Extracting Minutia Such As Ridge Endings And Bifurcations Patents (Class 382/125)
  • Patent number: 11455817
    Abstract: A method for detecting a finger at a fingerprint sensor includes detecting a presence of an object at a fingerprint sensor and, in response to detecting the presence of the object, acquiring image data for the object based on signals from the fingerprint sensor. The method further includes, for each subset of one or more subsets of the image data, calculating a magnitude value for a spatial frequency of the subset, and identifying the object as a finger based on comparing the magnitude value to a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Andriy Ryshtun, Oleksandr Rohozin, Viktor Kremin, Oleg Kapshii
  • Patent number: 11443544
    Abstract: An electronic device including: a transparent panel section in which a plurality of transparent light-emitting elements is disposed; and an imaging section that is disposed under a partial region of the transparent panel section, and images, via the transparent panel section, an object which is in contact with or in proximity to the partial region of the transparent panel section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoko Kobayashi, Yasunori Kamada, Hiroyuki Shigei, Toru Amano, Futoshi Takeuchi, Toshio Enokido, Yusuke Sato
  • Patent number: 11436774
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for efficiently mapping a pattern, such as a fingerprint, from a set of multiple impressions of portions of that pattern. The system may evaluate images of patterns taken from a series of multiple impressions and map the pattern from the image portions while providing the operator with realtime feedback of a status of the set of images. As each new image portion is evaluated, a display graphic or other indicator provides feedback when a new image portion is added to the reconstructed image, or when a new image portion is not added (such as it representing a duplicate). Other status indications may be provided, and when the indication is visual, a degraded resolution of the pattern map may be provided on the display graphic to improve security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: IDEX Biometrics ASA
    Inventor: Roger A. Bauchspies
  • Patent number: 11430255
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for rapid noise-robust friction ridge impression minutiae extraction from digital signal using fully convolutional feed-forward neural network. The proposed neural network based system outperforms classical approaches and other neural network based systems for minutiae extraction in both speed and accuracy. The minutiae extracted using the system can be used at least for tasks such as biometric identity verification, identification or dactyloscopic analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: UAB Neurotechnology
    Inventor: Arturas Nakvosas
  • Patent number: 11393257
    Abstract: An information processor including a sensor unit that recognizes an operating tool that comes into contact with a display unit, and a control unit that shows a guidance display for guiding an operation of the operating tool on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: QiHong Wang, Masatomo Kurata, Hiroyuki Shigei, Sota Matsuzawa, Naoko Kobayashi, Makoto Sato
  • Patent number: 11393246
    Abstract: A method for acquiring a fingerprint image through a fingerprint image acquisition apparatus is provided. The method includes recognizing a finger of an user through a sensor included in the apparatus to generate an initial input fingerprint image when the finger contacts with a biometric recognition area of the display unit, acquiring a converted fingerprint image by converting the initial input fingerprint image in a pre-determined manner to reveal a characteristic of a pattern, included within the initial input fingerprint image, corresponding to a pattern signal reflected from at least a part of the display unit. The method further includes selecting a pattern removal fingerprint image, if a learned pattern image is stored in a memory, from the learned pattern image based on similarity. The similarity is calculated between the converted fingerprint image and a converted reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Suprema Inc.
    Inventors: Daehong Lee, Hochul Shin, Bong Seop Song
  • Patent number: 11380127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of segmenting an input image representing at least one biometric trait, by means of a convolutional neural network, CNN, the method being characterized in that it comprises the implementation, by data processing means (21) of a client (2), of steps of (b) generating, by means of a first subnetwork of said CNN, referred to as a specialization block, a confidence mask associated with a ridge orientation map of the at least one biometric trait represented by said input image, referred to as a RFM mask; said RFM mask being applied to at least the input image so as to obtain a focused input image; (c) segmenting, by means of a second subnetwork of said CNN, referred to as a segmentation block, the focused input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
    Inventors: Anthony Cazasnoves, Emilie Niaf, Laurent Kazdaghli
  • Patent number: 11348363
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fingerprint scanning method and a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes a first fingerprint scanning module and a second fingerprint scanning module. The method includes: monitoring an operation performed on a scanning area of the first fingerprint scanning module; when an operation instructing to enter a preset fingerprint application scenario is monitored, transmitting a wake-up instruction to the second fingerprint scanning module. The wake-up instruction is configured to instruct the second fingerprint scanning module to enter an operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xianping Zhu
  • Patent number: 11348364
    Abstract: Biometrics fingerprint matching has been done with a heavily hand-tuned and designed process of classical computer vision techniques for several decades. This approach has led to accurate solutions for solving crimes today and, as such, little effort has been devoted to using deep learning in this domain. Exemplary embodiments disclosed herein leverage synthetic data generators to train a neural fingerprint enhancer to improve matching accuracy on real fingerprint images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON INC.
