Biometric Acquisition Patents (Class 713/186)
  • Patent number: 10359993
    Abstract: A contextual user interface based on environment is described. An assistant device can determine that speech has been spoken and determine the context of an environment of that speech. A user interface can then be generated based on the context of the environment and the content of the speech. Different context can result in different user interfaces being generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Manuel Roman, Mara Clair Segal, Dwipal Desai, Andrew E. Rubin
  • Patent number: 10360369
    Abstract: Systems and methods include establishing a secure communication between an application module and a sensor module. The application module is executing on an information-handling machine, and the sensor module is coupled to the information-handling machine. The establishment of the secure communication is at least partially facilitated by a mutually trusted module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reshma Lal, Pradeep M. Pappachan
  • Patent number: 10354120
    Abstract: A sensor for increasing security using biometric data, a mobile device including the same, and an authentication method of the mobile device are provided. The sensor includes a fingerprint sensor configured to detect fingerprint data of a user contacting a fingerprint acquisition region, a plurality of electrodes, and a bio sensor connected to the electrodes to detect at least one type of biometric data. A first electrode among the electrodes is located such that a finger of the user contacts the first electrode when the finger of the user is in contact with the fingerprint acquisition region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun Kwon Kim, Hyung Jong Ko, Seong Il Park
  • Patent number: 10354059
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing control of a security system. A user is authorized in the security system and user identification inputs, provided through an input unit of a personal mobile device of the authorized user of the security system, are accessed. One or more signatures of the authorized user are defined and stored in a signature map. Subsequently, user identification input is received from an unauthenticated user using the personal mobile device. The user identification input received from the unauthenticated user is compared to one or more defined signatures in the signature map. The unauthenticated user is determined to be the authorized user if the received user identification input matches one of the defined signatures. The unauthenticated user is allowed to control the security system based on the determination that the unauthenticated user is the authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 10346617
    Abstract: Described is a system for securely searching streaming data. The system executes a secure pattern matching protocol between a client and at least one of a server and a processing element. Using the processing element, an encryption of a character delay based on a pattern to be searched is received. Streaming data is received at the processing element. A secure search is performed blindly at the processing element to find a match for the pattern in the streaming data, the search being performed using the encryption of the character delay vector. Encrypted results from the secure search are sent back to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Karim El Defrawy, Joshua W. Baron
  • Patent number: 10341310
    Abstract: A plurality of system nodes coupled via a dedicated private network is described herein. A user can access data stored in one or more system nodes if a multi-factor authentication is successful. The multi-factor authentication can include using the structure of a person's vein (or artery) as one of the factors used to determine whether to authenticate a user. The structure of a person's vein (or artery) can be captured using a vein reader coupled to or embedded within a user device. For example, the vein reader can be coupled to the user's smartphone or can be embedded within the user's smartphone. Once captured, the vein reader can encode the user's vein structure to produce a vein ID that can then be used for authentication purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OROCK TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: John Leon
  • Patent number: 10341267
    Abstract: A computer system comprises computer storage holding a plurality of code modules, one or more processors and a communication system. The one or more processors are configured to execute the code modules and thereby implement the bots. The communication system comprises a message relay and an anonymized identifier generator. The message relay is configured to receive a message comprising an identifier of a user and an identifier of a target one of the bots. The anonymized identifier generator is configured to generate an anonymized identifier of the user unique to the target bot, by applying an anonymization function to the user identifier and the bot identifier in the message. The message relay is configured to transmit to the target bot a version of the message, which comprises the anonymized user identifier and does not include the user identifier, wherein the user identifier is not rendered accessible to the target bot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Farookh Mohammed, Krishnan Ananthanarayanan, Alexey Pikin, Mieszko G. Matkowski, Andrey Belenko
  • Patent number: 10341112
    Abstract: A biometric verification device is arranged to compare a reference hash with a verification bit string obtained from a biometric. The biometric verification device includes a candidate bit string generator arranged to generate candidate bit strings from the verification bit string and error probabilities; a hash unit arranged to apply a cryptographic hash function to the generated candidate bit strings to obtain candidate hashes; and a comparison unit arranged to verify if a candidate hash generated by the hash unit matches a reference hash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Johan-Paul Maria Gerard Linnartz
