Using A Signature Patents (Class 382/119)
  • Patent number: 8752146
    Abstract: A technique provides authentication codes to authenticate a user to an authentication server. The technique involves generating, by an electronic apparatus (e.g., a smart phone, a tablet, a laptop, etc.), token codes from a cryptographic key. The technique further involves obtaining biometric measurements from a user, and outputting composite passcodes as the authentication codes. The composite passcodes include the token codes and biometric factors based on the biometric measurements. Additionally, the token codes and the biometric factors of the composite passcodes operate as authentication inputs to user authentication operations performed by the authentication server. In some arrangements, the biometric factors are results of facial recognition (e.g., via a camera), voice recognition (e.g., via a microphone), gate recognition (e.g., via an accelerometer), touch recognition and/or typing recognition (e.g., via a touchscreen or keyboard), combinations thereof, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Marten van Dijk, Kevin D. Bowers, Samuel Curry, Sean P. Doyle, Nikolaos Triandopoulos, Riaz Zolfonoon
  • Publication number: 20140140585
    Abstract: There is described a system and method for automatically discriminating between different types of data with an image reader. In brief overview of one embodiment, the automatic discrimination feature of the present image reader allows a human operator to aim a hand held image reader at a target that can contain a dataform and actuate the image reader. An autodiscrimination module in the image reader in one embodiment analyzes image data representative of the target and determines a type of data represented in the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ynjiun Wang
  • Patent number: 8718610
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a transceiver and a controller. The transceiver receives electronic messages from another communication terminal. The controller responds to receipt of each of the messages by examining content of the message according to at least one defined rule and to control sound characteristics of an alert tune that is played through a speaker responsive to the examined message content. The controller may attempt to match text from the message to a stored list of words and/or phrases, and to control the sound characteristics of the alert tune in response to an outcome of the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Erik Johan Vendel Backlund, Andreas Kristensson, Pär-Anders Aronsson
  • Patent number: 8694509
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing and searching for handwritten memo data in a database in which the handwritten memo data are stored in the form of bit streams representing continuous and discontinuous elements constituting the handwritten memo data are provided. The memo data search method includes receiving an input of memo data, storing the memo data in the form of a bit stream, searching, when a search for the memo data is requested, a memo index database for the memo data, and displaying a search result. The handwritten memo data management method and apparatus stores and searches for the memo data regardless of orientation and size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Jae Cho
  • Patent number: 8692875
    Abstract: An organism information acquisition device is provided with an imaging part which images a user's hand opened and the user's hand bent to acquire a first image and a second image respectively; a dark line extraction part which extracts dark lines from the first image and the second image; a dark line element feature extraction part which extracts the darkness and width of the dark lines extracted by the dark line extraction part from the first image and the second image; and a surface information judgment part which extracts the dark lines being surface information relating to the hand on the basis of the darkness of the dark line in the first image, the deepness of the dark line in the second image, the width of the dark line in the first image, and the width of the dark line in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8682076
    Abstract: The present invention can provide an apparatus operable to determine a signature from an article arranged in a reading volume. The apparatus can comprise a generator operable to generate and sequentially direct a focussed noncoherent beam onto each of a plurality of different regions of the reading volume; a detector arrangement operable to collect a set comprising groups of data points from signals obtained when the beam scatters from the different regions of the reading volume, wherein different ones of the groups of data points relate to scatter from the respective different regions of the reading volume; and a data acquisition and processing module operable to determine a signature of the article from the set of groups of data points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ingenia Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Russell Paul Cowburn, Peter Seem
  • Patent number: 8678294
    Abstract: A smartcard using a combination of secure virtual terminal emulation implemented by the smartcard and Federated ID information stored on the smartcard (and optionally on a transaction processor server) to provide secure verification of the personal identity of the cardholder. The Federated ID information provides a high level personal identity verification for the cardholder while secure virtual terminal emulation by the smartcard prevents the Federated ID information from being exposed to the microprocessor and memory resources of a host computer station when the smartcard is used with the host computer station to engage in transactions. The Federated ID smartcard provides a flexible, dynamically adjustable, highly efficient and secure system for personal identity verification for online commerce and a wide range of other application involving personal identity verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: LifeNexus, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher T. Maus
  • Publication number: 20140072186
    Abstract: A system is provided for generating an online biometrically accurate electronic signature. The system includes a computer interface module which records movement of a cursor on a computer screen and outputs the recorded data. A signature generation module which receives the recorded data and generates a graphical image based upon the recorded data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: SignatureLink, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill Hicks, Dave Liscum
  • Patent number: 8670598
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (2) for creating and/or processing an object signature of an object from a scene, wherein the object signature is designed to describe and/or identify the object, comprising a characteristic extraction unit (5) designed to extract at least one characteristic value of the object from the scene, and wherein the characteristic value can be displayed in a characteristics space of the characteristic. The device further comprises a coding unit (8) designed to code the characteristic value into an identification data unit, wherein the identification data unit forms part of the object signature, and wherein the identification data unit refers to a partial region of the characteristic space of the characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hartmut Loos, Jan Karl Warzelhan