    Inventor: Edward Raff
  • Patent number: 11341797
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods, devices, and systems for controlling access to a controlled area. The method may comprise receiving a credential identifier in an access controller associated with an entrance to the enclosed area, and then authenticating the credential identifier. The method may then comprise sending an unlock signal through a solid state relay within the access controller to power a lock associated with but external to the access controller to unlock a door at the entrance to the enclosed area when the credential identifier has been successfully authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Isonas, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Radicella, Roger Matsumoto, Matthew J. Morrison, Richard Burkley, Kriston Chapman, Shirl Jones
  • Patent number: 11301775
    Abstract: A data annotation apparatus for machine learning is provided, which includes a stimulus generation portion, a biometrics reading portion, and a data integration portion. The stimulus generation portion is configured to generate, and present to an agent, at least one stimulus based on a first data from a first machine learning dataset. The biometrics reading portion is configured to measure at least one response of the agent to the at least one stimulus, and to generate biometrics data based on the at least one response. The data integration portion is configured to integrate the biometrics data, data of the at least one stimulus, and data of the first machine learning dataset to thereby obtain a second machine learning dataset. The data annotation apparatus can result in an improved data labeling and an enhanced machine learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CloudMinds Robotics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiang Li, Silvio Savarese, Charles Robert Jankowski, Jr., William Xiao-Qing Huang, Zhe Zhang, Xiaoli Fern
  • Patent number: 11301666
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a light collimating structure. The light collimating structure may include a plurality of stacked base substrates in a first direction and a pinhole film between two adjacent base substrates. The pinhole film comprises a plurality of light-passing openings in a second direction configured to allow light within a half-light receiving angle to pass through the light-passing openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoquan Hai, Haisheng Wang, Yingming Liu
  • Patent number: 11283601
    Abstract: An update management method is used in an onboard network system having a plurality of electronic control units (ECUs) that performs communication via a network and connects to an external tool. The method includes a master ECU storing a shared key and an expiration date of the shared key. When the master ECU receives an update message, verifying update authority information indicating authority of the external tool, and determining whether or not a transmission of the update message is within a range of an authority of the external tool. The method also includes acquiring external point-in-time information, determining whether or not the external point-in-time information is before the expiration date, and transmitting an alert message prompting an update of the shared key. The ECUs are prioritized according to a designated level of authority, including chassis-related functions, body-related functions, safety/comfort functions, and telematics/infotainment functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Haga, Hideki Matsushima, Manabu Maeda, Yuji Unagami, Jun Anzai
  • Patent number: 11263432
    Abstract: Technologies are presented herein in support of a system and method for performing fingerprint recognition. Embodiments of the present invention concern a system and method for capturing a user's biometric features and generating an identifier characterizing the user's biometric features using a mobile device such as a smartphone. The biometric identifier is generated using imagery captured of a plurality of fingers of a user for the purposes of authenticating/identifying the user according to the captured biometrics and determining the user's liveness. The present disclosure also describes additional techniques for preventing erroneous authentication caused by spoofing. In some examples, the anti-spoofing techniques may include capturing one or more images of a user's fingers and analyzing the captured images for indications of liveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: VERIDIUM IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Asem Othman, Richard Tyson, Aryana Tavanai, Yiqun Xue, Andrew Simpson
  • Patent number: 11250239
    Abstract: A ridge flow based fingerprint image quality determination can be achieved independent of image resolution, can be processed in real-time and includes segmentation, such as fingertip segmentation, therefore providing image quality assessment for individual fingertips within a four finger flat, dual thumb, or whole hand image. A fingerprint quality module receives from one or more scan devices ridge-flow—containing imagery which can then be assessed for one or more of quality, handedness, historical information analysis and the assignment of bounding boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Maurer, L. Scott Hills
  • Patent number: 11238266
    Abstract: A minutia features generation apparatus comprises: an input part to input an image formed as a curved stripe pattern by a ridge line(s); a generation part to generate a skeleton image formed by extracting a skeleton(s) from the image; an extraction part to extract a plurality of minutiae from the skeleton image; and a calculation part configured to calculate a relation minutia feature(s) representing relationship between a first minutia and a second minutia among the plurality of minutiae, wherein the calculation part calculates as one of the relation minutia features defined by a crossing count of the skeleton(s) and a straight line connecting from the second minutia to a nearest neighbor point which is a point on a trace line traced by tracing starting from the first minutia, which point is located at a shortest line distance from the second minutia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Hara
