Using A Fingerprint Patents (Class 382/124)
  • Patent number: 10776645
    Abstract: A sensor for sensing biometric information includes a light emitting unit that emits a first light ray, a light receiving unit that receives a second light ray, where the second light ray includes a portion of the first light ray reflected by a body of a user, and an optical layer placed over the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit. The optical layer has a first surface facing the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit and a second surface opposite the first surface. The optical layer further includes an asymmetrical protrusion structure formed on the first surface or the second surface and including a plurality of asymmetrical protrusion units. The optical layer may further include a symmetrical protrusion structure formed on the first surface or the second surface opposite the asymmetrical protrusion structure and including a plurality of symmetrical protrusion units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hyun Jae Baek, Ki Hun Jeong, Young Jae Oh, Jung Woo Park, Kyung Won Jang, Chan Sol Hwang, Jae Wook Shin, Jae Geol Cho
  • Patent number: 10776600
    Abstract: A sensor assembly comprises a rigid substrate with a circuit subassembly wrapped therearound. The circuit subassembly includes a flexible substrate with conductive traces and interconnects formed thereon, and when wrapped around the rigid substrate, the conductive traces may overlap one another so as to form capacitive sensor elements. The interconnects connect the conductive traces to one or more components, such as a printed circuit board attached to a portion of the flexible substrate. The sensor assembly maybe installed in an opening formed in a host device panel of a host device, such as a smart phone, with the sensor assembly optionally peripherally surrounded by a spacer frame, and covered by a cover element. The circuit subassembly may include a host connector tab for electrically connecting the sensor assembly to electrical components of a host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: IDEX Biometrics ASA
    Inventors: Fred G. Benkley, III, David N. Light, David Rodney Baker, Thomas Gaudette
  • Patent number: 10769407
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a fingerprint registration method and device. The method includes: obtaining a fingerprint to be registered and a target fingerprint, extracting fingerprint features from the fingerprint to be registered and the target fingerprint, in which the fingerprint features include a ridge feature and a phase feature, performing a rough registration using ridge features of the two fingerprints, and then obtaining phase difference information of phase features of the two fingerprints in a phase overlap region, adjusting the rough registration result according to the phase difference information to obtain a final registration result of the two fingerprints. In some embodiments, it does not simply depend on the ridge feature to perform the fingerprint registration and add the phase feature on the basis of the ridge feature, and perform twice registration, thereby improving the accuracy of fingerprint registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jianjiang Feng, Jie Zhou, Shihao Li
  • Patent number: 10762326
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification device and manufacturing method thereof, and electronic device are disclosed. The fingerprint identification device includes a base film, a detection circuit, and an adhesive layer. The detection circuit is provided at a first side of the base film; the adhesive layer is provided on the first side of the base film, and is provided between the base film and the detection circuit, so as to adhere the detection circuit onto the base film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenxiu Zhu, Yanliu Sun
  • Patent number: 10762321
    Abstract: A fingerprint recognition unit circuit is provided, including a read line, a signal scanning terminal, a first power supply terminal, a second power supply terminal, a third power supply terminal, a first signal terminal, a second signal terminal, an exploring electrode, an output unit, a threshold compensation unit and a resetting unit. A method for controlling a fingerprint recognition unit circuit is applied to the fingerprint recognition unit circuit. A fingerprint recognition apparatus includes a glass substrate and the fingerprint recognition unit circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TRULY (HUIZHOU) SMART DISPLAY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jinkun Wu, Chao Tian, Jie Zhu, Junwen Hu, Donghyup Jeon, Zhisheng Xie, Junhai Su, Jianhua Li
  • Patent number: 10762558
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product include authorizing a payment using gesture data. In use, a request for a payment is received over a network from a payment provider. Additionally, gesture data is generated in response to the receipt of the request for the payment. Furthermore, the gesture data is transmitted to the payment provider over the network, for authorizing the payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED, AMDOCS SOFTWARE SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventor: Oliver Drobnik
  • Patent number: 10754996
