Biometric Acquisition Patents (Class 713/186)
  • Patent number: 10691782
    Abstract: An electronic device for acquiring biometric information may include a display, and a fingerprint sensor configured to acquire fingerprint data through at least a partial display region of the display. A processor may execute a first application in which a graphical object is displayed, for controlling a designated function other than a fingerprint registration function. A user input on the graphical object may be used to collect fingerprint information, which is used as part of a fingerprint registration function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeongwook Yang, Kyungsoo Lim, Hyung-Woo Shin, Hyemi Lee, Heekuk Lee, Yumin Jung, Tushar Balasaheb Sandhan, Pil-Joo Yoon
  • Patent number: 10685008
    Abstract: Systems and methods for classification using an explicit feature map or an approximate feature map based on a relative locality measure. In at least one embodiment, a method of authenticating a user operates data points having feature vectors pertaining to user events comprises selecting an approximate feature map based on a subset of features in each data point and a relative locality measure of a cluster including a plurality of the data points; mapping, to a feature space, the subset of features in each data point and a new data point pertaining to a phone call of the user using the selected approximate feature map; determining a classification of the new data point based on its relative locality measure with respect to a cluster in the feature space; storing the classification of the new data point in a memory device; and authenticating the user during the phone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Pindrop Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Kurve, Hassan Kingravi
  • Patent number: 10685099
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for mapping decentralized identifiers (DIDs) to real-world entities. One of the methods includes: receiving a request for creating a DID; obtaining a proof of identity authentication based on the received request; obtaining the DID based on the proof of identity authentication; and storing a mapping relationship between the proof of identity authentication and the DID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Yuan Chen, Renhui Yang, Yuqi Lin, Jiawei Liu
  • Patent number: 10681025
    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. Obtaining the seed value from the biometric data or biometric signature can be repeated reliably to obtain the same the seed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Alan Joseph O'Regan, Horatio Huxham
  • Patent number: 10680823
    Abstract: Data is received as part of an authentication procedure to identify a user. Such data characterizes a user-generated biometric sequence that is generated by the user interacting with at least one input device according to a desired biometric sequence. Thereafter, using the received data and at least one machine learning model trained using empirically derived historical data generated by a plurality of user-generated biometric sequences (e.g., historical user-generated biometric sequences according to the desired biometric sequence, etc.), the user is authenticated if an output of the at least one machine learning model is above a threshold. Data can be provided that characterizes the authenticating. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Cylance Inc.
    Inventors: Garret Florian Grajek, Jeffrey Lo, Homer Valentine Strong, Wulun Dai
  • Patent number: 10678898
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for authorizing a user to access an access-controlled environment. The system includes a system server platform that communicates with fixed PC's, servers and mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) operated by users. The systems and methods described herein enable a series of operations whereby a user attempting to access an access-controlled environment is prompted to biometrically authenticate using the user's preregistered mobile device. Biometric authentication can include capturing images of the user's biometric features, encoding the features as a biometric identifier, comparing the biometric identifier to a previously generated biometric identifier and determining liveness. In addition, the authentication system can further authorize the user and electronically grant access to the access-controlled environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: VERIDIUM IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Hector Hoyos, Jason Braverman, Scott Streit, Geoffrey Xiao, Jonathan Francis Mather
  • Patent number: 10673632
    Abstract: The invention is a method for deploying a trusted identity for a user issued by an issuer. The user has a user device configured to send a request for signature to an issuer device handled by the issuer. The request comprises a user public key allocated to the user. The issuer device is configured to compute an issuer signature by signing both the user's trusted identity and the user public key using an issuer private key allocated to the issuer. A block chain transaction containing the issuer signature is created and submitted to a Block Chain for transaction verification and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventor: HongQian Karen Lu
  • Patent number: 10670450
    Abstract: A method for estimating the weight of a subject while moving includes attaching one or more force sensors to the subject such that the force sensors measure a force exerted between each foot of the subject and a surface on which the subject is positioned, monitoring the one or more force sensors while the subject is moving to obtain a moving force measurement, processing the moving force measurement to determine a peak level of the moving force, a valley level of the moving force measurement, and a force range of the moving force measurement, determining an acceleration of center of mass of the subject from the force range, and estimating the weight of the subject while moving from the valley level and the acceleration of center of mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Khalifa University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Shahzad Muzaffar, Ibrahim Elfadel
