With A Guiding Mechanism For Positioning Finger Patents (Class 382/126)
  • Patent number: 10403617
    Abstract: This application provides a fingerprint recognition module having a light-emitting function and a manufacturing method therefor. The fingerprint recognition module includes a flexible printed circuit (FPC) board, a die, a light-emitting diode component, an adhesive layer, and a cover plate. The manufacturing method includes the following steps: (a) directly connecting and fixing the die and the light-emitting diode component to the FPC board, and electrically connecting the die and the light-emitting diode component to the FPC board; (b) coating the adhesive layer on an upper surface of the die; (c) covering the adhesive layer with a cover plate, to adhere the cover plate to the adhesive layer; and (d) applying low pressure injection modeling encapsulation to an encapsulation space defined between the cover plate and the FPC board, so as to form an encapsulation layer in the encapsulation space to encapsulate the die and the light-emitting diode component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Tsung-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 10282584
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for reducing fingerprint image distortion. In one embodiment, a fingerprint sensing apparatus comprises an image sensor configured to capture a fingerprint image from a reflected light of the fingerprint, and a mirror and a lens in the light path between the prism and the image sensor to direct the reflected light of the fingerprint image from the prism to the image sensor. The image sensor is configured to provide an image plane, the prism and the mirror are configured to provide a subject plane, where the subject plane is adjusted based on a light path from a prism to the image sensor, and the image plane and the subject plane are extended and are configured to form an intersection, and the lens is adjusted to provide a lens plane that meets the intersection of the image plane and the subject plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SecuGen Corporation
    Inventors: Chong Soo Kim, Sang Hoon Shin, Sang Hoon Lee, Dong Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10235557
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for a fingerprint sensing apparatus. In one embodiment, a fingerprint sensing apparatus comprises a light source configured to produce an emitted light to illuminate a fingerprint of a user, a light modifier configured to illuminate the fingerprint with a substantially uniform light intensity using the emitted light from the light source, where the light modifier includes a curved surface configured to produce a diffused and reflected light based on the emitted light from the light source, a prism configured to direct a reflected light of the fingerprint illuminated by the diffused and reflected light from the light modifier, an image sensor configured to capture a fingerprint image from the reflected light of the fingerprint, and a housing configured to hold the light source, the light modifier, the prism, and the image sensor within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SecuGen Corporation
    Inventors: Chong Soo Kim, Sang Hoon Shin, Sang Hoon Lee, Dong Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10234341
    Abstract: A finger movement-sensing assembly includes a flexible substrate, a bend-sensing circuit structure and a depression-sensing circuit structure. The flexible substrate extends in a first direction for use on a finger. The flexible substrate has an outer extension section and an inner deflection section. The outer extension section is applied to be mounted onto a back of the finger, and the inner deflection section is applied to be mounted onto a pulp of the finger. The bend-sensing circuit structure is disposed on the outer extension section to produce a bend-sensing signal. The depression-sensing circuit structure is disposed on the inner deflection section to produce a depression-sensing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Alpha Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tzu-Hsuan Huang, Wei-Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 10212833
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a first member that forms at least a part of an exterior of the electronic device and includes an opening; a second member that is disposed inside the electronic device; at least one electronic component that is disposed between the first member and the second member not to overlap with the opening of the first member; and a button device disposed inside the electronic device. The button device may include a button that is inserted into the opening of the first button and a dome switch that is disposed at a position where the dome switch is pressed by the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Il Seo, Sang-Min Kim
  • Patent number: 10192097
    Abstract: The finger print detection method includes: accessing a part of an input image to generate a checked image; setting a gray level range, wherein each of a gray level of the gray level rang is larger than a minimum gray level and smaller than a maximum gray level; obtaining a detected pixel number of the checked image corresponding to all of the gray levels within the gray level range; and, checking whether the detected pixel number is larger than a product value of a preset ratio and a total pixel number of the checked image or not to determine whether the checked image is a finger print or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Shun-Li Wang, Ching-Ho Hung
  • Patent number: 10133911