  • Patent number: 11238267
    Abstract: A list of possible mated minutiae in a reference fingerprint and a search fingerprint is identified. The list of possible mated minutiae is divided into different groups of mated minutiae using pose grouping based on rigid transformation parameters. For each group, the possible mated minutiae are filtered to get a set of consistent mated minutiae pairs having similar rigid transformation. The topological consistency between groups is determined. If any two groups are topologically consistent to each other, they are merged to form a (virtual) larger group. A non-linear transformation parameters are estimated from the mated minutiae in the merged group. The overall similarity of mated and non-mated minutiae in the overlapping area is determined after non-linear alignment of the two fingerprints, and the maximum similarity is output as the final similarity score between two fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY USA LLC
    Inventors: Peter Zhen-Ping Lo, Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 11210489
    Abstract: A method for fingerprint recognition is provided. An electronic device includes a touch screen. The touch screen has a fingerprint recognition area. The fingerprint recognition area is capable of being pressed by at least two fingers. The method includes the following. Touched areas in the fingerprint recognition area are selected as target touch areas upon detecting a touch operation on the touch screen. One target touch area corresponds to one finger which applies pressure to the touch screen. A fingerprint image in each target touch area is acquired to obtain at least one fingerprint image. Determine whether each of the at least one fingerprint image is matched with a corresponding fingerprint image template of a preset fingerprint image template set. A preset operation corresponding to the touch operation is triggered, upon determining that each of the at least one fingerprint image is matched with a corresponding fingerprint image template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Shilin Yuan
  • Patent number: 11204990
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for device security, wherein a fingerprint image is acquired on a touchscreen, and an authentication process is performed based on the first fingerprint image. Thereafter, a second fingerprint image is acquired and a difference between a characteristic of the first and second fingerprint images is determined, and based upon whether this difference is greater than a threshold, a second authentication process is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Meir Agassy, Noam Dagan, Gal Rotem
  • Patent number: 11170197
    Abstract: Provided is a biometric recognition apparatus and a fingerprint feature extraction method that can automatically optimize parameters used for extracting a feature template from a biometric image. The biometric recognition apparatus includes: a teacher data generation unit that generates a genuine pair and an imposter pair of a first biometric image and a second biometric image; a learning data generation unit that uses a plurality of different temporary parameters to extract feature templates from the first biometric image and the second biometric image; and an optimum solution determination unit that calculates a score separation degree on the temporary parameter basis based on a first score representing a similarity degree of a pair of the feature templates extracted from the genuine pair and a second score representing a similarity degree of a pair of the feature templates extracted from the imposter pair and determines the temporary parameter based on a level of the score separation degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya Shimahara
  • Patent number: 11170515
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a texture recognition method and apparatus thereof. The texture recognition method includes: acquiring a side texture image of a selected joint of an creature to be recognized; extracting side texture features in the side texture image; and recognizing a side texture of the selected joint based on the extracted side texture features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hefei BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Song, Honggang Gu, Miao Yuan
  • Patent number: 11171951
    Abstract: There is provided systems and methods for device interface output based on biometric input orientation and captured proximate data. A user may utilize a device to enter a fingerprint input to perform various device or application functionalities. The user may vary the orientation of the fingerprint to limit user interface data output, change the data that is output, or lock the interface from data output. Fake data may be output in specific instances, such as high risk of data misappropriation. The device may detect the orientation based on changes in the orientation of the grooves and ridges of a fingerprint with respect to an axis of the device, and may also detect additional data to determine what interface output is required. The additional data may include pressure of the fingerprint input and/or voice data. A second device may also provide user biometrics as the additional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Jigar Rajnikant Gosalia
  • Patent number: 11157781
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a reliability score indicative of a level of fidelity between high dimensional (HD) data and corresponding dimension-reduced (LD) data are provided. The system comprises a processor, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium having stored thereon program instructions executable by the processor. The processor is configured to perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
    Inventors: Weiguang Ding, Yik Chau Lui
  • Patent number: 11138408
    Abstract: A method of verifying a fingerprint includes selecting a feature point from among feature points of a fingerprint image, the selected feature point matching a registered feature point; determining a partial region of the fingerprint corresponding to the feature point in the fingerprint image; obtaining feature information of the partial region of the fingerprint in the fingerprint image; and verifying the fingerprint based on the feature information of the partial region in the fingerprint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Younkyu Lee
