Identification Of Person Or Handwriting Analysis Patents (Class 434/155)
  • Patent number: 8827710
    Abstract: Architecture that guides the freeform drawing of objects by a user to enable the user to produce improved drawings without significant training. As the user draws, the architecture dynamically updates a relevant shadow image proximate (e.g., underlying) the user's strokes. The strokes overlay an evolving shadow image, which shadow image is suggestive of object contours that guide the user during the drawing process. Relevant edge images selected from a large database are automatically blended to construct the shadow image. As the user draws, the strokes are dynamically analyzed using an encoding of overlapping windows for fast matching with the database of images. A top ranked set of matching database edge images are aligned to the drawing, a set of spatially varying weights blend the edge images into the shadow image, and a scoring technique is employed to select the optimum shadow image for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Lawrence Zitnick, III, Yong Jae Lee, Michael Cohen
  • Patent number: 8827716
    Abstract: The method for the automation of the interpretative analysis of a digital line drawn by a person is provided. The method includes a preliminary step for the acquisition of an archive of digital lines drawn by persons; a preliminary step for the acquisition of graphic evaluations of each of the lines of the archive; a preliminary step for the acquisition of psychological evaluations of the persons who have drawn each of the lines of the archive. The method further includes a preliminary step of providing a first and/or at least a second supervised neural network and relative training to associate, for each of the lines of the archive, the graphic evaluations with the corresponding psychological evaluations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Mario Canali, Giovanni Cino
  • Publication number: 20140113258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dual-purpose assessment and intervention tool that uses motion capture technology to measure fine motor control through the task of handwriting. The intervention portion of the tool contains various subsections designed to measure fine motor control, including tracing a maze and both tracing and copying a variety of characters. The assessment portion of the tool contains a standard set of exercises designed to provide an overall impression of fine motor control. The assessment portion of the tool generates a numerical score based on pixel-by-pixel accuracy and speed of writing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE
    Inventors: Kurt M. DeGoede, Daniel Panchik
  • Patent number: 8577898
    Abstract: A system and method for rating an essay writing using a statistical system so it can be applied on any language with very few changes. The system comprising multiple modules capable of providing a style score, a punctuation score, a spelling score, a quotation score, an enrichment score, a syntax analysis score, a focus score, an idea score and a cohesion score. The scores are then combined to provide a final overall rating of the essay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Mohammed A. Al Badrashiny, Mansour M. Alghamdi, Abdulaziz S. Alharbi, Mohamed I. Alkanhal, Abdulaziz O. Al-Qabbany, Naif A. Alrajhi, Ali M. Areshey
  • Patent number: 8396817
    Abstract: A learning apparatus includes a feature extractor for extracting a feature at a feature point in a plurality of training images including training images that contains a target object to be recognized and that does not contain the target object, a tentative learner generator for generating a tentative learner for detecting the target object in an image, where the tentative learner is formed from a plurality of weak learners through statistical learning using the training images and the feature obtained from the training images, and a learner generator for generating a final learner that is formed from at least one of the weak learners and that detects the target object in an image by substituting the feature into a feature function formed from some of the weak learners of the tentative learner so as to obtain a new feature and performing statistical learning using the new feature and training images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Yokono, Yuichi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8353705
    Abstract: An automated attendance monitoring system is disclosed. The system includes (i) identification tags, with wireless communication capabilities, for each potential attendee, (ii) scanners for detecting the attendees' tags as they enter a given room, (iii) at least one server in communication with the scanners, (iv) handheld computing devices for use by attendance trackers, such as teachers, to verify a provisional attendance report generated by the scanners and server, and (v) software running on the server for receiving and managing the attendance data received from the scanners, and for generating attendance reports. Although particularly well-suited for tracking attendance in schools, the present invention can also be used in a variety of other settings where there is a need to track the whereabouts of a number of individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: InCom Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Dobson, Douglas Ahlers, Bernie DiDario
  • Publication number: 20120282577
