Evaluates Biometrics Patents (Class 902/3)
  • Patent number: 8929613
    Abstract: A white list inside or outside determining apparatus includes: a first feature data extracting unit which extracts first feature data from an image by using a first transformation formula created based on preliminary learning images; a second feature data extracting unit which extracts second feature data from an image by using a second transformation formula created from the preliminary learning images and application learning images; a first matching unit which performs matching between a registration image and a collation image by using the first transformation formula; and a second matching unit which performs matching between a registration image and a collation image by using the second transformation formula. Weights of a matching result of the first matching unit and a matching result of the second matching unit are changed according to the number of preliminary learning images and the number of application learning images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yoshio
  • Patent number: 8891838
    Abstract: A biometrics system captures and processes a handprint image using a structured light illumination to create a 2D representation equivalent of a rolled inked handprint. A processing unit calculates 3D coordinates of the hand from the plurality of images and maps the 3D coordinates to a 2D flat surface to create a 2D representation equivalent of a rolled inked handprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Laurence G. Hassebrook, Daniel L. Lau, Henry G. Dietz
  • Patent number: 8838502
    Abstract: A method of authorizing a commercial transaction between a customer and a provider of goods or services over a network, wherein the provider of goods or services requests that the customer provide authentication by activating a fingerprint identification device, and the provider of goods or services receives at least an authentication code of the customer over the network from the fingerprint identification device, the method comprising the steps of: providing the customer with the fingerprint identification device which produces the authentication code when a fingerprint of the customer matches a stored fingerprint within the fingerprint identification device; receiving at least the authentication code from the provider of goods or services over the network; and authorizing the transaction if at least the authentication code is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyohiko Niwa
  • Patent number: 8694792
    Abstract: A biometric authorization method, system, and program product Biometric data associated with a subject can be detected and acquired. Thereafter, particular biometric features can be segmented and extracted from the biometric data. These particular biometric features are then compared to biometric data previously stored in a database in order to determine if the particular biometric features match the biometric data previously stored in the database and thereby rapidly and automatically determine if the subject comprises a repeat visitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Rand P. Whillock
  • Patent number: 8635165
    Abstract: A method and system for biometric authorization to facilitate a radio frequency transaction is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a system and method is provided for using biometric sample and biometric sample data to authorize completion of an RF transaction. Authorization of biometric sample data may authorize increasing a preloaded value, or using an additional value to supplement the preloaded value, in order to facilitate completion of an RF transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Xatra Fund MX, LLC
    Inventors: Blayn W Beenau, David S Bonalle, Seth W Fields, William J Gray, Carl Larkin, Joshua L Montgomery, Peter D Saunders
  • Patent number: 8630513
    Abstract: An embodiment provides for enabling retrieval of a collection of captured images that form at least a portion of a library of images. For each image in the collection, a captured image may be analyzed to recognize information from image data contained in the captured image, and an index may be generated, where the index data is based on the recognized information. Using the index, functionality such as search and retrieval is enabled. Various recognition techniques, including those that use the face, clothing, apparel, and combinations of characteristics may be utilized. Recognition may be performed on, among other things, persons and text carried on objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Salih Burak Gokturk, Dragomir Anguelov, Vincent Vanhoucke, Kuang-Chih Lee, Diem Vu, Danny Yang, Munjal Shah, Azhar Khan
  • Patent number: 8608567
    Abstract: A secure and modular architecture for monitoring and controlling clusters of pay entertainment and gaming devices. The architecture allows flexible and secure use of state-of-the-art multimedia and Internet technologies to attract the younger player generation used to flashy and networked games. Cash or cash-less entertainment and gaming devices are supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Gatto, Thierry Brunet de Courssou, Pierre-Jean Beney
  • Patent number: 8600119
    Abstract: At least two biometric measurements of a person are collected, then a statistical measure based on the measurements is computed. The statistical measure is abounded estimate of the discriminative power of a test based on the measurements. While the discriminative power is less than a target value, additional biometric measurements are collected. When enough measurements have been collected, a biometric template is constructed from the measurements and stored for use in future identifications. Systems and software to implement similar methods are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Louisiana Tech University Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Vir V. Phoha
  • Patent number: 8571996
    Abstract: A transaction security code database and a method and apparatus for generating the transaction security code database. The transaction security code database is comprised of multiple transaction security codes, each transaction security code constituting a transaction code generated based upon a transaction initiated by a user, which is appended to or linked to a security code which is based upon a biometric sensor code generated by a biometric sensor from a biometric presentation of a biometric feature of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: N.P. Johnson Family Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Neldon P. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8566250