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing privacy protection in the use of data capturing device are provided. A set of data capturing components of a mobile communications device is enabled to capture media data. A trigger event is detected. In response to detecting the trigger event, connectivity of the mobile communications device is restricted to limit at least one of the set of data capturing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Jinesh Pravin Patel
  • Patent number: 10755071
    Abstract: The present application provide a fingerprint apparatus, which includes: a first cover, a second cover, a sensing layer, a light transmission layer, a light emitter, a light receiver, a chip system and an optical micro electro mechanical system, where the sensing layer acquires touch information of a human and send the touch information to the chip system; the chip system determines a first touch unit in the plurality of touch units corresponding to a location on the first cover touched by the human according to the touch information, and send, to the light emitter, a first instruction for controlling the light emitter to emit the first optical signal, and to the optical micro electro mechanical system, a second instruction for controlling the optical micro electro mechanical system to adjust a propagation path of the first optical signal so that the first optical signal finally reaches the first touch unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lyu Hou, Wei Long
  • Patent number: 10740451
    Abstract: A computer system and method having a user interface including a touch-sensitive display screen. The system and method enables entry of a password which includes displaying a first array of a plurality of images on the touch-sensitive display prompting a user to select with a finger one of the plurality of images displayed. Subsequently at least another array of a plurality of images successive to the first array is displayed on the touch sensitive display prompting a user to select with a finger one of the plurality of images displayed in the another array of images. A computer processor then determines if a user selected a predetermined iage from the first array of the plurality of images and a predetermined image from each at least another array of plurality of images displayed after the first array. If determined, the user is permitted access to an application executable on the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (“USAA”)
    Inventor: Gregory Brian Meyer
  • Patent number: 10740590
    Abstract: A skin information processing method for a skin information processing device that includes a storage portion includes acquiring an image, determining a plurality of base points from the acquired image, and acquiring position information, for the each of the plurality of base points, corresponding to a position of the base point on the acquired image. Each of the plurality of base points representing a sweat pore on a ridge of skin. The skin information processing method includes extracting a plurality of base points disposed on a same continuous ridge, generating ridge information including, for each of a plurality of extracted base points, the position information and an arrangement order on the ridge, and causing the storage portion to store the generated ridge information, as information to be used in skin authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA DDS
    Inventors: Kenji Miyoshino, Tatsuki Yoshimine, Yuhei Niwa, Kenta Okumura
  • Patent number: 10732771
    Abstract: In one aspect, a fingerprint sensor device for fingerprint detection includes a light source configured to emit light at a wavelength. The fingerprint sensor device includes an array of sensor pixels to acquire an optical image indicative of a fingerprint. Each sensor pixel includes a photodetector to detect the emitted light reflected off of a target finger and output an optical signal based on the detected reflected light. Each sensor pixel includes a collimator disposed over the photodetector to direct the reflected light in a substantially vertical direction from above the photodetector toward the photodetector. Each sensor pixel includes sensor signal detection circuitry communicatively coupled to the photodetector to acquire the outputted optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Meng-Da Yang, Bo Pi
  • Patent number: 10733408
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate including a first area having a first light transmittance and a second area adjacent to the first area having a second light transmittance, a plurality of pixels disposed on a first surface of the substrate, and a fingerprint sensor disposed in the first area on a second surface of the substrate. The first light transmittance is greater than the second light transmittance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Lyong Bok
  • Patent number: 10733468
    Abstract: A finger stability detecting method for a fingerprint sensing device includes triggering a pressure sensing function, receiving a pressure sensing value which is generated in response to triggering the pressure sensing function, and determining whether a finger touch is stable according to at least the pressure sensing value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NOVATEK Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Kuan-Lin Wu
  • Patent number: 10733587
