Using A Fingerprint Patents (Class 382/124)
  • Patent number: 10258129
    Abstract: A bag having a quick release zipper lock. The bag has an internal compartment with a zipper closure. A locking rod is secured to an inner side of the zipper slider of the zipper closure. A zipper lock is secured within the internal compartment at the closed end of the zipper closure which lockably receives the locking rod. A quick release mechanism has a pull release cord with an end disposed external to the internal compartment. A cable couples the quick release mechanism to the zipper lock. Whereby upon exerting a pulling force on the pull release cord, the zipper lock releases the locking rod so as to permit the zipper slider to be moved from the closed end toward the open end for accessing the internal compartment of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Stephen Charles De Vries
    Inventor: Stephen Charles De Vries
  • Patent number: 10262185
    Abstract: An image processing method includes obtaining a sensed image, wherein the sensed image comprises a pattern; dividing the sensed image into a plurality of blocks; calculating a direction field according to the pattern in each of the blocks; calculating a similarity degree between the direction field of a first block and the direction fields of adjacent blocks of the first block; and classifying the first block into a first part according to the similarity degree of the first block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Po-Ching Chen, Cheng-Hsiang Ho
  • Patent number: 10255498
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method by which an electronic device recognizes biometric information, comprising the steps of: sensing a direction of an electronic device; and recognizing biometric information by using a parameter corresponding to the sensed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon-Soo Kim, Kwang-Sub Son, Ki-Huk Lee, Bo-Seul Jeon, Young-Eun Han
  • Patent number: 10255476
    Abstract: A fingerprint registration method, device and terminal thereof are proposed. The method includes: retrieving feature information of a fingerprint recoded every time based on preset index types when registering the fingerprint; matching the feature information based on preset index information corresponding to the index types to determine whether the fingerprint recorded every time is effective; and signaling a successful fingerprint registration if a number of effective fingerprints recorded is monitored to reach a preset number of fingerprint templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10248777
    Abstract: An unlocking control method includes the following. An original fingerprint image is acquired and an interrupt request is triggered when a terminal device is in a screen-off state and a touch-press operation performed by a user on a fingerprint identification module of the terminal device is detected. A fingerprint identification process is performed on the original fingerprint image. The terminal device is unlocked and a screen of the terminal device is lit up when detecting that a result of the fingerprint identification process is matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10248836
    Abstract: A fingerprint unlocking method may include receiving a first fingerprint image. The number of target feature points of the first fingerprint image is determined. A target adjustment parameter corresponding to the number of target feature points is acquired according to a preset mapping relation between the number of feature points and adjustment parameters. A second fingerprint image is received according to the target adjustment parameter. A terminal is unlocked when the second fingerprint image matches with a preset fingerprint template. A terminal is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10248832
    Abstract: A method of detecting zones liable to contain at least one finger print in an image of at least one portion of hand of an individual includes a step of acquiring the image, a step of determining a plurality of zones of the acquired image and a first selection step. The step of determining a plurality of zones determines that each zone is a continuous zone of points of the acquired image which each exhibit a luminous intensity level greater than or equal to a selected luminous intensity threshold value. The first selection step selects, from among the zones determined, the zones which are liable to represent at least one print of a finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Idemia Identity & Security
    Inventors: Cedric Beliard, Sebastien Bronsart, Cedric Thuillier
  • Patent number: 10248261
    Abstract: A touch panel, a display panel, a display device, and a method for recognizing a fingerprint are disclosed. The touch panel includes: an underlying substrate, a plurality of fingerprint recognizing units located on the underlying substrate, an encapsulation layer covering the plurality of fingerprint recognizing units, where each of the fingerprint recognizing units includes a light-emitting element and a photosensitive element; and a light path limiting structure arranged above the light-emitting element, where the light path limiting structure is arranged above the light-emitting element to enable light emitted from the light-emitting element to be totally reflected to thereby be transmitted in the light path limiting structure, and to exit the light path limiting structure by being concentrated in a small angle range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingming Liu, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Xiaoliang Ding, Rui Xu, Changfeng Li
  • Patent number: 10248837