  • Patent number: 10671718
    Abstract: A system and method for authentication are provided. The system for authentication according to one embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a service server configured to: receive a first authentication request message from an authentication server and convert a random number included in the first authentication request message into an optical code; a first user terminal configured to receive the optical code from the service server and display the optical code; and a second user terminal configured to: recognize the random number by capturing an image of the displayed optical code in response to receiving a second authentication request message from the service server and authenticate a user by using the random number, the second authentication request message, and biometric information of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-Chul Park, Jae-Hyuk Cho, Hee-Sung Yang, Hyun-Bea Shin
  • Patent number: 10657233
    Abstract: Maintaining a plurality of different sets of data groups for virtualized credentials of a holder includes storing a first subset of the data groups according to a standard for storing data groups, where the standard verifies each data group in the first subset of data groups, storing a second subset of the data groups as a plurality of auxiliary data elements that are separate from the first subset, where auxiliary data elements are not directly accessible using the standard, providing at least one custom data group in the first subset that verifies each of the auxiliary data elements, and verifying at least one of the auxiliary data elements using the custom data group and verifying the custom data group using the standard. The standard may be ISO 18013. The digital signature may be provided by a party that is trusted by a relying party that receives data from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Anders Wallbom, Philip Hoyer, Uwe Schnabel, Adrian Meads
  • Patent number: 10659961
    Abstract: A method and system for connecting an Internet of Things (IoT) hub to a wireless network. One embodiment of the method includes establishing a secure communication channel between an IoT hub and an IoT service through a client device using a first secret; generating a second secret on the client device and transmitting it to the IoT hub; encrypting a wireless key using the second secret to generate a first-encrypted key and transmitting it to the IoT service; encrypting the first-encrypted key using the first secret to generate a twice-encrypted key and transmitting it to the IoT hub over the secure communication channel; decrypting the twice-encrypted key at the IoT hub using the first secret to generate the first-encrypted key and decrypting it using the second secret to generate the wireless key usable to establish a secure wireless connection between the IoT hub and the local wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Afero, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Zimmerman, Evan Jeng, Shannon Holland, Clif Liu, Chris Aiuto
  • Patent number: 10650338
    Abstract: A system includes a client device and a server computer coupled to a network and in communication, via the network, with the client device. The server computer is configured to receive, from the client device, a queue request. The queue request includes a candidate identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Anderson, Wayne Bailey, Colleen M. Dolan, Jide Fajobi, Darrick Jensen, Ronald D. Lancaster, Jr., Matthew Maloney, Michael Nealis, Steven C. Nordberg, Peter Pascale, Andrew Stockinger
  • Patent number: 10643166
    Abstract: A system includes a client device including a processor configured to implement a candidate evaluation software application and a server computer in communication, via a network, with the client device. The server computer is configured to receive, from the client device, a queue request. The queue request includes a candidate identifier. The server computer includes determine, using the candidate identifier, a candidate target attribute, identify a first candidate queue from a plurality of candidate queues using the candidate target attribute, and encode into the first candidate queue a reference to the candidate identifier. The server computer is configured to identify, in a first administrative queue, an administrator identifier, the first administrative queue being associated with the candidate target attribute, and establish at least one of a video and an audio data connection between the client device and an administrator device associated with the administrator identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Anderson, Wayne Bailey, Colleen M. Dolan, Jide Fajobi, Darrick Jensen, Ronald D. Lancaster, Jr., Matthew Maloney, Michael Nealis, Steven C. Nordberg, Peter Pascale, Andrew Stockinger
  • Patent number: 10625712
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and a computer-readable medium for securing an automobile ignition key, including scanning an authorized user's fingerprint, as well as inputting a security code chosen by the authorized user. Verifying users whether they are authorized to access the automobile ignition key, allowing a user when verified, and denying access when the verification steps fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Naema S Farah
  • Patent number: 10628661