    Abstract: A user signs into an application via a user computing device at a merchant system location. The user computing device receives an identifier from a beacon device at the location to transmit to an account management system. The account management system transmits facial templates to the merchant camera device for users who are signed in to the application in range of the merchant beacon device. The user approaches a point of sale device to purchase a restricted product or service. The merchant camera device compares a captured facial image against the received facial templates to identify the user. A merchant POS device operator, after determining that the user is eligible for the restricted product or service based on account information of the user, selects a payment account of the user. The merchant POS device transmits transaction details to the account management system, which processes the transaction with an issuer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sashikanth Chandrasekaran, Denise Ho, Dmitry Kalenichenko, Varouj Chitilian, Timothy Raymond Zwiebel, Jumana Al Hashal
  • Patent number: 10735511
    Abstract: A function is provided in a network system for the dynamic mirroring of network traffic for a variety of purposes including the identification of characteristics of the traffic. Multiple criteria are established for when, what and where to mirror the traffic. The criteria include what frames of traffic to mirror, what portions of the selected frames to mirror, one or more portals through which to minor the selected frames, a destination for the mirroring and the establishment of a mirror in a device to carry out the mirroring. The criteria may also include when to stop the mirroring. The mirroring instructions can be changed based on the detection of a triggering event, such as authentication, device type or status, ownership of an attached function attached to the device, flow status, but not limited to that. The function may be established in one or more devices of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Extreme Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kjendal, Markus Nispel, Ernie Eaton, Richard Graham, Jeffrey Haskell
  • Patent number: 10728646
    Abstract: An earbud may have a housing with an ear portion and an elongated out-of-ear portion that protrudes away from the ear portion. A speaker may be aligned with a speaker port in the ear portion and may emit sound for a user. Audio playback functions and other operations may be controlled using a controller in the earbud. The controller may gather capacitive sensor data and other data and may use this data in identifying an operating mode of the earbud. Using information such as whether the earbud is in an in-ear state or an out-of-ear state or other sensor data, the controller may take actions such as pausing or resuming audio playback or adjusting playback volume. The capacitive sensor data can be gathered using capacitive sensing electrodes located on the ear portion and the stalk portion of the earbud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Saeed Mohammadi, Tao Shui
  • Patent number: 10719692
    Abstract: Subepidermal imaging of a face may be used to assess subepidermal features such as blood vessels (e.g., veins) when the device is attempting to authenticate a user in a facial recognition authentication process. Assessment of the subepidermal features may be used to distinguish between users that have closely related facial features (e.g., siblings or twins) in situations where the facial recognition authentication process has less certainty in a decision about recognition of the user's face as an authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Micah P. Kalscheur, Feng Tang
  • Patent number: 10719686
    Abstract: Provided are a display panel and a display device. The display panel includes an array substrate, a fingerprint recognition module and a fingerprint recognition light source. The array substrate includes a base substrate, a driving functional layer and a light-emitting functional layer. Light emitted from the fingerprint recognition light source is reflected by a touch object and then received by the fingerprint recognition unit. At least one of the fingerprint recognition module and the fingerprint recognition light source is located at a side of the base substrate facing away from the driving functional layer. The driving functional layer includes a plurality of driving units. The plurality of driving units comprise first driving units in the first region and second driving units in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Wuhan Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yangzhao Ma, Tao Peng, Yongzhi Wang
  • Patent number: 10719688
    Abstract: The device provides an optical coherence tomography system; a first bank of light emitting diodes emitting light centered about a first wavelength; a second bank of light emitting diodes, emitting light centered about a second wavelength; a prism, said prism including a first surface transmissive of the wavelength of the probe beam of the optical coherence tomography system, and a second surface which is also transmissive of the wavelength of the probe beam, and where the second is surface coated from a first edge to a midpoint so to be reflective of light at the first wavelength and transmissive of light at the second wavelength, and from the midpoint to a second edge transmissive of light at the first wavelength and reflective of light at the second wavelength; and one or more detector arrays. Alternate embodiments are taught.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Joshua Noel Hogan