    Abstract: Multi-resolution fingerprint sensors and methods of using the same are provided. The multi-resolution fingerprint sensors each include a portion of the imaging area or region of the sensor that provides higher imaging resolution than the remaining imaging area of the sensor. The area of higher resolution is useful for anti-spoofing purposes, but because only a portion of the sensor is higher-resolution, advantageously it will not impact hardware costs nearly as much as a sensor that was higher resolution over its entire imaging area. Furthermore, the higher resolution area can be down-sampled so there would be no impact on the standard matcher and image processing software stack, which expects a uniform resolution for the entire image acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Anthony P. Russo
  • Patent number: 10242171
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide a biometric authentication method and electronic device. A proper authentication template can be selected during the acquisition of biometric information based on the environment information thereof to authenticate the acquired biometric information, so as to enhance the effectiveness of authentication processing. The biometric authentication method comprises the steps of: acquiring biometric information of a body part in an acquisition area of a biometric acquisition module; acquiring environment information at the acquisition area of the biometric acquisition module; determining an authentication template corresponding to the environment information based on the environment information; and authenticating the biometric information based on the authentication template corresponding to the environment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Xuguo Liu, Weixian Guo, Feng Gao
  • Patent number: 10242247
    Abstract: A fingerprint unlocking method is provided. The method includes the follows. Fingerprint information is acquired. A target group number of a group of fingerprint templates that is most similar to the fingerprint information is determined from among preset fingerprint matching data; where the preset fingerprint matching data comprises N groups of fingerprint templates, each group of fingerprint templates correspond to one finger and have one unique identification group number, and N is an integer greater than 1. Match the fingerprint information with fingerprint templates corresponding to the target group number. A terminal is unlocked when a target matching value between a fingerprint template corresponding to the target group number and the fingerprint information is determined, where the target matching value is greater than a first preset threshold. A terminal is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10235582
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for assessing biometric data and determining the type of additional processing required to conclude analysis. In one example, the disclosure describes a computer-implemented method comprising providing biometric data, defining one or more performance parameters, assessing the biometric data for quality of one or more features, wherein the quality includes at least a quantity and correlation between the one or more features, assessing the rarity of the one or more features, and processing the performance parameter, quality, and rarity to guide a determination of a type of additional processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Cedric Neumann, Teresa Wu
  • Patent number: 10235591
    Abstract: An image recognition unit of the present disclosure includes: a plurality of memory sections; a writing section that selectively writes a plurality of pieces of pixel data of a data map to the plurality of memory sections; and an arithmetic section that reads a plurality of pixel data sets from the plurality of memory sections, and determines whether an input image corresponding to the data map includes a recognition object, on a basis of the plurality of pixel data sets, the pixel data sets each including a predetermined number of pieces of pixel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Matsui
  • Patent number: 10229305
    Abstract: The present invention provides a touch screen, a control method thereof and a display device. The touch screen comprises a touch area used for touch display. A plurality of fingerprint identification elements are provided in the touch area and are configured to identify a fingerprint. The touch area includes a plurality of sub-areas, and the fingerprint identification elements located in each sub-area independently identify a fingerprint or a part of a fingerprint in the sub-area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lin Zhu
  • Patent number: 10229258
    Abstract: A method, performed by a device, of providing security content includes receiving a touch and drag input indicating that a user drags a visual representation of a first application displayed on a touch screen of the device to a fingerprint recognition area while the user touches the visual representation of the first application with a finger; performing authentication on a fingerprint of the finger detected on the touch screen using a fingerprint sensor included in the fingerprint recognition area; and when the performing authentication on the fingerprint is successful, displaying the security content associated with the first application on an execution window of the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam-wook Kang, Do-hyoung Kim, Yong-gook Park, Woo-hyoung Lee, Young-kyu Jin, Byeong-hoon Kwak, Jong-youb Ryu, Chang-hyun Lee, Yong-hyun Lim
  • Patent number: 10223572
    Abstract: A fingerprint detecting apparatus includes a plurality of fingerprint sensor devices. Each of the plurality of fingerprint sensor devices includes a first conductive layer in which a sensing electrode configured to receive a response signal from a subject according to application of a driving voltage is formed, a shield layer formed under the first conductive layer, and to which a ground potential is applied, a second conductive layer formed under the shield layer, a third conductive layer formed in a part under the second conductive layer, a gain controller formed between the second conductive layer and the third conductive layer, and configured to selectively vary again, and an amplifier configured to generate an output signal formed by amplifying the response signal as much as the gain. The response signal and the output signal are received and output independently from an adjacent fingerprint sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Idex ASA