  • Patent number: 10318130
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, by a computing device, an input generated by a user touching a location on a touch-sensitive edge; determining whether a display contains a window split; when the display contains the window split, determining, in response to the input, whether the location is within a predefined proximity of the window split; when the location is within the predefined proximity of the window split, repositioning the window split on the display based on the input. When the display does not contain the window split, and when the location is not within the predefined proximity of the window split, a new window split can be created on the display, in response to the input, based on the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Joseph Murphy, Nicholas Foster, Thomas Moltoni
  • Patent number: 10313344
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a system to monitor devices for unauthorized access of an external account. A computing platform may receive, via a communication interface, and from a first user device, metadata comprising first user device identification information and accessed account information. The computing platform may determine, based on the first user device identification information, whether the first user device is one of a plurality of internal user devices. The computing platform may identify, based on the accessed account information, an action indicating the first user device is accessing an account. The computing platform may determine, based on the action and the accessed account information, whether the action is authorized. The computing platform may receive information indicating unauthorized use of the account by the first user device. The computing platform may transmit the information indicating unauthorized use of the account by the first user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Scott A. Sims, Alex Stapleton, Andrew Kim, Kolt Bell, Youshika Scott, Jeff Zusi, Nicole Ryan, Craig Widmann, Brian Corr, Alvino Sarran
  • Patent number: 10310698
    Abstract: To enable dynamic changing of a range of information that forms a basis of a screen provided to a user depending on a change in an environment of an information processing terminal, an environmental information acquisition unit sequentially acquires environmental information representing an environment of a user terminal. A monitoring unit changes a publicly-displayable range of information on a user of the user terminal depending on a change in the environmental information sequentially acquired by the environmental information acquisition unit. A page changing unit limits the range of the information that forms the basis of the screen provided to the user so that the range of the information falls within the publicly-displayable range after the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Hisanori Yamahara
  • Patent number: 10313317
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securely managing biometric data are provided. In a method conducted at a secure element which is directly connected to a biometric input, biometric data is received directly from the biometric input. A biometric signature based on the biometric data is obtained. A seed value specific to the biometric data is accessed by obtaining the seed value from the biometric data or biometric signature. The biometric signature is encoded using an obscured algorithm and the seed value to generate a token which is output for secure storage within the secure element or secure transmission to a secure server for registration or authentication of the biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Alan Joseph O'Regan, Horatio Huxham
  • Patent number: 10304303
    Abstract: A security device for monitoring the radio frequency signals generated by mobile phones and similar mobile computing and communication devices. The security device employs an antennae array and computer process that are configured to detect and provide a “fingerprint” for a mobile device based on the unique identifiers contained with the radio and other wireless signals utilized by such mobile device. The “fingerprint” that is obtained can be used to keep track of mobile devices as those devices enter and leave the area of the security device. Moreover, the security device can provide an alert when any new, foreign, or otherwise unrecognized device is within range of the security device and share “fingerprints” and alerts with other security devices in its network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: David Lee Selinger, Ching-Wa Yip, Chaoying Chen
  • Patent number: 10306294
    Abstract: A vehicle entertainment system includes a video display unit and a user interface (UI) control processor. The UI control processor is configured to receive passenger attributes sensed from the passenger operating the video display unit, generate a passenger metric that characterizes the passenger based on the attribute, and control a UI of the video display unit based on the passenger metric. The passenger metric may be a passenger demographic metric determined based on facial features of the passenger. The passenger demographic metric may be a passenger emotion metric, a passenger attentiveness metric, a passenger UI operational effectiveness metric, a passenger biometric feature metric, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Couleaud, Tracy Decuir
  • Patent number: 10305690