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards methods, systems and apparatuses, see FIG. 1, (100) for providing secure and private interactions. The invention provides capability for verifying the identity of a party initiating an electronic interaction with another party through data input module (140) which is verified by the identity verification module (150), which further includes a self-destruct mechanism (153). Embodiments of the invention include secure methods for conducting transactions and for limiting the transfer and distribution of personal data to only those data that are absolutely necessary for the completion of the transactions. The invention facilitates the transfer of additional personal data contingent upon an agreement that appropriately compensates the provider of the personal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Privaris, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Russell, Barry W. Johnson, David M. Petka
  • Patent number: 8550339
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing a sequence of fingerprints for biometric authentication are provided. A sequence of fingerprints is more difficult to fraudulently circumvent than a single finger or thumb print. A sequence of fingerprints takes advantage of inexpensive fingerprint scanners and easily available fingerprints. A sequence of fingerprints may be used in conjunction with additional biometric authentications and/or confidential access sequences. The sequence of fingerprints may include prints of the digits of the foot. The sequence of fingerprints for biometric authentication may be system or user defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt D. Newman, Timothy J. Bendel, Rustam N. Wadia, Debashis Ghosh, David Joa
  • Patent number: 8553950
    Abstract: Systems for remotely verifying the identity of an image include an identity capture device adapted to communicate with a computing device and a database. The identity capture device captures an image, and the computing device searches the database for information to authenticate and verify the image. For remotely connected computing devices, a communications network provides communication between the computing devices and the database. Other systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Muguleta S. Abebe
  • Patent number: 8538881
    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: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Universal Secure Registry, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 8509501
    Abstract: A biometrics system captures and processes a handprint image using a structured light illumination to create a 2D representation equivalent of a rolled inked handprint. A processing unit calculates 3D coordinates of the hand from the plurality of images and maps the 3D coordinates to a 2D flat surface to create a 2D representation equivalent of a rolled inked handprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Laurence G. Hassebrook, Daniel L. Lau, Henry G. Dietz
  • Patent number: 8474025
    Abstract: A secure credential validation compares stored and received modified credentials, e.g., biometric credentials, such that the validating system does not have access to the unmodified credentials. A capture system and a credential validation system are operatively coupled to a network (e.g., the Internet). The credential validation system is configured to store a set of modified stored credentials associated with the principal, receive a set of modified received credentials, and perform a credential validation procedure to validate the modified received credentials, wherein the credential validation procedure performs a one-way consistency test to compare the modified stored credentials and the modified received credentials. The credential validation procedure employs one or more similarity measures, e.g., a weighted quorum of exact matches, a discrete N-ball (or “N-shell”) intersection, or a client-based algorithm with encryption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Coby Royer
  • Patent number: 8463710
    Abstract: Herein is described a tokenless biometric method for processing electronic transmissions, using at least one user biometric sample, an electronic identicator and an electronic rule module clearinghouse. The steps for processing of the electronic transmissions comprise of a user registration step, wherein a user registers with an electronic identicator at least one registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, Philip Dean Lapsley
  • Patent number: 8374389
    Abstract: A method of identifying a living being includes using a camera to capture a blurred visual image of an iris of the living being. The blurred visual image is digitally unblurred based on a distribution of eye image gradients in an empirically-collected sample of eye images and characteristics of pupil region. The unblurred image is processed to determine an identity of the living being.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Liu Ren, Xinyu Huang, Ruigang Yang
  • Patent number: 8355992
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying the age of a controlled substance purchaser are disclosed. The system and method in an example embodiment include receiving biometric data corresponding to a consumer who has presented an age-restricted product for purchase at a point of sale location; generating an age verification request including the biometric data; sending the age verification request to a central computer via a data network; receiving a response message from the central computer via the data network, the response message including information for determining whether the consumer is of sufficient age to purchase the age-restricted product; and denying purchase of the age-restricted product if the consumer is determined to not be of sufficient age to purchase the age-restricted product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Haugh
  • Patent number: 8345932
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for processing biometric data. A biometric data processing system is disclosed that includes: at least one signal acquisition system for collecting biometric input; a feature extraction system for extracting feature vectors from the biometric input; and a support vector machine (SVM) having a plurality of kernel functions, wherein each kernel function is configured for mapping a feature vector to a high dimensional hyperspace structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Aaron K. Baughman