    Inventors: Kyung Saeng Kim, Jeong Min Kim
  • Patent number: 10223573
    Abstract: A virtual reality device is configured to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that replicate a real or imagined environment for a user. As a first user interacts with the device, first user interaction data representing interactions between the first user and the device during a first user visit are recorded. A first unique visitor fingerprint is generated based on the first user interaction data. As a second user interacts with the device, second user interaction data representing interactions between the second user and the device during a second user visit that is different from the first user visit are recorded. A second unique visitor fingerprint is generated based on the second user interaction data. The first and second unique visitor fingerprints are compared to determine whether the second user is the same as the first user. Based on the determination, one or more functions can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: William Brandon George, Kevin Gary Smith
  • Patent number: 10225283
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for protecting a user from denial of service (DOS) to access his/her a user account that has been locked. An access management system can provide features that enable an owner of an account to prevent the account from becoming locked. Specifically, the techniques disclosed herein enable an account holder to circumvent procedures of the access management system that lock an account after several unsuccessful attempts to access the account. The access management system may operate according to a configuration for managing access to account. The access management system can manage access to an account by presenting a user with an interface to received access information (e.g., account information and credential information) for the account to determine whether to unlock the account. The access management system can deny access to an account upon determining that the credential information is not correct for the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Mathew, Ramya Subramanya, Vipin Anaparakkal Koottayi
  • Patent number: 10216977
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a fingerprint sensor system and a control system. The control system may be configured for receiving fingerprint sensor data from the fingerprint sensor system and for extracting fingerprint data from the fingerprint sensor data. The fingerprint data may correspond to fingerprints of multiple digits of a user's hand. The control system may be configured for providing a progressive enrollment process for the fingerprint data. The progressive enrollment process may involve storing at least some of the fingerprint data and augmenting stored fingerprint data as the user continues to use the apparatus. The progressive enrollment process may involve processing first fingerprint data corresponding to a first digit of the user's hand during a processing time for second fingerprint data corresponding to a second digit of the user's hand. At least a portion of the progressive enrollment process may be performed without user prompts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Justin Tse
  • Patent number: 10216978
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification device including a light source, a processor, and a light receiver is provided. The light source emits a light beam to an object. The light receiver captures an object image of the object in a time interval. The processor analyzes the object image to obtain a fingerprint image, and performs a fingerprint identification operation on the fingerprint image to obtain a fingerprint identification result. The processor further analyzes the object image to obtain pixel change data of the object image in the time interval, and determines whether the fingerprint image is verified according to the fingerprint identification result and the pixel change data. A fingerprint identification method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Gingy Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Lang Hung, Jen-Chieh Wu
  • Patent number: 10216973
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for processing an image comprising a set of pixels, each pixel being associated with a grey level, the method comprising a step of segmentation of the image to generate a modified image only containing regions of the image having an alternation of bright zones and dark zones at a frequency greater than a minimum frequency, said step of segmentation comprising: the allocation, to each pixel of the image, of a frequency response level, corresponding to a frequency of alternations of bright zones and dark zones in the vicinity of the pixel, the definition of regions of the image by grouping together neighboring pixels of same frequency response level, the determination of a threshold frequency response level, and the generation of an image only comprising regions of which the pixels have a frequency response level greater than or equal to the threshold frequency response level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY
    Inventors: Laurent Kazdaghli, Cedric Thuillier, Lauriane Couturier
  • Patent number: 10204254
    Abstract: A user device can include finger print sensor, a thermopile, and a housing. The finger print sensor can be configured to sense a finger print of a user of the apparatus. The thermopile, proximate to the finger print sensor, can be configured to sense a change in thermal energy from the user proximate to the finger print sensor. The housing can include a thermal path for the thermal energy from the user to reach the thermopile. The thermopile can trigger a configuration change of at least one of a hardware element of the apparatus and a software application executing on the apparatus in response to the thermopile sensing the change in the thermal energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M Alameh, Jiri Slaby