    Abstract: A method performed by a client device of enrolling biometric data of a user with a network node over a secure communication channel comprises capturing the biometric data, transforming the biometric data into a first set of transformed biometric data using a first feature transformation key, generating a second feature transformation key, and transforming the biometric data into a second set of transformed biometric data using the second feature transformation key. The method further comprises encrypting the first and second set of transformed biometric data with an encryption key, encrypting the second feature transformation key with another encryption key shared with the network node at which the first and second sets of transformed biometric data are to be enrolled, and submitting, to the network node, an Enrollment request comprising the encrypted first and second sets of transformed biometric data, the encrypted second feature transformation key, and user profile data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Fingerprint Cards AB
    Inventors: Christian Gehrmann, Steven Pope
  • Patent number: 10299122
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device and method for validating users, such as for entry into a given area. The method includes transmitting a plurality of access control tokens from an access control system to a portable device, and detecting proximity a user portable device associated with one of the plurality of access control tokens to the portable device. A symbolic representation of the access control token associated with the user portable device is generated by and displayed on the portable device. Selection of the displayed symbolic representation is accepted at the portable device. The access control system is notified of selection of the displayed symbolic representation, thereby indicating identification of a user associated with the access control token symbolically represented by the symbolic representation. The venue symbolic representation includes at least one pictograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Parking Genius, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Albanese, George Frederick Baker, Sr., Del Brown, David Livingston
  • Patent number: 10298690
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for initiating an electronic file transfer between users based on conversational context. A mobile device associated with a user detects a communication between that user and another user. A relationship between the users is determined from a profile. The relationship indicates that the users are authorized to transfer a file between mobile devices. Upon determining that a relationship exists between the users, the communication is sent to a network service. The network service evaluates the communication for an intention to transfer a file between the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Su Liu, Jun Su, John D. Wilson, Yin Xia
  • Patent number: 10296758
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for detecting whether a wearable computing device is worn by a user or not. The detection can be made based on whether the device is secured to a user or based on a sensor. A device worn by a user may be operated in a private mode such that the user wearing the device is provided information that is useful while wearing the device. For example, the user may receive message notifications, news updates, telephone call information, or the like. A wearable computing device maybe operated in a public mode while not being worn by a user. While in the public mode, the device may provide non user specific information such as a current time, media items, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher James DiBona, Daniel Lawrence Morrill, Daniel Berlin
  • Patent number: 10293788
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle includes a portable authentication terminal configured to authenticate a user who carries the portable authentication terminal, and a vehicle configured to communicate with the portable authentication terminal. The vehicle includes a sound generation unit configured to generate a predetermined sound within a vehicle cabin, an information reception unit configured to receive information transmitted from the portable authentication terminal, and a determination unit configured to determine whether the portable authentication terminal is within the cabin based on the received information. The portable authentication terminal includes a sound collection unit configured to collect a sound, and an information transmission unit configured to transmit information based on the collected sound to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Okada
  • Patent number: 10284551
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a authenticating a user on an alien electronic device is described. The system may include a first device associated with a first user and a second device associated with a second user. The first device may include a non-transitory memory and one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the first device to perform operations that include receiving from the second user, an identification data of the second user, determining that the identification data of the second user does not correspond to the first device, searching for the second device associated with the identification data of the second user, receiving an indication from the second device confirming that the identification data of the second user is associated with the second device, and initiating data communication between the first device and the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Pankaj Sarin
  • Patent number: 10264456
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile terminal capable of being protected against unauthorized use by a third party without using a dedicated key device. A plurality of mobile terminals are previously registered mutually. When unlocked among them, one mobile terminal communicates with another mobile terminal in a communication range of short-range wireless communications, unlocks the above another mobile terminal, and when out of the communication range, locks it again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hirabayashi, Hideo Nishijima
  • Patent number: 10262209