  • Patent number: 10713458
    Abstract: A bio-sensor device, integrated with a display portion, includes a surface for touching by a body part, such as a finger. A light source, such as an array of LEDs, emit light through the surface so as to be reflected and partially absorbed by the body part An array of photodetectors detects light reflected back by the body part and generates signals corresponding to an image of the light reflection, which corresponds to the light absorption pattern in the body part. The light absorption pattern may correlate to a fingerprint, a blood vessel pattern, blood movement within the blood vessels, combinations thereof, or other biometric feature. A processor receives the signals from the photodetectors and analyzes the signals to determine a characteristic of the body part. The characteristic may be used to authenticate the user of the bio-sensor device by comparing the detected characteristic to a stored characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: InSyte Systems
    Inventors: Jerome Chandra Bhat, Richard Ian Olsen
  • Patent number: 10713512
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic device and operation method thereof. The electronic device may include: a display having a biometric sensing region; a biometric sensor disposed in the biometric sensing region; and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suna Kim, Kemsuk Seo, Kyunghoon Song, Bongjae Rhee, Yunjang Jin, Seyoung Jang
  • Patent number: 10713460
    Abstract: A display panel, a method for manufacturing the display panel and a display device are provided. The display panel includes a substrate; a driving circuit on the substrate; an encapsulation film covering the driving circuit and the substrate; and a fingerprint recognition structure and a detection circuit on the encapsulation film, wherein the fingerprint recognition structure includes scan lines in a row direction, detection lines extending in a column direction, and fingerprint recognition circuits, and the scan lines intersect the detection lines to define fingerprint recognition regions; wherein each fingerprint recognition circuit is in one fingerprint recognition region; the driving circuit is connected to the scan lines; the detection circuit is connected to the detection lines and is configured to recognize fingerprints according to electrical signals from the detection lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Zhang, Yanliu Sun
  • Patent number: 10713466
    Abstract: A fingerprint recognition method adapted to an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a processing unit and a fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint recognition method includes steps of: obtaining a plurality of swiping frames; extracting a plurality of feature points respectively from the plurality of swiping frames to generate a plurality of pre-registered fingerprint datasets accordingly; merging the plurality of pre-registered fingerprint datasets; generating a registration template according to the merged pre-registered fingerprint datasets; obtaining a pressing frame; extracting a plurality of feature points from the pressing frame to generate a verifying fingerprint dataset; and comparing the verifying fingerprint dataset with the registration template, so as to determine whether the verifying fingerprint dataset matches the registration template. The above electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Egis Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Yuan-Lin Chiang, Jun-Chao Lu, Yu-Chun Cheng
  • Patent number: 10713461
    Abstract: A sensor assembly includes a flexible substrate with conductive traces formed on opposed sides of the substrate and oriented transversely to each other. The substrate is wrapped around a core so that the traces formed on opposed sides of a first part of the substrate form a first sensor surface on one surface of the core, and the traces formed on opposed sides of a second part of the substrate form a second sensor surface on an opposed surface of the core. The core may comprise an encapsulant overmolded onto the conductive traces on a surface of the first part of the substrate, and the second part of the substrate is folded over the encapsulant. The sensor assembly may include an integrated circuit disposed on the flexible substrate, wherein one or more of the conductive traces are electrically connected to each integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: IDEX Biometrtics ASA
    Inventors: Fred G. Benkley, III, David N. Light
  • Patent number: 10713463
    Abstract: A display method of user interface and an electronic apparatus using the same are provided. The display method of user interface is applied to fingerprint registration, and includes: sensing an object and obtaining a swiping image of the object; analyzing the swiping image to obtain a plurality of feature points of the swiping image; generating a pre-registration dataset according to the feature points, and analyzing the pre-registration dataset to obtain an image adjusting parameter; and displaying a user interface, and adjusting a range of a filled region of a reference image on the user interface according to the image adjusting parameter. Therefore, the user learns a real-time information of fingerprint registration progress when the user performs fingerprint registration in a swiping manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Egis Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Yuan-Lin Chiang, Jun-Chao Lu, Hsien-Jen Hsu