  • Patent number: 8655031
    Abstract: Apparatus for identifying video content includes a scene detector to detect a plurality of consecutive scenes in the video content. The video content may include a video program and an advertisement contained within the video program. A signature generator determines a scene change signature for each of the plurality of consecutive scenes. A content identifier provides the plurality of scene change signatures to a comparator that compares the plurality of scene change signatures to a database having a plurality of video content items to identify the video program. The database includes an ordered plurality of previously determined scene change signatures for each item of video content in the database. The content identifier receives an identification of the video content from the comparator. The content identifier may further receive information related to a position of the plurality of scene change signatures within the ordered plurality of previously determined scene change signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Read, Robert Hardacker, Brant Candelore
  • Patent number: 8649570
    Abstract: A biometric information processing apparatus includes: a biometric information acquiring unit which acquires biometric input data representing a user's biometric input information; and a processing unit. The processing unit executes: extracting a feature quantity characterizing a feature of the biometric information from the biometric input information; classifying, based on the extracted feature quantity, the biometric input information into at least one of a plurality of classes categorized according to common features of biometric information, computing a confidence level for each class into which the biometric input information has been classified; judging whether or not a maximum value of the confidence level is larger than a threshold value predefined for the class corresponding to the maximum value among the plurality of classes; and, if the maximum value is not larger than the threshold value, prompting the user to have the user's biometric information reacquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Yukihiro Abiko
  • Publication number: 20140029811
    Abstract: A user-authenticating, digital data recording pen is provided. User-authenticating includes: using the digital data recording pen to write out by a user a handwritten password, which includes a handwritten character string to be authenticated; digitally comparing by the digital data recording pen the handwritten password to at least one handwritten password pre-stored for the user in the digital data recording pen; authenticating by the digital data recording pen the user if the handwritten password is within a defined tolerance of the pre-stored handwritten password; and if authenticated, associating by the digital data recording pen an indication of user authentication with data, such as a writing, of the user produced using the digital data recording pen. In one embodiment, the writing could be any alpha-numerical character string of the user interacting with a system via the digital data recording pen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wayne M. DELIA, Edward E. KELLEY, Franco MOTIKA
  • Patent number: 8638994
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a finger sensor, a display, and a controller coupled to the finger sensor and the display. The controller may be configured to collect finger data from multiple portions of a user's finger as the user's finger is moved around on the finger sensor along a finger travel path. The controller may also be configured to generate on the display a finger movement trace corresponding to the finger movement travel path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Authentec, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Paul Kraemer, Peter E. Sherlock, James Warren Neil
  • Publication number: 20140010420
    Abstract: A method is provided for recording a user's handwritten signature through a device including a touch-sensitive surface. The method includes a phase of obtaining a handwritten signature, which includes at least one step of acquiring the handwritten signature on the touch-sensitive surface of the device, delivering an acquired signature and at least one step of recording the acquired signature within a signature-recording space. During the phase of obtaining the handwritten signature, the method includes at least one step of measuring at least one piece of complementary data through the device and at least one step of recording the at least one piece of complementary data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Fabien Huteaux
  • Patent number: 8625900
    Abstract: Video-based handwriting input for biometric signature data collection is provided. The invention is implemented by finding all of the relative positions among all light points of light sources when all light sources mounted on a stylus are turned ON. An image is captured including effective strokes and digital data of pen pressure with a digital camera when a user writes on a writing surface with a stylus having a light source indicating x-y coordinates of strokes. The images are time-stamped. The stylus includes a micro-switch. When the stylus touches the writing surface, the micro-switch is turned on to let the light source indicating x-y coordinates of strokes turn ON and generate a light point. Effective stroke images and digital data of pen pressure are extracted by comparing the captured images with the light point on the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Internatinoal Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Kelvin Shieh
  • Patent number: 8620039
    Abstract: The disclosed Biometric Card Pointer arrangements store (207) a card user's biometric signature in a local memory (124) in a verification station (127) the first time the card user uses the verification station (127) in question. The biometric signature is stored at a memory address (607) defined by the card information (605) on the user's card (601). All future uses of the particular verification station (127) by someone submitting the aforementioned card (601) requires the card user to submit both the card and a biometric signature, which is verified against the signature stored at the memory address defined by the card information (605) thereby determining if the person submitting the card is authorized to do so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Securicom (NSW) Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Christopher John Burke
  • Patent number: 8604901
    Abstract: The provenance of passengers intending to depart on a vehicle from a transportation facility, is ensured by providing biometric reading devices at both a check-in station and a departure area station of the facility. The name and/or other information concerning a passenger arriving at the facility is also entered for assessment into a background check system. A biometric template of the passenger is acquired by the reading device at the check-in station and forwarded to the departure area station. When the passenger appears at the latter station, a second biometric template is acquired by the reading device there. The second template is compared with each of a number of templates that were forwarded from the check-in station. If no match exists, or if the background check system returns an unsatisfactory assessment, the passenger is refused boarding onto the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: EyeLock, Inc.
