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382118000 Using a facial characteristic 499
382124000 Using a fingerprint 313
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20130028488BIOMETRIC INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, BIOMETRIC-INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An biometric-information processing device includes a biometric-information acquiring unit that generates a biometric image representing biometric information on a surface of a specific portion of a user; a divider that divides the biometric image into multiple blocks; a prior-complexity-degree estimator that estimates, for each of the multiple blocks, a prior complexity degree indicating complexity of a pattern of part included in the biometric information and represented in the block, on a basis of a difference between a direction of the pattern of the part included in the biometric information and represented in the block and a direction of a pattern of other part included in the biometric information and represented in the block adjacent to that block; a posterity-complexity-degree determiner that determines, for each of the multiple blocks, a posterior complexity degree indicating complexity of an image of the part included in the biometric information and represented in the block.01-31-2013
20080219514Skin detection sensor - A device for detecting the presence of human skin including an illuminator source for providing an IR band at a predetermined frequency known as a blue LED. The IR band frequency ranges from about 400 nanometers (nm) to about 500 nm, and preferably from about 450 nm to about 485 nm. Most preferred is a blue LED with a frequency of about 468 nm. The band is reflected off a target and received by a sensor such as a photo detector. The value for human skin is compared to the signal detected. Other materials that have been used to spoof detectors have different values and thus are distinguished from human skin.09-11-2008
20120163677AUTOMATIC IDENTIFYING - A method includes capturing a picture or video that includes a first person. The method also includes automatically identifying the first person using speaker recognition or image recognition and identifying an electronic address or identifier associated with the first person. The method further includes automatically initiating a communication to the first person using the electronic address or identifier associated with the first person.06-28-2012
20100054546Integrated resource management system - The present invention relates to an integrated resource management system, which can manage the authorization of the entry and exit of persons who enter and leave a construction site and the entry and exit of construction materials or construction equipment into and from a construction site in real time in an integrated manner, and can prevent the illegal incursion of outsiders, who are not authorized persons, and the forgery of the attendance and leave record information of entering and leaving persons through a multi-stage entry/exit authorization process.03-04-2010
20080260211SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATING AN INDIVIDUAL - Systems and methods for employing histological and physiological biometric markers that are substantially unique to an individual in order to activate a device, participate in a transaction, or identify himself or herself, wherein at least one biometric marker is obtained by one or more electrical contacts on the surface of the skin. A biometric identification of an individual is obtained by a heartbeat waveform, which is acquired by one or more direct electrical contacts. A mechanism for biometric authentication is used that includes one or more electrodes, an electrical signal receiver, a memory module, and a processing module.10-23-2008
20100008546PATTERN IDENTIFICATION METHOD, REGISTRATION DEVICE, VERIFICATION DEVICE AND PROGRAM - A pattern identification method and other things to improve the accuracy of authentication are proposed. For each of living body's patterns obtained from a plurality of living body's samples, two or more form values representing the shape of the pattern are calculated; the center of the distribution of the two or more form values and a value representing the degree of the spread from the center are calculated; a distance between the two or more form values of a pattern obtained from those to be registered or to be compared with registered data and the center of the distribution of the two or more form values is calculated with the use of the value representing the degree of the spread from the center; the pattern is disposed of if the distance is greater than a predetermined threshold.01-14-2010
20090123035Automated Video Presence Detection - In an embodiment, a method includes receiving an image of a conference attendee. The method also includes extracting biometric information associated with the conference attendee from the image and determining a status of the conference attendee. The method further includes communicating the status of the conference attendee in response to determining the status of the conference attendee.05-14-2009
20100074476IMAGE TAKING DEVICE, IMAGE TAKING METHOD, AND IMAGE TAKING PROGRAM - An image taking device includes: a subject detection section that determines whether a biometric portion that can be used for biometric authentication of a subject is included in the image taking range of the camera; and a controller that handles the taken image as the authentication image when receiving an authentication image acquisition instruction and performs processing, in the case where there has not issued the authentication image acquisition instruction, such that when it is determined by the subject detection section that a biometric portion is not included in the image taking range of the camera, the controller uses the taken image as the monitoring image and when it is determined by the subject detection section that a biometric portion is included in the image taking range of the camera, the controller stops image taking operation of the camera.03-25-2010
20090080708SMART IDENTITY SYSTEM - Biographic data associated with a user is received. Biometric data associated with the user is also received. External data associated with the biographic data and the biometric data is received and a determination is made as to a level of access to grant the user based on the external data. One or more settings associated with a smartcard are configured based on the level of access.03-26-2009
20100046805REGISTRATION-FREE TRANSFORMS FOR CANCELABLE IRIS BIOMETRICS - A system and method for generating a cancelable biometric includes shifting at least one pixel region in a biometric image comprised of pixel regions. The at least one pixel region is combined with at least one other pixel region to form a replacement region for the at least one pixel region to form a transformed image. The biometric image is reused to generate another transformed image if the transformed image is to be canceled.02-25-2010
20100046807Vein Imaging Apparatus, Vein Imaging Method and Vein Authentication Apparatus - A vein imaging apparatus of the present invention includes: a lens array to which a plurality of light receiving lenses are arranged in an array shape; a plurality of near-infrared light irradiation sources which are respectively arranged at opposing ends of the lens array and which irradiate a part of a living body with near-infrared light; an imaging element which generates a pickup image of a vein based on near-infrared light which is collected by the lens array and which is scattered in the living body and penetrates through the vein; and a brightness adjustment unit which adjusts brightness of the near-infrared light radiated from the near-infrared light irradiation source in accordance with a synchronization signal for controlling the imaging element and distance from the near-infrared light irradiation source.02-25-2010
20100046806SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL WORLD BIOMETRIC ANALYTICS THROUGH THE USE OF A MULTIMODAL BIOMETRIC ANALYTIC WALLET - The invention provides a system and method for virtual world biometric analytics through the use of a multimodal biometric analytic wallet. The system includes a virtual biometric wallet comprising a pervasive repository for storing biometric data, the pervasive repository including at least one of a biometric layer, a genomic layer, a health layer, a privacy layer, and a processing layer. The virtual biometric wallet further comprises an analytic environment configured to combine the biometric data from at least one of the biometric layer, the genomic layer, the health layer, the privacy layer, and the processing layer. The virtual biometric wallet also comprises a biometric analytic interface configured to communicate the biometric data to one or more devices within a virtual universe.02-25-2010
20130039547Method and Apparatus for Automated Analysis and Identification of a Person in Image and Video Content - A method, apparatus, and computer readable medium for identifying a person in an image includes an image analyzer. The image analyzer determines the content of an image such as a person, location, and object shown in the image. A person in the image may be identified based on the content and event data stored in a database. Event data includes information concerning events and related people, locations, and objects determined from other images and information. Identification metadata is generated and linked to each analyzed image and comprises information determined during image analysis. Tags for images are generated based on identification metadata. The event database can be queried to identify particular people, locations, objects, and events depending on a user's request.02-14-2013
20130044920METHOD OF HOST-DIRECTED ILLUMINATION AND SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING HOST-DIRECTED ILLUMINATION - A method of host-directed illumination for verifying the validity of biometric data of a user is provided that includes capturing biometric data from a user with an authentication device during authentication and directing illumination of the biometric data from a host authentication system during the capturing operation. Moreover, the method includes comparing illumination characteristics of the captured biometric data against illumination characteristics expected to result from the directing operation, and determining that the user is a live user when the illumination characteristics of the captured biometric data match the illumination characteristics expected to result from the directing operation.02-21-2013
20130044921MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - In a mobile terminal capable of retrieving data, and a control method thereof, the mobile terminal includes a display unit to display at least one object, and a controller to detect information included in an object selected by a user from the at least one object, retrieve objects each having data corresponding to the detected information, and process the retrieved objects to be associated with the selected object.02-21-2013
20130083975BIOMETRIC TRAINING AND MATCHING ENGINE - The present disclosure concerns a method of identifying a biometric record of an individual in a database (04-04-2013
20100142762Image processing apparatus, imaging device, image processing method, and program - An image processing apparatus includes: a depth-of-relationship value calculation unit that regards a person, who appears in any of a plurality of contents, as a specific person, and calculates a depth-of-relationship value, which indicates the degree of depth of the relationship between the specific person and a second person, on the basis of an appearance frequency of the second person or a third person other than the second person in contents in which the specific person appears, and the appearance frequencies of the second person and the third person in contents in which the specific person does not appear; and a priority determination unit that determines a priority, which is assigned to the second person relating to the specific person among the persons appearing in the plurality of contents, on the basis of the calculated depth-of-relationship value.06-10-2010
20100067748TWO CAMERA BIOMETRIC IMAGING - Methods and systems are provided for performing a biometric measurement on an individual. A purported skin site of the individual is illuminated under a plurality of distinct optical conditions during a single illumination session. Light scattered beneath a surface of the purported skin site is received separately for each of the plurality of distinct optical conditions. A multispectral image of the purported skin site is derived from the received light. A biometric function is performed with the derived multispectral image.03-18-2010
20130051628BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND METHOD - A biometric authentication device includes, an acquisition unit configured to repeatedly image a biological part of an authenticated person while changing a relative position with respect to the biological part so as to acquire time-series biological images; a detection unit configured to detect a pixel corresponding among the biological images from the time-series biological images; an extraction unit configured to extract a pixel of which a pixel value includes a surface reflection component from the biological part, from each of the time-series biological images, on the basis of a degree of divergence of temporal variation of a pixel value of the detected pixel in the time-series biological images from an estimation result of temporal variation; a generation unit configured to correct the pixel value of the extracted pixel on the basis of a pixel value; and an authentication unit configured to perform personal authentication of the authenticated person.02-28-2013
20130070972Patient verification based on a landmark subsurface feature of the patient's body part - Described embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product. A described system includes a feature matching circuit that receives a first reference image that includes a representation of a distinctive landmark subsurface feature of a body part of a known patient and a second reference image that includes a representation of a contemporaneously acquired landmark subsurface feature of a body part of a person presenting. A feature matching circuit determines a correspondence between the distinctive landmark subsurface feature of a body part of a known patient and the contemporaneously-acquired landmark subsurface feature of a body part of a person presenting. A data circuit generates informational data indicative of a verification of the person presenting with respect to the known patient, the verification at least partially based on the determined correspondence between the distinctive landmark subsurface feature and the contemporaneously-acquired landmark subsurface feature. A communication circuit outputs the informational data.03-21-2013
20090092290Multispectral Imaging Biometrics - Methods and systems are provided for performing a biometric measurement on an individual. A purported skin site of the individual is illuminated under a plurality of distinct optical conditions during a single illumination session. Light scattered beneath a surface of the purported skin site is received separately for each of the plurality of distinct optical conditions. A multispectral image of the purported skin site is derived from the received light. A biometric function is performed with the derived multispectral image.04-09-2009
20120189171BIOMETRIC INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, BIOMETRIC INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND BIOMETRIC INFORMATION PROCESSING COMPUTER PROGRAM - A biometric information processing apparatus includes: a biometric information acquiring unit which acquires a user's biometric information and generates a biometric input image representing the biometric information; and a processing unit. The processing unit implements: generating a first intermediate image by applying first image processing to the biometric input image; generating a second intermediate image by applying second image processing to the biometric input image; detecting, from each of the first and second intermediate images, a singular point candidate; calculating a distance between the singular point candidates detected from each of the first and second intermediate images for the same singular point contained in the biometric information; calculating a quality metric for the biometric input image based on the distance; and if the quality metric is not higher than a predefined threshold value, then prompting the user to have the user's biometric information reacquired by the biometric information acquiring unit.07-26-2012