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for measuring a person's cognitive load comprises initially receiving 100 stroke data (FIG. 4, FIG. 5(a)) representative of hand-based strokes produced by a person 200 while performing a task. A processor 216 selects 104 a subset of the stroke data FIG. 5(c) that meets one or more predetermined stability criteria. A measure indicative of the person's cognitive load based on the subset of stroke data is determined 106. In this was the user's cognitive load in an objective, uniform and non-intrusive manner by analyzing the user's writing behaviour. An analysis of all of a user's writing strokes will bias the evaluation result. The accuracy of the cognitive load measurement is increased by applying stability criteria to select the best strokes for further analysis. By disregarding unstable strokes the computation costs for determining the user's cognitive load is also improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: National ICT Australia Limited
    Inventors: Fang Chen, Kun Yu
  • Patent number: 8301640
    Abstract: A system and method for rating an essay writing using a statistical system so it can be applied on any language with very few changes. The system comprising multiple modules capable of providing a style score, a punctuation score, a spelling score, a quotation score, an enrichment score, a syntax analysis score, a focus score, an idea score and a cohesion score. The scores are then combined to provide a final overall rating of the essay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Mohammed A. Al Badrashiny, Mansour M. Alghamdi, Abdulaziz S. Alharbi, Mohamed I. Alkanhal, Abdulaziz O. Al-Qabbany, Naif A. Alrajhi, Ali M. Areshey
  • Patent number: 8280503
    Abstract: Biometric assessment is performed by use of electromyography (EMG) signals detected from muscles at several locations on the hand/or other part of the body subject to fine motor control. The EMG signals are sensed and registered and the sensed signals are processed for use in performing the biometric assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Linderman
  • Patent number: 8253744
    Abstract: The system (13, 15) for virtually drawing on a physical surface of the invention comprises electronic circuitry, wherein the electronic circuitry is operative to detect movements of a physical object over the physical surface and project a drawing (11) corresponding to the movements on the physical surface. The computer program product of the invention enables a programmable device to function as the system of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Marko Macura, Thomas Marzano, Kyriakos Mama
  • Publication number: 20120082964
    Abstract: A method for enhanced graphological detection of deception is disclosed, including collecting handwritten answers to control questions and test questions from a subject. In certain embodiments of the invention, the collection of answers is accomplished with a handwriting tablet that can provide digital output. Next, the control input is analyzed so as to generate control handwriting feature data, and the test input is analyzed so as to generate test handwriting feature data. Next, test handwriting feature data resembling control handwriting feature data is designated to be non-deception-related, and test handwriting feature data not resembling control handwriting feature data is designated to be potentially deception-related. Finally, potentially deception-related test handwriting feature data is analyzed using graphological analysis, thereby identifying deception-related test handwriting data, and deception data is generated therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Scott Weitzman
  • Patent number: 8147248
    Abstract: A system and method for training a user to perform a flick gesture is described. A flick gesture is a simple gesture that may be easily detected and is characterized by minimal interference with other applications or gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Emily Rimas-Ribikauskas, Richard J. Duncan, Zoltan Szilagyi, Eric B. Fox, Shawna J. Davis, David B. Perry, Ernest L. Pennington
  • Patent number: 8025504
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided directed at teaching writing, such as printing, cursive, and calligraphy, to users of all ages. Typically, the embodiments are directed toward teaching children the basic skills of writing. However, it may be appreciated that the embodiments may be utilized by users of all ages. In particular, embodiments of the invention can be used to teach the skill of writing and learning letters of the English alphabet to foreigners. Or, embodiments of the invention can be used to teach English speakers various foreign alphabets. For example, embodiments may provide instruction in writing Arabic letters, Greek letters, or Chinese or Japanese characters, to name a few. Additionally, embodiments of the invention may be used to teach artistic forms of writing, such as calligraphy, script, or various fonts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Glen Freeman, Elecia White, Ed Annunziata
  • Publication number: 20110217679
    Abstract: A diagnosis system and method comprising a handwriting data collection and analysis software and accompanying tools for diagnosing a given condition such as an illness, a mental illness, a physiological condition, a mental or emotional state, medication effect, a personality trait, a skill, an expertise, deception or truth writing. The handwriting of a control group known to have a condition is analyzed in order to determine the detectable characteristic indicators of that group. Such measured indicators comprise spatial, temporal and pressure measures for each writing stroke. The handwriting of a subject is then analyzed to determine if the measured indicators indicate statistically that the subject can be diagnosed with a condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: CARMEL-HAIFA UNIVERSITY ECONOMIC CORPORATION LTD.