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of analyzing video data comprising the steps of recording the video data using one or more video recording devices; analyzing at least one video frame of the video data to extract identification information regarding a specific object of interest that is comprised in a watch list of a plurality of objects of interest, the watch list including at least one entry for each of the plurality of objects of interest; computing a matching value by comparing the extracted identification information with predetermined identification information of the specific object of interest; and storing object data and the matching value as an additional entry in the watch list in association with the specific object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: L-1 IDENTITY SOLUTIONS AG
    Inventors: Martin Werner, Brian Scott Swann
  • Patent number: 10257181
    Abstract: A system for verifying a user identity is disclosed. The system is configured to generate a first profile related to the user and receive an indication that the account is accessed by an accessor through an accessor device. The system receives, from the accessor device, identity data associated with the accessor. The system is configured to store the identity data subsets in clusters, analyze the clusters, and output the cluster analyses to node instances that weighs the cluster analyses outputs. The system also generates a second profile related to the accessor based on the received identity data and weighted cluster analysis. The system determines a likelihood factor that the accessor is the user based on a comparison of the first profile and the second profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Timur Sherif, Benjamin Lindquist
  • Patent number: 10251058
    Abstract: A cross layer authentication method based on radio frequency fingerprint, it includes the following steps: S1. In the first time slot, the legitimate transmitter A sends the first packet to the legitimate receiver B, and then B identifies the first data packet by the upper layer authentication; S2. The legitimate recipient B extracts the RF fingerprint eigenvector of the legitimate sender A, and stores it in the memory of the legitimate receiver B; S3. In the next time slot, the sender X sends the second packet to the legitimate receiver B, and the legitimate recipient B extracts the RF fingerprint eigenvector of the sender X; S4. Set sample of the RF fingerprint eigenvector; S5. legitimate receiver B estimates the similarity between the RF fingerprint eigenvector of the sender X and sample of the RF fingerprint eigenvector. This invention is in advantage of low computational complexity, small delay and high precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
    Inventors: Hong Wen, Jinling Zhang, Runfa Liao, Jie Tang, Fei Pan
  • Patent number: 10250597
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for performing biometrics based user recognition and monitoring based on biometric information captured using wearable monitoring devices. More specifically, the present application provides systems including monitoring devices built into one or more articles of clothing that capture data relating to the wearer of the device and other subjects, such as biometric information, health vitals, environmental information, location data and the like. The systems also include a mobile computing device configured to receive the captured data from the monitoring device and, in conjunction with a distributed biometric authentication and identity assertion platform, perform user recognition based on biometric information captured by the mobile device and/or the monitoring device. The present application also provides an infrastructure for collecting and managing the data collected by the monitoring device in an authenticated/verified manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: VERIDIUM IP LIMITED
    Inventor: Hector Hoyos
  • Patent number: 10248775
    Abstract: Techniques for authenticating a biometric input are disclosed. An example of a biometric authentication system is configured to receive a biometric input, perform a first authentication process on the biometric input with an application processor, such that the first authentication process generates one or more authentication parameters, provide the one or more authentication parameters to a secure processor, perform a second authentication process on the biometric input on the secure processor, such that the second authentication process utilizes the one or more authentication parameters, and output an authentication score based on the second authentication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Fitzgerald John Archibald, John Keith Schneider, David Tamagno, Laurence Geoffrey Lundblade
  • Patent number: 10248804
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and a method for detecting or determining possible fraudulent information provided by a subject using the subject's behavioral biometric during an application filing process using an electronic input device. The method involves comparing the subject's electronic input device usage characteristic with a control electronic input device usage characteristic data to determine a fraud potential of the subject's input or answer to the question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Joseph Valacich, Jeffrey Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10242417