    Inventors: Hector T. Hoyos, Keith J. Hanna
  • Patent number: 8600146
    Abstract: The invention group relates to the banknote detecting means. The technical result is increase in the banknote identification accuracy. The method is based on a computational processing of the banknote scan formed in the device during scanning. The banknote digital image is separated into areas; for each area a function is calculated and a feature vector is composed with further calculation of the distance to the known classes represented by the parameters available beforehand. Moreover, the calculated function of the banknote digital image allows calculation of its signature in a form of binary number that is compared with the classes known beforehand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Obshhestvo S Ogranichennoj Otvetstvennost'Ju ''Konstruktorskoe Bjuro ''Dors'' (OOO ''KB ''Dors'')
    Inventors: Petr Valer'evich Minin, Vladislav Igorevich Korotenko, Dmitry Evgen'evich Sheshukov
  • Patent number: 8600163
    Abstract: A handwriting apparatus has unit for acquiring first-handwriting data, storage unit for storing one-stroke-handwriting data and a first command as an instruction. The instruction corresponds to the one-stroke-handwriting data. When the first-handwriting data corresponds to the one stroke, a unit executes the first command when the corresponding first command is searched from the storage unit, a unit stores one-stroke-handwriting data and a second command as an instruction that corresponds to the one-stroke-handwriting data. The second command is different from the first command, and searches the storage unit for the second command corresponding to the one-stroke-handwriting data. There is a unit, when the corresponding second command is searched out from the storage unit, to execute the corresponding second command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yojiro Tonouchi
  • Patent number: 8594391
    Abstract: Finger-based identification systems and methods are described. In one aspect, a two-dimensional fingerprint image of a person's finger contacting an input surface is captured. Finger trace data is captured from movement of the person's finger over the input surface. Based on the captured two-dimensional fingerprint image and the captured finger trace data, a determination is made whether the person corresponds to an enrolled person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiro Machida
  • Patent number: 8588483
    Abstract: A system is provided for generating an online biometrically accurate electronic signature. The system includes a computer interface module which records movement of a cursor on a computer screen and outputs the recorded data. A signature generation module which receives the recorded data and generates a graphical image based upon the recorded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Signaturelink, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill Hicks, Dave Liscum
  • Patent number: 8588508
    Abstract: A method for matching characterizing features of an optical scanner against target characterizing features is provided. The characterizing features are produced from characterizing data (also referred to as a signature characteristic) produced from a scan of a mask by the scanner against target scanner signature characteristics produced from a scan of the mask by another optical scanner that produces the target scanner signature characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Shane Roy Palmer, Donis G. Flagello
  • Patent number: 8565815
    Abstract: A device, such as a cell phone, uses an image sensor to capture image data. The phone can respond to detection of particular imagery feature (e.g., watermarked imagery, barcodes, image fingerprints, etc.) by presenting distinctive graphics on a display screen. Such graphics may be positioned within the display, and affine-warped, in registered relationship with the position of the detected feature, and its affine distortion, as depicted in the image data. Related approaches can be implemented without use of an image sensor, e.g., relying on data sensed from an RFID device. Auditory output, rather than visual, can also be employed. A variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Tony F. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8549319
    Abstract: A system and algorithms to authenticate a person where a system only has some standard personal text data about the person, and cannot have a real biometric template obtained using an enrollment procedure. The authentication allows access to restricted resources by the person. This method is especially useful when it is used as an auxiliary authentication service with other methods such as password or Callback that dramatically lower the chances for an imposter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Memphis Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Yaron Menczel, Yair Shachar, Josef Brikman
  • Patent number: 8542889
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for capturing a signature, and placing a representation of the captured signature in an appropriate field of a document. A camera or other appropriate sensor can capture an image of a signature provided by a user on a piece of paper. The signature can be digitized to create a representation that a device may use in a displayed document. To determine where to place the representation, a horizontal line of a document can be identified by selectively rendering portions of the document adjacent to an input position, and identifying one or more boundaries for a detected horizontal line. The representation can be scaled to fit in a detected field of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Sarnoff
  • Patent number: 8538067
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process to make secure a personal portable object comprising a body of the personal portable object, a microchip, a printed image and a device to enable said personal portable object to communicate with an entity external to the device. The process includes using an image file and an insertion algorithm to generate an image feature vector Vsi(num), storing the image feature vector Vsi(num) in the microchip, using the printed image obtained by a scanning device to generate an image feature vector Vsi(dig), and using a read-back algorithm to match the image feature vector Vsi(num) and the image feature vector Vsi(dig).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Gemalto SA