    Abstract: A method for verifying the identity of a user is provided that includes generating, by a computing device, a parameter for each processed frame in a video of biometric data captured from a user. The parameter results from movement of the computing device during capture of the biometric data. Moreover, the method includes generating a signal for the parameter and calculating a confidence score based on the generated signal and a classification model specific to the user. The classification model is generated from other signals generated for the parameter. Furthermore, the method includes verifying the identity of the user as true when the confidence score is at least equal to a threshold score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: DAON HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Mircea Ionita
  • Patent number: 10617357
    Abstract: A technology for a swappable wearable device that is operable to monitor one or more physiological parameters of a user. Physiological measurement data from a physiological measurement sensor attached to the swappable wearable device or a physiological measurement sensor in communication with the swappable wearable device can be received at the swappable wearable device. The physiological measurement data can be stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium coupled to swappable wearable device. The stored physiological measurement data can be communicated to another swappable wearable device or a synchronization platform when a selected event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Halo Wearables, LLC
    Inventors: Devin Warner Miller, David Rich Miller, Jeffrey Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 10621364
    Abstract: Described is a secure system for generic pattern matching. In operation, the system determines if a pattern p, as presented by a second party, is within a textual pattern T, as maintained by a first party. In making such a determination, the system uses a series of binary value matrices and corresponding pairs of encrypted permuted matrices. Challenge bits are then used to generate permutations and later verify correctness of the various encrypted permuted matrices. If it is determined that pattern p is within text T, the, for example, an access protocol is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Karim El Defrawy, Joshua W. Baron, Jonathan Katz
  • Patent number: 10614233
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method that can retrieve, via a file monitor, a file and policy data from a case management system or a content management system, wherein the file and the policy data are retrieved in response to detecting a user request for the file. A processor can also modify, via the file monitor, access to the file based on the policy data, and intercept a plurality of document management instructions executed with the file. The processor can also detect at least one of the document management instructions is a malicious action, wherein the malicious action is detected based on the policy data, wherein the policy data is updated in response to detecting each of the document management instructions. Additionally, the processor can execute a policy instruction to prevent execution of the at least one document management instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shlomit Avrahami, Itai Gordon, Elik Katz, Yakir Keisar, Ilan D. Prager, Denis Voloshin
  • Patent number: 10615980
    Abstract: Methods and systems for permitting sensitive cardholder data to be securely stored in a regular storage element of a smart transaction card. In an embodiment, a transaction card processor of the smart transaction card installs a security application compatible with the operating system of the smart transaction card and that includes a white box cardlet. The transaction card processor uses a code protection process of the white box cardlet to obfuscate biometric reference template data stored in the regular memory of a biometric sensor, next stores the obfuscated biometric reference template data in the regular memory, and then re-obfuscates the biometric reference template data at a predetermined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashfaq Kamal, Sumeet Bhatt
  • Patent number: 10606992
    Abstract: The user (10) uses an information terminal (200) having a user authentication application program according to the present invention installed thereon and also uses a user authentication system according to the present invention via the user authentication application program, so that it is authenticated that the user who has registered, in advance, his/her biological information (700) in at least one of the information terminal (200) and an authentication server (300) is/was present at the authentication location during the authentication reception time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Asuha Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moriaki Morita, Shoko Nose, Takeshi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10607035
    Abstract: The invention provides a computer implemented method of displaying content on a screen of an electronic processing device. The method comprises a first step of receiving content to be displayed on said screen at a data processing application on said electronic processing device. The data processing application is a dedicated application for processing said received content data and is configured to perform various steps including processing the received content data into a format suitable for display on said screen. The data processing application is also configured to monitor at least one sensor of the electronic processing device such as the device's camera to receive at least one biometric data input during display of the content on the screen and to cause either a halting of the display of the content or a blurring of the screen in response to a determination of a predetermined change in said biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Yeo Messaging Ltd.