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for verifying a fingerprint in the field of computer technology. The method includes: N pressing operations successively performed by a finger of a user within an area for acquiring the fingerprint are acquired; a sequence of fingerprints to be verified is generated according to fingerprints and pressing intensities of the N pressing operations; the sequence of fingerprints to be verified is compared with a reference sequence of fingerprints; and when the sequence of fingerprints to be verified is the same as the reference sequence of fingerprints, it is determined that the fingerprint of the user is successfully verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ning Hao, Yanteng Wang, Huanhuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10126935
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes an information input device that detects a coordinate value of an input operation position touched by a user, a biometric sensor that captures a capture area of a palm of the user at a time of an input operation to the information input device, to generate biometric data, and a processor. The processor performs a process including matching the biometric data to a corresponding portion of registered biometric data registered in advance and read based on the coordinate value, to compute a similarity of the biometric data to the corresponding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Soichi Hama, Yukihiro Abiko, Satoshi Maeda, Satoshi Semba, Hajime Nada
  • Patent number: 10089953
    Abstract: An image processing circuit includes: a representative-values calculation circuit and an all-combinations comparing compression circuit. The representative-values calculation circuit is configured to generate M datasets each including a plurality of representative values by performing a pre-process on image data associated with said N pixels, M being a natural number more than one and less than N. The all-combinations comparing compression circuit is configured to calculate correlations between two datasets selected from said M datasets for all possible combinations of the two datasets, to select a compression process from a plurality of compression processes in response to the calculated correlations, and to generate said compressed imaged data by compressing said M datasets by using said selected compression process. The image processing circuit may be incorporated in a display panel driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Synaptics Japan GK
    Inventors: Hirobumi Furihata, Takashi Nose, Akio Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10074034
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with processing an image are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a method for processing one or more images may include generating a plurality of pairs of keypoint features for a pair of images. Each pair of keypoint features may include a keypoint feature from each image. Further, for each pair of keypoint features, corresponding adjoin features may be generated. Additionally, for each pair of keypoint features, whether the adjoin features are similar may be determined. Whether the pair of images have at least one similar object may also be determined, based at least in part on a result of the determination of similarity between the corresponding adjoin features. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tao Wang, Lianrui Fu, Qiang Li, Jianguo Li, Yurong Chen, Ya-ti Peng, Yimin Zhang, Anbang Yao
  • Patent number: 10013785
    Abstract: Described herein are various implementations of a process and a system for automatically performing object based geometric fitting. The process may include spatially superimposing a mask dataset comprising mask-objects on a raster image comprising image-objects, and locally superimposing individual mask-objects on individual image-objects, until a dataset is obtained wherein mask-objects are geometrically fitted to image-objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MyHEAT Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey J. Hay, Isabelle Couloigner
  • Patent number: 10013597
    Abstract: A method and a device are provided for performing a recognition process. The recognition process compares an individual fingerprint view to a fingerprint enrollment template in order to determine whether a match has been found. The determination of a match is based on individual match statistics collected between the individual fingerprint view and each view of the fingerprint enrollment template. Additionally, inter-view match statistics between each view of the fingerprint enrollment template may also be determined. The inter-view match statistics can be analyzed along with the individual match statistics to further inform the determination of a match between the individual fingerprint view and the fingerprint enrollment template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony P. Russo, Rohini Krishnapura
  • Patent number: 10002283
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus, a method, and an electronic device. The apparatus includes a display screen; a processor; a fingerprint sensor configured to acquire fingerprint data, wherein the fingerprint sensor is located in a content displaying area of the display screen; and a data transmission line configured to transmit the fingerprint data from the fingerprint sensor to the processor, wherein the data transmission line includes a first end connected to the fingerprint sensor and a second end connected to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Guosheng Li, Anyu Liu, Shanrong Liu
  • Patent number: 9996723
    Abstract: There is provided a method of storing a set of biometric data templates, which emanates from a biometric object, among a plurality of biometric data templates, wherein each biometric data template comprises biometric data from only a part of a biometric object. The method comprises aligning biometric data templates with each other in view of the biometric object of the plurality of biometric data templates which comprises partially overlapping biometric data with at least one other biometric data template; determining the set of biometric data templates to be stored; and storing the set of biometric data templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Precise Biometrics AB