    Inventors: Nathalie Launay, Fabrice Perion, Joseph Leibenguth, Frederic Ros
  • Patent number: 8528049
    Abstract: A technique provides user authentication. The technique involves generating a pointer data profile entry in a pointer data profile database, the pointer data profile entry having a pointer data profile which is based on first pointer data obtained during a first user session. Such pointer data can be collected from a standard pointing device such as an electronic mouse, a touch-based track pad, a trackball, a scroll wheel, etc. The technique further involves receiving new pointer data during a second user session, and performing an authentication operation based on (i) the pointer data profile entry in the pointer data profile database and (ii) the new pointer data to determine whether a user providing the first pointer data during the first user session and a user providing the new pointer data during the second user session is the same person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Amnon Khen, Roy Hodgman, Alon Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20130208954
    Abstract: An audio mixing console can process at least one audio signal. The audio mixing console includes a main housing with a plurality of outer surfaces. The audio mixing console also includes a wireless transceiver provided substantially outside the main housing and an interface connected to the wireless transceiver. The audio mixing console further includes a radio-frequency permeable housing detachably coupled to a second outer surface of the main housing, wherein the wireless transceiver is positioned within the radio-frequency permeable housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Harman International Industries, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8510437
    Abstract: Techniques to facilitate a system to capture, process, and archive a series of user interactive events and subsequently retrieve the stored user interactive events are disclosed. The captured information is indexed and stored for future access either on a terminal device or an accessible remote server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Yawonba Holdings AU, LLC
    Inventors: Jinsheng Wang, Joe Zheng
  • Patent number: 8489884
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture for media monitoring are disclosed. In particular, the example methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture generate signatures. Initially, a first plurality of filtered values are identified by performing a wavelet transform on a first frame of media samples. A first energy value is determined based on a first portion of the first plurality of filtered values, and a second energy value is determined based on a second portion of the first plurality of filtered values. A first descriptor of the first frame of media samples is determined based on a comparison of the first energy value and the second energy value. A first signature is generated based on the first descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Venugopal Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 8488848
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a system and a method for conducting a visual referendum of a subject including at least one voter, at least one referendum marker and at least one referendum answer. A digital image of the subject is first provided. The voter, referendum marker and referendum answer are then parsed of the subject from the digital image. A target referendum, a target voter and a target referendum answer are then identified based on the referendum marker, voter and referendum answer respectively. This is followed by associating the target referendum answer to the target referendum. The target voter is then associated with the target referendum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Yottavote, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesus Acosta-Cazaubon
  • Patent number: 8472679
    Abstract: A biometric information processing apparatus includes: a biometric information acquiring unit which acquires a user's biometric information and generates a biometric input image representing the biometric information; and a processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yukihiro Abiko, Narishige Abe
  • Patent number: 8467442
    Abstract: An encoded code stream is searched for a frame generally coincident with a specific frame without having to decoding the frame to its original image. The present invention provides an image search device that searches an object encoded code stream formed by compression coding of a plurality of frames for a frame generally coincident with a specific one, which includes a decoder for making entropy decoding of the object encoded code stream to generate quantization coefficients of each frame, a matching unit for making matching between the quantization coefficients of the specific frame and those of each frame which are generated by the decoder and correspond in sample position to those of the specific frame, and a judging unit for judging, based on the result of matching, whether the frame is generally coincident with the specific one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporationn
    Inventors: Takahiro Fukuhara, Hitoshi Kiya
  • Patent number: 8456670
    Abstract: A printing device includes a processor, an attribute managing part configured to be activated by the processor to communicate with a host device and to control an authentication printing job received from the host device, a memory configured to store authentication printing job data and user information extracted from the authentication printing job data, and a deleting part configured to delete the authentication printing job data and the user information stored in the memory based on predetermined results of communication between the attribute managing part and the host device. As a result, the user is not required to consider whether the time for which the authentication printing data is stored should be extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kusakabe