    Inventor: Alan Jones
  • Patent number: 10606996
    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: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Fitzgerald John Archibald, John Keith Schneider, David Tamagno, Laurence Geoffrey Lundblade
  • Patent number: 10609254
    Abstract: An MFP stores a plurality of different pieces of biometric information of a user and a plurality of secret keys respectively corresponding to the pieces of biometric information in the TPM and registers public keys corresponding to the private keys in a server. When an authentication request is received from the server, the MFP executes a biometric authentication process using the biometric information input from the user and the biometric information registered in the TPM. If authentication is successful in the biometric authentication process, the MFP creates signature data and transmits it to the server. If verification of the signature data using the public key in the server is successful, the MFP performs display related to a shortcut process associates with the biometric information corresponding to the secret key used when the signature data that is a target of the verification is created by an input and output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 10592997
    Abstract: A decision making support device including: an opinion acquiring module that acquires an expressed opinion from each of a plurality of participants with respect to each of the plurality of selective elements; and a target person determining module that determines, with respect to a given selective element, from which participant an opinion on the selective element is to be elicited when there are a plurality of unexpressed participants who have not yet expressed opinions on the selective element, wherein the target person determining module respectively calculates, when assuming that each of the unexpressed participants has expressed any of expected opinions, assumed group satisfaction that is determined based on contents of decision making and contents of expression of opinions of the plurality of participants, and determines from which participant an opinion on the selective element is to be elicited in consideration of the assumed group satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Infotechnology Center Co. LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Ito, Atsushi Ikeno, Kenro Aihara, Susumu Kono
  • Patent number: 10593331
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are example techniques to provide contextual information corresponding to a voice command. An example implementation may involve receiving voice data indicating a voice command, receiving contextual information indicating a characteristic of the voice command, and determining a device operation corresponding to the voice command. Determining the device operation corresponding to the voice command may include identifying, among multiple zones of a media playback system, a zone that corresponds to the characteristic of the voice command, and determining that the voice command corresponds to one or more particular devices that are associated with the identified zone. The example implementation may further involve causing the one or more particular devices to perform the device operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Lang, Romi Kadri, Christopher Butts
  • Patent number: 10586233
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for authenticating a customer in an online transaction. In one embodiment, a method includes initiating, in conjunction with an online transaction, an authentication query via a communication device associated with a customer in the online transaction, receiving customer authentication data from the communication device, sending the customer authentication data to a third-party authentication server to authenticate the customer using the customer authentication data, receiving a determination from the third-party authentication server whether the customer is authenticated, and allowing the online transaction to proceed in response to receiving the determination that the customer is authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Larry Trent Larson, Chad Lynn Brockman, April Lynn Peek, Eric A. Grun, Kenneth A. Marr
  • Patent number: 10576934
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for decentralized authentication for autonomous vehicles. Example autonomous vehicles may include at least one memory storing computer-executable instructions, and one or more computer processors coupled to the at least one memory. The one or more computer processors may be configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to receive biometric data of a user, determine extracted feature data using the biometric data, send the extracted feature data to a first server, and receive an access token from a second server. The access token may indicate the extracted feature data matched stored data associated with a user account of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Ali Hassani
  • Patent number: 10572641
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a dynamic biometric enrollment system. The dynamic biometric enrollment includes a processor and instructions stored in non-transitory machine-readable media. The instructions are configured to cause the server system to receive at least one biometric authentication sample from the user. The at least one tokenized biometric enrollment sample has been generated by tokenizing at least one biometric enrollment sample captured from a user associated with a unique user identifier. At least one biometric authentication sample captured from the user is retrieved. The at least one tokenized biometric enrollment sample is detokenized to retrieve the at least one biometric enrollment sample. The at least one biometric enrollment sample is processed using a biometric processing algorithm to generate a dynamic biometric reference template. It is determined whether the at least one biometric authentication sample matches with the dynamic biometric reference template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Phillip H. Griffin, Jeffrey J. Stapleton