    Inventors: Johannes Midgren, Petter Österlund
  • Patent number: 9959444
    Abstract: An input device for fingerprint sensing and proximity sensing includes a cover layer, where a top surface of the cover layer is configured to provide an input surface for a finger, a substrate having a cavity disposed below the cover layer, and a fingerprint sensor disposed below the cover layer and in the cavity of the substrate. A first adhesive layer is disposed between a top surface of the fingerprint sensor and a bottom surface of the cover layer in a fingerprint sensing area. A second adhesive layer is disposed between a top surface of the substrate and the bottom surface of the cover layer in a proximity sensing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Hong G. Young, Raymond Chin, Eric Jones, Kelvin Fong
  • Patent number: 9934371
    Abstract: A fingerprint recognition method and electronic device performing the same are provided. The electronic device includes a fingerprint sensor configured to perform fingerprint sensing according to a control signal of a processor, and includes the processor configured to obtain a fingerprint-unrecognizable position from a sensing area of the fingerprint sensor, to obtain, based on the fingerprint-unrecognizable position, a distance to a fingerprint from the fingerprint-unrecognizable position, and to control, based on the distance, the fingerprint sensor by adjusting a sensing operation of the fingerprint sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Ju Hong, Hyung Jin Park
  • Patent number: 9898642
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a fingerprint sensor displays a fingerprint enrollment interface and detects, on the fingerprint sensor, a plurality of finger gestures performed with a finger. The device collects fingerprint information from the plurality of finger gestures performed with the finger. After collecting the fingerprint information, the device determines whether the collected fingerprint information is sufficient to enroll a fingerprint of the finger. When the collected fingerprint information for the finger is sufficient to enroll the fingerprint of the finger, the device enrolls the fingerprint of the finger with the device. When the collected fingerprint information for the finger is not sufficient to enroll the fingerprint of the finger, the device displays a message in the fingerprint enrollment interface prompting a user to perform one or more additional finger gestures on the fingerprint sensor with the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Byron Han, Matthew E. Shepherd, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory N. Christie, Patrick L. Coffman, Craig M. Federighi, Matthew H. Gamble, Brittany D. Paine, Brendan J. Langoulant, Craig A. Marciniak, Donald W. Pitschel, Daniel O. Schimpf, Andrew R. Whalley, Christopher R. Whitney, Jonathan R. Dascola, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 9703805
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide an individual verification apparatus, comprising: a database configured to associate a face image having the brightness and the light reception direction of an image region with the personal information of an individual; a correction section configured to carry out a correction operation using a correction amount pre-stored for image data for verification having another brightness and another light reception direction; and a verification section configured to verify the individual using the face part in the image data for verification which is corrected in at least one of brightness and light reception direction and the face image in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Motoshi Ueda
  • Patent number: 9679187
    Abstract: A finger biometric sensor assembly may include a finger biometric sensor integrated circuit (IC) die having a finger sensing area and a cover layer aligned with the finger sensing area. The finger biometric sensor may also include a direct bonding interface between the finger biometric sensor and the cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Milind S. Bhagavat, Patrick E. O'Brien, Jun Zhai, Dale R. Setlak, David D. Coons, Kwan-Yu Lai
  • Patent number: 9552508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fingerprint sensor module having excellent sensing sensitivity, to a portable electronic device including same, and to a method for manufacturing same. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a fingerprint sensor module is provided which includes: a sensing unit formed on a substrate using a conductive body; a fingerprint sensor having a sensor circuit unit electrically connected to the sensing unit; a bracket accommodating the sensing unit and receiving the fingerprint sensor; and a post-processing layer positioned on a contact surface formed on the bracket so as to face the upper surface of the sensing unit. The sum of the thickness of a supporting layer between the upper surface of the sensing unit and the contact surface, and the thickness of the post-processing layer is 0.04 mm to 0.06 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Crucialtec Co., LTD
    Inventors: Jong Uk Kim, Hyun Kyu Tan, Sung Ki Lim, Seok Joon Lee, Jae Hak Lee, Doo Hwan Lee, Sung Moo Hong, Jin Young Lee
  • Patent number: 9514349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of guiding a user of a portable electronic device when operating a fingerprint sensor comprised with the portable electronic device. The invention allows for an improved enrollment process as well as for general improvements when using the fingerprint sensor. The invention also relates to a corresponding electronic device and to a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian Weber, Stefan Printz, Olis Olofsson