  • Patent number: 8306278
    Abstract: In a detecting device for detecting a fake test of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) that another testee different from an actual driver takes on behalf of the actual driver of a vehicle using an alcohol measurement device, the face image of the testee taking the BAC test is shot during measurement of the BAC and the face image of the driver of the vehicle is shot within a predetermined period of time before or after the measurement of the BAC. The testee and the driver are checked whether they are the same person based on the face images of the testee and the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Takuya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8260716
    Abstract: Herein is described a tokenless biometric method for processing electronic transmissions, using at least one user biometric sample, an electronic identicator and an electronic rule module clearinghouse. The steps for processing of the electronic transmissions comprise of a user registration step, wherein a user registers with an electronic identicator at least one registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user. A formation of a rule module customized to the user in a rule module clearinghouse, wherein at least one pattern data of a user is associated with at least one execution command of the user. A user identification step, wherein the electronic identicator compares a bid biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user with at least one previously registered biometric sample for producing either a successful or failed identification of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, Philip Dean Lapsley
  • Patent number: 8219495
    Abstract: A method of authorizing a commercial transaction between a customer and a provider of goods or services over a network, wherein the provider of goods or services requests that the customer provide authentication by activating a fingerprint identification device, and the provider of goods or services receives at least an authentication code of the customer over the network from the fingerprint identification device, the method comprising the steps of: providing the customer with the fingerprint identification device which produces the authentication code when a fingerprint of the customer matches a stored fingerprint within the fingerprint identification device; receiving at least the authentication code from the provider of goods or services over the network; and authorizing the transaction if at least the authentication code is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyohiko Niwa
  • Patent number: 8201230
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-accessible medium for protecting user choice settings are provided. The system and method provide an application programming interface that uses a security subsystem to unlock, write, and relock the user choice settings to insure that the user's choices are enforced and respected by the applications that attempt to change them in a manner that is verifiable and transparent to the user. The user is notified whenever a change to their user choice settings is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert F. Day, Sarah E. Schrock, Timothy P. McKee, Isaac A. Sheldon
  • Patent number: 8189881
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor uses beams of light to detect a fingerprint as the finger is swiped over a ridged surface. The beams of light are directed toward individual regions of the ridged surface so that the light beams will generally be totally internally reflected when a finger is not touching the ridge. The total internal reflection characteristics of the ridged surface are altered at regions touched by the ridges on the finger as the finger is swiped over the sensor. This alters the amount of light reflected by the ridged surface. These changes in light reflection as the finger is swiped over the ridged surface can be observed simultaneously over multiple channels, preferably disposed laterally with respect to each other, to provide a fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Gerard Dirk Smits
  • Patent number: 8165356
    Abstract: A method of determining acceptability of an image of a fingerprint to be analyzed, includes dividing the image into a plurality of blocks, determining a focus for each block, determining a validity of a block, the block being valid if the focus is sufficient, otherwise the block being invalid, totaling a number of valid blocks in the image, and determining a validity of the image, the image being valid if a number of valid blocks is sufficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Jae Lee, Jun-sung Yoon, Won-churl Jang, Deok-soo Park
  • Patent number: 8150108
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authenticating a user are disclosed. In some embodiments, information regarding multiple biometric parameters is gathered from a test subject and compared with a validation template. The validation template can be augmented with some or all of the information if the user is successfully authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ensign Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: David R. Miller
  • Patent number: 8131025
    Abstract: A fingerprint detection apparatus for obtaining an image of a fingerprint of a finger by using a light source for emitting a light to the finger and an image obtaining part for outputting electric signals in correspondence with received light is disclosed. The fingerprint detection apparatus includes a system controller for determining whether the finger is in contact with or in the vicinity of the image obtaining part by comparing a threshold with a difference between a value of the electric signal when the light source is lit and a value of the electric signal when the light source is not lit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Iseri, Yoshinori Tahara, Kenichirou Nagashita
  • Patent number: 8111882