  • Patent number: 10574452
    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 enrolment 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: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Fingerprint Cards AB
    Inventors: Christian Gehrmann, Steven Pope
  • Patent number: 10575176
    Abstract: An information processing terminal capable of communicating with a sensor terminal including a first biological sensor which measures a first type of biological information includes: a reception unit receiving a measurement result of the first biological sensor from the sensor terminal; a second biological sensor measuring the first type of biological information; and a control unit authenticating the sensor terminal and establishing connection with the sensor terminal when the measurement result of the first biological sensor satisfies a predetermined condition on a measurement result of the second biological sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Kubota
  • Patent number: 10563998
    Abstract: A community-based transportation services system. The system includes a community-based transportation network that is comprised of a primary communication device, a cloud server and a parking inventory database. The system also includes at least one communication device communicatively coupled to said network for establishing a parking-spot communication link for allowing a first user to determine the location of available parking-spots for rent. The at least one communication device is also configured to establish a parking-registration link to allow a second user to register and offer at least one parking spot for rent. The system further includes a biosensor collector system communicatively coupled to said network and/or directly to the at least one communication device for establishing a sobriety-monitoring communication link. The data generated by the biosensor collector system allows a first user and a transportation provider to view and monitor the sobriety results of a transportation driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Nelson T. Rivera
  • Patent number: 10562497
    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: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Okada
  • Patent number: 10558792
    Abstract: A construction and analysis system of touch screen user keypress behavior pattern, and an identity recognition method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Changjun Jiang, Chungang Yan, Hongzhong Chen, Zhijun Ding, Hongbo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10552595
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and apparatus for monitoring the routing configuration within an electronic device such that a biometric authentication process can be carried out without interference from other components of the device, such as may occur when the device has become infected with malware for example. The invention may provide a codec or speaker recognition processor, coupled to receive biometric input data, comprising a security module that determines whether a routing configuration complies with one or more rules. The security module may be implemented to prevent genuine biometric data from being output from the speaker recognition processor, and/or to prevent spoof biometric data from being inserted into the authentication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikesh Oswal, Ryan Roberts, Michael Page
  • Patent number: 10551931
    Abstract: A portable electronic system that includes a biometric imaging device, such as for a fingerprint verification against a trusted pattern template. Security is a factor of a matching process and a quality of the trusted pattern template. By employing a set of user-predictably-influenceable sensor parameters in cooperation with the biometric sensor, it is possible to simply and efficiently enhance security as compared to use of the biometric sensor alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: IDEX ASA
    Inventor: Roger A. Bauchspies
  • Patent number: 10554646
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to provisioning private virtual machines in a public cloud and to managing private virtual machines hosted on a public cloud. In one scenario, a computer system receives authentication information for a private domain from an entity. The entity indicates that their private virtual machines are to be provisioned on a public cloud, where the entity's private domain is accessible using the authentication information. The computer system establishes a virtual network on the public cloud which is configured to host the entity's private virtual machines, where each virtual machine hosts remote applications. The computer system establishes an authenticated connection from the virtual network to the entity's private domain using the received authentication information and provides the entity's private virtual machines on the public cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amjad Hussain, Jonathan Austin Hoover, Tristan William Scott, Ido Miles Ben-Shachar, Kevin Scott London
  • Patent number: 10540872