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated check-in of controlled-environment facility residents, such as correctional facility inmates, employs at least one biometric capture device or mechanism disposed within a controlled-environment area configured to capture biometrics of residents of the controlled-environment facility within the controlled-environment area. A controlled-environment facility administration and management system, or the like, is configured to enroll key biometric identification biometric features of residents of the controlled-environment facility and compare captured biometrics of the residents to enrolled key biometric features of residents of the controlled-environment facility to identify the resident. Whereupon, the controlled-environment facility administration and management system, or the like, logs the presence of an identified resident as in the controlled-environment area at a time the biometrics of the identified resident were captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tech Friends, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby L. Shipman, Jr., Mark A. Haney
  • Patent number: 10237270
    Abstract: A biometric server receives, a transmission of a biometric sample and an encrypted enrollment template of the user from a client device, wherein the encrypted enrollment template comprises an encrypted mathematical representation of historical biometric data of the user, and wherein the biometric sample comprises a current snapshot of the biometric data. The biometric server decrypts the encrypted enrollment template to an enrollment template using an enrollment template key. The biometric server converts the biometric sample to a biometric template. The biometric server, based on determining that the biometric template is similar to the enrollment template associated with the user, sends an access token to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Leo M. M. Farrell, Benjamin M. E. Martin, David P. Moore, Jasmine A. Smith, Shane B. Weeden
  • Patent number: 10230723
    Abstract: Method and system for authenticating a session on a communication device. One method includes determining a use context of the communication device and an authentication status of the communication device. The method further includes determining a predetermined period of time based on at least one of the use context and the authentication status. The method further includes generating biometric templates based on at least one of the use context and the authentication status. The method further includes selecting a matching threshold for the biometric templates based on at least one of the use context and the authentication status. The method further includes comparing a match score of each of the biometric templates to the matching threshold to determine a passing amount of biometric templates with match scores that meet or exceed the matching threshold. The method further includes authenticating the session on the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael F. Korus, Alejandro G. Blanco, Anthony R. Metke, George Popovich
  • Patent number: 10218855
    Abstract: Techniques are described for enabling a service administrator to respond to a detected doorbell press at a property when an authorized user is unavailable to respond. In some implementations, a determination that a doorbell press has been detected at a property is made. Video data collected by a doorbell device of the property is obtained in response to determining that the doorbell press has been detected at the property. Sensor data collected by one or more sensors of a monitoring system located within the property is obtained in response to determining that the doorbell press has been detected at the property. A present security risk for the property is determined based at least on the obtained sensor data and the obtained video data. A communication session between the doorbell device and a server system associated with the monitoring system of the property is established in response to determining the present security risk for the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Todd Kerzner
  • Patent number: 10216786
    Abstract: Biometric computer systems are systems which use one or biometric identifiers to enroll, verify or identify a person. This disclosure concerns the automatic enrolment of people into biometric systems. Aspects include methods, computer systems, software and biometric systems. A first biometric identifier (i.e. face) and a second biometric identifier (e.g. iris) is captured (201). The first biometric identifier (e.g. face) is compared (206) to the biometric identifiers associated with records in the datastore (i.e. employment records 121) to identify a candidate matching record. An association of the second biometric identifier with the candidate record to be stored (209) in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: IOMNISCIENT PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Abbas Bigdeli, Brian Lovell, Sandra Mau
  • Patent number: 10217308
    Abstract: A hybrid high-security document includes a document and one or more independent light-emitting modules disposed on or embedded in the document. Each module comprises an antenna with multiple turns, an electronic circuit, and a light emitter mounted and electrically connected on a substrate separate from the document. The electronic circuit is responsive to electrical power provided from the antenna to control the light emitter to emit light. The electronic circuit can include a memory storing information relevant to the hybrid high-security document or its use. The information can be accessed by external readers providing electromagnetic energy to the hybrid high-security document. The hybrid high-security document can be a hybrid banknote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: Robert R. Rotzoll, Christopher Bower, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 10210388
    Abstract: Methods and systems for securing biometric templates and generating secret keys are provided. One or more images are received. Interest points are identified based on the received images, and a plurality of obfuscating data points are generated based on the interest points. An obfuscated template based on the interest points and the obfuscating data points is created and stored. A secret key can be encoded using a subset of at least one of the obfuscating data points and the interest points in the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: EyeVerify Inc.