  • Patent number: 9516759
    Abstract: A multilayer structure comprises an insulation material, a conductive layer and a protective film. The conductive layer is disposed on the insulation material. The protective film is disposed on the surface of the conductive layer, and the surface area of the protective film is less than that of the conductive layer. A fingerprint identification device and a manufacturing method thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-Xin Yang, Din-Guo Chen
  • Patent number: 9470501
    Abstract: A contact-terminal apparatus for use in measuring an electrical property of an object includes a first contact-terminal unit made of a conductive material to come in contact with the object, a movable part having a first surface on which the first contact-terminal unit is placed, and a pressure sensor situated beneath a second surface of the movable part, wherein the pressure sensor has a pressure detecting part that is in contact with the second surface of the movable part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Kiryu, SeungSeok Beak, Kimiyo Takahashi, Mitsuru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9454690
    Abstract: A biometric scanner having a sensor and an array of conductive strands is disclosed. The sensor has at least one sensor electrode, and that sensor electrode may be a capacitance sensor, an electric field sensor, or an electroluminescent sensor. The array may have an electrical insulating material between adjacent ones of the conductive strands. The array serves to protect the sensor, and conduct through the array information about the electrical characteristics of a biometric object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John Keith Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Patent number: 9443126
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fingerprint sensor module having excellent sensing sensitivity, to a portable electronic device including same, and to a method for manufacturing same. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a fingerprint sensor module is provided which includes: a sensing unit formed on a substrate using a conductive body; a fingerprint sensor having a sensor circuit unit electrically connected to the sensing unit; a bracket accommodating the sensing unit and receiving the fingerprint sensor; and a post-processing layer positioned on a contact surface formed on the bracket so as to face the upper surface of the sensing unit. The sum of the thickness of a supporting layer between the upper surface of the sensing unit and the contact surface, and the thickness of the post-processing layer is 0.04 mm to 0.06 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Crucialtec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Uk Kim, Hyun Kyu Tan, Sung Ki Lim, Seok Joon Lee, Jae Hak Lee, Doo Hwan Lee, Sung Moo Hong, Jin Young Lee
  • Patent number: 9436864
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a finger biometric sensor to sense a user's finger adjacent thereto, and a memory for storing finger matching biometric data and a subset of finger matching biometric data. The electronic device may include a processor coupled to the finger biometric sensor to acquire finger matching biometric data from the finger biometric sensor, and perform a finger pre-matching between a subset of the acquired finger matching biometric data and the subset of stored finger matching biometric data and based upon context data to generate pre-match data. The processor may also perform a finger matching between the acquired finger biometric data and the stored finger matching biometric data based upon the pre-match data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gozzini
  • Patent number: 9349060
    Abstract: The present invention is a biometric authentication apparatus comprising, a fingertip sensor mounted on a tip placement surface of a tip placement section for placing a tip of a finger cushion said fingertip sensor detecting displacement of an arrangement position of a finger on the tip placement surface of the tip placement section, wherein the biometric authentication apparatus detects the displacement of a position of the tip of the finger cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruyuki Higuchi, Toshio Kamei
  • Patent number: 9342194
    Abstract: A biometric scanner having a sensor and an array of conductive strands is disclosed. The sensor has at least one sensor electrode, and that sensor electrode may be a capacitance sensor, an electric field sensor, or an electroluminescent sensor. The array may have an electrical insulating material between adjacent ones of the conductive strands. The array serves to protect the sensor, and conduct through the array information about the electrical characteristics of a biometric object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Patent number: 9342733
    Abstract: Methods and Apparatuses are provided for a thin high contrast optical acquisition system for fingerprint recognition. In one embodiment, a method of capturing images of a fingerprint may include emitting light from a set of light sources to generate a scattered light from the fingerprint, determining a set of sensor arrays located between an inner boundary and an outer boundary from the set of light sources based on thickness and refractive index of one or more panels between the set of light sources and the fingerprint, activating the set of sensor arrays to capture the scattered light from the fingerprint, and processing the scattered light captured by the set of sensor arrays in parallel to generate a topography of the fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SecuGen Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Won Lee, Jae Ho Kim, Jae Hyeong Kim, Winnie Ahn
  • Patent number: 9329771