  • Patent number: 10713465
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus including a light guide element, an image capture device and a light emitting device. The light guide element has a first side, a second side and a light emitting portion located at the second side. The light emitting portion includes a plurality of enhanced transmission microstructures. The image capture device is disposed on the second side of the light guide element corresponding to the position of the enhanced transmission microstructures. A light beam, which is generated by the light emitting device and transmitted at least by the light guide element, is totally reflected to form a signal light beam. Thereafter, the signal light beam passes through the enhanced transmission microstructures and then is received by the image capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Gingy Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng-Jyun Huang
  • Patent number: 10706254
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for calibrating a fingerprint image, and a terminal, are provided. The method for calibrating a fingerprint image includes steps of: obtaining prestored information about a non-fingerprint image; and collecting a fingerprint image, and calibrating the fingerprint image according to the information about the non-fingerprint image. The method can remove a non-fingerprint image part from a collected fingerprint image and improve accuracy of the collected fingerprint image, thereby improving a fingerprint recognition effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Caiwu Ding, Guosheng Chen, Hua Zhong
  • Patent number: 10705663
    Abstract: A touch screen including a substrate that includes an active area and a non-active area adjacent to the active area, the active area including at least one fingerprint recognition area; touch sensing electrodes including first sensing electrodes arranged in the active area, and at least one second sensing electrode arranged in the fingerprint recognition area, the second sensing electrode configured for sensing a touch and recognizing a fingerprint; and a pad portion provided with a plurality of pads which are electrically connected to respective sensing electrodes, wherein the at least one second sensing electrode includes: a plurality of sub electrodes extending in a direction inclined with respect to an edge portion of the active area; and a plurality of fingerprint recognition lines connecting the sub electrodes to the pad portion, and the fingerprint recognition lines arranged in a same fingerprint recognition area extend in a same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon Sung Ahn, Hyoung Wook Jang, Hyun Jae Na, Mu Gyeom Kim
  • Patent number: 10705265
    Abstract: An image sensing device includes a substrate, a light sensing circuit disposed on the substrate, an optical film. The optical film includes a transparent film having a first light transmittance value wherein the first light transmittance value includes a red light transmittance value and a blue light transmittance value, and the red light transmittance value is greater than the blue light transmittance value; and a grating structure having a second light transmittance value, wherein the first light transmittance value is greater than the second light transmittance value. The substrate is sandwiched between the light sensing circuit and the optional film, and a light source disposed on the optical film, wherein the optical film is sandwiched between the substrate and the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jui-Lin Lai
  • Patent number: 10698994
    Abstract: A device package includes a sensor die, one or more additional dies adjacent the sensor die, and a molding compound encircling the sensor die and the one or more additional dies. The device package further includes redistribution layers over the sensor die, the one or more additional dies, and the molding compound. The redistribution layers include first conductive features in a first dielectric layer. The first conductive features electrically connect the sensor die to the one or more additional dies. The redistribution layers further include an array of electrodes in a second dielectric layer over the first dielectric layer and electrically connected to the sensor die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Chih Huang, Chih-Hsuan Tai, Yu-Jen Cheng, Chih-Hua Chen, Yu-Feng Chen, Hao-Yi Tsai, Chung-Shi Liu, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 10700111