20090274344METHOD OF INDENTIFYING AN INDIVIDUAL - A method of identifying an individual in which captured images are encrypted by a transformation function and superimposed over previously recorded encrypted images. The superimposition image thus formed is used for identity verification. If the verification is negative a looping step repeats the process until positive verification is achieved.11-05-2009
20090268951METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION USING 3DPALMPRINT IMAGING - A biometric identification system (10-29-2009
20090238418AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS AND AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM - An authentication apparatus includes: an acquiring section that acquires a piece of biometric authentication information; a controlling section that causes the acquiring section to acquire plural pieces of biometric authentication information and causes to execute a biometric authentication based on the plural pieces of biometric authentication information; a storing section that stores, as reference information, a first one of the plural pieces of biometric authentication information, which is acquired and authenticated precedently among the plural pieces of biometric authentication information; and a discriminating section that determines, based on a degree of similarity between the reference information stored in the storing section and a second one of the plural pieces of biometric authentication information, that authentication is rejected when the degree of similarity exceeds a prescribed degree of similarity. The second one of the plural pieces of biometric authentication information is acquired subsequently among the plural pieces of biometric authentication information.09-24-2009
20090232362BIOMETRIC INFORMATION ACQUISITION APPARATUS AND BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS - A biometric information acquisition apparatus includes a light illuminator to illuminate a subject with light at least over a range corresponding to a pixel arrangement region where a plurality of pixels to receive light from the subject are arranged, and an imager placed on the same plane as the light illuminator and including the pixel arrangement region where the plurality of pixels are arranged.09-17-2009
20090232361SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF IDENTIFICATION BASED ON BIOMETRIC PARAMETERS - 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.09-17-2009
20120114195BIOMETRICS AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND METHOD - A primary object of the present invention is to extract a difference in shading of a blood vessel image in a picked up image as information to be used for authentication, and to acquire a larger number of pieces of biometric information from one image. An individual authentication device to be used to authenticate an individual using feature information of a vascular pattern acquired from a living body includes an imaging unit that images a region of the living body serving as an object of authentication, and an arithmetic unit that acquires the picked up image as an authentication image. The arithmetic unit extracts a vascular pattern from the authentication image, and acquires a degree of shading of the vascular pattern as the feature information.05-10-2012
20120114194MULTIMEDIA DEVICE, MULTIPLE IMAGE SENSORS HAVING DIFFERENT TYPES AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A method for controlling a multimedia device, which uses a plurality of heterogeneous image sensors, comprises the steps of identifying at least one user located in the periphery of the multimedia device under the control of a first image sensor for extracting depth data and a second image sensor for extracting color data; accessing a memory that stores a preference channel per user; extracting information on the preference channel corresponding to the identified user, from the accessed memory; performing a control operation for switching to the preference channel based on the extracted information; and monitoring change of a user located in front of the multimedia device.05-10-2012
20120114193Systems and Methods for Person's Verification Using Portrait Photographs Taken by a Verifier-Controlled Mobile Device - One embodiment of the present invention envisions providing requester with an application for a mobile device equipped with a built-in digital photo camera. The application controls the camera and prevents alterations to an image taken with the camera. The unaltered image of a portrait photograph of the requester is transmitted from the mobile device to the verifier's server computer. The image of the portrait photograph of the requester may further be used to verify the requester by comparing the image to the photographs from other sources.05-10-2012
20120114192Systems and Methods for Person's Verification Using Scans of Identification Documents Produced by a Verifier-Controlled Scanning Device - One embodiment of the present invention envisions providing requester with a computer program for a remote computer equipped with a scanning device. The computer program controls the scanning device and prevents alterations to an image produced by the scanning device. The unaltered image of a photo ID is transmitted from the remote computer to the verifier's server computer. The image of the photo ID may further be used to verify the requester by comparing the image to photographs from other sources.05-10-2012
20120114191Systems and Methods for Person's Verification Using Photographs on Identification Documents Taken by a Verifier-Controlled Digital Camera - One embodiment of the present invention envisions providing requester with a computer program for a remote computer equipped with a digital photo camera. The computer program controls the camera and prevents alterations to an image taken with the camera. The unaltered image of a photo ID is transmitted from the remote computer to the verifier's server computer. The image of the photo ID may further be used to verify the requester by comparing the image to photographs from other sources.05-10-2012
20120114190Systems and Methods for Person's Verification Using Photographs on Identification Documents Taken by a Verifier-Controlled Mobile Device - One embodiment of the present invention envisions providing requester with an application for a mobile device equipped with a built-in digital photo camera. The application controls the camera and prevents alterations to an image taken with the camera. The unaltered image of a photo ID is transmitted from the mobile device to the verifier's server computer. The image of the photo ID may further be used to verify the requester by comparing the image to the photographs from other sources.05-10-2012
20120114189Systems for Person's Verification Using Photographs on Identification Documents - One embodiment of a system of present invention includes means for collecting personal information from a requester, means for obtaining a digital copy of a photo ID from the requester, means for isolating requester's photograph from the photo ID, means for obtaining images from computer network information sources, means for comparing requester's photograph with the images obtained from computer network information sources, and means for calculating a statistical rating of a likelihood that requester's photograph and images obtained from said one or more computer network information sources display the same person.05-10-2012
20100322487SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ONLINE IDENTITY VERIFICATION - A system controlling online access to a study course verifies the identity of an individual taking a study course over a global computer network from a first computer at a node of the network. The first computer has a biometric identification program and communicates over the network with a second computer that is at a network node other than a node of the first computer. The second computer includes study program material. The first computer operates a biometric reader, which obtains a first set of biometric data from the individual and a second set of biometric data from the individual while access is granted to course material. The biometric identification program compares the first set of data with the second set of data to make a verification of the identity of the individual and communicates the verification to the second computer.12-23-2010
20100067747METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECOGNISING AN INDIVIDUAL - A device for recognizing an individual, including a sensor including a plurality of sensitive members having a contact area on which a portion likely to be that of the individual to be recognized is applied, a measurement mechanism connected to the sensitive members to supply information on local contact forces generated by the portion applied on the contact area, and a processor connected to the sensor to determine from the local contact forces a morphological characteristic of the individual to be recognized. The measurement mechanism also supplies information relating to at least another physical magnitude related to the contact, and the processor determines from the other physical magnitude a physiological characteristic of the individual to be recognized.03-18-2010
20100014717Managed Biometric-Based Notification System and Method - A managed biometric-based notification system and method is provided. The system includes at least one image acquiring system adapted to capture a first content comprising a feature set, a comparison module including at least one processor, at least one database comprising a second content, the second content comprising a feature set, at least one search engine operatively coupled with the at least one image acquiring system and the at least one database, a memory, the at least one processor operatively coupled with the at least one image acquiring system and the at least one search engine, programmed to execute a series of instructions, stored on the memory, to process the feature set of the first content and a feature set of the second content, at least one notification component including at least one transmitted data point, a content management module, and at least one pre-selected receiving node.01-21-2010
20090161921AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM - On the basis of information regarding zones in which a plurality of registrants are assumed to be currently located, characteristic data of registrants who are assumed to be in the zone corresponding to a terminal apparatus that read the characteristic data of a user being authenticated is compared the characteristic data of the user being authenticated.06-25-2009
20100135539Personal identification system - A personal identification system, which uses a vein pattern of a finger, optimizes the amount of light of a light source based on a captured finger image and emphasizes the vein pattern during image processing for identification.06-03-2010
20100226545VEIN PATTERN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, VEIN PATTERN REGISTRATION APPARATUS, VEIN PATTERN AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS, VEIN PATTERN REGISTRATION METHOD, VEIN PATTERN AUTHENTICATION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND VEIN DATA CONFIGURATION - There are provided a vein pattern management system, a vein pattern registration apparatus, a vein pattern authentication apparatus, a vein pattern registration method, a vein pattern authentication method, a program, and a vein data configuration that can determine presence of a pseudo-vein pattern intentionally formed on a body surface.09-09-2010
20110274318AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS, IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS, AUTHENTICATION METHOD, AND AUTHENTICATION PROGRAM - In an authentication apparatus, an input section acquires a living body image which an image capture apparatus generates by capturing an image of a living body that is an object of authentication, and outputs the living body image to an operation section. When the operation section acquires the living body image from the input section, the operation section calculates, on the basis of the living body image acquired and a registered image stored in a registered image storage section, the difference between the relative position of the living body with respect to the image capture apparatus at the time of acquiring the living body image and the relative position of the living body with respect to the image capture apparatus at the time of acquiring the registered image. The output section outputs guidance information for prompting a reduction in the difference in the relative position calculated by the operation section.11-10-2011
20110299740BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION UNIT - A biometric authentication unit includes a position detecting section for detecting a user's finger position from a pressure distribution detected by a right-side pressure detecting plate, a left-side pressure detecting plate, a front-side pressure detecting plate, a rear-side pressure detecting plate and a fingertip pressure detecting plate; corrects a finger vein pattern of a registrant data on the basis of the difference between the detected user's finger position and a correct position; collates the acquired user's finger vein pattern with the corrected registrant data; and authenticates whether the user is the registrant.12-08-2011
20110286638SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOTE WORK SESSIONS - Disclosed herein are systems and methods for facilitating the usage of an online workforce to remotely monitor security-sensitive sites and report potential security breaches.11-24-2011
20100034431Signer-implemented method and system using biometric marks for avoiding fraudulent checks and documents - A signer-implement method and system using biometric verification for avoiding fraudulent checks and other documents is provided. The method and system includes having the document scanned, signed from an authorized signor, providing the signor with a device for adding at least one biometric mark and sending the document to an authorized receiver. The method and system also includes having the document returned for verification against the biometric mark. The method and system is applicable to a variety of documents ranging from documents such as bank checks to such as legal will, paintings, financial instruments, historical papers and diskettes.02-11-2010
20090123034Method, Apparatus and Computer Program Product Implementing Anonymous Biometric Matching - Method, apparatus and computer program product compare biometrics in an anonymous manner. A first collection of biometrics is transformed using a first cancelable non-invertible biometric transform to create a first collection of transformed biometrics. A second collection of biometrics is transformed using the first cancelable non-invertible biometric transform to create a second collection of transformed biometrics. The first and second collection of transformed biometrics are then compared in the transformed domain to determine if any of the transformed biometrics from the first collection match any of the transformed biometrics from the second collection. If a match is found, the parties respectively maintaining the first and second collections of biometrics exchange information confidential nature of the biometrics are maintained by the entities responsible for the collections, since the biometrics are not compared in an untransformed state.05-14-2009
20090169062PERSONALS AD PROFILE SECRET PHOTO VERIFICATION PROCESS - Managing verification of a submitted digital image of a person based on a comparison of another digital image of the person, where the person in the second image is illustrated in a specified pose, and/or is holding a specified object. The person provides the first digital image of themselves for use in participation in an online social networking experience, while the second digital image is not intended for display to others in the social network. The person is asked to provide the second digital image with the person in a defined pose, holding a particular object, wearing a particular article, or the like. The received digital images are then examined to determine whether they have been digitally modified, and to verify that the person within the two images is the same. If so, then the first image may be used in social networking activities by the person.07-02-2009
20090190802Optimized biometric authentication method and system - An efficient exchange of messages in a system for authenticating access to a base device is facilitated through the selection of a particular biometric template from among a plurality of biometric templates. Rather than transmitting the template to a peripheral device, an indication of a location of the particular biometric template within the plurality of biometric templates is transmitted to the peripheral device. At the peripheral device, once the indication of the location and a biometric candidate are received, the particular biometric template may be located and compared to the biometric candidate. Finally, an indication of a result of the comparing may be transmitted to the base device.07-30-2009