    Abstract: Improved systems and techniques are disclosed for controlling the security states of anti-theft security systems such as product display assemblies using security fobs. The tasks relating to fob authentication are offloaded to a computer system, and these authentications can be based on identifiers for the different security fobs. The computer system can maintain a list of identifiers for authorized security fobs that is easily updated when new security fobs are added to or existing security fobs are de-authorized from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MOBILE TECH, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Logan Blaser, Kristopher Wendell Schatz, Hunter Anderson Wylie
  • Patent number: 10536855
    Abstract: An information processing terminal capable of communicating with a sensor terminal including a first biological sensor which measures a first type of biological information includes: a reception unit receiving a measurement result of the first biological sensor from the sensor terminal; a second biological sensor measuring the first type of biological information; and a control unit authenticating the sensor terminal and establishing connection with the sensor terminal when the measurement result of the first biological sensor satisfies a predetermined condition on a measurement result of the second biological sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Kubota
  • Patent number: 10530577
    Abstract: A system for using biometric key generation for data access control and path selection includes an access control regulator operating on a data security management device. The access control regulator receives an access request from a requestor, which may include a biometric signature captured by a biometric reader, locates an encrypted data record in a requestor-linked data store, determines that the requestor is authorized to access the encrypted data record by evaluating biometric keys generated from the requestor, and decrypts the requestor-linked data record. A validator operating on the data security management device may validate data from the encrypted data record using third-party validator devices; validation may be authenticated using further keys, which may also be biometric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Talenting, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohamed Pazhoor, Vinay Kumar, Shankar Ramalingam, William Inman, Daniel Austin
  • Patent number: 10528740
    Abstract: Mechanisms for booting a service processor are provided. With these mechanisms, the service processor executes a secure boot operation of secure boot firmware to boot an operating system kernel of the service processor. The secure boot firmware records first measurements of code executed by the secure boot firmware when performing the boot operation, in one or more registers of a tamper-resistant secure trusted dedicated microprocessor of the service processor. The operating system kernel executing in the service processor enables an integrity management subsystem of the operating system kernel which records second measurements of software executed by the operating system kernel, in the one or more registers of the tamper-resistant secure trusted dedicated microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. Callaghan, Kenneth A. Goldman, Guerney D.H. Hunt, Elaine R. Palmer, Dimitrios Pendarakis, David R. Safford, Brian D. Valentine, George C. Wilson, Miriam Zohar
  • Patent number: 10528243
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces. In some examples, the electronic device provides for transitioning between simulated lighting effects. In some examples, the electronic device applies a simulated lighting effect to an image. In some examples, the electronic device provides user interfaces for applying a filter to an image. In some examples, the electronic device provides for a reduced filter interface. In some examples, the electronic device provides a visual aid displayed in a viewfinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Behkish J. Manzari, Marek Bereza, Jeffrey A. Brasket, Frederic Cao, Alan C. Dye, Elliott Harris, Cyrus Daniel Irani, Jonathan P. Ive, Garrett Johnson, Emilie Kim, Joseph A. Malia, Grant Paul, Pavel Pivonka, Billy Sorrentino, III, Andre Souza Dos Santos
  • Patent number: 10523696
    Abstract: Proposed are a log analyzing system and a log analyzing method capable of more effectively defending a control system from unauthorized access. The log analyzing system which analyzes a communication log of a control device comprises a network device which receives a communication packet corresponding to the communication log from a network, and a monitoring device which monitors communication to the network device, wherein the monitoring device obtains a difference between a communication pattern of the communication packet and a stable pattern, which is a pattern of a communication in a state of no unauthorized access, restores the communication packet based on the difference, and notifies the restored communication packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Uchiyama, Akifumi Yato, Satoshi Ohkubo, Kohhei Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10521985
    Abstract: A method securely opens a door connected to a system and includes a central unit, a mobile terminal, a local control unit and a door opening device that are configured to transmit data. The method includes transmitting a first key to the mobile terminal by the central unit; transmitting the first key to the control unit by the mobile terminal via the door opening device; generating a second key by the control unit depending on the first key; transmitting the second key from the control unit to the mobile terminal via the door opening device; generating a third key by the mobile terminal depending on the second key; transmitting the third key to the central unit by the mobile terminal via the door opening device; and controlling opening of the door depending on the third key by the central unit by transmitting a request to the door opening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph König