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a fingerprint sensor may authenticate a user for a respective function. While a respective function of the device is in a locked state, the device displays a graphical element on the display, the graphical element indicating a first direction of finger movement that enables unlocking of the respective function. While displaying the graphical element, the device detects an input that includes movement of a finger in the first direction over the fingerprint sensor and determines whether the input meets unlock criteria based at least in part on fingerprint information of the finger detected by the fingerprint sensor during the input. In accordance with a determination that the input meets the unlock criteria, the device unlocks the respective function; and in accordance with a determination that the input does not meet the unlock criteria, the device maintains the respective function in the locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC
    Inventors: Anthony Fadell, Andrew Hodge, Stephan Schell, Ruben Caballero, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Stephen Zadesky, Emery Sanford
  • Patent number: 9323971
    Abstract: A biometric authentication apparatus of the present invention comprises: a finger-tip placing detecting means for detecting placing of a finger-tip onto a finger-tip placing section; a finger-base-part placing detecting means for detecting placing of a finger-base part onto a finger-base-part placing section; and a guidance means for conducting guidance of whether or not the finger-tip or the finger-base part has been placed, on the basis of the results of the detections conducted by the finger-tip placing detecting means and the finger-base-part placing detecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoomi Iwata, Teruyuki Higuchi, Takeo Tamura, Toshio Kamei
  • Patent number: 9285926
    Abstract: An input device comprising an optical module having a light guide plate, a light source, a scattering layer and a sensor is provided. The light guide plate has a top surface, a bottom surface, and a side. The light source emits a light to the side. The light travels within the light guide plate. The scattering layer changes a path of parts of the light on the bottom surface so that the light is projected out of the top surface to form a penetrating light. When an object approaches or touches the top surface of the light guide plate, at least a part of the penetrating light is reflected by the object to form a reflected light received by the sensor. According to the reflected light, the input device generates a position signal indicating at least one relative position of the object with respect to the top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Feng-Cheng Yang, Ching-Lin Chung, Hsin-Chia Chen, Hui-Hsuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9268991
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for comparing biometric image data to a stored enrollment template that may comprise collecting a set of biometric image data for a biometric object image from a biometric object imaging sensor; storing the biometric object image data in a memory as an enrollment template for further comparison to find a match with subsequently imaged biometric object image data; collecting a subsequent set of biometric image data for a biometric object image from the biometric object imaging sensor; updating the enrollment template; determining if a limited enrollment window remains open; and repeating the collecting of a subsequent set of biometric data step if the enrollment window remains open. Determining if the enrollment window remains open may be by determining the existence of one of a stability indicator and an instability indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony P. Russo, Larry E. Hattery, Rohini Krishnapura, Philip Yiu Kwong Chan
  • Patent number: 9218472
    Abstract: A device includes both a fingerprint sensor (112) and a piezo structure (114). The fingerprint sensor senses fingerprint data identifying a pattern of a fingerprint of a user. The fingerprint data for the user can be collected and analyzed in various manners in order to authenticate the sensed fingerprint. The piezo structure can be used in various manners, such as to collect data used to facilitate authenticating the sensed fingerprint data, to provide feedback to the user regarding when the fingerprint authentication process is complete, and/or to cause different types of vibration in order to facilitate sensing fingerprint data. Various additional feedback can also be provided to the user, using the piezo structure or other feedback mechanisms, such as feedback to notify the user to increase or decrease an amount of pressure he or she is applying to the fingerprint sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Rachid M. Alameh, Jiri Slaby, Paul R. Steuer
  • Patent number: 9208392
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing efficient pattern matching in a client-server network are described herein. A communication device acquires an object to be matched. At least one reduced set of features is extracted from the object to be matched and a determination as to whether the object to be matched matches one of a plurality of known objects in a local library stored on the communication device is generated. An indication representing a match of the object is presented if the determination indicates a local match exists in the local library. A match request including the at least one reduced set of features is transmitted for a remote matching determination when the determination indicates that no local match exists in the local library. In accordance with some aspects, a series of one or more match requests may be transmitted for a remote matching determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravinder P. Chandhok, Douglas M. Crockett, Mark Bapst