20080267457Electronic device with biometric module - An electronic device comprises a biometric module having a contact-based sensor configured to capture a biometric image, the biometric module configured to discharge electrostatic energy from a user of the biometric module before activating the sensor.10-30-2008
20100119122FINGER VEIN PATTERN INPUT APPARATUS - To provide a finger vein vein pattern input apparatus to be felt that one finger is put surely at a predetermined position during an authentication time, thereby a good convenience is attained.05-13-2010
20090097713VISION-BASED OPERATING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A vision-based operating system is provided in which a computer-based system accepts visual inputs and takes appropriate actions in a wide variety of environments. One environment is a security environment in which the vision-based operating system acquires an image of a face and determines, with an arbitrarily small probability of a false positive, whether the face is of a person who is authorized to enter the environment.04-16-2009
20100098299Information Extraction Method, Information Extraction Device, Program, Registration Device, and Verification Device - An information extraction method, an information extraction device, a program, a registration device, and a verification device that improve authentication accuracy simultaneously with reduction of the amount of information concerning an identification target are proposed. From a plurality of first images obtained from viewpoints in surroundings of a living body portion, common portions of silhouettes of the living body portion that is shown in the images are generated as a first stereoscopic image in a target space. From a plurality of second images obtained from the viewpoints in the surroundings of the living body portion, common portions of silhouettes of an inner surface image of the living body portion that is shown in the images are generated as a second stereoscopic image in the target space. A value representing a shape of a cross section of the second stereoscopic image that has a predetermined positional relationship with respect to a reference position of the first stereoscopic image is extracted as an identification information item.04-22-2010
20100080422Finger Vein Authentication Apparatus and Finger Vein Authentication Method - A finger vein authentication apparatus includes an image pickup device that creates two kinds of picked-up images by performing line scanning in both of a direction along a lengthwise direction of a finger and a direction orthogonal to the lengthwise direction of the finger, and an imaging range detection unit that detects a relative position of an imaging range of the finger by using at least one of a crease pattern near a first joint and a crease pattern near a second joint of the finger existing in at least one of two kinds of vein patterns.04-01-2010
20090161918IMAGE ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR DETECTING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT COMPLIANCE - Embodiments of the invention relate to an image analysis system for detecting compliance with requirements for using personal protective equipment (PPE). An image capturing device may be used to acquire an image of an individual requesting entry into a restricted area. In turn, a PPE analysis tool may be configured to analyze the image to detect the presence of the PPE, e.g., by recognizing markings made using UV fluorescent dye, reflective ink, or other marking materials visible in the captured image and/or the physical shape of the PPE. The image analysis tool may be further configured to demine not only whether the required PPE is present, but also determine whether the PPE is being worn correctly by the individual requesting access to the restricted area.06-25-2009
20120106805ONLINE IDENTITY VERIFICATION - A method for verifying an identity attribute of a remote user includes providing pose instructions to a remote client from a host during an authentication session. The pose instructions may reference a specific physical token associated with the user, for example a government ID card, credit card, household object or printed or displayed image provided from an authentication host. The host receives an image from the client and may analyze the image to determine if the pose instructions were followed and if the physical token appears in the image. Based on this determination, and optionally using other factors, the host verifies an identity attribute of the user.05-03-2012
20090161919Device Detection with Secure Identity Authentication - Systems and methods for providing secure identity authentication amongst devices using identity information contained therein to facilitate data synchronization amongst the user devices, wherein the identity information in the devices are compared for authentication but not actually transmitted or exposed for unauthorized access to such information and to the devices.06-25-2009
20090141944AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS AND AUTHENTICATION METHOD - An authentication apparatus includes: a first determination section that determines whether a condition for determining that there is a possibility of an erroneous determination is satisfied based on information indicating the similarity between the shape of a biological part included in a biological image to be authenticated and the shape of a biological part included in a registration biological image; a change section that changes an aspect ratio of the biological image to be authenticated and registration biological image in the case where the above condition is satisfied; and a second determination section that determines whether a person to be authenticated is a registrant based on the similarity between the shape of a biological part included in a biological image to be authenticated whose aspect ratio has been changed and the shape of a biological part included in a registration biological image whose aspect ratio has been changed.06-04-2009
20090285453AUTHENTICATION DEVICE, AUTHENTICATION METHOD, REGISTRATION DEVICE AND REGISTRATION METHOD - An authentication device includes: a vein information extraction section that extracts a piece of vein information representing a vein from an image containing a vein of a finger; an extraction section that extracts a piece of information representing the position of the finger's outline at an intermediate stage of the process of extracting the piece of vein information; and a determination section that determines, based on the degree of similarity between the piece of information and a piece of information associated with a piece of registration-target vein information, a verification target to be compared with the piece of vein information.11-19-2009
20090274343Dynamic optimization of a biometric sensor - Provided is a method for dynamic optimization of a biometric sensor. The method includes receiving image data having pixel values. The pixel values are processed to determine a bias. An offset adjustment is determined to mitigate the bias. The biometric sensor is adjusted with the offset adjustment.11-05-2009
20090274345Compact Biometric Acquisition System and Method - A method of determining the identity of a subject while the subject is walking or being transported in an essentially straight direction is disclosed, the two dimensional profile of the subject walking or being transported along forming a three dimensional swept volume, without requiring the subject to change direction to avoid any part of the system, comprising acquiring data related to one or more biometrics of the subject with the camera(s), processing the acquired biometrics data, and determining if the acquired biometric data match corresponding biometric data stored in the system, positioning camera(s) and strobed or scanned infrared illuminator(s) above, next to, or below the swept volume. A system for carrying out the method is also disclosed.11-05-2009
20090296995INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND WORKFLOW PROCESSING SYSTEM - To realize a paper-based workflow that is easy for a user to understand and that reduces security-related problems, an information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives, from an external apparatus, form image data in which multiple input items have been arranged in advance and authority information data containing user authority information for each of the items arranged in the form image data; an authentication unit that performs user authentication and generates user authentication information; and an output image generation unit that generates output form image data in which the areas corresponding to one or more of the input items contained in the form image data have been masked, based on the user authentication information and user authority information regarding referencing contained in the authority information data.12-03-2009
20090290763VEIN AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS AND VEIN AUTHENTICATION METHOD - According to the present invention, there is provided a vein authentication apparatus including an imaging unit that generates a plurality of pieces of vein imaged data, a vein pattern extraction unit that extracts a vein pattern from each of a plurality of pieces of vein imaged data, a rotation amount calculation unit that calculates a rotation direction and a rotation amount of a finger accompanying a rotational motion of each extracted vein pattern, and a registration information selection unit that selects the vein pattern to be registered as a template from a plurality of the vein patterns to make the vein pattern registration information if, after calculating a shift amount of the imaging range and determining whether a shift width of the imaging range is equal to or more than a predetermined threshold, the shift width of the imaging range is less than the predetermined threshold.11-26-2009
20090296994METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING A PERSON BASED ON THEIR TONGUE - A method for identifying a person based on their tongue is provided in which an image of a tongue of a person is compared to recorded details of tongues in a database. If a match is found, the person is identified.12-03-2009
20090041307Biometric information transfer system - A biometric information transfer system is provided, allowing the urgency, etc., of a biometric information measurement result contained in e-mail to be directly and instantaneously noticed. When the biometric information measurement result is converted into e-mail format, attention-drawing information is assigned to the e-mail in accordance with the biometric information measurement result.02-12-2009
20090041306Living Body Variable Measuring System with Wireless Internet Access and Biometric Authentication - A physiological data measurement and analysis system comprises: a central processing centre for receiving physiological data for at least one subject, analysing the data and generating physiological information related to improving the subject's physiological condition based on the analysed data; at least one satellite station for measuring and transmitting selected physiological data of at least one subject to the central processing centre and receiving the generated physiological information from the central processing centre; and a communications network for coupling the central processing centre to each satellite station.02-12-2009
20110200234METHOD, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM FOR AUTHENTICATING A USER BY BIOMETRIC INFORMATION - A computer readable medium embodying a program to be executed by a terminal device used for a biometric authentication, the program including: an image generation code generating an enrolled image and a verification image from biometric information of a user collected at a sensor coupled to the terminal device; a filter generation code generating a random filter for scrambling the enrolled image and an inverse filter of the random filter; a transformation code transforming the enrolled image to a registration template by applying the random filter to the enrolled image and transforming the verification image to a filtered verification image by applying the inverse filter to the verification image; communication code transmitting the registration template and the filtered verification image to a biometric server thereby the biometric server performs biometric authentication of the user based on the cross-correlation between the registration template and the filtered verification image.08-18-2011
20110200233Biometric Sensing Using Scan Function of an All-in-One Printer Device - A low-cost method of biometric reading by using an optical scan portion of an All-In-One (AIO) type device. When generating the biometric reading, the users place a finger stationary while a scan bar of the AIO device sweeps across the placed finger to perform the scanning.08-18-2011
20080212848Using Biometrics on Pervasive Devices for Mobile Identification - A method, system, and computer program product for using biometrics on pervasive devices for purposes of mobile identification. A biometric device of the prior art is attached to, or incorporated within, a pervasive device. This augmented pervasive device may then be used for capturing biometric information from an arbitrary third party in an arbitrary location. The captured information is analyzed to determine the third party's identification, access rights, etc. as needed by a particular application. This solution capitalizes on the portability and functionality of the pervasive device, as well as its built-in communication capability, to provide an extremely flexible, powerful biometric identification technique at relatively low cost.09-04-2008
20080212847Method and system for identifying medical sample information source - A system and method of providing a unique association of medical data and identity data is taught wherein the medical data and identity data are both extracted from the same biometric information source. Accordingly according to an embodiment of the invention a retinal image provides for both medical data, for example relating to the individuals eye, blood sugar, blood oxygenation etc, and identity data as the retinal image is unique to the individual. As such the invention provides for a secure, reliable, automated association of an individual's identity and their medical data. The unique characteristics of biometric data relating to a single individual relating to the invention allow not only pertinent personal information to be retrieved but also prior medical records as they are now uniquely associated by electronic biometric data, thereby increasing the security associated with their storage and retrieval as they are now locked according to the biometric data and not the simple personal data many people publish online or provide to retailers, financial institutions etc. Such electronic associations allowing medical histories to also become independent of patient, medical institution, etc and confusion, error or oversight.09-04-2008
20100061599Function activating apparatus and function activating method - A function activating apparatus includes a correspondence storage unit, an operation detecting unit, a feature-amount calculating unit, an encoded-information generating unit, a function retrieving unit, and a function activating unit. The correspondence storage unit stores a correspondence between encoded information and a function to be activated in response to input of biometric information formed of time-series image data. The operation detecting unit detects, from the time-series image data, at least one of the moving direction and acceleration of the input operation of the biometric information. The feature-amount calculating unit calculates the feature amount of at least one of the moving direction and acceleration. The encoded-information generating unit assigns a predetermined code to the feature amount. The function retrieving unit retrieves from the correspondence storage unit a function associated with the encoded information. The function activating unit activates the function.03-11-2010
20100061598APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING SUBCUTANEOUS VEIN PATTERN - The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for recognizing a subcutaneous vein pattern. More particularly, the present invention is directed to an apparatus for recognizing a subcutaneous vein pattern comprising: a light illuminator having an NIR (near infrared light) emitting device; an image acquisitor having a lens and an image sensor which converts light reflected from subcutaneous vein into an image signal; a microprocessor which adjusts an illuminating intensity of the light illuminator and a light receiving sensitivity of the image acquisitor according to an illuminance estimated from the image signal; and a displayer which display image signals received from the microprocessor.03-11-2010
20090310827Method and device for recognition of natural skin - The invention relates to a method for the recognition of natural skin (12-17-2009