  • Patent number: 10204256
    Abstract: The fingerprint sensor includes: at least one driving electrode disposed perpendicularly to a desired direction of movement of a finger; and a plurality of sensing electrodes provided in parallel with each other and disposed perpendicularly to the driving electrode, the plurality of sensing electrodes being not overlapped with the driving electrode; the number of the driving electrode is less than the number of the sensing electrodes such that each driving electrode corresponds to a plurality of ones of the sensing electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingming Liu, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Xiaoliang Ding, Shengji Yang, Weijie Zhao, Hongjuan Liu, Changfeng Li, Wei Liu, Liguang Deng, Lei Wang
  • Patent number: 10198091
    Abstract: Disclosed is a writing implement for effecting an electronic transaction via a payment terminal. The writing implement includes a communications device comprising a payment vehicle identifier. The payment vehicle identifier is associated with a payment vehicle from which funds can be drawn for effecting the electronic transaction. The communications device is configured to send the payment vehicle identifier to the payment terminal. The writing implement also includes a writing member for producing an authenticating mark to authenticate use of the payment vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD ASIA/PACIFIC PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Sunitha Miryala
  • Patent number: 10198570
    Abstract: Disclosed are a dynamic password lock and a remote password lock apparatus. The dynamic password lock includes a bolt, a bolt actuation device, a microprocessor, an unlocking authentication device and a power supply conversion device, the unlocking authentication device being connected electrically with the bolt actuation device through the microprocessor to actuate the bolt, in which: the dynamic password lock further includes a physical interface, the physical interface is connected electrically with the microprocessor to serve as a communication interface for the dynamic password lock to communicate with external communication equipment; and the physical interface is connected electrically with the power supply conversion device to serve as a powering interface for external powering equipment to power the dynamic password lock. The remote password lock includes the dynamic password lock, an IPC and a storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SGSG SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. ZHUHAI
    Inventors: Zheng Ma, Zhihong Xiao, Jiaxian Chen, Ming Peng
  • Patent number: 10198644
    Abstract: The invention teaches a multiple reference optical coherence tomography scanner that provides a subdermal fingerprint scan, covers an area of approximately 16 mm-17 mm×10 mm in less than a second, and fits into a slim profile of less than 6 mm in thickness, thereby fitting within the slim consumer electronics such as the iPhone and similar consumer electronics. Various embodiments are taught.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Joshua Noel Hogan
  • Patent number: 10198131
    Abstract: A touch control device includes a cover lens, a groove, a fingerprint, and a touch sensing structure. The cover lens has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, in which the first surface is a touch surface. The groove is disposed on the second surface and has a top surface and a side surface adjacent to the top surface, in which an angle between the top surface and the side surface is greater than 90°. The fingerprint recognition structure is at least partially disposed on the top surface of the groove. The touch sensing structure is disposed on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TPK Touch Solutions (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventors: Hebo Yang, Yuh-Wen Lee, Yu Zhang, Fu-Yu Su, Liangzhen Xu
  • Patent number: 10198612
    Abstract: A method includes: normalizing intensities at each pixel in a fingerprint slap scan image such that variations of pixel intensities between fingerprint ridges and valleys are regularized; subsequently dividing the fingerprint slap scan image into blocks of pixels; for each block of pixels, estimating a spatial separation between adjacent fingerprint ridges as well as a ridge orientation for each fingerprint ridge within the particular block of pixels; calculating a distortion map for the various blocks by projecting, according to the estimated ridge orientation for each fingerprint ridge, an adjustment to the estimated spatial separation that is based on a difference between the estimated spatial separation and a target spatial separation; and warping the fingerprint slap scan image to compensate for the calculated distortion map such that the fingerprint ridges in the warped fingerprint slap scan image are scaled to compensate for local variations of adjustments in the calculated distortion map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventor: Rein-Lien Hsu
  • Patent number: 10198615
    Abstract: A processor fingerprint enrollment method and apparatus is disclosed. A processor implemented fingerprint enrollment method includes performing a matching between a received input fingerprint image of a user and one or more enrolled fingerprint images, and selectively, based on a result of the matching identifying a matched enrolled fingerprint image from the one or more enrolled fingerprint image and based on a calculated degree of diversity in the fingerprint corresponding to an overlapping region between the input fingerprint image and the matched enrolled fingerprint image, storing the input fingerprint as another enrolled fingerprint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyuhong Kim, Namjoon Kim, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10198614