  • Patent number: 9152838
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor which includes a conductive layer which is incorporatable within a housing adaptable for use in an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Wickboldt, Richard Brian Nelson, Richard Alexander Erhart
  • Patent number: 9139145
    Abstract: A remote control unit carries control keys and possesses in its back face a battery housing with central and peripheral power supply contacts, and also with signal transmission contacts. An active support carries a portion in relief suitable for penetrating into the housing of the unit to take the place of the power supply battery. Two power supply terminals are connected to a power supply line and arranged so as to bear against the respective power supply contacts of the unit when the portion in relief is inserted and locked in the housing of the unit, with the same applying for signal transmission terminals that are arranged on the portion in relief in positions that correspond to the transmission contacts of the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: PARROT
    Inventors: Hocine Belkhoudja, Flavien Morra, Jean-Francois Vuillet
  • Patent number: 9141847
    Abstract: An apparatus for identifying a fake fingerprint, the apparatus comprising: a prism having a fingerprint contact surface with which a fingerprint comes in contacted; an internal light source configured to irradiate light from the inside of the prism; an external light source configured to irradiate light from the outside of the prism; an image sensor configured to acquire diffused light image by the internal light source and transmitted light image by the external light source; and a controller configured to compare the diffused light image and the transmitted light image acquired by the image sensor to determine whether the fingerprint is a fake fingerprint or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SUPREMA INC.
    Inventors: Ho Chul Shin, Jin Wook Yi, Yong Bae Lee, Bo Gun Park, Bong Seop Song, Jae Won Lee
  • Patent number: 9135419
    Abstract: Systems and methods for environmental adjustments using biometrics are described. A scanned biometric parameter of an individual may be received and a determination may be made as to whether the scanned biometric parameter of the individual matches a stored biometric parameter of a plurality of stored biometric parameters. Biometric parameters include retinal images, DNA, and voice samples. If a match exists, the individual may be identified based upon the stored biometric parameter. At least one adjustment to change on at least one device based upon the identified individual may be determined. The at least one device may be configured for modifying an environmental condition of the identified individual. At least one instruction to implement the determined at least one adjustment may be transmitted. The adjustment may be a physical adjustment to the device, such as the height level of a chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt D. Newman, David Joa, Debashis Ghosh, Timothy J. Bendel, Mark V. Krein
  • Patent number: 9098073
    Abstract: The present invention is a biometric authentication apparatus comprising, a fingertip sensor mounted on a tip placement surface of a tip placement section for placing a tip of a finger cushion said fingertip sensor detecting displacement of an arrangement position of a finger on the tip placement surface of the tip placement section, wherein the biometric authentication apparatus detects the displacement of a position of the tip of the finger cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruyuki Higuchi, Toshio Kamei
  • Patent number: 9098733
    Abstract: Provided is a skin pattern image collection device wherein it is possible to obtain a fingerprint image which has a high contrast and few distortions. The skin pattern image collection device is provided with a contact means in which two transparent sheets, which are formed with a plurality of grooves of the same shape arranged in a single direction on one surface, are overlapped, and an imaging means which is disposed so as to receive the light from the surface, on which the grooves are formed, of the contact means, wherein the contact means refracts the light, which is outputted from the transparent sheet that is farther from the imaging means of the two transparent sheets disposed on the contact means, in a roughly normal direction by means of the transparent sheet that is closer to the imaging means, thereby collecting the pattern of skin which is in contact with the transparent sheet that is farther from the imaging means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Teruyuki Higuchi
  • Patent number: 9025883
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a system and method which reconstructs an N-pixel image of a scene such that Q pixel locations associated with identified regions of interest in a scene have a higher image quality when rendered relative to other pixels in the image. Acquisition and adaptive-quality compression are performed simultaneously by semi-synchronously or asynchronously temporally modulating an ordered set of sampling functions used to spatially modulate a pattern of light. The teachings hereof improve compression efficiency of a compressed sensing framework while improving encoding efficiency with respect to traditional compressed sensing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edgar A. Bernal, Xuejin Wen, Wencheng Wu, Lalit Keshav Mestha
  • Patent number: 9013271
    Abstract: A biometric authentication apparatus is provided, the apparatus including: a comparator that performs authentication of the user by comparing biological information read from a user with registered biological information registered in a storage in advance; a high accuracy comparator that compares the biological information with the registered biological information with a higher accuracy instead of comparison using the comparator when the user is not authenticated by the comparator; and a comparison result storage that records a comparison result obtained by the high accuracy comparator in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Takahiro Aoki
