touchscreen display configured to receive information for drawing a security picture. Further, the computing device may include a security manager configured to determine one or more characteristics associated with input of the gesture information. The security manager may also be configured to authenticate a user based on the drawn security picture and the one or more characteristics associated with input of the gesture information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Cliff Xiaogang Wang, Wesley E. Snyder, Benjamin S. Riggan
  • Patent number: 9665769
    Abstract: The method includes receiving, by one or more computer processors, data indicating a hand is on a touch-sensitive surface. The method further includes identifying, by one or more computer processors, a position of the hand. The method further includes determining, by one or more computer processors, a change in the position of the hand. The method further includes characterizing, by one or more computer processors, the change in position of the hand on the touch-sensitive surface. The method further includes generating, by one or more computer processors, an alphanumeric character based upon the characterized change in the position of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cameron J. Bosnic, Jr., Derek M. Harden
  • Patent number: 9575557
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a handheld device equipped with arrays of force sensors located along both sides of the device that can provide a novel user interface for operating the device. The sensors can be configured to recognize various grip patterns, gestures, and biometric information of a user operating the device. Using the arrays of force sensors in addition to a touchscreen, a new paradigm for operating a handheld device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert S. Tartz, Richard O. Farley, Clayton G. Dumstorff, Jay S. King
  • Patent number: 9524428
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, at a surface of a device accepting handwriting input, a location of the display surface associated with initiation of a handwriting input; determining, using a processor, a location of an entry field in a document rendered on a display surface, the location of the entry field being associated with a display surface location; determining, using a processor, a distance between the location of the surface associated with initiation of the handwriting input and the location of the entry field; and automatically inserting input, based on the handwriting input, into the entry field after determining the distance is less than a threshold value. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Scott Edwards Kelso, Steven Richard Perrin, Jianbang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9501176
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and manufacture for writing and annotation is provided. An image is provided on a surface. In one embodiment, each time invisible ink is deposited on the surface, the location of the invisible ink deposited on the surface is detected before the invisible ink vanishes from the surface. In another embodiment, when a tip of a stylus is in contact with a location of an image on the surface, employing three or more light detectors to detect light at the location. The detected light is employed to determine a position and an orientation of the tip of the stylus and the location on the surface, and modifying the image based on the stored information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Gerard Dirk Smits
  • Patent number: 9483137
    Abstract: A touch mouse including a pressure sensing region, a touch sensing region, and a control unit is disclosed. The pressure sensing region is disposed at a first side and a second side of the touch mouse, and the touch sensing region covers at least the pressure sensing region at the first side. The first side is opposite to the second side. When the user clicks the pressure sensing region, it generates a pressure sensing signal. When the user clicks the touch sensing region, it generates a touch sensing signal. When the pressure sensing signal and the touch sensing signal are generated, the control unit outputs a first clicking signal representing that the first side is clicked. When the pressure sensing signal is generated but the touch sensing signal is not, the control unit outputs a second clicking signal representing that the second side is clicked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tao-Cheng Yen
  • Patent number: 9465531
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an operation unit; and a control unit performing a process corresponding to dragging and displaying, on a display unit, a cursor which elongates from a start point of the dragging to an end point of the dragging and of which at least one of a size and a shape is different at one end portion, which is on a side of the start point of the dragging, and at the other end portion, which is on a side of the end point of the dragging, when the dragging is executed through the operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Line Corporation
    Inventors: Reiko Miyazaki, Tatsushi Nashida
  • Patent number: 9455983
    Abstract: A speaker-verification digital signature system is disclosed that provides greater confidence in communications having digital signatures because a signing party may be prompted to speak a text-phrase that may be different for each digital signature, thus making it difficult for anyone other than the legitimate signing party to provide a valid signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Pradeep K. Bansal, Lee Begeja, Carroll W. Creswell, Jeffrey Joseph Farah, Benjamin J. Stern, Jay Wilpon
  • Patent number: 9436668
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating the entry by a user via a network, of information into a scaffold electronic document. A flag server modifies the scaffold electronic document to include user-entered information in a information entry field and displays a graphic flag at a next one of a succession of information entry fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary Dunn, Jonathan Siegel, Daryl Bernstein
  • Patent number: 9405894
    Abstract: A transaction system and method is provided that ensures a high degree of non-repudiation. The transaction system may include a media conferencing terminal and a client computer on each end of the transaction. The system may be linked via a network such as the Internet so that transactions may be conducted between remote locations. The media conferencing terminal ensures that each party to the transaction may be satisfied as to the identity of the other parties. The method includes recording the pressure, speed and acceleration of annotations made to digital documents that are used for conducting transactions. The system is operable to store all media conferencing information, digital document information, and annotation information such that the information can be later recovered to reproduce the transaction, proving a high degree of non-repudiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: SYNGRAFII INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Gibson, John H. D. Wiltshire, Ravi Vipool Balmukund Dave
  • Patent number: 9361509
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating authentication of an electronic signature includes receiving electronic signature data associated with an electronic signature of a signer, the electronic signature data comprising at least biometric data associated with at least one of the electronic signature and the signer. A signature icon is generated by using at least the received electronic signature data, wherein the signature icon comprises a coded visual representation of the electronic signature data. The signature icon is provided on a document signed by the signer by way of the electronic signature such that the signature icon is exhibited on the document at least when the document is printed or when the document is displayed on a display screen associated with a computing device or machine, wherein the signature icon facilitates authenticating the electronic signature of the signer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: PROSENSE TECHNOLOGY (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED
    Inventor: Andrew Keneth Anthony Papastefanou
  • Patent number: 9342675
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes prompting a user to provide an authentication typing sample by entering an authentication phrase on a keyboard, in order to authenticate the user submitting coursework in an online education course. The method involves determining whether the authentication typing sample matches an enrollment typing sample captured earlier. In the event the authentication typing sample matches the enrollment typing sample, the method involves authenticating the user's identity and accordingly determining whether the coursework is successfully submitted and signed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Coursera, Inc.
    Inventors: Bipin Suresh, Christopher B. Heather, Jiquan Ngiam, Minjeong Kim, Pamela S. Fox, Andrew Yan-Tak Ng
  • Patent number: 9280700
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for verifying an input signature are provided. The method includes generating signature data based on a real touch event and a proximity touch event that occur on a touch input unit of and apparatus, extracting a feature of the input signature based on the signature data, and determining whether to authenticate the input signature based on a similarity between the feature of the input signature and a corresponding feature of a previously stored reference signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do-hyeon Kim, Dong-hyuk Lee, Seong-taek Hwang