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and device for fingerprint recognition. The method includes: acquiring one or more recognition records indicating one or more fingerprint templates, among at least two pre-stored fingerprint templates, that have matched one or more input fingerprints during previous fingerprint recognition processes; re-ranking the at least two pre-stored fingerprint templates according to the one or more recognition records; and comparing, when receiving a new input fingerprint, the new input fingerprint with the at least two pre-stored fingerprint templates in an order according to rankings of the at least two pre-stored fingerprint templates that have been re-ranked until one of the at least two fingerprint templates matches the new input fingerprint or until all of the at least two fingerprint templates have been compared with the new input fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuanshun Ji, Hui Du, Qiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10192713
    Abstract: In a side entry type sample holder, vibrations in the radial direction of the sample holder provoke a resolving power decrease in the measurement results. In the present invention, the side entry type sample holder has a stepped portion in the radial direction of an axial portion. The sample stage has a support part contacting the stepped portion in a cylindrical portion capable of moving as one body in the axis direction of the sample holder, and, through the contact between the stepped portion and the support part, a frictional force is generated, opposing the radial direction of the axial portion in the sample holder. In this manner, the vibrations in the radial direction of the sample holder are suppressed, and the resolving power decrease in the measurement results is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yabata, Hideki Kikuchi, Naotomo Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10194514
    Abstract: Electrostatic charge grounding is achieved by connecting an outer surface touchscreen conductive coating to a grounded conductor in a graphics terminal using an electrostatic charge routing system that provides a path for electrons that accumulate on the conductive coating to pass through one or more non-conductive elements in the graphics terminal. The grounded conductor can be a bezel made of metal or another conductor, a conductive paint layer applied to a bezel or other graphics terminal element, a metal spline pin or a metal screw. The electron path defined by the electrostatic charge routing system can include conductive and dissipative elements such as metal spline pins, metal screws, conductive epoxy, conducting plastic elements providing a short, closed electron bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Heidebrecht, John M. Van Hecke, Michael A. Sutton, Diane E. Golden
  • Patent number: 10185893
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of generating, from time-series data, a time-series of data sets for predictive analysis, comprises dividing the time-series data into evenly-sized overlapping segments of data, generating an image representing data for each segment, using the time-series data to determine a trend associated with each image, and storing each of the generated images and its associated trend as a data set. In some embodiments of the method the image from each stored data set is transformed into numerical vectors through a feature extraction process using a pre-trained convolutional neural network. The numerical vectors are stored in association with the data set, and the data sets and associated numerical vectors are used to predict the trend for a new time-series image which has been generated from any time-series data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Joseph Townsend, Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 10180730
    Abstract: A keyboard includes key caps, bridge structures, a circuit board, resilient members, fingerprint identification modules, a microprocessor, and an aluminum board. Each key cap is disposed on top of the bridge structure. Each bridge structure is pivotably disposed on top of the aluminum board. The circuit board is disposed between the bridge structures and the aluminum board. Each resilient member is disposed between the key cap and the circuit board. Each fingerprint identification module is disposed on the key cap and electrically connected to the circuit board. The microprocessor is disposed on the circuit board and electrically connected to the fingerprint identification modules. The aluminum board is configured to support the circuit board from below and includes a plurality of pivotal seats on a top, each pivotal seat passing through the circuit board to fasten the bridge structure, the circuit board, and the aluminum board together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sunrex Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Yung-Lung Liu
  • Patent number: 10180740
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor includes a first substrate, a second substrate on the first substrate, a first electrode and a first chip on the first substrate and a second electrode and a second chip on the second substrate. The first substrate includes a first area and a second area, the second substrate includes a third area and a fourth area, the first electrode is provided on the first area, the first chip is provided on the second area, the second electrode is provided on the third area, and the second chip is provided on the fourth area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Jin Kim, Dong Mug Sung, Kyoung Jong Yoo
  • Patent number: 10176362