  • Patent number: 11126815
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a fingerprint sensor and a fingerprint sensing method thereof. The fingerprint sensor includes an optical sensing array, an analog front end circuit and an image processing circuit. The optical sensing array is configured for sequentially outputting a plurality of analog fingerprint images corresponding to a finger. The analog front end circuit is coupled to the optical sensing array. The analog front end circuit is configured for sequentially receiving and converting the plurality of analog fingerprint images into a plurality of first digital fingerprint images. The image processing circuit is coupled to the analog front end circuit. The image processing circuit is configured for sequentially superimposing the plurality of first digital fingerprint images to generate an enhanced fingerprint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Egis Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Fu Chen, Chih-Hsien Weng, Chih-Ming Yuan
  • Patent number: 11087114
    Abstract: Systems and methods acquire and/or generate multiple different images of the same biometric identity, identify specific instances of biometric features in each of the different images, and merge the identified specific instances of biometric features into a data record that provides a digital representation of the biometric identity. Examples of biometric identities include fingerprints, handprints, palm prints, and thumbprints. In one embodiment, a counter is associated with each specific instance of a biometric feature found in the multiple images. Specific instances of biometric features found most frequently have high counts and are indicative of true identifications; those with low counts are indicative of false identifications. A threshold distinguishes between true and false identifications. Those specific instances with counts below the threshold are excluded when the digital representation of the biometric identity is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Pranab Mohanty, Limin Ma
  • Patent number: 11080503
    Abstract: A method for identifying a fingerprint being applied to a terminal is provided. The method may include: obtaining contact region parameters related to a contact region on the terminal; determining a contact pattern according to the contact region parameters; collecting and/or identifying fingerprint information within the contact pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiankun Hu
  • Patent number: 11062120
    Abstract: Methods and systems for high-speed filtering of candidate fingerprint images in a gallery using a non-reference-point based matching involving histograms of tokens representing minutia data. The method or system may involve detecting minutia patterns in a probe image, defining tokens that represent the minutia patterns detected in the probe image, measuring a degree of similarity between the probe image and each gallery image by comparing a probability of occurrence of a set of the tokens defined for the probe image with a probability of occurrence of the same set of tokens in that gallery image, and identifying as a candidate for a match to the probe image each gallery image for which the measured degree of similarity satisfies a criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Taras P. Riopka, Siddharth K. Madan
  • Patent number: 11055511
    Abstract: A biological pattern information processing device includes: a biological pattern information acquisition unit that acquires biological pattern information indicating a biological pattern; and a singular region detection unit that detects a singular region including damage, from the biological pattern indicated by the acquired biological pattern information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kan Satou, Yoshinori Suzuki, Masanori Mizoguchi, Masanori Hara
  • Patent number: 11030721
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for initiating transfer of image data corresponding to at least one predetermined level of an image pyramid comprising higher resolution to a graphic processing unit (GPU) of the computing device, calculating, by the central processing unit (CPU) of the computing device, optical flow of at least one predetermined coarse level of the image pyramid, transferring, by the CPU of the computing device, the calculated optical flow of the at least one predetermined coarse level of the image pyramid to the GPU, calculating, by the GPU of the computing device, the optical flow of the at least one predetermined level of the image pyramid comprising higher resolution, and outputting, by the GPU of the computing device, the optical flow of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Shah Tanmay Anilkumar, Samuel Edward Hare, Guohui Wang
  • Patent number: 11017198
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method to segment slap images and to generate accurately labelled individual fingerprints, said method comprising the following steps: reception of inputs images from a contactless fingerprint reader under controlled lighting conditions; computation of a variance in the received images to estimate a slap area as a foreground slap mask in the input images; identification of individual fingers by finding boundary of each finger; verification of a number of fingers and of geometric constraints; calculation of pose and orientation based on shape and geometry information; identification of effective fingertip area on each detected finger according the pose, orientation, as well as geometric information; output of individual fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GEMALTO COGENT INC
    Inventors: Yi Ding, Anne Jinsong Wang, Songtao Lester Li
  • Patent number: 10997394