    Inventor: Sara Rosenblum
  • Patent number: 7853193
    Abstract: A method for audibly instructing a user to interact with a function. A function is associated with a user-written selectable item. The user-written selectable item is recognized on a surface. In response to recognizing the user-written selectable item, a first instructional message related to the operation of the function is audibly rendered without requiring further interaction from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: James Marggraff
  • Publication number: 20100055654
    Abstract: A learning apparatus includes a feature extractor for extracting a feature at a feature point in a plurality of training images including training images that contains a target object to be recognized and that does not contain the target object, a tentative learner generator for generating a tentative learner for detecting the target object in an image, where the tentative learner is formed from a plurality of weak learners through statistical learning using the training images and the feature obtained from the training images, and a learner generator for generating a final learner that is formed from at least one of the weak learners and that detects the target object in an image by substituting the feature into a feature function formed from some of the weak learners of the tentative learner so as to obtain a new feature and performing statistical learning using the new feature and training images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Jun YOKONO, Yuichi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 7549863
    Abstract: Method of Playing Card Games Consisting of Saying The Alphabet With Words and Saying Words With Words and Saying The Alphabet With Words While Saying Words is an enunciation game recognizing the pronunciation of letters as alphabet letters and the enunciation of additional words during the enunciation of any one word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Timothy Gerard Joiner
  • Publication number: 20080003549
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method for the instruction of handwriting through the use of cartoon items. Certain cartoons and other drawings may be introduced and students asked to reproduce the cartoon items a number of times; until a desired proficiency is reached. Subsequently, the student may be made aware that a portion or all of the cartoon item also includes a handwriting element. The student may then be instructed in the reproduction of the handwriting element alone. Through this method the student may acquire the necessary skills to reproduce the handwriting element alone, or in combination with other handwriting elements, to achieve proficiency at reproducing the handwriting element. The end result being that handwriting may be learned efficiently in a manner that retains the students' interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Jonathan Fine, Kevin Lawlor
  • Patent number: 7253800
    Abstract: Two previously virtual concepts, such as, for example, the concept of “me” and the concept of “my data” are reified into physical objects which can be physically manipulated and interact with legacy technologies such as, for example, desktop or portable computers. In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computing device in the form of an animal, such as, for example, a bear, with a manipulatable user interface, is used to log onto and off of various computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David Goldberg, Kenneth P. Fishkin, Anuj Uday Gujar, Elizabeth D. Mynatt, Roy Want
  • Patent number: 7249950
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided directed at teaching writing, such as printing, cursive, and calligraphy, to users of all ages. Typically, the embodiments are directed toward teaching children the basic skills of writing. However, it may be appreciated that the embodiments may be utilized by users of all ages. In particular, embodiments of the invention can be used to teach the skill of writing and learning letters of the English alphabet to foreigners. Or, embodiments of the invention can be used to teach English speakers various foreign alphabets. For example, embodiments may provide instruction in writing Arabic letters, Greek letters, or Chinese or Japanese characters, to name a few. Additionally, embodiments of the invention may be used to teach artistic forms of writing, such as calligraphy, script, or various fonts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Glen Freeman, Elecia White, Ed Annunziata
  • Patent number: 7068821