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical sensor including a substrate, a redistribution chip structure disposed on the substrate, a sensor chip disposed on the redistribution chip structure, a light-permeable sheet arranged above the sensor chip, metal wires electrically connecting the substrate and the sensor chip, and a package body disposed on the substrate. The redistribution chip structure includes an insulating body, a first electronic chip embedded in the insulating body, and a redistribution layer (RDL) connected to bottoms of the insulating body and the first electronic chip. The RDL is fixed onto the substrate in a flip-chip manner. A projected region defined by orthogonally projecting a sensing area of the sensor chip onto the redistribution chip structure is located inside outer edges of the redistribution chip structure. The redistribution chip structure, the sensor chip, a part of the light-permeable sheet, and the metal wires are embedded in the package body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KINGPAK TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Li-Chun Hung, Chien-Chen Lee, Hsiu-Wen Tu
  • Patent number: 10698514
    Abstract: A sensor assembly and a terminal having the sensor assembly are provided. The sensor assembly includes a fingerprint module and a proximity sensor. The fingerprint module includes a fingerprint panel and a fingerprint sensor located below the fingerprint panel. The proximity sensor is located below the fingerprint panel and includes a light emitter and a light receiver. Light emitted by the light emitter exits through the fingerprint panel, and is then reflected by an external object to form reflected light which is in turn received by the light receiver through the fingerprint panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10699098
    Abstract: A fingerprint recognition device includes a light source, a light conversion layer, a light detector, and a light filter. The light source is configured to emit a first light having a first wavelength. The light conversion layer is configured to convert the first light to a second light having a second wavelength different from the first wavelength. The light detector is configured to detect the second light reflected by a fingerprint. The light filter is disposed between the light conversion layer and the light detector, and configured to substantially filter out the first light and substantially pass the second light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ping-Chen Chen, Cheng-Hsuan Lin, Yu-Ling Hsu, Ding-Zheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10699099
    Abstract: An optical module includes a housing with a lighting mechanism, an aperture formed therein, and a window that frames a transparent surface adapted to contact a skin surface of a person, for example, a fingertip. The lighting mechanism provides light to illuminate the skin surface placed upon the transparent surface. A prism has a first side facing the lighting mechanism, a second side at the window, and a third side through which a dactylographic image exits the prism. One or more light reflecting surfaces are disposed within the housing to reflect the dactylographic image towards the housing aperture. The optical module is coupled to a mobile device having a camera, with the aperture of the housing aligning with a lens of the camera. The camera acquires the dactylographic image, and the mobile device adjusts this dactylographic image to produce a dactylographic image suitable for biometric matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Robert Mungovan, Limin Ma, David Benini
  • Patent number: 10691913
    Abstract: A display panel and a display apparatus are provided. The display panel comprises an array substrate, a plurality of light emitting units disposed on the array substrate, each having a plurality of sub-light emitting units, and a plurality of fingerprint recognition units, configured to recognize fingerprints based on light reflected by a touch object to the fingerprint recognition units. Each fingerprint recognition unit is configured in coordination with at least one sub-light emitting unit. An orthogonal projection of each fingerprint recognition unit on the array substrate and an orthogonal projection of a corresponding sub-light emitting structure on the array substrate overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huiping Chai, Yang Zeng, Kang Yang, Hong Ding, Lihua Wang, Lingxiao Du, Liang Xie, Qing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10691912
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a biometric sensing device that includes a sensing device and an integrated optical system for authentication. For instance, the sensing device can be an ultrasonic sensing device that can generate an image of a fingerprint and the optical system can transmit light to a finger through the ultrasonic scanning device. In some instances, the acoustic biometric sensing device can generate a liveness parameter associated with a finger based on a reflection of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Orchid Sound Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Butrus T. Khuri-Yakub, Morten Fischer Rasmussen, Gerard Touma, John N. Irwin, III
  • Patent number: 10692201
    Abstract: A fingerprint capture system, a fingerprint capture device, an image processing apparatus, a fingerprint capture method, and a storage medium that can acquire a high quality fingerprint image are provided. A disclosed example includes: a capture unit that captures a fingerprint; an image processing unit that processes a transferred fingerprint image captured by the capture unit; a display unit on which the fingerprint image transferred to the image processing unit is displayed; a recording unit where the fingerprint image transferred to the image processing unit is recorded by the image processing unit; and an instruction unit that inputs, in the image processing unit, a record instruction that instructs the image processing unit to record the fingerprint image in the recording unit. The image processing unit records, in the recording unit, the fingerprint image displayed on the display unit at the time the record instruction is input by the instruction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruyuki Higuchi, Yoshinori Koda