  • Patent number: 8427344
    Abstract: Paper-based playback of media can be performed by electronically recording handwritten notes including pen strokes using a digital pen on a position-coded paper. A plurality of bounding areas is identified, e.g. by generating bounding areas around the pen strokes as they are developed. Each bounding box is provided with a time stamp which indexes a media file, which was recorded simultaneously with the handwritten notes. By placing the digital pen close to a handwritten note on the paper, the part of the media that was recorded when the specific note was written can be recalled. More specifically, the bounding box corresponding to the position of the digital pen is identified and the associated time stamp is used to find the media to recall. This paper-based playback of media can be performed in e.g. a stand-alone device or by a combination of a digital pen and a mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Anoto AB
    Inventors: James Marggraff, Tracy L. Edgecomb, Gabriel Acosta-Mikulasek, Dan Gärdenfors, Anders Svensson
  • Patent number: 8410897
    Abstract: Disclosed are a contact detection device for vehicular use and a security device for vehicular use that are capable of identifying whether contact is human-induced and that prevent erroneous detection due to raindrops and the like. A security device (10) is equipped with a contact detection device (11) comprising a contact unit (12), a detection unit (13), a standard detection pattern setting means (14) that sets standard detection patterns based on predefined patterns of human-induced contact to the contact unit, a detection signal identification means (15) that compares a detection signal detected by the detection unit (13) and the standard detection patterns that have been set and decides whether these match, and a contact identification signal output means (16), and is further equipped with a lock device (17) and a control device (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Alexandre Popelard
  • Patent number: 8396258
    Abstract: The present invention is adapted to form a finger table for supporting and locating a finger to be authenticated by touching the front part of the finger in a case, make the case closed at parts corresponding to the tip and the base of the finger to be authenticated and parts corresponding to left and right sides of the finger, make the case opened at parts corresponding to the front part and the backside of the finger, and form an imaging range of imaging means such as an imaging element in the parts corresponding to the left and right sides of the finger. With the configuration, a finger vein pattern inputting device with high operability and authentication accuracy reserved is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Fujisawa, Yuichi Horiuchi, Kyoichi Takahashi, Soichi Sakurai, Naoto Miura
  • Patent number: 8391590
    Abstract: The system includes a 3D feature detection module and 3D recognition module 202. The 3D feature detection module processes 3D surface map of a biometric object, wherein the 3D surface map includes a plurality of 3D coordinates. The 3D feature detection module determines whether one or more types of 3D features are present in the 3D surface map and generates 3D feature data including 3D coordinates and feature type for the detected features. The 3D recognition module compares the 3D feature data with biometric data sets for identified persons. The 3D recognition module determines a match between the 3D feature data and one of the biometric data sets when a confidence value exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: FlashScan3D, LLC
    Inventors: Veeraganesh Yalla, Colby Boles, Raymond Charles Daley, Robert Kyle Fleming
  • Publication number: 20130051634
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the invention, there is provided a computer program product, a method, and a system to clean an image produced by the system. A digital canvas representation of an initial condition is produced. A set of real-time digital information is captured to form an unconstrained digital representation of the set of real-time digital information. A constraining digital mask based on the digital canvas representation of the initial condition is applied to the unconstrained digital representation of the set of real-time digital information to form a constrained digital representation of the set of real-time digital information. The constrained digital representation of the set of real-time data is stored, allowing an application program to use the constrained representation of the real-time data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: ALEXANDER D. MIRSKI-FITTON, ED P. MOFFATT, ROSS B. PAVITT
  • Patent number: 8379936
    Abstract: An authentication apparatus includes: an acquiring section that acquires a piece of biometric authentication information; a controlling section that causes the acquiring section to acquire plural pieces of biometric authentication information and causes to execute a biometric authentication based on the plural pieces of biometric authentication information; a storing section that stores, as reference information, a first one of the plural pieces of biometric authentication information, which is acquired and authenticated precedently among the plural pieces of biometric authentication information; and a discriminating section that determines, based on a degree of similarity between the reference information stored in the storing section and a second one of the plural pieces of biometric authentication information, that authentication is rejected when the degree of similarity exceeds a prescribed degree of similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Sato
  • Patent number: 8369587