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for testing a fingerprint whose reference data are stored in a portable data carrier. The reference data contain at least positions and orientations of minutiae and pores and an orientation vector. According to the invention it is provided that the testing of the fingerprint includes first sensing measuring values stating the actual value of the sensed fingerprint and extracting the minutiae and the pores from said measuring values. Then the reference data of the minutiae and the orientation vector are read from the portable data carrier and the minutiae from the sensed fingerprint compared with the corresponding reference data. Subsequently, the position of the pores relative to the minutiae is transmitted to the portable data carrier and the pores are checked in the portable data carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Mueller
  • Patent number: 8077933
    Abstract: In one embodiment, biometric authentication, using fingerprints, handprints, retinal scans and voice recognition, may be used as a means of granting access to an individual, for example, to use a device or gain entry to a building, car, computer, airport, website, a bank account, execute a financial transaction, access a military installation, read or obtain confidential information, execute a legal agreement, authenticate a decision, or another entity. In another embodiment, biometric authentication can be used as an alternative to the use of a key or combination or as an additional form of authentication. Access may be in any of a number of forms. In one embodiment a collection of pairs of features from one biometric print is compared to another collection of pairs from another biometric print to determine whether biometric authentication is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Fiske Software, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Stephen Fiske
  • Patent number: 8064646
    Abstract: The present invention discourages effective illegal use of compromised biometric information in biometric authentication and allows biometric authentication to be securely continued even when some biometric information is compromised. A user authentication system compares extracted user features with a previously registered combination of features and authenticates the user on the basis of the result of the comparison. If the authentication is successful, the previously registered combination is replaced with a new combination of features that are registered for use in the subsequent authentication of the authentication object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Hagino, Hiroaki Kashima, Shigeki Takeuchi, Daisuke Tomoda
  • Patent number: 8037316
    Abstract: A system and method for authenticating users based on personal information. The personal information may include age-related data where the users are interested in receiving age-restricted content. The personal information may include an address and a permission request is sent to the address. Biometric information may also be associated with the personal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory D. Gudorf, Brian M. Siegel
  • Patent number: 8031912
    Abstract: A biometric sensor apparatus uses an infra red light source and a CMOS image sensor. A platen receives a body part and the image sensor receives light transmitted through the body part. A processor determines from the detected through-transmitted light whether the body part is live or is a spoof body part. This determination is based upon a detected variation of the opacity of the body part due to blood flow through the body part. Digital processing of the collected image signal data is performed, such as by smoothing. The sensor may further function as a pattern (such as a fingerprint) sensor for detecting surface patterns on the presented body part and identifying an individual from those sensed patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited
    Inventors: Carl Dennis, Khodor Fawaz
  • Patent number: 8009881
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for recording and digitizing intensity profiles (IP) of the papillary structure of the skin with high intensity resolution using sensors S with low intensity resolution. For this purpose, a plurality of digital image signals (DS, DS1, DS2) of an identical subarea e.g. of a fingerprint are recorded, whereby the continuous intensity domain (KI) of the fingerprint is scanned in different intensity resolutions, and/or different portions (A1, A2) of said continuous intensity domain (KI) are mapped to discrete intensity domains of the single digital image signals (DS, D1, DS2). By the pixelwise combination of all digital image signals (DS, DS1, DS2), a digital fingerprint image signal (PS) is finally produced whose discrete intensity domain (DI) represents a larger portion of the continuous intensity domain (KI) of the fingerprint and/or has a higher resolution intensity than each single one of the digital image signals (DS, DS1, DS2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Armin Bartsch, Elmar Stephan
  • Patent number: 7986818
    Abstract: At least two biometric measurements of a person are collected, then a statistical measure based on the measurements is computed. The statistical measure is a bounded estimate of the discriminative power of a test based on the measurements. While the discriminative power is less than a target value, additional biometric measurements are collected. When enough measurements have been collected, a biometric template is constructed from the measurements and stored for use in future identifications. Systems and software to implement similar methods are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Louisiana Tech University Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Vir V. Phoha
  • Patent number: 7983453
    Abstract: A verification apparatus includes: a detection section that detects some or all of junction points, endpoints and turning points of a physical trait of a body part on an input image as feature points, the physical trait being used for verification; and a search section that searches a registered image of the physical trait for a pattern that is the same as or similar to a pattern of the feature points in a center area of the image whose vertical center line is perpendicular to the direction of motion of the physical trait that horizontally moves on a surface on which the body part is put, the registered image being taken along a curved surface of the body part and the center area being between two lines each of which is a predetermined distance away from the center line in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Abe
  • Patent number: 7934096