    Abstract: An input coordinate sequence is acquired by sampling a handwritten input pattern at predetermined intervals, and a pattern expressed by this input coordinate sequence is approximated by coupling a plurality of line segments to attain line segment conversion. Adjacent angle data ?[i] is generated based on the directions of the respective line segments. At this time, the segment line length along line segments of all the line segments is divided by a predetermined value at equal intervals, and the angles obtained from the directions of the line segments at respective division positions are defined as ?[i]. This ?[i] is compared with a standard pattern (adjacent angle distribution data) prepared in advance to obtain a matching level. In this way, more accurate pattern matching for a handwritten input, which is approximately invariant to affine transformation and can reduce the influence of discretization errors can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Matsutani
  • Patent number: 7020310
    Abstract: An articulated and animated toy capable of recognizing human users and interacting therewith includes a computer-based device storing encoded first human fingerprint data, a fingerprint sensor for acquirin data representative of a second human fingerprint, and software for fingerprint verification. The apparatus can further include software for recognizing speech, generating speech and controlling animation of the articulated toy. In addition, the toy is capable of learning and storing information pertaining to each of said human users such as name, age, sex, favorite color, etc., and to interact with each of said human users on an individual basis, providing entertainment tailored specifically to each of said human users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Intelligent Verification Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Tumey, Tianning Xu, Craig M. Arndt
  • Publication number: 20040224291
    Abstract: Methods and systems for predicting future and concurrent reading ability are provided. A first variable comprising a measurement of picture vocabulary, a second variable comprising a measurement of phonemic awareness, a third variable comprising a measurement of rapid naming, and a fourth variable comprising a measurement of single letter or word naming are detected. An assessment of concurrent or future reading ability is generated from the first, second, third and fourth variables. The assessment of concurrent or future reading ability may be carried out with an empirically-based model of actual clinical experience or a regression model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: Frank Balch Wood
  • Patent number: 6807291
    Abstract: An articulated and animated toy capable of recognizing human users and interacting therewith which includes a computer-based device having stored thereon encoded first human fingerprint data, a fingerprint sensor for acquiring data representative of a second human fingerprint, and software resident within said computer-based device for fingerprint verification, which includes minutiae analysis, neural networks, or another equivalent algorithm for comparing said first human fingerprint data with said second human fingerprint data and producing an output signal therefrom for use in identifying said human users. The apparatus can further include software for recognizing speech, generating speech and controlling animation of the articulated toy. In addition, said computer-based device is capable of learning and storing information pertaining to each of said human users such as name, age, sex, favorite color, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Intelligent Verification Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Tumey, Tianning Xu, Craig M. Arndt
  • Patent number: 6758674
    Abstract: A digitizing tablet (190) for use in handwriting analysis is described. The tablet includes a digitizing layer (1920) translating pressure from a stylus (1930) into digital information, a display layer (1910) for providing visible output that corresponds to a student's use of the stylus (1930) on the tablet, and an overlay layer (1900) for protecting the display layer (1910) and providing an electro-mechanical mechanism for erasing the displayed contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Inventor: John R. Lee
  • Patent number: 6757408
    Abstract: A security identification system is disclosed for providing information regarding subjects to be identified. The system includes a biometric data input unit for receiving biometric data regarding a subject at a remote location, a biometric analysis unit, and a quality assurance unit. The biometric analysis unit is for analyzing the biometric data and comparing it against known biometric data in a database at a central facility. The biometric analysis unit is also for providing match data that is indicative of whether a match exists and whether the match is above a certain correlation threshold. The quality assurance unit is for permitting quality assurance personnel at the central facility to monitor interactions of a screener and a subject at the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventor: Robert C. Houvener
  • Publication number: 20040121298