  • Patent number: 9000886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, computer program product, and system for preventing an inadvertent configuration of an electrical device provided with an infrared interface (30). The method, computer program product, and system include activation of one or more infrared buttons (31, 32, 33, or 34) provided on the infrared interface (30) in order to configure the electrical device. The method, computer program product, and system include a display (40) that indicates an infrared button sequence), wherein said button sequence is entered before the configuration occurs and includes activation of at least a first infrared button (31, 32, 33, or 34) and at least a second infrared button (31, 32, 33, or 34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ezra Sobel, Xiaoling DiGrazia
  • Patent number: 8995728
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and computer readable media for locking a computing device. Periodic images are received from a camera on a computing device. Each of the images is compared to a stored image of a user. A determination is made that one of the images does not match the stored image, and the computing device is locked upon determining that one of the images does not match the stored image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Russell Yeung
  • Patent number: 8977013
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a biometric sensor for generating a three-dimensional representation of a portion of a finger, the finger comprising a three-dimensional structure including a surface tissue layer and a subsurface tissue layer, the biometric sensor comprising: a platen; a first transducer; a drive system; a controller; and a software module. The platen is configured to receive the finger. The first transducer is arranged about the platen, configured to scan at least a portion of the finger by transmitting ultrasound waves toward the finger and receiving the ultrasound waves after the waves reflect off of the finger, and further configured to output signals based upon the received ultrasound waves. The drive system is configured to motivate the set of transducers accurately about a central axis substantially parallel to the length of the finger to be scanned. The controller is configured to control the motion of the drive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research, University of Windsor
    Inventors: Roman Gr. Maev, Fedar M. Seviaryn
  • Patent number: 8971591
    Abstract: A server determines a plurality of faceprints representing a plurality of users to be recognized at a client device. Each faceprint contains a number of reference images for a given user that are used to recognize facial images of the user detecting in media captured at the client device. The faceprints delivered to the client device are determined for the client device based on the users likely to be detected in images captured at the client device. The reference images with a given faceprint delivered to the client device are selected by the server based on their recognition value in identifying the users likely to be detected in images captured at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Kovtun, Volodymyr Kyyko, Yuriy S. Musatenko, Michael Jason Mitura, Laurent Gil
  • Patent number: 8971588
    Abstract: A system and method for contactless handprint capture is disclosed that includes an image capture device to capture whole handprint images of a subject hand at each of a plurality of different focal distances, with the image capture device including an imaging camera and an electro-optics arrangement having a plurality of light modulating elements and polarization sensitive optical elements having differing optical path lengths based on polarization states. A control system is coupled to the image capture device to cause the device to capture the handprint images at each of the different focal distances, with each handprint image having a depth-of-focus that overlaps with a depth-of-focus of handprint images at adjacent focal distances such that redundant handprint image data is captured. The control system registers each handprint image with positional data and creates a composite handprint image from the handprint images captured at the different focal distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gil Abramovich, Kevin George Harding, Joseph Czechowski, III, Frederick Wilson Wheeler
  • Patent number: 8966571
    Abstract: Systems and methods modifying a presentation of media content in response to a detected violation are provided. In particular, media content such as a media stream broadcasted by a user to other users can be monitored. The broadcasted media stream can be fingerprinted and compared to a fingerprint repository that includes entries associated with media content that is copyrighted or otherwise considered a violation. If the fingerprint matches entries included in the fingerprint repository, then the media stream can be modified such as modified to terminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Johan Georg Granström
  • Patent number: 8963963
    Abstract: A method of using stereo vision to interface with a computer is provided. The method includes capturing a stereo image, and processing the stereo image to determine position information of an object in the stereo image. The object is controlled by a user. The method also includes communicating the position information to the computer to allow the user to interact with a computer application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Evan Hildreth, Francis MacDougall