    Inventors: Reza R. Derakhshani, Vikas Gottemukkula, Sashi K. Saripalle, Casey Hughlett
  • Patent number: 10212158
    Abstract: A computing device may receive authentication information. Within a time-out period, a fingerprint may also be received. The computing device may assign one or more authentication credentials to the fingerprint based on authentication credentials associated with the received authentication information. In some implementations, the computing device may assign the authentication credentials associated with the received authentication information to the biometric. However, in other implementations, the computing device may assign different authentication credentials to the biometric based on one or more user preferences, defaults, security policies, and/or enterprise policies. In various implementations, the authentication credentials assigned to the biometric may be altered, such as by adding and/or removing one or more authentication credentials. Such alteration may be performed in response to a received user request, changed enterprise policy, changed security policy, fraud alert, and/or other such factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Byron B. Han, Craig A. Marciniak, John A. Wright
  • Patent number: 10205723
    Abstract: A biometric server receives, a transmission of a biometric sample and an encrypted enrollment template of the user from a client device, wherein the encrypted enrollment template comprises an encrypted mathematical representation of historical biometric data of the user, and wherein the biometric sample comprises a current snapshot of the biometric data. The biometric server decrypts the encrypted enrollment template to an enrollment template using an enrollment template key. The biometric server converts the biometric sample to a biometric template. The biometric server, based on determining that the biometric template is similar to the enrollment template associated with the user, sends an access token to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Leo M. M. Farrell, Benjamin M. E. Martin, David P. Moore, Jasmine A. Smith, Shane B. Weeden
  • Patent number: 10200354
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for switching between parallel networks. One of the methods includes maintaining a plurality of parallel networks including a first network that precludes access to secure resources, and a second network that provides access both to unsecured resources and secured resources, enabling a user device access to connect to the first network, receiving input from the user device seeking access to one or more secured resources, in response to the received input, installing a device management profile on the user device, and causing the user device to switch from the connection to the first network to a connection to the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: iboss, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Michael Martini
  • Patent number: 10198566
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and system for authentication that is coercion resistant by using music that invokes reproducible neurological responses uniquely to a user in order to authenticate the user. The neurological responses may include neurochemical activities inside the brain and brain waves. The unique neurological response of a user to his or her selected music is stimulated by neurochemical release such as dopamine. During the most pleasing part of the music, the user's neurochemical activities and brain waves notably change, which can be captured by using sensors. The timing, rate and extent of the notable change in neurological responses can be used to form a user's unique and non-transferable password. The present invention can be used to authenticate a user while preventing against standard attacks as well as coercion attack, i.e., forcing the user to provide his or her authentication material such as a password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CAL POLY POMONA FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Mohammad I. Husain, Max Wolotsky
  • Patent number: 10198752
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for protecting user privacy in, for example, online advertising environments. The method includes receiving data related to a user in a first communication session between a host server and a client device, and generating a user profile associated with the user. The method further may include encrypting the user profile to produce encrypted user profile data and generating a decryption key for decrypting the encrypted user profile data. Thereafter, either the decryption key or a portion of the encrypted user profile data may be transmitted to the client device and then deleted from host server before ending the first communication session. The method further may include establishing a second communication session between the host server and the client device and retrieving the transmitted content. Then targeted advertising may be provided by decrypting the encrypted user profile data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Todd Wilson
  • Patent number: 10200360
    Abstract: User physical interaction characteristics information or the way a user physically interacts with a device is analyzed to aid in authenticating a user of a device. User physical interaction characteristics information such as swipe speed, finger area, finger conductivity, finger angle, device angle, movement patterns, acceleration, etc., provide signatures that are distinctive for particular individuals and possibly unique if measured to a sufficiently high level of precision. In some examples, a device measures finger positions, finger pad sizes, moisture level, acceleration, displacement, and changes in finger pad size for a particular user and compares the measurements to physical interaction characteristics measured during subsequent usage of the device to verify that a user is an authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Vadim Draluk, Francois Goldfain, Avery Audrey Kwan, Jan-Willem Maarse
  • Patent number: 10192045
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an electronic device and a method for authenticating a fingerprint in an electronic device, the electronic device performs operations including: performing an authentication process for an input fingerprint based on registered authentication information; when the authentication of the input fingerprint is successfully performed, detecting similarity information of the input fingerprint; storing the detected similarity information in conjunction with an authentication time in a fingerprint information database; and updating the registered authentication information using at least one piece of stored fingerprint information based on the similarity information stored in the fingerprint information database, thereby making it possible to prevent and/or reduce the fingerprint authentication rate from being decreased based on the change of the fingerprint so that security can be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Ho Yu, Jun-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10193884