  • Patent number: 10521615
    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: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: I-PATROL TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 10514721
    Abstract: A computational device receives an input/output (I/O) operation directed to a data set. In response to determining that there is a time lock on the data set, a determination is made as to whether a clock of the computational device is providing a correct time. In response to determining that the clock of the computational device is not providing the correct time, the I/O operation is restricted from accessing the data set. In response to determining that the clock of the computational device is providing the correct time, a determination is made from one or more time entries of the time lock whether to provide the I/O operation with access to the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew G. Borlick, Lokesh M. Gupta
  • Patent number: 10511600
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to an apparatus, method, and other techniques to maintain user authentications with common trusted devices. If a user is in possession of a first computing device (e.g., a smartphone), an unlocked state of the first trusted device is maintained if the user is using a nearby trusted device (e.g., a computer) within a certain amount of time. If the first trusted device is in a pocket or other container, a longer span of time is granted to the user to register an on-body state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Micah J. Sheller, Yonghong Huang, Narjala P. Bhasker, Jason Martin, Cory Cornelius
  • Patent number: 10503915
    Abstract: In a system with registration data, in a data registration phase, encrypted data is calculated by encrypting input data to be concealed by using a secret key and secret information, registration data is generated based on the encrypted data and verification key, and the registration data is stored as a registration template in a storage unit together with an identifier for uniquely identifying the registration data. In an encrypted text verification phase, a data verifying request is generated in which input data to be verified has been encrypted by using a random number and secret information, the registration template stored in the storage unit and the data verifying request are matched verified to produce a determined result, a verified result including a part or all of the registration template corresponding to the determined result is produced, and data is restored based on the verified result to produce a restored result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Isshiki, Kengo Mori, Toshinori Araki, Satoshi Obana
  • Patent number: 10497360
    Abstract: A personalized voice assistance system and method to provide a personalized emotion-based assistance to a first individual from a group of individuals are disclosed. The personalized voice assistance system detects an activity of the first individual in a first time period in a defined area. A requirement of an assistance for the first individual may be determined based on the detected activity in the defined area. The personalized voice assistance system may further compute, based on the detected activity, an emotional reaction of a second individual from the group of individuals. The emotional reaction of the second individual may be computed for the determined requirement of the assistance for the first individual. The personalized voice assistance system may further generate an output voice similar to the second individual based on at least the computed emotional reaction to assist the first individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ranjeet Ranjan Raj, Madhvesh Sulibhavi
  • Patent number: 10496863
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image alignment are disclosed. A method includes: determining a first set of patches for a first image and a second set of patches for a second image, wherein each patch in the first and second sets of patches comprises a portion of the first and second image, respectively; determining a set of possible match pairings of a patch from the first set and a patch from the second set; for each match pairing in the set of possible match pairings, computing a transformation operation to align the patch from the first set of patches and the patch from the second set of patches in the match pairing; grouping the match pairings into clusters based on parameters of the transformation operations of the match pairings; and, performing the transformation operation corresponding to at least one cluster to align the first image to the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Kinh Tieu, Anthony Russo, Bob Mackey, Kuntal Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10497005
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for acquiring services on a multiplicity of devices. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a service management center (SMC) (100) that has a plurality of service centers (102-110) for supplying services to a corresponding plurality of devices (120-128), and a controller (112) for managing operations of the service centers. The controller is programmed to receive (202) from a select one of the devices an identification reference in response to a request for service by an end user, search (210) for one or more services associated with the identification reference, select (212) from the search results one or more services appropriate for the requesting device, and enable (220) the one or more services on the selected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David A. Deas, Michael Grannan, Umesh M. Desai, Anil Doradla, Lalitha Suryanarayana, David Wolter, Dinesh Nadarajah