20080240514Method of personal recognition using hand-shape and texture - The present invention relates to a method and system for a multimodal biometric system utilizing a single image to generate hand shape and palmprint features. The invention utilizes a digital camera, and incorporates feature subset selection algorithms to eliminate redundant data. The inventions, through the use of feature algorithm, successfully fuses the hand shape features and palmprint features at the features level.10-02-2008
20080273762Image Determination Device, Image Determination Method, and Program - An image determination device according to the present invention includes: an extraction means for extracting a figuration pattern of an identification subject in a finger reflected on an image; a detection means for detecting a joint line in the finger; and a determination means for determining the image as an image to be registered or an image to be collated with a registration subject when a joint line exists in a first range which is set in one of respective regions obtained when separating the image with the center line that corresponds to a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the finger and that is set as the border, and a blood vessel amount which is equal to or more than a predetermined threshold value exists in a second range which is set in the other region different from the region in which the first range is set.11-06-2008
20080273761Image Recognition Device, Image Recognition Method, and Program for Causing Computer to Execute the Method - An average face-image is created from images belonging to a face-image group and sample points are specified on the average face-image. Sample points are detected on images in the face-image group corresponding to sample points on the average face-image thereby creating recognition subspaces of feature vectors. Sample points are detected on registered images and an input image corresponding to the sample points on the average face-image by using the recognition subspaces. A degree of similarity between the feature vectors in the recognition subspaces of the registered images and the input image is calculated at the detected sample points. Finally, a person is verified based on the degree of similarity.11-06-2008
20080285812Personal Identification Method and Apparatus - The invention relates to a personal identification method and to a corresponding apparatus. Their elements are mainly a light source emitting a beam of light towards a target, a first imaging module receiving a return beam coming back from said target and displaying an image of the target of a first type, and a second imaging module also receiving said return beam and displaying an image of the target of a second type. An identification module allows to combine the information given by said image of a first type and said image of a second type and to identify, or not, a person according to a similarity criterion.11-20-2008
20080285815METHOD, SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR TRANSFORMING A BIOMETRIC IMAGE - The invention provides a method, system, and program product for transforming a multi-dimensional biometric feature point set. More particularly, the invention provides a method for transforming a biometric image using surface folding of the image. In one embodiment, the invention provides a method for transforming a multi-dimensional biometric feature point set, the method comprising: converting the multi-dimensional biometric feature point set to a canonical position and orientation; applying a non-invertible transform function to each of a plurality of points of the biometric feature point set; and providing a transformed biometric feature point set comprising a plurality of transformed points.11-20-2008
20080304712APPARATUS AND METHOD OF BIOMETRIC DETERMINATION USING SPECIALIZED OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatuses for performing biometric determinations using optical spectroscopy of tissue. The biometric determinations that are disclosed include determination or verifications of identity, estimation of age, estimation of sex, determination of sample liveness and sample authenticity. The apparatuses disclosed are based upon discrete light sources such as light emitting diodes, laser diodes, vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, and broadband sources with multiple narrow-band optical filters. The multiple light sources are encoded in a manner that the tissue response for each source can be efficiently measured. The light sources are spaced at multiple distances from a detector to contribute differing information to the biometric determination task as do light sources with different wavelength characteristics. Apparatuses are disclosed that incorporate a spectral biometric sensor with a personal electronic device such as cellular telephones, personal digital assistants, wristwatches, electronic fobs for the purpose of providing secure biometric access to protected property.12-11-2008
20080317293Finger vein authentication apparatus and information processing apparatus - Provided is a finger vein authentication apparatus including a light source for emitting light toward a finger, an image sensor for taking an image of the transmitted light from the finger, a lens apparatus for imaging the transmitted light to the image sensor, and an image processor for processing the taken image. The lens apparatus includes a lens unit, and the image processor extracts a vein pattern of the finger upon correcting the strain of the taken image.12-25-2008
20080267456BIOMETRIC DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM - A data collection system having a touch screen and sensors behind the touch screen for obtaining biometric data about the user. While the user is making entries on the touch screen, one or more fingerprints of the user may be taken. There may be cameras taking pictures of the user for face and iris recognition purposes. There may be microphones detecting sounds for attaining voice prints of the user. Other data about the user may be acquired during use of the touch screen. This data and information may be obtained about the user without the user being aware of such acquisition.10-30-2008
20090148005Multispectral imaging biometrics - Methods and systems are provided for performing a biometric measurement on an individual. A purported skin site of the individual is illuminated under a plurality of distinct optical conditions during a single illumination session. Light scattered beneath a surface of the purported skin site is received separately for each of the plurality of distinct optical conditions. A multispectral image of the purported skin site is derived from the received light. A biometric function is performed with the derived multispectral image.06-11-2009
20080285814Independent third party real time identity and age verification process employing biometric technology - A physically and technologically secured Network Operating Center (NOC), which collects physiological samples, including but not limited to fingerprints, voice prints, DNA samples and retina scans and commonly known information including but not limited to name, date of birth and social security number on a plurality of individuals and storing said samples and information on scalable enterprise data clusters; by request through technological means from a plurality of entities to include but not limited to corporations, retailers, financial institutions, government agencies and/or individuals, the data clusters will compare stored physiological sample(s) to the entity's supplied sample(s) for verification of match, furthermore, date of birth for matched physiological sample can be transmitted.11-20-2008
20100142763SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR TRANSFORMING BIOMETRIC IMAGE DATA TO A CONSISTENT ANGLE OF INCLINATION - Biometric data are obtained through a biometric input device (06-10-2010
20100135538METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE AUTOMATED AUTHENTICATION OF A SET OF POINTS - The invention relates to a method and to an automated device for the authentication of a set of candidate points relative to a set of reference points. The present invention is insensitive to unavoidable translation, rotation and scaling occurring upon successive but independent acquisitions of, for example, of fingerprints.06-03-2010
20100142764BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM - Registration biometric information of registered users previously registered and personal authenticating methods are stored. The received biometric information and the registration biometric information is compared with each other. The received biometric information is stored as similarity-determination matching biometric information to be matched for similarity determination to determine based on the matching whether the received biometric information is similar biometric information similar to any of the registration biometric information, the similarity-determination matching biometric information and the registration biometric information is compared with each other at a predetermined time to determined whether the similar biometric information is included in the similarity-determination matching biometric information, and similarity information related to the similarity-determination matching biometric information determined to be the similar biometric information is outputted when the similarity-determination matching biometric information determined to be the similar biometric information is included in the similarity-determination matching biometric information.06-10-2010
20100272325Method for Transforming a Feature Vector - The present invention relates to a method for transforming a feature vector comprising a first and a second feature represented by a first and a second feature value, respectively, into a feature code using an encoder, said feature code usable in an algorithm and having a predetermined number of bits, said method comprising the steps of determining for each of the first and the second features the performance as a function of the length of the feature code, and using the dependency between the performance and the feature code length for each of the individual features derived in the step of determining to find feature code lengths for the first and the second features in such a way that the sum of the bit length of the first and the second feature codes has a length equaling said predetermined bit length. An advantage with the present invention is that it solves the problem in the case of template protection systems which only accept binary templates and where the resulting classification quality of the biometric system to a very large extend depends on the quality of the binary strings. Another advantage with the present invention is that it also solves the problem of matching time in an identification setting because binary strings can easily be compared. The present invention also relates to a similar arrangement for transforming a feature vector into a feature code.10-28-2010
20090161920Biometric information acquisition apparatus, image acquisition apparatus, and electronic equipment - A biometric information acquisition apparatus includes a sensor that includes at least one pixel row formed from a plurality of pixels, and a drive mechanism that moves the sensor in a direction intersecting a pixel arrangement direction of the pixel row.06-25-2009
20090136094Systems And Methods For Patient Identification Using Mobile Face Recognition - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a patient identifier system including an image capture component adapted to capture a patient image, an image lookup component adapted to compare the patient image to a plurality of stored images to identify a matching image, and a record retrieval component adapted to retrieve medical data using patient data associated with the matching image. The patient image is an image of a patient. Each stored image is associated with patient data.05-28-2009
20090080709Whole-Hand Multispectral Biometric Imaging - A number of biometric systems and methods are disclosed. A system according to one embodiment includes an illumination subsystem, an imaging subsystem, and an analyzer. The illumination subsystem is disposed to illuminate a target space. The imaging subsystem is configured to image the target space under distinct optical conditions. The analyzer is provided in communication with the illumination subsystem, the imaging subsystem, and the three-dimensional subsystem. The analyzer also has instructions to operate the subsystems to collect substantially simultaneously a plurality of images of the object disposed at the predetermined spatial location under multispectral conditions.03-26-2009
20090185722Biometrics authentication system - A biometrics authentication system includes: a light source applying light to a living body; a detection section on which the living body is to be placed; a microlens array section configured so that a plurality of microlenses each condensing light from the living body are arranged at intervals; a light shielding section arranged on at least one of a light incidence side and a light exiting side of the microlens array section and having apertures each facing a region where each of the microlenses is arranged; an image pickup device obtaining image pickup data of the living body on the basis of the light condensed by the microlens array section; and an authentication section performing authentication of the living body on the basis of the image pickup data obtained in the image pickup device.07-23-2009
20110222741METHOD AND APPARATUS TO RELATE BIOMETRIC SAMPLES TO TARGET FAR AND FRR WITH PREDETERMINED CONFIDENCE LEVELS - 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.09-15-2011
20090097712Intelligent display screen which interactively selects content to be displayed based on surroundings - A display screen with a camera senses an image, detects characteristics of the image, and selects an item to be displayed based on the automatically detected characteristics.04-16-2009
20090080710Biological Information Storing Apparatus, Biological Authentication Apparatus, Data Structure for Biological Authentication, and Biological Authentication Method - A biological information storing apparatus includes: a biological information storing unit for storing biological information for authenticating reception of a first service; a biological information acquisition unit for acquiring biological information for authenticating reception of a second service different from the first service; and a determination unit for determining whether the biological information acquired by the acquisition unit and the biological information stored in the storing unit coincide with each other, wherein when the determination unit determines that the biological information acquired by the acquisition unit and the biological information stored in the storing unit coincide with each other, either the biological information acquired by the acquisition unit or the biological information stored in the storing unit is selected and stored into the storing unit as biological information for authenticating the reception of the first service and the second service.03-26-2009
20090208067ANONYMOUS PASSENGER INDEXING SYSTEM FOR SECURITY TRACKING IN DESTINATION ENTRY DISPATCHING OPERATIONS - An elevator control system (08-20-2009
20110142296BIOMETRIC INFORMATION ACQUISITION APPARATUS, BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS, LIGHT GUIDE, AND IMAGE ACQUISITION APPARATUS - A biometric information acquisition apparatus includes: a light guide that guides a light beam through a plurality of light reflective surfaces; and an image pickup unit that receives the light beam output from the light guide and captures a subject image. The light guide includes an input surface that receives the subject image and is provided at a front surface side; a first light reflective surface that is opposed to the input surface and is provided at a back surface side; and a second light reflective surface that extends in a thickness direction of the light guide. A subject image can be acquired within a desired range by employing the light guide, while suppressing an increase in size of the biometric information acquisition apparatus.06-16-2011
20110142295SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPARING DOCUMENTS - The present invention relates to a system and a method for comparing information contained on at least two documents belonging to an entity. The present invention includes at least one device configured to receive information from at least one first document and at least one second document; then, compare at least one first document information and at least one second document information; and determine whether at least one second document contains at least one first document information. The present invention then outputs a result of whether the at least one second document contains at least one first document information.06-16-2011