    Abstract: A digital signature system includes an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) server and a portable terminal communicating with the EDI server. The portable terminal includes a touch-sensitive display, and a processing unit includes a receiving module configured for receiving a file from the EDI server, a signature mode control module configured for providing a signature file mode for users to select, a signature file creating module configured for recording signature input through the touch-sensitive display and creating a signature file to record the input signature if the signature file mode is selected, and a file combining module configured for combining the signature file and the file from the EDI server into a composite signature file. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuan-Hong Hsieh, Lu Pan
  • Patent number: 8339451
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method in a mobile communications device, wherein the method comprises displaying a main image, selecting an object in the main image, displaying a plurality of object images comprising the selected object, selecting a target object image from the plurality of object images, and displaying a target candidate image associated with the target object image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Kong Qiao Wang, Qian Gang
  • Patent number: 8325989
    Abstract: Biographic data associated with a user is received. Biometric data associated with the user is also received. External data associated with the biographic data and the biometric data is received and a determination is made as to a level of access to grant the user based on the external data. One or more settings associated with a smartcard are configured based on the level of access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Mellen, Paul Kolebuck, Gayle Nix
  • Patent number: 8317609
    Abstract: A method and system for verifying the continued presence of the same player at a gaming machine is provided. The system comprises a device for continuously obtaining verification data samples, wherein each verification data sample relates to one or more physical features of a first player. A subsequently obtained verification data sample is analyzed to determine whether it is substantially similar to a previously obtained verification data sample. If the subsequent verification data sample is substantially similar to the previously obtained verification data sample, then the system determines that the first player continues to be the same player present at the gaming machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: James W. Morrow
  • Patent number: 8296832
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program for enabling transactions on a remote basis is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Syngrafii Corporation
    Inventors: Margaret Atwood, John H. D. Wiltshire, Matthew M. C. Gibson, Donald Kelvin Marshall, Nemesio Carlos Garcia
  • Patent number: 8290218
    Abstract: When an information medium is copied, information is printed while preventing personal information from leaking. An image scanning section 2 scans the information medium and inputs the image. An identification section 64 calculates the size of the information medium from the inputted image and identifies the type of the information medium. The position of the unique image indicating personal information is fixed according to the information medium. An area determination section 63 identifies the unique image in the information medium and determines the position of the specific area in which the unique image exists in the inputted image. A control section 7 performs image processing for masking the specific area. An image forming section 3 prints the image in a state in which the unique image is hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Okamoto, Naofumi Ueda
  • Patent number: 8269995
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus that prints a confidential image on a recording medium. The apparatus includes a display, a printer for printing images in a queue, an input for receiving identification information for a user, and a processor. The processor determines whether identification information from the input corresponds to reference identification information in a storage and enables the printer to print a confidential image if the identification information from the input corresponds to the reference identification information in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Niitsuma
  • Patent number: 8271534
    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: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Cassanova
  • Patent number: 8229182
    Abstract: A method is provided whereby confidence in a validation parameter set is achieved by comparison with a known sample of a parameter in terms of the expected template comparison score as well as mean values and deviation from that score. Thus, with respect to user individual identification, biometric parameters such as fingerprint or handwriting or voice recognition can be utilised to compare the stored template for that individual with the putative biometric response in order to determine deviation from the mean. Previous systems provided a stored template and then ranging either side to simply give a pass/fail response. By adaptation of the ranging quotient for a particular individual, a percentage confidence in the pass/fail response can be achieved. For example an individual -may have a wider range of deviation than another individual and therefore close repetition of the biometric data may be indicative of a lower percentage confidence than with an individual with a narrower deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: John R Webster
  • Publication number: 20120183182
    Abstract: A system for integrated capture and analysis of documents comprising: an image capture unit configured to capture an image object of a document in real-time; a calibration unit coupled to the image capture unit configured to automatically calibrate capture parameters of the image capture unit and provide the captured image of the document; and an analysis unit coupled to the calibration unit configured to analyze quality of captured image of the document along with the validity of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Pramod Kumar, Virender Jeet, Puja Lal, Lal Chandra, Raju Gupta, Pallavi Jaiswal, Mohd Amir