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and technologies for configuring a conventional smart card and a client machine, and for performing a smart card authorization using the configured smart card and client. Further, the combination of methods provides for mutual authentication—authentication of the client to the user, and authentication of the user to the client. The authentication methods include presenting a specified token to the user sufficient to authenticate the client to the user and thus protect the user-provided PIN. Security is strengthened by using an integrity key based on approved client system configurations. Security is further strengthened by calculating a PIN? value based on a user-specified PIN and a modifier and using the PIN? value for unlocking the smart card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Stefan Thom, Erik Lee Holt, Shivaram H. Mysore, Valerie Kathleen Bays, Carl M. Ellison
  • Patent number: 7929732
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of determining an identifier of determined discriminating power from biometric data. According to the method, biometric data is obtained relating to an individual. The biometric data is converted into a digital string. A word of an error-correcting code is associated with the individual. The error-correcting code word is added to the digital string. An identifier relating to the individual is determined by applying a hashing function to the error-correcting code word, the hashing function being selected to ensure the determined discriminating power to said identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Morpho
    Inventors: Julien Bringer, Paul Welti
  • Patent number: 7904713
    Abstract: A cash dispensing automated banking machine that operates in response to data read from user cards includes a cash dispenser, keypad, and a card reader. The card reader is operative to read data bearing records such as user cards that include financial account information. The machine may include an encrypting pin pad (EPP) that is operative to remotely receive an encrypted terminal master key from a host banking system. The machine may authenticate and decrypt the terminal master key prior to accepting the terminal master key using a public key of a certificate authority. The machine may further receive and authenticate a new public for a new certificate authority for use with authenticating further terminal master keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy Zajkowski, Anne Doland, Mark D. Smith
  • Patent number: 7895440
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of masking a plain datum b having n bits. The inventive method is characterised in that a masked datum m is produced using the following masking function: (I), wherein p is a prime number, bi is the bit at position i of plain datum b, and qi is the prime number at position i in a set of prime numbers (q1, . . . , qn). The invention also relates to a method of masking a biometric print, consisting in: determining a set of s real minutiae which are characteristic of the print; mixing and arranging the real minutiae with t false minutiae; and forming a mixed biometric datum b having n=s+t bits, such that, for any i: bi=1 if position i corresponds to a real minutia, and bi=0 if position i corresponds to a false minutia. The invention can be used to secure a security document such as a bank cheque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Gemalto SA
    Inventors: Cédric Cardonnel, Eric Brier, David Naccache, Jean-Sébastien Coron
  • Patent number: 7882032
    Abstract: This invention is a method and system for tokenless biometric authorization of an electronic communication, using a biometric sample, a master electronic identicator, and a public communications network, wherein the method includes: an electronic communication formation step, wherein at least one communication comprising electronic data is formed; a user registration step, wherein a user electronically submits a registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user; a public network data transmittal step, wherein the registration biometric sample is electronically transmitted to a master electronic identicator via a public communications network, said master electronic identicator comprising a computer database which electronically stores all of the registration biometric samples from all of the registered users; a user registration biometric storage step, wherein the registration biometric sample is electronically stored within the master electronic identicator; a bid biometric transmittal
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7869625
    Abstract: Systems for remotely verifying the identity of an image include an identity capture device adapted to communicate with a computing device and a database. The identity capture device captures an image, and the computing device searches the database for information to authenticate and verify the image. For remotely connected computing devices, a communications network provides communication between the computing devices and the database. Other systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Muguleta S. Abebe
  • Patent number: 7836491
    Abstract: An individual may be identified by using a portable communication device. Biological information of the user is input into the communication device. The inputted biological information of the user is checked with reference biological information previously stored in the portable communication device. The portable communication device is connected to the Internet after the inputted biological information of the user and the reference biological information have matched. Then information that the inputted biological information of the user and the reference biological information have matched is transmitted to a server from the portable communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama
  • Patent number: 7828652
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for providing a reliable verification of a player at a remote gaming terminal are disclosed. This is done by providing gaming events remotely via a first mode of communication, establishing criteria for verifying the identity of a player, receiving a player request to participate in a gaming event remotely, obtaining personal information for that player via a second mode of communication, verifying that the obtained personal information is adequate, and permitting the requested gaming event to commence. Additional features can include a subsequent repetition of the steps of obtaining and verifying personal information, and permitting the gaming event to commence or continue. Personal information can include pictures and/or the geographic location of the player. A cellular telephone can be used to take pictures and determine the geographic location of the player, and both of these items can be transmitted via a cellular telephone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Binh T. Nguyen, Craig A. Paulsen