    Abstract: A system and method for performing spoof detection are disclosed. The method includes: receiving an input image of a biometric; computing a gradient image of the biometric based on the input image of the biometric; dividing the gradient image into blocks of pixels; computing, for each block, a variance value corresponding to a variance of the pixels in the block; and, determining whether the input image is a replica of the biometric based on the variance values of the blocks of the gradient image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Rohini Krishnapura
  • Patent number: 10176359
    Abstract: A method of acquiring inputs is provided. The method may include determining one of a fingerprint recognition mode and a touch recognition mode as an input recognition mode of a display device, acquiring a fingerprint input based on information received from sensing lines of the display device, and acquiring a touch input by short-circuiting the sensing lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daekun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10169561
    Abstract: A system includes a wearable device having at least one sensor configured to determine a user's fingerprint data, at least one data storage device containing authentication data, and at least one processor configured to compare the user's fingerprint data with the authentication data to authenticate a user. A method of authenticating a wearable device includes producing a fingerprint, determining fingerprint data derived from the fingerprint with one or more sensors, comparing the fingerprint data with authentication data on one or more data storage devices, and authenticating the user if the fingerprint data and the authentication data match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventors: Mohamed Ali Razouane, Peter Vincent Boesen
  • Patent number: 10169633
    Abstract: An electronic device with a fingerprint sensing function and a method for calling an application are provided. The electronic device includes a fingerprint sensing region, a fingerprint sensing module and a control module. The fingerprint sensing module is configured to sense fingerprint input information input in the fingerprint sensing region. The control module is configured to recognize current state of the electronic device, provide a first driving signal to the fingerprint sensing module if the electronic device is in one of N preset states, to drive the fingerprint sensing module to sense fingerprint, receive fingerprint input information fed back by the fingerprint sensing module, judge whether the fingerprint input information is valid, and determine whether to call a corresponding application based on judgment result, where N is a positive integer. Response speed of the provided electronic device in calling applications is fast and high safety is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FOCALTECH ELECTRONICS, LTD.
    Inventors: Lianghua Mo, Jie Liu
  • Patent number: 10156920
    Abstract: There is provided a pixel. The pixel includes a pixel transistor including a gate electrode provided on a substrate and protruding from a scan line, an active pattern provided on the gate electrode, a first electrode provided on the active pattern, and a second electrode provided on the active pattern and protruding from a data line and a piezoelectric sensor including a first touch electrode provided on the substrate and a piezoelectric pattern provided on the first touch electrode. The gate electrode and the first touch electrode are formed of a same material. The active pattern and the piezoelectric pattern are formed of a same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon Hak Oh, Jong Seo Lee
  • Patent number: 10157439
    Abstract: An electronic device for selecting a transform is described. The electronic device includes at least one image sensor, a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and to the at least one image sensor. The processor is configured to obtain at least two images from the at least one image sensor. The processor is also configured to characterize structural content of each of the at least two images to produce a characterization for each image that is relevant to transform performance. The processor is further configured to select at least one transform from a set of transforms based on the characterization. The processor is additionally configured to apply the at least one transform to at least one of the images to substantially align the at least two images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: James Nash, Kalin Mitkov Atanassov, Hasib Ahmed Siddiqui, Albrecht Johannes Lindner
  • Patent number: 10159160
    Abstract: A component and an electronic device with the component includes a structural assembly and a cover assembly that matches the structural assembly. The structural assembly includes a bracket, the cover assembly includes a cover body, and a glare film is disposed on a surface that is of the cover body and that is close to the structural assembly. An isolation assembly configured to isolate the bracket from the glare film is disposed in some regions between the bracket and the glare film. A hardness of the isolation assembly is less than or equal to hardness of the glare film. A connection assembly configured to connect the bracket and the glare film is disposed in some or all regions that are between the bracket and the glare film and in which the isolation assembly is not disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuibing Zhao, Wenping Guo, Dong Ma, Jinhai Guo
  • Patent number: 10146990
    Abstract: A method and a user terminal are provided for fingerprint unlocking. The method includes: receiving a partial fingerprint image during a process of pressing a fingerprint recognition sensor of a user terminal where the partial fingerprint image corresponds to part of fingerprints of a finger, matching the partial fingerprint image during the process of receiving the partial fingerprint image, and unlocking a user terminal when the partial fingerprint image is matched. The receiving includes: receiving N fingerprint region images by scanning from N directions, N being an integer larger than 1; calculating the clarity of each of the N fingerprint region images; and selecting one of the N fingerprint region images as the partial fingerprint image, the clarity of the one of the N fingerprint region images being larger than a first preset threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10146375