    Abstract: A terminal display scanning method for optical fingerprint recognition is provided, the method includes: if a start operation on a terminal screen is detected, obtaining a first vector set, where the first vector set includes A data vectors that are mutually orthogonal or mutually quasi-orthogonal, each of the data vectors includes a plurality of data elements, and A is an integer greater than 1; sequentially using the data elements in each of the data vectors to control light emitting of minimum pixel units in a fingerprint recognition area until controlling light emitting of all the minimum pixel units in the fingerprint recognition area is completed, to obtain a second vector set corresponding to the fingerprint recognition area, where the second vector set carries fingerprint information; and demodulating the second vector set by using the first vector set to obtain all fingerprint information in the fingerprint recognition area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huajun Cao, Liang Yuan, Hongrui Jiang
  • Patent number: 10997391
    Abstract: A method of processing a papillary print includes a step to detect a singular zone on the image, the singular zone being characterised by a position, and an orientation representative of a value of the gradient of the intensity of the image; a step to extract control patches, each control patch having one of the singular zones detected in step a); a step to project control patches in a reference base, so as to determine the projection coordinates of each control patch on the reference base, projection of a control patch on the reference base forming a projected patch; and a step to calculate a difference in projection of control patches relative to the projected patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Regis Perrier, Mathilde Bourjot
  • Patent number: 10990796
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor: generates a sharpened image of a fingerprint image by emphasizing edges of a fingerprint pattern included in the fingerprint image; calculates an edge density of the sharpened image based on a local change of luminance; and decides based on the edge density whether each of pixels of the sharpened image is in a fingerprint region or a background region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomoaki Matsunami
  • Patent number: 10992664
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification system comprising a smart device, a fingerprint scanner, a processor coupled to a transceiver and to the fingerprint scanner, and a digital storage element coupled to the processor. The digital storage element stores logic that causes the processor to: activate the fingerprint scanner to scan a user's finger, identify a feature and multiple minutia of the user's fingerprint, and generate a digital fingerprint string(s) indicative of a position of each minutia relative to the feature. The processor is then caused to combine the digital fingerprint string(s) with a first cryptographic salt to generate a first hash. The first hash is compared to a first hash signature to determine if the first hash represents an authentic fingerprint. If authentic, the processor combines the digital fingerprint string(s) with a second cryptographic salt to generate a second hash. This second hash is transmitted to one or more servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Tokenize, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Schultz, David R. Nilosek, John Dvorak
  • Patent number: 10984085
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of registering image data in the context of a biometric security system includes receiving an indication of image data, detecting a first point set and a second point set, based on the image data, and generating a metric of closeness between the first point set and the second point set. In addition, the computer-implemented method includes applying the metric of closeness to a transformation model to obtain a transformation parameter and transforming the first point set with respect to the second point set, based on the transformation parameter. Further, the computer-implemented method includes determining whether transformation of the first point set with respect to the second point set indicates convergence and, if so, generating an output indicative of an aligned point set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BIO-KEY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Ameer Pasha Hosseinbor, Renat Zufarovych Zhdanov, Alexander Ouchveridze
  • Patent number: 10963715
    Abstract: A device for biometric recognition, a method for biometric recognition and a method for registering a biometric template are disclosed herein. The device for biometric recognition, comprises: a sensor configured to sense biometric information of a biometric feature; a microprocessor configured to obtain the biometric information from the sensor and perform image preprocessing and feature extraction on the obtained biometric information, in order to obtain biometric data; and a security chip configured to store a biometric template, compare the obtained biometric data with the stored biometric template, in order to determine a biometric recognition result. Compared to conventional and logical isolating solutions, the embodiments of the present disclosure improves the security of biometric recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: CHIPONE TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD, CHIPONE SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kun Li, Dong Xu, Lei Fan, Jinfang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10929639
    Abstract: An encoding method and system for a fingerprint of thing according to the present application is disclosed. Based on images of human fingerprints, at least one characteristic of fingerprint is provided on at least friction ridge lines so as to enable the encodement in the form of numbers and/or alphabets, and thereby a fingerprint image including the specific information are formed and can be used for labelling products with codes. The fingerprint image includes the specific information of a thing, and when attached onto said thing, is also unique similar to a fingerprint of an individual. Such fingerprint image for representing the specific identification information of a thing using minutia of finger can be referred to as fingerprint of thing (FOT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FOT Tech (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jiwen Lu
  • Patent number: 10915724