20090245593PATTERN ALIGNING METHOD, VERIFYING METHOD, AND VERIFYING DEVICE - A pattern alignment method performs alignment of the comparison source pattern or the comparison target pattern that has been subjected to the angle-scale conversion with the comparison source pattern. Angular deviations and scale factors between the comparison source pattern and the comparison target pattern are computed separately, after angle and scale conversion, the measured template matching is performed. Therefore, parallel-displacement alignment can be made faster and precise alignment is possible. Template matching processing can be minimized, and aligning can be performed precisely and rapidly.10-01-2009
20090245592REGISTRATION DEVICE, CORRELATION DEVICE, EXTRACTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - To provide a registration apparatus, a collation apparatus, an extraction method and an extraction program capable of improving authentication accuracy. An image signal obtained by imaging a biometric subject in a predetermined biological position is subjected to predetermined processing so as to extract a feature portion of the biometric subject in the image signal. The feature portion is subjected to Hough transform. Parameter extraction is performed by changing the extraction condition such that the number of parameters obtained by the Hough transform becomes a predetermined value. In the case where the value of the extraction condition at the time point when the number of parameters is the predetermined value falls within a range from the upper limit set value to the lower limit set value, the predetermined number of parameters are set as registration data or data to be collated with the registration data.10-01-2009
20090245591Contactless Multispectral Biometric Capture - A number of biometric systems and methods are disclosed. A system according to one embodiment includes an illumination subsystem, an imaging subsystem, and an analyzer. The illumination subsystem is disposed to illuminate a target space. The imaging subsystem is configured to image the target space under distinct optical conditions. The analyzer is provided in communication with the illumination subsystem, the imaging subsystem, and the three-dimensional subsystem. The analyzer also has instructions to operate the subsystems to collect substantially simultaneously a plurality of images of the object disposed at the predetermined spatial location under multispectral conditions.10-01-2009
20090080707BIOMETRIC CAMERA AUTHENTICATION - Biometric Camera Authentication pairs users and computer devices using mathematical representations of facial features. A device camera aquires a user image for processing. Authentication is acheived by mathematical comparison of aquired image to user image stored in device.03-26-2009
20120195475BIOMETRIC INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, BIOMETRIC INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND BIOMETRIC INFORMATION PROCESSING COMPUTER PROGRAM - A biometric information processing apparatus includes: a biometric information acquiring unit which acquires biometric input data representing a user's biometric input information; and a processing unit. The processing unit executes: extracting a feature quantity characterizing a feature of the biometric information from the biometric input information; classifying, based on the extracted feature quantity, the biometric input information into at least one of a plurality of classes categorized according to common features of biometric information, computing a confidence level for each class into which the biometric input information has been classified; judging whether or not a maximum value of the confidence level is larger than a threshold value predefined for the class corresponding to the maximum value among the plurality of classes; and, if the maximum value is not larger than the threshold value, prompting the user to have the user's biometric information reacquired.08-02-2012
20120195474METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EVALUATING HUMAN POSE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY - A method and apparatus for evaluating a human pose recognition technology, where this method comprises: a loading step of loading a pose recognition module with the human pose recognition technology to be evaluated; a pose recognizing step of recognizing a human pose for each test image in a test image set using the pose recognition module to obtain pose data for each test image; a pose classifying step of classifying the pose data for each test image in terms of a predetermined pose category set to obtain a pose category value for each test image; a pose classification evaluating step of calculating a pose classification accuracy rate by comparing the pose category value for each test image with a pose category true value; and a pose recognition comprehensive evaluating step of calculating a comprehensive evaluation score for the human pose recognition technology according to the pose classification accuracy rate.08-02-2012
20090129635IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, MASK FABRICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing system and a mask preparation method able to prepare a mask by simple processing and a program executed in such an image processing system are provided. To extract the edges of the image, strings of pixels corresponding to the contours of an object are extracted from the edge extracted image, and border lines for the masking are acquired based on an approximation line thereof.05-21-2009
20090316960MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE SECURITY PROTECTING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method of protecting security of a mobile electronic includes capturing one or more images by a camera of the mobile electronic device and storing the one or more images into a memory system of the mobile electronic device. The system and method further includes converting each of the one or more captured images into an intensity image in response to the determination that the number of the one or more captured images are equal to a predetermined number. Furthermore, the system and method includes comparing each intensity image with the user-predetermined image, and displaying unlock success or failure information according to the comparison.12-24-2009
20090116700ENTERING AND LEAVING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - An entering and leaving management system is provided. The management system includes a management terminal including: an authentication history information acquisition section configured to acquire authentication history information; a registered person image acquisition section configured to acquire a registered person image recorded associated with personal identification data of the authentication history information; an image acquisition section configured to acquire an image of a person to be authenticated, recorded associated with an authentication time of the authentication history information; and a listing section configured to list the registered person images and the image of the person to be authenticated on the operation screen side by side with the authentication history information.05-07-2009
20100177937METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING A PERSON USING THEIR FINGER-JOINT PRINT - A method for identifying a person using their finger-joint print including the outer skin around the proximal interphalangeal joint of a finger, the method comprising: capturing (07-15-2010
20080212846BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION USING BIOLOGIC TEMPLATES - Tools and techniques for biometric authentication obtain a biologic information input such as a fingerprint image, which is to be accepted or rejected as being input from an authentic user. Calculated matching scores show respective degrees of similarity between the biologic information input and several templates. The templates include a fixed registration biologic information template, as well as non-fixed learning biologic information templates which are subject to replacement.09-04-2008
20130216105FINGER IDENTIFICATION APPARATUS - An identification apparatus keeps the conditions for imaging uniform among successive identifications, and requires a user to perform only a series of simple maneuvers. The apparatus comprises a guide member, a light source, and an imaging unit. The guide member includes a pattern or structure for a user to position his/her finger thereon or to approach his/her specific finger region thereto. A contact member is located in the guide member where a fingertip is positioned. An optical opening is formed at a position coincident with where a finger to be imaged should be placed. The light source radiates near-infrared light through the portion of the finger to be imaged. The imaging means acquires an image of the finger, and the apparatus compares the image to previously registered images. The apparatus may also include dual light sources power saving functionality, and means for limiting the interference of external light sources.08-22-2013
20130216106IMAGE MATCHING DEVICE - A feature-point matching unit calculates a first matching score between first and second biological patterns, based on: first and second feature-point data indicating first and second feature-point sets of first and second ridge patterns included in first and second images of first and second biological patterns respectively, and generates a corresponding feature-point list by extracting a corresponding feature-point set being a set of corresponding feature-points between the first and second feature point sets. A non-linear image conversion unit performs a first non-linear conversion making the first image approximate to the second based on the corresponding feature-point list. A feature point matching unit calculates a second matching score between the first and second biological patterns based on the first image after the first non-linear image conversion and the second. A high matching accuracy is achieved in fingerprint or palmprint matching using a low-quality image.08-22-2013
20100239128REGISTERING DEVICE, CHECKING DEVICE, PROGRAM, AND DATA STRUCTURE - There is proposed a registration apparatus, a verification apparatus, and a program capable of improving authentication accuracy and an identification data structure capable of improving reliability. A blood vessel line included in an image is divided into a plurality of partial lines on the basis of end points and a diverging point of the blood vessel line. A parameter representing the shape of each of the partial lines is extracted on the basis of end points at both ends of the partial line. Data including points at both ends of each of the partial lines and the parameter is generated as data to be registered or data to be compared with registered data.09-23-2010
20100158323Biometric Authentication System and Biometric Authentication Method - There is provided a biometric authentication system including a plurality of information processing devices divided to a first group for performing a primary authentication based on feature quantity information unique to a biological pattern of a user associated with biological information, and specifying an identification number assigned to the user, and a second group for performing a secondary authentication on the biological information that succeeded in the primary authentication based on the identification number and registered biological information registered in advance. The input biological information is transmitted to all information processing devices belonging to the first group, the biological information that succeeded in the primary authentication is added as queuing information to a queue, and each of the information processing devices belonging to the second group acquires the queuing information positioned at a head of the queue when the secondary authentication process being executed in the own device is terminated.06-24-2010
20100208949Vein Authentication Apparatus, Imaging Apparatus for Vein Authentication, and Vein Illuminating Method - An imaging apparatus capable of expanding a range for use in acquiring a good-quality image, an authentication apparatus, and a light-source driving method are provided. The authentication apparatus includes an imaging portion including a plurality of imaging sections for imaging reflected light reflected from a vein plexus inside a finger and transmitted light transmitted through the vein plexus, the imaging portion being controlled such that the imaging sections perform imaging in different periods, an illuminating portion arranged on the same direction side as the imaging portion and configured to illuminate the vein plexus with near-infrared light, an authentication processing portion configured to perform authentication processing on the basis of an image imaged by the imaging portion and vein information previously stored, and an illumination control portion configured to control the illuminating portion such that the near-infrared light emitted from the illuminating portion is scattered behind a vein section corresponding to an imaging section being in an imaging period among the plurality of imaging sections.08-19-2010
20090116699Temperature stabilization of biometric devices - The system disclosed herein increases the acceptance rate of capture and authentication of biometric data by a biometric device. The biometric device's acceptance rate is improved by maintaining the operating temperature of biometric device within a preset temperature range. The biometric device is housed in a thermal enclosure. A geothermal system is used for maintaining the operating temperature of the biometric device within the preset temperature range by regulating the temperature of the air within the thermal enclosure. A temperature sensor is provided for determining the operating temperature of the biometric device. A control unit controls the operation of the geothermal system based on the operating temperature information provided by the temperature sensor. Further, the system disclosed herein is used for temperature stabilization of electronic devices whose operating temperature needs to be maintained within a preset temperature range for optimal operation.05-07-2009
20100208947Registration Device, Checking Device, Program, and Data Structure - There is proposed a registration apparatus, a verification apparatus, and a program capable of improving authentication accuracy and an identification data structure capable of improving reliability. A blood vessel line included in an image is divided into a plurality of partial lines on the basis of end points and a diverging point of the blood vessel line. Coefficients of terms corresponding to degrees included in a polynomial equation for an n-th order curve representing each of the partial lines are extracted. Data including points at both ends of each of the partial lines and the coefficients is generated.08-19-2010
20090074255APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING SKIN TEXTURE BIOMETRIC IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A method is provided for enabling a function on an electronic device (03-19-2009
20090074256Apparatus and methods for testing biometric equipment - This invention encompasses an apparatus and methods which enable the testing of fingerprint readers in an automated fashion. A test object representative of a fingerprint can be created from an electrically conducive silicone material. Due to the properties of this material, the same test object can be read by fingerprint sensors of various types. Once the test object is generated, it can be affixed to an automated apparatus thus allowing tests to be conducted in closed chambers, on an assembly line, or under other conditions that would be impossible or impractical were human fingers to be used.03-19-2009
20090324020PERSON RETRIEVAL APPARATUS - In a person retrieval apparatus, a plurality of extraction processing sections each extract personal biometric information from images taken by a plurality of cameras. A quality determination section determines a quality of each piece of biometric information extracted by the extraction processing sections. A reliability level setting section sets a reliability level to each piece of biometric information on the basis of the quality determined by the quality determination section. The biometric information extracted by the extraction processing sections and the reliability level set by the reliability level setting section are stored in a memory. In this state, in the person retrieval apparatus, the face retrieval section performs person retrieval processing on each piece of biometric information stored in the memory in descending order of the reliability level corresponding to each piece of biometric information.12-31-2009