  • Patent number: 10691915
    Abstract: A compact device for capturing an imprint of a body part working by total reflection with dark background. The device includes a plurality of optically coupled elements including: a first transparent plate including a top face on which the body part bearing the imprint to be imaged can rest; a light source; a screen opaque to light situated below the first transparent plate including a network of holes; a second transparent plate situated below the opaque screen; and a sensor capable of generating an imprint image situated below the second transparent plate; each transparent plate having a refractive index greater than a refractive index of air, and the light source being able to be positioned at the level of the screen to directly illuminate the top face or below the screen to illuminate the top face through the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE, COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Joël-Yann Fourre, Jean-François Mainguet
  • Patent number: 10685270
    Abstract: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip device includes a carrier, and an RFID chip and a reading process inhibitor disposed on the carrier. The RFID chip is charged by a reader and transmits, when activated, an RFID signal to the reader. The reading process inhibitor includes a touch point arranged on a surface of the carrier. Charged by the reader, the reading process inhibitor is activated not later than activation of the RFID chip so as to emit an RFID disturbing signal for interfering with the RFID signal. The reading process inhibitor stops emitting the RFID disturbing signal when an electric field established thereby at the touch point is varied due to operation performed upon the touch point by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Chi-Chao Chang
    Inventor: Chi-Chao Chang
  • Patent number: 10685208
    Abstract: A controlling method includes acquiring induction information of an operation body at a fingerprint collection region, determining, based on the induction information, a target collection region for collecting fingerprint corresponding to the operation body, and enabling sensors corresponding to the target collection region. The target collection region is a sub-region of the fingerprint collection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Shi
  • Patent number: 10679028
    Abstract: A method of operating a terminal is provided. The method includes obtaining first partial fingerprint information, obtaining second partial fingerprint information, generating combination fingerprint information based on the first partial fingerprint information and the second partial fingerprint information, transmitting the combination fingerprint information to a server, and receiving an authentication result of the combination fingerprint information from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kangjin Yoon, Sujung Kang, Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Hyewon Lee
  • Patent number: 10679034
    Abstract: An input device includes sensing pixels, each sensing pixel including a photodiode, and a gate driver circuit controlling operation of the sensing pixels. The gate driver circuit includes a set of cascaded gate driver units. Each of the cascaded gate driver units is associated with a subset of the sensing pixels, controlling an operation of the subset of the sensing pixels. The set of cascaded gate driver units output, during a reset phase of the input device, a global reset gate control signal to the sensing pixels in response to a clock signal. Each of the cascaded gate driver units sequentially output, during an operating phase of the input device, an operating gate control signal to the associated subset of the sensing pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Guozhong Shen, Yongqian Tang, Ozan Erdogan
  • Patent number: 10672334
    Abstract: In an organic light-emitting display panel, a display area and a peripheral area surrounding the display area are provided on the base substrate, and the display area includes a display sub-area and a fingerprint recognition sub-area. A plurality of pixel driving circuits and a plurality of organic light-emitting components are arranged in the display area, and the organic light-emitting components are electrically connected to the pixel driving circuits in one-to-one correspondence. The first emission driving circuit is arranged in the peripheral area and electrically connected to pixel driving circuits arranged in the display sub-area. The second emission driving circuit is arranged in the peripheral area and electrically connected to pixel driving circuits arranged in the fingerprint recognition sub-area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yue Li, Renyuan Zhu, Dongxu Xiang, Yana Gao, Xingyao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10664681