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a user's finger or other elements may be provided. In some embodiments, the system may include a memory, a sensor area, and a processor. The sensor area may include a set of receiving electrodes which may be partitioned among a plurality of electrode groups. The system may be configured to process signals received by the electrode groups by modulating the signals received from each electrode of the respective electrode group according to a modulation pattern, and demodulating the signals, or values derived therefrom, received from each electrode of the respective electrode group according to a demodulation pattern. The electrode groups may be at least partially interleaved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: IDEX BIOMETRICS ASA
    Inventors: Jeffrey A Small, David Joseph Geoffroy, Alma Delic-Ibukic
  • Patent number: 10885293
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensing system. The fingerprint sensing system includes: at least one sensor; at least one display device; at least one application processor; and at least one secure enclave processor. The application processor(s) receives fingerprint data from the sensor(s) and provides the fingerprint data to the secure enclave processor(s). The secure enclave processor(s) decodes the fingerprint data and provides a signal indicative of at least one matched node. The application processor(s), responsive to receipt of the signal indicative of the matched node(s), presents at least a portion of a synthetic fingerprint image via at least one display device corresponding to the matched node(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Byron B. Han, Craig A. Marciniak
  • Patent number: 10885401
    Abstract: In one respect, there is provided a system for training a neural network adapted for classifying one or more scripts. The system may include at least one processor and at least one memory. The memory may include program code that provides operations when executed by the at least one memory. The operations may include: extracting, from an icon associated with a file, one or more features; assigning, based at least on the one or more features, the icon to one of a plurality of clusters; and generating, based at least on the cluster to which the icon is assigned, a classification for the file associated with the icon. Related methods and articles of manufacture, including computer program products, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Cylance Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Wolff, Pedro Silva do Nascimento Neto, Xuan Zhao, John Brock, Jian Luan
  • Patent number: 10867160
    Abstract: A dermal image information processing device includes a memory; and a hardware component that reads data from the memory and performs: acquiring dermal image information indicating ridge lines in a papillary layer; detecting that the papillary layer includes an abnormal pattern by performing at least one of following determinations: determination of whether there are two or more circular cores; determination of whether there are four or more semicircular cores; determination of whether two or more semicircular cores are present and one or more circular cores are also present; and determination of whether there are four or more deltas; and outputting information of the abnormal pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 10826897
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for authenticating user using biometric information. The apparatus authenticates the user by performing: generating a first feature vector from first biometric information of the user obtained by the biometric sensor and multiplying the first feature vector by a plurality of pseudo-random number (PRN) matrices, respectively; generating a query template based on an index of an element having a maximum value among elements of a result vector of the multiplication between the first feature vector and the plurality of PRN matrices; and performing authentication for the user by comparing the query template with a pre-stored reference template of a subscribed user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, YONSEI UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION (UIF)
    Inventors: Seyoung Huh, Andrew Beng Jin Teoh, Jung Yeon Hwang, Seok Hyun Kim, Soo Hyung Kim, Seung-Hyun Kim, Youngsam Kim, Jong-Hyouk Noh, Sangrae Cho, Young Seob Cho, Jin-Man Cho, Seung Hun Jin
  • Patent number: 10803289
    Abstract: A fingerprint reader includes a display screen composed of an array of energy emitting pixels covered by a transparent cover, at least one sensor coupled along an edge of the display screen, a display driver directing the array of energy emitting pixels of the display screen to illuminate in a predetermined sequence, and a microprocessor in communication with the display driver and the at least one sensor. The microprocessor knows the location of the energy emitting pixel being illuminated and the specific time at which the illumination occurs. In use, and when at least one finger is placed on the transparent cover and the display driver is activated, energy from each energy emitting pixel sequentially illuminated is reflected off the fingerprint to the at least one sensor. The energy received at the at least one sensor is at different intensity levels depending upon the ridges and valleys of the at least one fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Dean Jensen, William R. Crumly
  • Patent number: 10764054
    Abstract: A device, method, and computer readable storage medium generate a biometric public key for an individual based on both the individual's biometric data and a secret, in a manner that verifiably characterizes both while tending to prevent recovery of either by anyone other than the individual. The biometric public key may be later used to authenticate a subject purporting to be the individual, using a computing facility that need not rely on a hardware root of trust. Such biometric public keys may be distributed without compromising the individual's biometric data, and may be used to provide authentication in addition to, or in lieu of, passwords or cryptographic tokens. Various use cases are disclosed, including: enrollment, authentication, establishing and using a secure communications channel, and cryptographically signing a message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Badge Inc.