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and/or methods to characterize a user feature. For example, and apparatus may include a pattern receiver to receive a feature infrared (IR) pattern corresponding to non-uniform IR radiation reflected by skin of the user feature and an object IR pattern corresponding to IR radiation reflected by an object. The apparatus may further include a filter to generate a modified IR pattern from the object IR pattern and to remove at least a part of the modified IR pattern from feature IR pattern. In addition, the apparatus may include a feature characterizer to characterize the user feature based on the feature IR pattern. In one example, a computing platform may be controlled based on the characterization of the user feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Shahar, Chia-Hsun Lee, Robert L. Davies, Sterling Orsten
  • Patent number: 10146985
    Abstract: A sensing read-out circuit includes an amplifier circuit that converts a charge output from a sensing line of a sensor into a first voltage, another amplifier circuit that converts a charge output from another sensing line into a second voltage, another amplifier circuit that generates a first amplified voltage by amplifying a difference between the first voltage and the second voltage, an analog-to-digital converter that converts the first amplified voltage into a digital signal, a first mixer that generates a second mixed signal by mixing the first digital signal and an in-phase clock signal, a second mixer that generates a second mixed signal by mixing the first digital signal and a quadrature-phase clock signal, a first filter that generates an in-phase signal by performing low-pass filtering on the first mixed signal, and a second filter that generates a quadrature-phase signal by performing low-pass filtering on the second mixed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Young Chung, Jae Jin Park, Hee Chang Hwang
  • Patent number: 10146327
    Abstract: An input system includes a memory unit, a fingerprint detecting unit, an input interface and a processing unit. The memory unit stores n hot-key profiles and n fingerprint files corresponding to the n hot-key profiles. The fingerprint detecting unit reads a fingerprint of a first user and issues a first data corresponding to the fingerprint of the first user. The input interface receives a first hot-key input of the first user. The processing unit is connected with the memory unit, the fingerprint detecting unit and the input interface. The processing unit recognizes the first user according to a result of comparing the first data with the n fingerprint files, selects a first hot-key profile corresponding to the first user from the n hot-key profiles, and converts the first hot-key input into a first function input according to the first hot-key profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Primax Electronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Hung-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10146929
    Abstract: Techniques described here use variations in the sensor to generate an identifier for the sensor. Each sensor may be comprised of sub-sensing units, called pixels that may demonstrate variation in their sensing capability from one pixel to another. Embodiments of the invention, describe a method for using the relative variance of each pixel (relative to the whole sensor or/and a portion of the sensor) in generating an identifier for the sensor. In one embodiment, the method may obtain information associated with a plurality of pixels from a sensor, detect variations in the information associated for each of the pixels from a subset of the plurality of pixels and generate an identifier for the sensor using the detected variations in the information associated with each of the pixels from the subset of plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Eliza Yingzi Du, John Keith Schneider, Suryaprakash Ganti
  • Patent number: 10140500
    Abstract: A fingerprint recognition method includes determining a code corresponding to a query image based on features of blocks in the query image, obtaining information corresponding to the determined code from a lookup table, and verifying the query image based on the obtained information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Kyu Choi, Wonjun Kim, Sungjoo Suh, Byungin Yoo, Jaejoon Han
  • Patent number: 10133924
    Abstract: A method for fingerprint matching and camera identification includes reading, through a device, a camera fingerprint extracted from a picture taken by a camera, and calculating a compressed version of the camera fingerprint through a random projections technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Politecnico Di Torino
    Inventors: Diego Valsesia, Giulio Coluccia, Tiziano Bianchi, Enrico Magli
  • Patent number: 10133912
    Abstract: A system and method for selectively variably enhancing template matching when testing a pattern-under-test against a pattern template having two or more template elements. A matching process may be configured with a multi-match mode (MM) enabled or disabled. Disabling the MM allows the match process to indicate a match of the pattern-under-test to the pattern template when a single template element is matched (at a standard security mode). Enabling the MM allows a multi-match security mode in which the pattern-under-test must independently match two or more discrete template elements to report that the pattern-under-test matches the pattern template (with an improved security mode relative to the standard security mode).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: IDEX ASA
    Inventor: Roger A. Bauchspies