    Abstract: A fingerprint module may include a fingerprint identifying assembly, a decoration component, a circuit board assembly and a conductive component. A front side of the decoration component may define an embedded groove, the fingerprint identifying assembly may be embedded in the embedded groove, an end of the circuit board assembly may extend into the embedded groove and be attached to a rear end surface of the fingerprint identifying assembly, a ground terminal may be disposed on the circuit board assembly, the conductive component may be sandwiched between the end of the circuit board assembly and a bottom wall in the embedded groove of the decoration component to electrically connect the decoration component to the ground terminal through the circuit board assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Weibin Yu, Maozhao Huang, Mao Yang
  • Patent number: 10659707
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging apparatus and an imaging method, a camera module, and an electronic apparatus that are capable of detecting a failure in an imaging device having a structure in which a plurality of substrates are stacked. The timing at which a row drive unit provided in a second substrate outputs a control signal for controlling accumulation and reading of pixel signals in a pixel array provided in a first substrate is compared with the timing at which the control signal output from the row drive unit is detected after passing through the pixel array. Depending on whether or not the timings coincides with each other, a failure is detected. The present disclosure can be applied to an imaging apparatus mounted on a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Oka, Atsushi Suzuki, Naoki Kawazu
  • Patent number: 10656340
    Abstract: Disclosed is a terminal having a fingerprint identification function, including: a body having a camera (1) and a processing unit, the camera (1) being electrically connected to the processing unit; an optical lens assembly, used to change a focal length of the camera (1), located above the camera (1), and mounted on the body; a light-guiding fingerprint capture platform, located above the optical lens assembly, and used cooperatively with the optical lens assembly; and a light source (2), located between the camera (1) and the fingerprint capture platform and aside the camera (1), a light emitting end of the light source (2) facing the fingerprint capture platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yang Gao
  • Patent number: 10647424
    Abstract: Hybrid unmanned vehicles are disclosed. An example vehicle includes a housing and a rollerball rotatably coupled to the housing and a propulsion system supported by the housing. The propulsion system is to generate lift to enable the vehicle to navigate in a first mode of operation. The vehicle includes a rollerball rotatably coupled to the housing. The rollerball to enable the housing to navigate in a second mode of operation different than the first mode of operation. The propulsion system is to generate a drive force to enable the vehicle to navigate in the second mode of operation via the rollerball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David Gómez Gutiérrez, Leobardo Emmanuel Campos Macías, Rodrigo Aldana López, Rafael De La Guardia González, José Ignacio Parra Vilchis
  • Patent number: 10650219
    Abstract: According to various example embodiments, an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a housing having a first surface facing a first direction and a second surface facing a second, opposing direction. A first area of the first surface includes a plurality of selectable input keys. A second area of the first surface excludes the plurality of keys. A sensor module, such as a fingerprint sensor, is installed to the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwanmyung Noh, Young-Gwon Koo, Taewan Kim, Min-Chul Sung, Seungwoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10643056
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a fingerprint recognition method and related products. The method may include: acquiring by the mobile terminal a first fingerprint image in a first fingerprint recognition mode; matching the first fingerprint image and a first enrolled fingerprint template; acquiring a second fingerprint image in a second fingerprint recognition mode, in response to detecting a number of consecutive occurrences of failure matching event; verifying whether the second fingerprint image is a valid fingerprint image; and determining that fingerprint is verified when the second fingerprint image is the valid fingerprint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GUANDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10643087
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to biometric analysis systems generally including one or more illumination sources, a camera, and an analysis module. The illumination sources are configured to illuminate at least a portion of a face of a subject. The camera is configured to capture one or more images of the subject during illumination of the face of the subject. The analysis module is configured to analyze the one or more images captured by the camera to determine an indication of liveliness of the subject and prevent spoofing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Princeton Identity, Inc.
    Inventors: John Timothy Green, David Alan Ackerman