    Inventors: Charles H. Herder, III, Tina P. Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10752494
    Abstract: A semiconductor device package is provided, which includes a carrier, a first reflective element, a second reflective element, a first optical component, a second optical component and a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device. The carrier has a first surface. The first reflective element is disposed on the first surface of the carrier. The second reflective element disposed on the first surface of the carrier. The first optical component is disposed on the first reflective element. The second optical component is disposed on the second reflective element. The MEMS device is disposed on the first surface of the carrier to provide light beams to the first reflective element and the second reflective element. The light beams provided to the first reflective element are reflected to the first optical component and the light beams provided to the second reflective element are reflected to the second optical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Chi Sheng Tseng, Lu-Ming Lai, Shih-Chieh Tang, Hsin-Ying Ho, Hsun-Wei Chan
  • Patent number: 10755067
    Abstract: In a method for operating a fingerprint sensor including a plurality of ultrasonic transducers, receiving a plurality of images corresponding to different subsets of the ultrasonic transducers of the fingerprint sensor are received, wherein the plurality of images are non-adjacent. For each image of the plurality of images, it is determined whether the image of the plurality of images is indicative of a fingerprint. Provided a number of images of the plurality of images that are indicative of a fingerprint satisfies a threshold, it is determined whether the images of the plurality of images that are indicative of a fingerprint are collectively indicative of a fingerprint. Provided the plurality of images are collectively indicative of a fingerprint, it is determined that the plurality of images include a fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Etienne De Foras, Harihar Narasimha-Iyer, Daniela Hall, Jonathan Baudot, Bruno Flament
  • Patent number: 10740589
    Abstract: A skin information processing method for a skin information processing device that includes a storage portion includes include acquiring an image, and determining a base point that represents a sweat pore on a ridge of skin, from the acquired image and acquiring position information corresponding to a position of the base point on the image. The skin information processing method includes acquiring sample information indicating changes in color information around the determined base point, generating, as frequency information, information associating frequency components of the acquired sample information with the position information. The skin information processing method includes causing the storage portion to store information including the generated frequency information and the position information of the base point, as information 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: 10740902
    Abstract: One or more features of a friction ridge signature of a subject may be identified based on information representing a three-dimensional topography of friction ridges of the subject. Information representing the three-dimensional topography of the friction ridges of the subject may be received. One or more level-three features of the friction ridge signature of the subject may be identified based on the information representing the three-dimensional topography of the friction ridges of the subject. The one or more level-three features may include one or more topographical ridge peaks, topographical ridge notches, topographical ridge passes, pores, and/or other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Identification International, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard K. Fenrich, Bryan D. Dickerson
  • Patent number: 10733415
    Abstract: The invention provides a computing device for processing fingerprint template data, wherein the computing device comprises modules configured for generating transformed fingerprint template data from original fingerprint minutiae template data, in which minutiae are represented at least by Cartesian or polar coordinates and an inherent minutiae direction, the computing device being configured to generate for each minutia of the original fingerprint minutiae data corresponding mega-vicinity data. The computing device may further comprise a comparator module being configured to compare two transformed fingerprint template data that comprises, for each minutia, mega-vicinity data of a first fingerprint and a second fingerprint. The computing device may further comprise a biometrics-secret binding module for protecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cross Match Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bian Yang, Guoqiang Li