20100220897INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND NETWORK CONFERENCE SYSTEM - An information processing apparatus is connected with at least one external apparatus via a network. An input image of a first user related to the information processing apparatus is accepted while displaying a plurality of target images on a display. The plurality of target images includes an image of a second user related to the external apparatus. A gaze of the first user is detected from the input image. A target image looked by the first user is recognized from the plurality of target images, based on the gaze. A first head model as a head model of the first user, and a first texture to be projected onto the first head model, are generated. A first ID to identify a subject of the target image, the first head model and the first texture, are transmitted to the external apparatus.09-02-2010
20130136316METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING COLLABORATIVE RECOGNITION USING MEDIA SEGMENTS - An approach is provided for providing collaborative recognition using media segments. The recognition platform causes, at least in part, a generation of a request to determine recognition information for one or more media items associated with a device, one or more segments of the one or more media items, or a combination thereof. Next, the recognition platform determines to transmit the request to one or more other devices based, at least in part, on one or more device selection criteria. Then, the recognition platform receives the recognition information in response to the request. Further, the recognition platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of the recognition information to determine one or more identities of one or more users, one or more objects, or a combination thereof represented in the one or more media items.05-30-2013
20130136317VEIN IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE - A vein image capture device includes an illumination device, an image capture device, and a support device. The image capture device captures an image of a vein pattern of a body part by receiving light reflected by the body part. The support device is arranged between the body part and the image capture device to transmit at least apart of the reflected light and support the illumination device at the body part side. The image capture device is separated from the support device by the distance at which the image capture device may receive the reflected light.05-30-2013
20100322484Capture device for biometrics authentication and biometrics authentication device - A disclosed capture device for biometrics authentication using an image of a person's palm includes an image sensor capturing the person's palm and acquiring an image of the person's palm and a guide member supporting the person's palm when the person's palm is captured by the image sensor. Further, the guide member has a V-shaped-type groove in which a finger of the person's palm is to be inserted.12-23-2010
20100322486HAND-BASED GENDER CLASSIFICATION - For each of at least one digitally-imaged hand part, where each of the at least one digitally-imaged hand part corresponds to one of a plurality of hand parts, a set of feature parameters representing a geometry of the digitally-imaged hand part is computed. The set(s) of feature parameters for a set of one or more of the digitally-imaged hand parts is/are used to compute distances of the set of digitally-imaged hand parts from each of i) a first eigenspace corresponding to a male class, and ii) a second eigenspace corresponding to a female class. The computed distances are used to classify the gender of a hand as belonging to the male class or the female class.12-23-2010
20110038511COMPACT BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODOLOGY OF IMAGING AND DETECTING LIVING-TISSUE PATTERNS - The present invention enables permanent biometric authentication without the risk of forgery or the like. The present invention enables living-tissue discrimination as well as biometric authentication. The roughness distribution pattern of deep-layer tissue of the skin covered with epidermal tissue is detected, thereby extracting a unique pattern of the living tissue. Then, biometric authentication is performed based upon the detected pattern. The roughness distribution pattern of the deep-layer tissue of the skin is optically detected using difference in optical properties between the epidermal tissue and the deep-layer tissue of the skin. In this case, long-wavelength light, e.g., near-infrared light is used as illumination light cast onto the skin tissue. A fork structure of a subcutaneous blood vessel is used as the portion which is to be detected, for example. The portion which is to be detected is determined based upon the structure of the fork structure. In this case, the living-tissue discrimination may be made using the subcutaneous blood vessel.02-17-2011
20090067679BIOMETRIC DATA PROCESSING - Sets of biometric data related to different types of physical stimuli, e.g., a scanning of a fingerprint and a swiping of a fingerprint, can be compared and a transfer function can be generated based on the comparison.03-12-2009
20090052745PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM - According to the embodiment, there is provided a personal identification system including: a storage unit that stores previously registered personal information and biometric information; an input unit for inputting personal information and biometric information; a determination unit that determines whether or not the personal information input in the input unit coincides with the previously registered personal information; a temporary cryptographic key generation unit that generates a temporary cryptographic key when the determination unit determines that the input personal information coincides with the previously registered personal information; an encryption unit that encrypts, with the temporary cryptographic key, the biometric information input in the input unit to generate biometric information data; a decryption unit that decrypts the biometric information data with the temporary cryptographic key into the biometric information; and an identification unit that validates the decrypted biometric information with the previously registered biometric information to perform personal identification. 02-26-2009
20110129125BIOCHIP DETECTION SYSTEM WITH IMAGE CORRECTION UNIT AND DISTORTED IMAGE CORRECTING METHOD USING THE SAME - The present disclosure relates to a biochip detection system capable of correcting a distorted part of detection data acquired by a detection stage rotated at high speed for detecting bio-information of the biochip, and a method of correcting the distorted image of the detection data using the same. The biochip detection system with a rotatable detection stage capable of loading at least one biochip thereon to detect information of the biochip by emitting light includes a detector detecting and converting light reflected from the biochip into a detection signal, an image data unit converting the detection signal into image data, and an image correction unit correcting a distorted image of the detection signal. The biochip detection system can correct an image, which is distorted during detection of the high-speed rotatable detection stage, into an orthogonal image, so that more accurate and reliable bio-information can be quickly acquired.06-02-2011
20110085709CONTACT HISTORY RECORDING SYSTEM, CONTACT HISTORY RECORDING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A contact history recording system for recording a contact history for each of target portions in an apparatus in cases of being contacted by a person, including: a plurality of transmitters, each installed at each of the target portions; and a receiver which communicates with the plurality of transmitters, wherein each transmitter includes: a memory section which previously stores individual identification information of a target portion where a transmitter is installed; and transmitting section which transmits the individual identification information stored in the memory section in cases where the target portion where the transmitter is installed is contacted by a person, and wherein the receiver includes: a receiving section which receives the individual identification information transmitted from the transmitter; and a control section which inputs the individual identification information received by the receiving section to a recording section to record the inputted individual identification information.04-14-2011
20110243396BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION METHOD - A biometric authentication device is provided with an input section for inputting identification information relative to a user, an imaging section which captures images of a hand of the user a plurality of times; a matching section which extracts vein information from each image of the hand captured by the imaging section and collates the vein information with prepared vein data corresponding to the identification information; a judgment data generation section which obtains data for judgment indicating whether the image of the hand is obtained by capturing the images of a living body, on the basis of the image of the hand; and a judgment section which authenticates the user when the result of the matching by the matching section relative to each image of the hand indicates normality and the data for judgment indicates that the image of the hand is obtained by imaging the living body, but which otherwise does not authentication the user.10-06-2011
20110243394PAPER-SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PAPER-SHEET PROCESSING METHOD - A paper-sheet processing apparatus including a reading unit, a risk-level determining unit, and a check processing unit is provided. The reading unit reads, from a check, check information containing an amount of the check. The risk-level determining unit determines a risk level related to handling of the check based on a matching result between the check information read by the reading unit and a predetermined confirmation item. The check processing unit processes the check based on a processing content corresponding to the risk level determined by the risk-level determining unit.10-06-2011
20110243395PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION DEVICE AND METHOD - A personal identification apparatus includes a finger inlet into which a finger inserted; an interface where the finger is introduced through the finger inlet; a plurality of light sources provided inside the interface to irradiate light to the finger from a plurality of directions; image pick-up units being respectively arranged opposite to the plurality of light sources and respectively capturing an image from light transmitted from the plurality of light sources through the finger; a unit for adjusting when the plurality of light sources transmit light onto the finger; and a unit for extracting blood vessel patterns contained in images captured by the image pick-up units from the light transmitted though the finger and collating each of the extracted blood vessel patterns with a registered blood vessel pattern for personal identification.10-06-2011
20120243748Image Capture and Manipulation - The present disclosure includes, among other things, systems, methods and program products for image capture and manipulation.09-27-2012
20100220896METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING SHUTTER FLUTTERING SEQUENCE - A method, system and computer-usable medium for determining shutter fluttering sequence. The disclosed approach is based on the use of shutter flutter technology, which means that an image can be acquired in such a manner as to encode all information about the moving subject. The disclosed approach involves determining a shutter's fluttering pattern that optimally encodes information at all frequencies. The disclosed approach involves an optimization method for finding a shutter fluttering pattern that has several desired properties. These properties can be expressed in the context of a fitness function: given a fluttering pattern and the target subject's velocity, it produces the equivalent Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), measures three attributes, and produces a fitness score. These attributes are the minimum contrast, the variance in contrast across spatial frequencies, and the mean contrast. The objective of the disclosed approach is to determine the fluttering pattern that maximizes the fitness score.09-02-2010
20100215223Vein Pattern Management System, Vein Pattern Registration Apparatus, Vein Pattern Authentication Apparatus, Vein Pattern Registration Method, Vein Pattern Authentication Method, Program, and Vein Data Configuration - An imaging unit capturing an image of a body surface with near-infrared light while changing a magnification, and generating multiple pieces of near-infrared light imaging data having different magnifications, a vein pattern extraction unit extracting multiple vein patterns corresponding to each of the multiple pieces of the near-infrared light imaging data from each of the multiple pieces of the near-infrared light imaging data, a fractal dimension calculation unit calculating a fractal dimension corresponding to each of the vein patterns for the extracted multiple vein patterns, and a pseudo-vein pattern determination unit determining presence of a pseudo-vein pattern intentionally formed on a part of the captured body surface based on the calculated fractal dimension are provided.08-26-2010
20110085708MULTIPLEXED BIOMETRIC IMAGING - Some embodiments of the present invention disclose systems and methods for a multiplexed multispectral imaging, object discrimination, background discrimination, and/or object identification. In some embodiments, a multispectral sensor is provided that includes at least two illumination sources and an imager with a color filter array. The two illumination sources can illuminate a platen with light having distinct illumination angles as well as distinct characteristics, such as distinct wavelengths or wavelength bands and/or distinct polarization conditions. The color filter array, which may be integral with the imager or separate therefrom, can filter light based on the specific distinctions between the two illumination sources. A single image of an object at the platen can be acquired. Individual pixels of the image will then be highly associated with one or the other illumination source. Because of the filtering by the color filter array, this image will include information about the illumination angle.04-14-2011
20090052746APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING PICTURES - When groups of coordinates of face areas respectively contained in mutually different frames are within a predetermined error range, a face attribute assigning unit assigns mutually the same face attribute value to each of the face areas. In the case where a difference in the feature amounts between the frames is within a predetermined error range, a similar shot detecting unit detects that the shots from which the frames have respectively been extracted are similar shots to each of which mutually the same shot attribute value is assigned. In the case where it is judged that face areas that respectively appear in the frames contained in the similar shots and to which mutually different face attribute values have respectively been assigned represent the face of mutually the same person, the face attribute re-assigning unit assigns mutually the same face attribute value to each of the face areas.02-26-2009
20100008545BIOMETRICS AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND PORTABLE TERMINAL - Provided is a biometric authentication device for identifying an individual based on a biometric pattern of the subject included in a picked up image, comprising: a light guiding unit for outputting light from a surface thereof; a liquid crystal display (LCD) unit for adjusting, on a display pixel basis, an intensity of light output from the surface of the light guiding unit; an image pickup unit for picking up an image of the subject; a display light source for emitting light used as a backlight of the LCD unit; a detection light source for emitting light for irradiating the subject; and a control unit for controlling processing of the biometric authentication device The control unit turns on the detection light when the image pickup unit picks up a first image, which is used for authentication, and turns on the display light source when the LCD unit displays information.01-14-2010
20100008544BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION METHOD - A biometric authentication device includes an accommodation unit and a detection unit in which the accommodation unit accommodates a card-type recording medium providing alternative information alternative to feature information such that the card-type recording medium is faced to the detection unit, with a biologic object absent, and the detection unit detects the alternative information from the card-type recording medium, thereby collating the feature information extracted from an image of the biologic object with the feature information recorded in a memory in the case of placing the finger into the accommodation unit, and collating the alternative information from the card-type recording medium with the alternative information recorded in the memory in the case of placing the card-type recording medium into the accommodation unit.01-14-2010