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a method of auditing a biometric enrollment event journal entry, performed by a processor of an authentication computing system. An example method includes receiving a biometric enrollment event journal entry. The entry includes a tokenized biometric reference sample and a biometric reference template identifier. The tokenized biometric reference sample is generated by tokenizing at least one biometric reference sample captured from a user having a unique user identifier. The biometric reference template identifier uniquely identifies a biometric reference template generated using the at least one biometric reference sample. The tokenized biometric reference sample and biometric reference template associated with the biometric reference template identifier in the biometric enrollment event journal entry is retrieved. It is determined whether the detokenized biometric reference sample matches the biometric reference template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Phillip H. Griffin, Jeffrey J. Stapleton
  • Patent number: 10181043
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention provide a method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for correlating privacy-related portions of a data stream with information indicative of a privacy policy. The method includes receiving privacy-related portions of a data stream transmitted from a source intended for a destination and receiving information indicative of a privacy policy associated with the destination. The privacy-related portions of the data stream then may be correlated with the information indicative of the privacy policy. According to this correlation, the privacy-related portions of the data stream may be forwarded to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Wayne A. Pauley, Jr., Stephen J. Todd, Michel F. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10175936
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an image capture module and a processing unit. The image capture module is used for capturing a user's face image. The processing unit includes an image analysis module and an inquiry module. The image analysis module is signally connected to the image capture module for analyzing the face image and obtaining age data according to a face recognition result. The inquiry module is signally connected to the image analysis module for obtaining a user's hearing data according to the age data, wherein the hearing data is the minimum volume data audible to the user for different frequencies of sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: UNLIMITER MFA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ping Yang, Neo Bob Chih-Yung Young, Ming-Ren Ma, Jian-Ying Li, Hsiang-Chun Ko, Chih-Long Chang, Kuan-Li Chao, Po-Jui Wu
  • Patent number: 10169615
    Abstract: An encryption method includes: obtaining a user feature of a user; performing, using a hardware logic circuit, a logical operation on the obtained user feature to generate a hardware encryption function; and encrypting first application data with the generated hardware encryption function to obtain second application data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: I-Patrol Technology Limited
    Inventor: Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 10162954
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a display; memory that stores biometric information and account information for at least one account; a biometric sensor that senses biometric information; authentication circuitry that authenticates sensed biometric information at least in part via a comparison to stored biometric information; display circuitry that renders account information to the display responsive to authentication of sensed biometric information; selection circuitry that selects one of said at least one account associated with account information rendered to the display; and a field generator that generates an output session that outputs at least one magnetic field that represents account information for the selected one of said at least one account. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Charles Davis, Douglas Warren Robinson
  • Patent number: 10162313
    Abstract: An equipment isolation system (10) for remotely isolating equipment (20, 21, 210, 250) in a plant comprising equipment (20, 21, 210, 250) energisable by an energy source and a control system (50) for controlling operation of said equipment (20, 21, 210, 250) and isolation of said equipment from said energy source to an isolated state by an operator, wherein said control system (50, 260, 700) includes an identification device (790) for an operator to provide operator identification data; and a processor for comparing said operator identification data with stored identification data (261) for operators authorised to use the equipment isolation system (10) wherein said control system (50, 260, 700) is configured to enable use of the equipment isolation system (10) by said operator only where the processor matches operator identification data provided to the identification device (790) and said stored identification data (261).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: REMSAFE PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Charles Lane, Jack Mross
  • Patent number: 10163103
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the invention provides a system for authenticating identities of a plurality of users. In one embodiment, the system includes a first handheld device including a wireless transceiver which is configured to transmit authentication information, a second device including a wireless receiver, where the second device is configured to receive the authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL SECURE REGISTRY, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 10151136
    Abstract: Methods and systems for opening an access point of a vehicle. A system and a method may involve receiving wirelessly a signal from a remote controller carried by a user. The system and the method may further involve receiving audio or video data indicating the user approaching the vehicle. The system and the method may also involve determining an intention of the user to access an interior of the vehicle based on the audio or video data. The system and the method may also involve opening an access point of the vehicle responsive to the determining of the intention of the user to access the interior of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Alexandru Mihai Gurghian
  • Patent number: 10153901
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying user identity in a virtual environment are provided that may include the use of a trusted third party to perform identity verification. Devices may be configured such that the device is unalterably bound to a particular user via biometric data stored on the device and/or with the third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CONCIERGE HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: James D. Thackston