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and methodology for overcoming the shortcomings of traditional pen and paper assessment administration while taking advantage of the benefits offered by computer technology in a manner that is fair to all respondents, regardless of their individual computer proficiencies. Hand written item responses are made by a writing instrument that creates a digital electronic record of the hand written response. The digital electronic record can then be stored, transmitted electronically, and evaluated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Applicant: CTB/McGraw-Hill
    Inventors: Roger Packard Creamer, David Michael Taggart
  • Patent number: 6690814
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus. A camera inputs an image of a face of a person to be recognized. A recognition area detection section generates a difference image between the input image and a predetermined pattern, and detects a recognition area whose value is above a threshold from the input image. An input data generation section converts the recognition area to a predetermined input data. A similarity calculation section calculates a similarity by comparing the predetermined input data with a predetermined dictionary data. A view position of the camera is located lower than a position of the face of the person. A direction of the optical axis of the camera represents an angle of elevation from a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Mayumi Yuasa, Kaoru Suzuki, Kazuhiro Fukui, Osamu Yamaguchi, Tomokazu Wakasugi
  • Patent number: 6546134
    Abstract: A biometric machine method for instantaneous assessment of the fine motor control of a human individual through analysis of that individual's handwriting dynamics in which the dynamic data concerning forces, accelerations, and the like, of a scriber, is collected during the process of cursive writing. The criteria of stability, smoothness and synchronization of the writer's motion are returned by the system as quantifying measures of the neurological function. The method processes behavioral random signals with application of the correlation function analysis to the handwriting dynamic signals. In one embodiment, the system includes an instrumented pen connected to a computer, power supply, and analog-to-digital converter, and with the handwriting samples provided on any writing surface. In a second embodiment, the system comprises an instrumental digital tablet having an active area and non-instrumented scriber with the handwriting samples provided on the active area of the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventors: Ruth Shrairman, Alexander Landau
  • Patent number: 6485306
    Abstract: A locus-recordable portable handwriting device for recording locus of a wireless stylus is provided with function of memory-page scrolling, locus color switching, data clearance, establishment of a built-in power source, etc. The handwriting device comprises a microprocessor, a memory, a power control unit, a display unit, a universal serial bus (USB), a data clearance switch, a memory-page code switching switch, and a locus-color switching switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: AIPTEK International Inc.
    Inventor: Chia-Jui Yeh
  • Patent number: 6413603
    Abstract: Placemats having integrated adhesive stickers or labels constructed as a single sheet integrated placemat product. A preferred embodiment of the present invention is fabricated from a preprinted bond paper sheet having an underlying silicone coated kraft paper liner adhered to at least a portion of the rear side of the preprinted bond paper sheet. Portions of the preprinted bond paper sheet have die cuts which permit removal of preprinted designs on the integrated adhesive stickers or labels. Children or other interested patrons complete drawings on the placemats by placing or positioning the adhesive stickers or labels wherever the children or other interested patrons choose on the placemats. If desired, the adhered stickers and/or the remainder of the placemats may be further decorated or colored using various writing instruments, including pencils, pens, ink markers and crayons, to create a picture or artistic scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Katherine C. Horton, Mark C. Rogers
  • Patent number: 6030224
    Abstract: A handwriting analysis system comprises a set of "flash cards", the cards including a number of different subsets of cards. Each subset is associated with a different handwriting indicator (i.e., "size", "slant", etc.), and each card within a subset illustrates a different handwriting example associated with that indicator (i.e., for slant, the cards may be "right", "left", "no slant"). Each card includes a brief description of a personality trait associated with that handwriting sample. An analysis is performed by reviewing the entire set of flash cards and selected the card from each subset that best matches the sample, then reviewing the various personality traits described on the selected cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Hidden Creek Farm, Inc.