20100040261BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION ASSURANCE METHOD AND TOKEN RETRIEVAL - The present disclosure is directed to a method for securing access to a system. The method may comprise collecting a set of biometric information and a set of personal information of a person; storing the set of biometric and personal information to a certifying device; receiving a first biometric input from the person; sending the first biometric input to the certifying device; receiving a set of requested biometric tests from the certifying device, the set of requested biometric tests is randomly selected from the set of biometric information; collecting a set of biometric inputs from the person in response to the set of requested biometric tests; sending the set of biometric inputs to the certifying device; determining whether the biometric inputs are valid; receiving a token with personal information representing the person when the biometric inputs are valid; registering the token with the system to allow access to the system.02-18-2010
20100054547PORTABLE DATA STORAGE MEDIUM FOR BIOMETRIC USER IDENTIFICATION - A portable data carrier (03-04-2010
20100054545Method and apparatus for displaying properties onto an object or life form - In a system and method for displaying properties on an object, an imager is configured to capture an image of an object of interest and generate image data from the captured image, wherein the image data comprise information of the object of interest that cannot be detected by the naked eye, and an image processing unit transforms the imaged data into a viewable format. An image projector displays an image in accordance with the Image data transformed by the image processing unit onto the object of interest.03-04-2010
20110075891IMAGE CLASSIFYING DEVICE, IMAGE CLASSIFYING SYSTEM, IMAGE CLASSIFYING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image classifying device comprises: a pathway data input unit for inputting a plurality of pathway data, the pathway data including person information, pathway information that is continuous location information, date information and time information; an image data input unit for inputting image data which contains imaging date/time information; a pathway data comparison unit for comparing the pathway data; an event date/time decision unit for determining an occurrence of an event and the date/time of the event based on a comparison result; and an image data classifying unit for classifying image data containing the imaging date/time information corresponding to the determined date/time of event as event image corresponding to the determined date/time of the event, the event date/time decision unit determining the occurrence of event based on a difference in the location information corresponding to a time when the time information of the compared pathway data agree.03-31-2011
20110150291METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOGNIZING ID IN MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING A TOUCHSCREEN - Disclosed is a method for recognizing an ID in a mobile terminal having a touchscreen, the method including activating the touchscreen of the mobile terminal and receiving selection of either an ID registration mode or an ID authentication mode from a user; extracting a first bioelectric signal which is caused by the touch of the user and is input from the touchscreen when the ID registration mode is selected; determining if data analysis on the extracted first bioelectric signal is valid; extracting a first specific waveform from the extracted first bioelectric signal when the data analysis on the extracted first bioelectric signal is valid; and registering the extracted first specific waveform as an ID of the user.06-23-2011
20110211734METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING IDENTITY MATCHING - A method of managing large scale biometric data identity matching includes identifying a plurality of biometric modalities to be used in conducting identity matches, determining one of the biometric modalities to be a primary biometric modality and determining whether at least one matching algorithm is compatible with matrix entries. When the at least one matching algorithm is compatible with a matrix entry the method includes assigning a plurality of matching systems to the matrix entry. The matching systems are configured to conduct 1:1 or 1:few matching after conducting a 1:N identity matching. Furthermore, the method includes comparing a probe against enrollment data records stored in a corresponding matching system, and storing information regarding a matching enrollment data record in a queue when the probe matches an enrollment data record.09-01-2011
20100061600Biometric authentication device, fake body judgment device, and biometric authentication method - A biometric authentication device includes a fake body judgment unit that judges whether a subject is a fake body by verifying whether a biometric information value that is input from the subject is within a biometric information value range that has been registered in advance; and a biometric information value range updating unit that, when the fake body judgment unit has judged that the subject is a living body, updates the biometric information value range such that a difference between the biometric information value that is input from the subject and an end of the biometric information value range becomes larger.03-11-2010
20120201431LIVING BODY INFORMATION REGISTRATION METHOD, BIOMETRICS AUTHENTICATION METHOD, AND BIOMETRICS AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS - A vein authentication apparatus registers vein data and vein characteristic amounts, determines comparison order at vein data identification time by sorting records in descending order of degree of similarity on the basis of vein characteristic amounts for comparison and the registered vein characteristic amounts, and makes vein data comparison in accordance with the comparison order. The vein authentication apparatus uses 32 frequencies obtained by performing a Fourier transform, 12 angles obtained by performing a Fourier transform, curvature directions in 36 angle areas, segment directions in 18 angle areas, and a vein amount as the vein characteristic amounts. By doing so, the accuracy of comparison order is improved and a comparison using a record for which a degree of similarity is low can be omitted. As a result, the speed of a comparison process and the maximum number of pieces of living body information which can be registered can be increased.08-09-2012
20080317294AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS, ENTRY MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, ENTRY AND EXIT MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, ENTRY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, ENTRY AND EXIT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND PROCESSING METHODS AND PROGRAMS FOR THESE APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS - An authentication apparatus includes a time-information storage unit configured to store a reference time used for authentication; a biometric-information storage unit configured to store biometric information used for authentication; a biometric-information obtaining unit configured to obtain biometric information of a person; a matching-score calculating unit configured to calculate a matching score representing a degree of similarity between the biometric information stored in the biometric-information storage unit and the obtained biometric information; a current-time obtaining unit configured to obtain a current time; a threshold setting unit configured to set a threshold used for authentication, on the basis of the obtained current time and the reference time stored in the time-information storage unit; and an authentication-result determining unit configured to determine success or failure of authentication regarding the obtained biometric information, on the basis of the calculated matching score and the set threshold.12-25-2008
20080253621BRAIN SHAPE AS A BIOMETRIC - The invention provides a method, system, and program product for identifying an individual using biometric data based on the individual's brain. In one embodiment, the invention includes constructing a biometric signature based on at least one of: features within a two-dimensional scan of the individual's brain and a difference in features between at least two two-dimensional scans of the individual's brain.10-16-2008
20120177256MULTI-MEDIA MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method of processing data pertaining to a medical procedure. The method includes receiving information indicative of at least one of an imaging device and a video capture device, and information indicative of an identity of a patient to be treated during the medical procedure. The data is received by the computer system without the identity of the patient. A relationship is established to link the data with the identification of the patient. Application of at least one processing rule is initiated to reduce a file size of the data from an original file size of the data as transmitted by the at least one of the imaging device and the video capture device. The data is stored in combination with the identification of the patient in a manner compliant with a standardized medical imaging transmission format.07-12-2012
20080253619TECHNIQUE FOR AUTHENTICATING AN OBJECT ON BASIS OF FEATURES EXTRACTED FROM THE OBJECT - 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 anew combination of features that are registered for use in the subsequent authentication of the authentication object.10-16-2008
20080205711Biometric information acquisition device - A biometric information acquisition device for acquiring biometric information of a biological portion includes a light emitter to emit an inspection light, a light guide to guide the inspection light from a light incident surface thereof to a light exit surface thereof and to output the guided inspection light to the biological portion through the light exit surface, and an imager to acquire an image by receiving the inspection light from the biological portion, wherein the light output through the light exit surface of the light guide has a substantially equal intensity in a longitudinal direction of the light exit surface.08-28-2008
20080240515METHOD OF ADJUSTING REFERENCE INFORMATION FOR BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION AND APPARATUS - According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method of adjusting reference information for biometric authentication, comprises storing the reference information including reference biometric data and threshold values corresponding to a plurality of users, respectively, obtaining biometric data of a user by inputting biometric information of the user, calculating a matching ratio of the biometric data with the reference biometric data of each of the users, respectively, comparing the matching ratio of each of the users with the threshold value of each of the users, respectively, determining which of the matching ratios exceed the corresponding threshold values and adjusting the threshold values which are exceeded by the corresponding matching ratios so that all the matching ratios but the highest matching ratio become lower than the adjusted threshold values, respectively.10-02-2008
20110135164DEVICE FOR RECORDING BIOMETRIC DATA - The invention refers to a device for recording biometric data, such as lines of finger or hand. A rest is provided on the device for the hand and finger, respectively, as well as an illuminating unit. According to the invention an illuminating unit and/or rest is provided that can traverse and be positioned.06-09-2011
20120121140Leveraging Real-Time Biometric Recognition Software in Software Systems Management - An approach is presented that establishes an authorized user identity at an information handling system. The user is permitted access to the information handling system after which the user's expected biometric data is retrieved from a data store. The system repeatedly receives biometric input (e.g., facial image) with the biometric input corresponding to a current user of the system. If the biometric data corresponding to the current user of the system matches the expected biometric data, then the user is allowed continued access to the system. On the other hand, if the biometric data corresponding to the current user of the system does not match the expected biometric data then access to the system is inhibited.05-17-2012
20100322485GRAPHICAL AUTHENTICATION - A method includes displaying a base image and a secondary image overlying the base image on a display, detecting an alignment of a first element of the base image with a second element of the secondary image, and when the first element and the second element are pre-selected elements for a user, authenticating the user.12-23-2010
20110052011Monolithic Image Perception Device and Method - The present invention is directed to an apparatus which can acquire, readout and perceive a scene based on the insertion, or embedding of photosensitive elements into or on a transparent or semi-transparent substrate such as glass or plastic. The substrate itself may act as the optical device which deflects the photons of an incident image into the photosensitive elements. A digital neural memory can be trained to recognize patterns in the incident photons. The photosensitive elements and digital neural memory elements may be arranged with light elements controlled in accordance with the patterns detected. In one application, intelligent lighting units provide light while monitoring surroundings and/or adjusting light according to such surroundings. In another application, intelligent displays display images and/or video while monitoring surroundings and/or adjusting the displayed images and/or video in accordance with such surroundings.03-03-2011
20100195874VIDEO ANALYSIS APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP EVALUATION VALUE USING VIDEO ANALYSIS - An image analysis apparatus comprising: an identification unit operable to, in each of a plurality of scenes, identify one or more persons who appear in the scene; a scene evaluation value calculation unit operable to calculate a scene evaluation value for, among the plurality of scenes, each scene in which at least one person has been identified, the one person being included as one of persons identified by the identification unit; a scene selection unit operable to select, from among the plurality of scenes, one or more scenes that include the one person; and a person evaluation value calculation unit operable to calculate a person evaluation value for the one person by summating scene evaluation values of the scenes selected by the scene selection unit.08-05-2010
20110188711VEIN AUTHENTICATION DEVICE - A vein authentication device has an interface on which a part of a living body is placed. One or more light sources for emitting infrared light and an image pickup unit are provided for picking up a blood vessel image of the part of the living body using infrared light emitted from the light sources. An image computing unit processes the blood vessel image picked up by the image pickup unit. A light shielding unit shields infrared light emitted from the light sources and prevents the infrared light from traveling in an image pickup direction of the image pickup unit. The interface has an opening opened in the image pickup direction of the image pickup unit, and the light sources irradiate the part of the living body with infrared light from an image pickup side of the part of the living body.08-04-2011
20110188710Biometric authentication apparatus, biometric authentication method, and program - There is provided a biometric authentication apparatus including a vein image extraction unit for extracting a vein image showing positions of veins from an image including veins in a finger portion, a vein image dividing unit for dividing the extracted vein image into a plurality of partial regions, a vein pixel counting unit for counting the number of pixels corresponding to the veins in each of the divided partial regions, a vector generation unit for arranging, in a predetermined order, count results of the respective partial regions, and generating a vein distribution vector, which is a numerical sequence representing a degree of distribution of the veins in the vein image, and an authentication unit for authenticating the vein distribution vector generated by the vector generation unit, based on a registered vein distribution vector, which is a vein distribution vector registered in advance.08-04-2011