  • Patent number: 7809170
    Abstract: At least two biometric measurements of a person are collected, then a statistical measure based on the measurements is computed. The statistical measure is a bounded estimate of the discriminative power of a test based on the measurements. While the discriminative power is less than a target value, additional biometric measurements are collected. When enough measurements have been collected, a biometric template is constructed from the measurements and stored for use in future identifications. Systems and software to implement similar methods are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Louisiana Tech University Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Vir V. Phoha
  • Patent number: 7788500
    Abstract: A biometric authentication device and a terminal exhibit high security corresponding to a utilizing mode. The biometric authentication device includes a biometric information storage module performing mutual authentication with an electronic device by use of a common key, acquiring biometric information from the electronic device when validity is mutually authenticated and storing the biometric information in a biometric information storage module, and a biometric information authenticating module effecting the authentication with the electronic device by use of the public key, and authenticating, when the validity is authenticated, the biometric information stored in the biometric information storage module and the present biometric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignees: Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventors: Sagiri Okamura, Kiyotaka Awatsu, Takumi Kishino, Yasuyuki Higashiura, Takahiro Kudo, Toshinori Makino
  • Patent number: 7778448
    Abstract: An on-line method for issuing a certificate of authenticity for a collectible to a collector who has personally witnessed the collectible being signed and a verification system for authenticating a suspected signature on an object by scanning the suspected signature and transmitting to a central computer where the suspected signature is compared with a set of authentic reference signatures based on input as to the shape of the object. In embodiments, the collector provides information on the collectible via the Internet to a central computer which stores the information for future reference by potential purchasers of the collectible. The collector must sign a statement on the certificate of authenticity that declares, under penalty of perjury, the information that the collector provided regarding the collectible is correct. Subsequent purchasers can access the central computer via the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: AuthenticSig, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan C. Morgan
  • Patent number: 7773778
    Abstract: An authentication apparatus is provided. The authentication apparatus acquires a plurality of pieces of registration authentication information each of which is unique to an authentication target. These pieces of registration authentication information are based on biological information obtained from different and the same kind of parts of a living body of a registered user. The authentication apparatus also acquires biological information from a part of the living body selected by a user, and then generates personal authentication information based on the biological information acquired. The authentication apparatus subsequently arranges a collation order of the plurality of pieces of registration authentication information, and then sequentially collates the plurality of pieces of registration authentication information with the personal authentication information in accordance with the collation serial numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yumi Kato
  • Patent number: 7749080
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for authentication. In one embodiment, a first identifier associated with an item to be authenticated may be received. A first decryption key associated with the item may also be received. The first identifier may be decrypted using the first decryption key to generate a second identifier. The contents of an authentication database may be searched to find a match for the second identifier. If a match for the second identifier is found in the authentication database, the item may be confirmed as authentic. In embodiments of the present invention, the item may be a lottery ticket, a document, a receipt, a ticket, a credit card, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: GTECH Rhode Island Corporation
    Inventors: Walter Szrek, Thomas K. Oram
  • Patent number: RE43333
    Abstract: An identity card comprises an easy-to-use, more specifically card-shaped, information carrier provided with an electronically readable memory capable of digitally storing personal user data, including data concerning the user's physical features. The information carrier is installed in and can be removed from an input unit of a housing of comfortable dimensions. The housing has been provided with reading equipment which is capable of reading the personal data stored in the memory of the information carrier. Moreover, the housing has been provided with a screen for representing the data read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Willem Van Der Valk
  • Patent number: RE44034
    Abstract: An identity card comprises an easy-to-use, more specifically card-shaped, information carrier provided with an electronically readable memory capable of digitally storing personal user data, including data concerning the user's physical features. The information carrier is installed in and can be removed from an input unit of a housing of comfortable dimensions. The housing has been provided with reading equipment which is capable of reading the personal data stored in the memory of the information carrier. Moreover, the housing has been provided with a screen for representing the data read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Chiptec International Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Willem Van Der Valk