    Inventors: Melinda C. Kohn, Sally Kohn
  • Patent number: 6017218
    Abstract: A method for authenticating a subject painting as to a particular artist by comparing brush marks between one or more known works of the artist and the subject painting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Inventor: Thomas J. Bright
  • Patent number: 5730602
    Abstract: A computerized system for teaching handwriting skills to a student displays a character to be written, prompting the student to use a digitizing pen to write the character on a digitizing surface, operating the digitizer to capture pen tilt angle, x,y coordinate values, pen tip pressure, pen tip height, and timing for each pixel. These pen stroke parameters and parameters computed therefrom, including pen tilt direction, are compared with stored corresponding "ideal" or "normal" data and the results of such comparisons are analyzed to determine whether a handwriting "process problem" exists. If so, appropriate "on the spot" corrective feedback information is generated and delivered in audible and/or visual form to the student at the times it will be most beneficial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: Penmanship, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry S. Gierhart, Richard L. Kopp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5607337
    Abstract: A system for memorializing the birth of an infant comprising a marking medium and a soft sculpture. The marking medium is appliable to the palms and soles of the infant's hands and feet and is used to replicate the epidermal pattern of the infant's hands and feet upon a substrate. The soft sculpture includes an area of substrate on an outer surface thereof which is suitable for receiving thereon markings replicating the epidermal pattern of the infants hands and feet. The soft sculpture may include a protective cover for covering the area of substrate upon which the pattern is placed. The protective cover is preferably clear, and more preferably, includes a sheet of flexible plastic attached along an edge thereof to the soft sculpture. The sheet of flexible plastic may include an adhesive material on a portion thereof to allow the protective cover to be secured over the substrate area after the feet and hand prints are placed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Inventor: Glenda C. Callahan
  • Patent number: 5262215
    Abstract: A laminated article includes a web releasably adhered to a carrier sheet having indicia imprinted thereon. The web includes a die cut top layer having indicia-imprinted separable pieces releasably adhered to a support layer. Upon separating the web from the carrier sheet, selected ones of the separable pieces can be releasably attached to the carrier whereby the respective indicia cooperate for the playing of a game or creation of a scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Package Service Company
    Inventor: William A. Shields
  • Patent number: 5057019
    Abstract: A process for creating a facial identification data base using a digital data processing computer system is provided. Entire photographic images of persons are first displayed and picked up by charge coupled solid state image sensors in a camera to produce electrical signals corresponding to the facial images. The sensors are horizontally and vertically disposed within the camera. The electrical signals are serially applied from the sensors to the computer system, where they are digitized and displayed onto the graphics monitor screen. Specific parameters relating to portions of the partial images to be stored are then inserted into the computer. The parameter data is then used to produce partial digitized images representing specific areas of said entire facial images, such as the forehead, nose, mouth or chin. The partial digitized images are produced by masking other areas of the total digitized image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Sirchie Finger Print Laboratories
    Inventor: David W. Harvey
  • Patent number: 4795397
    Abstract: The doll is considered a "Twin" for a child. It is a method for making a twin doll for a newborn child in which the newborn child has vital statistics including the name, date of birth, weight, length, handprints and footprints. The doll is constructed to have the exact length of the newborn child and to have the exact weight of the newborn child. The imprints of the newborn child are placed on the palm of the hands and the sole of the feet of the doll. The weight, length and imprints remain fixed and the doll is indeed a "replica" of the newborn child. Vital statistics including date of birth and name are also inscribed on the doll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Inventor: Betty B. Stevens
  • Patent number: 4676753
    Abstract: An identification kit comprising at least one base sheet printed with the outline shape of a human face desirably in color to represent a particular skin tone and including within the print outline highlighted areas and shaded areas but otherwise being generally featureless. A plurality of overlay elements are provided each printed with a detail of a human face, again in color and of a similar skin tone and designed to be positioned on the base sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: Valley Printing Company Limited
    Inventor: Robert H. Haggas
  • Patent number: 4486180
    Abstract: A system (10) for the administration of driver's tests and similar standardized tests has a computer control unit (12). A cathode ray tube (CRT) or other display (14) is connected to the computer control unit (12) by line (15). The display (14) includes at least a numeric input keyboard (16) connected to the remainder of the display by line (17). A camera or other portrait image registering device (18) is connected to the computer control unit (12) by line (20). A fingerprint image registering device (22) is connected to the computer control unit (12) by line (24). At least the display (14), the portrait image registering device (18) and the fingerprint image registering device (22) are located in a booth (30) having a door (32). A switch or other detector (34) for an open door (32) prevents a test from being administered or continuing as long as the door (32) is open. A vision testing device (38) is connected to the computer control unit (12) by line (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Inventor: Michael D. Riley