20110188709METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTING FOR POSITIONAL VARIABILITY OF BIOMETRIC FEATURES - A method of text-based authentication that accounts for positional variability of biometric features between captured biometric data samples includes capturing biometric data for a desired biometric type from an individual, and processing the captured biometric data to generate a biometric image and a biometric feature template. A selected conversion algorithm is executed by superimposing a positional relationship medium on the biometric image. The positional relationship medium includes a plurality of cells textually describable with words derivable from the positional relationship medium. The positions of biometric features are permitted to vary in overlapping border regions within the positional relationship medium. The method also includes identifying the position of at least one biometric feature within the overlapping border regions and generating a plurality of words for the at least one biometric feature.08-04-2011
20090175505Authentication Apparatus, Authentication Method, Registration Apparatus and Registration Method - An authentication apparatus includes: a vein data extracting unit that extracts vein data representing veins, from an image including the veins existing in a finger; an extracting unit that extracts position data representing the position which the contour of the finger has at an intermediate stage of extracting the vein data; and a determining unit that determines a collation candidate to be collated with the vein data, from the similarity between the position data and data associated with vein data to be registered.07-09-2009
20120269404System and method for 3D imaging using structured light illumination - 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.10-25-2012
20100027852System and Method for Fast Biometric Pattern Matching - A method and system for matching two biometric images including receiving an input biometric image; generating an index table for the input biometric image, wherein the index table includes a quality quantity for each minutia of the input biometric image; receiving a second biometric image; generating a number of patterns for a first minutia of the second biometric image; associatively accessing the index table by the generated number of patterns; accumulating quality quantities accessed from the index table for each minutia of the input biometric image for the number of patterns of the first minutia of the second biometric image; and selecting a minutia candidate of the input biometric image responsive to the accumulated quality quantities.02-04-2010
20100021015APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR APPROVING PASSAGE OF A VEHICLE THROUGH A VEHICULAR CHECKPOINT - An apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating documentation of the occupants of a vehicle at a border-crossing or other checkpoint. A documentation device is provided through which the occupants of the vehicle self-report documentation information, such as passport information and fingerprint information. Substantiation information is also provided in the form of an infrared or photographic image. If the self-reported documentation information corresponds with the substantiation information, the self-reported information is considered to be valid. If, however, the substantiation information does not correspond with the documentation information, further investigation of the vehicle is warranted.01-28-2010
20100021014Hand-based biometric analysis - Hand-based biometric analysis systems and techniques are described which provide robust hand-based identification and verification. An image of a hand is obtained, which is then segmented into a palm region and separate finger regions. Acquisition of the image is performed without requiring particular orientation or placement restrictions. Segmentation is performed without the use of reference points on the images. Each segment is analyzed by calculating a set of Zernike moment descriptors for the segment. The feature parameters thus obtained are then fused and compared to stored sets of descriptors in enrollment templates to arrive at an identity decision. By using Zernike moments, and through additional manipulation, the biometric analysis is invariant to rotation, scale, or translation or an in put image. Additionally, the analysis utilizes re-use of commonly-seen terms in Zernike calculations to achieve additional efficiencies over traditional Zernike moment calculation.01-28-2010
20090092291PERSONAL AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - There is provided a finger-vein authentication apparatus including a light source for illuminating one surface of both side-surfaces of a fingertip of a finger with light, and an image sensor for imaging the other surface of the fingertip, the light source and the image sensor being positioned at both sides of a nail of the fingertip with the nail sandwiched therebetween, wherein a fingertip guidance jig for supporting the fingertip and a finger-root guidance jig for supporting a finger-root of the finger are disposed between the light source and the image sensor, a light-shielding unit being disposed on the light-source side, the light-shielding unit being used for shielding the illumination light such that the illumination light will not travel to a ball side of the finger.04-09-2009
20120308088PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION DEVICE AND METHOD - A personal identification device including: an image pickup unit; a guide unit to set a finger to be captured; a light source which emits light adapted to be transmitted through the finger and incident on the image pickup unit; an image operating unit which generates a vein pattern from an image picked by the image pickup unit for personal identification, wherein the image operating unit is adapted to detect a contour of the set finger, calculate a width of the contour, and normalize the image based on a magnification determined by using the width of the contour.12-06-2012
20120308087SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING ESTIMATED AGE USING AN IMAGE COLLECTION - A system and a method are provided for determining an estimated age of an individual of interest based on images in an image collection. An example system includes a memory for storing computer executable instructions, and a processing unit for accessing the memory and executing the computer executable instructions. The computer executable instructions include an age class estimator to classify a plurality of images of the individual into age classes, each age class corresponding to an interval of age, and each image having a known time stamp, a probability determination engine to determine, for each age class, a value of class probability that an image in the collection falls within the age class, an age determination engine to determine a transition time based on the values of class probability and the known time stamp, and to determine the estimated age of the individual based on the determined transition time.12-06-2012
20080317292AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION OF DEVICES BASED ON BIOMETRIC DATA - The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can obtain biometric data from a user as the user interacts with a device. Based upon the obtained biometric data, the architecture can determine an identity of the user and automatically apply settings associated with that particular user to the device. The settings can relate to a physical configuration of the device (or aspects, features, and/or peripherals of the device), as well as to a data set employed by the device (or components of the device). As such, a user of the device can benefit from enhanced efficiency, utility, and/or convenience.12-25-2008
20110305373ALBUM GENERATING APPARATUS, ALBUM GENERATING METHOD AND PROGRAM - There is provided an album generating apparatus for generating an album whose pages are adequately allocated in accordance to image capturing position and time. The album generating apparatus has an image storing section for storing images by correlating with the image capturing time and position of the images, a importance judging section for judging importance of the image capturing time and image capturing position in the plurality of images stored in the image storing section, an image capturing time sorting section for sorting the plurality of images stored in the image storing section per page in the album based on the image capturing time stored in the image storing section when the importance judging section judges that the importance of the image capturing time is greater than that of the image capturing position, an image capturing position sorting section for sorting the plurality of images stored in the image storing section per page of the album based on the image capturing position stored in the image storing section when the importance judging section judges that the importance of the image capturing position is greater than that of the image capturing time and a layout determining section for laying out the images sorted per page by the image capturing time sorting section or the image capturing position sorting section to each page of the album.12-15-2011
20090067680Systems And Methods For Minimizing Aberrating Effects In Imaging Systems - A biometric optical recognition system includes optics, including a wavefront coding mask, for imaging a wavefront of object to be recognized to an intermediate image, and a detector for detecting the intermediate image. A modulation transfer function detected by the detector contains no zeros such that subsequent task based image processing recognizes the object. A biometric recognition system includes optics for imaging a wavefront of an object to be recognized to a first intermediate image, and a detector for detecting the first intermediate image. The optics include a phase changing element configured for modifying the wavefront such that a modulation transfer function characterizing detection of the first intermediate image contains no zeros such that subsequent task based image processing recognizes the object. In an optical imaging system that includes a solid state detector, a phase-modifying element reduces reflected power from electromagnetic energy incident upon the detector without introducing aberrations.03-12-2009
20080285813APPARATUS AND RECOGNITION METHOD FOR CAPTURING EAR BIOMETRIC IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES - An apparatus and method is provided for recognizing ear biometrics of an approved user of a wireless device. The apparatus comprises a wireless communication device (11-20-2008
20080292143Identity verification system with interoperable and interchangeable input devices - The present invention is an interoperable biometrics system that utilizes one or more video communication control devices 11-27-2008
20130011022Method and Computer Program Product for Extracting Feature Vectors from a Palm Image - A method for extracting feature vectors from a palm image includes the steps of: determining a palm contour in the palm image, and labeling pixels on the palm contour as contour pixels in order along the palm contour; determining a rotation angle of the palm contour relative to a coordinate system; obtaining corrected contour pixels to offset the rotation angle; determining a plurality of feature points from the corrected contour pixels; obtaining a plurality of sub-images from the palm image with reference to the feature points, one of the sub-images corresponding to a palm center and another one of the sub-images corresponding to a corresponding palm finger; and determining the feature vectors with reference to the sub-images, each of the feature vectors corresponding to a corresponding one of the sub-images.01-10-2013
20120057762CONTACTLESS MULTISPECTRAL BIOMETRIC CAPTURE - A number of biometric systems and methods are disclosed. A system according to one embodiment includes an illumination subsystem, an imaging subsystem, and an analyzer. The illumination subsystem is disposed to illuminate a target space. The imaging subsystem is configured to image the target space under distinct optical conditions. The analyzer is provided in communication with the illumination subsystem, the imaging subsystem, and the three-dimensional subsystem. The analyzer also has instructions to operate the subsystems to collect substantially simultaneously a plurality of images of the object disposed at the predetermined spatial location under multispectral conditions.03-08-2012
20120057763 METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING THE IDENTITY OF USER BY BIOMETRICS OF PALM VEIN - The present invention discloses an identity recognition method for recognizing the biometric features of a predetermined palm by biometric features stored in a database. The method of the invention includes the following steps of: (S1) forming an initial image; (S2) determining if the initial image matches the image of the palm, if yes, process step (S3); (S3) applying a convolution process to the initial image; (S4) capturing a plurality of biometric features by Scale Invariant Feature Transformation (SIFT); and (S6) comparing the plurality of the biometric features of the initial image to the biometric features stored in the database.03-08-2012
20120250949CAPACITIVE SENSOR AND BIOMETRIC IMAGE GENERATING METHOD - A capacitive sensor includes a plurality of electrodes each of which outputs an electrical signal corresponding to a capacitance determined by a distance between a surface of the capacitive sensor and an electrical conductor. The plurality of electrodes include electrodes having a first parasitic capacitance and electrodes having a second parasitic capacitance different from the first parasitic capacitance, and are arranged in a prescribed pattern different than a pattern of biometric information of a body part to be read by the capacitive sensor.10-04-2012
20120250948System and Method for Biometric Identification using Ultraviolet (UV) Image Data - A system and method for biometric identification of a target individual based on a query containing UV image data of the target individual. In one embodiment, the system includes a first database, a query module, a detection module, a sequence module and a match module. The first database includes a plurality of identities with each identity having at least one binary sequence representative of a skin area of that identity. The query module receives the query and validates the UV image data. The detection module detects at least one skin area in the UV image data. The sequence module forms at least one target binary sequence corresponding to the at least one skin area. The match module searches the first database based on the at least one target binary sequence to identify at least one identity thereby facilitating biometric identification of the target individual.10-04-2012
20120250947APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTACTLESS HIGH RESOLUTION HANDPRINT CAPTURE - A system and method for contactless handprint capture is disclosed that includes an image capture device to capture whole handprint images of a subject hand at each of a plurality of different focal distances, with the image capture device including an imaging camera and an electro-optics arrangement having a plurality of light modulating elements and polarization sensitive optical elements having differing optical path lengths based on polarization states. A control system is coupled to the image capture device to cause the device to capture the handprint images at each of the different focal distances, with each handprint image having a depth-of-focus that overlaps with a depth-of-focus of handprint images at adjacent focal distances such that redundant handprint image data is captured. The control system registers each handprint image with positional data and creates a composite handprint image from the handprint images captured at the different focal distances.10-04-2012
20120300989IMAGING DEVICE, BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - An imaging device that captures a vein pattern of a living body including a lens array having a plurality of microlenses and an imaging element that receives a light converged by the lens array, wherein the plurality of microlenses include a plurality of first microlenses and a plurality of second microlenses that have a focal distance longer than that of the plurality of first microlenses.11-29-2012
20120300988METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTHENTICATING AREA BIOMETRIC SCANNERS - Methods and apparatuses for authenticating a biometric scanner, such as area type finger print scanners, involves estimating unique intrinsic characteristics of the scanner (scanner pattern), that are permanent over time, and can identify a scanner even among scanners of the same manufacturer and model. Image processing and analysis are used to extract a scanner pattern from images acquired with the scanner. The scanner pattern is used to verify whether the scanner that acquired a particular image is the same as the scanner that acquired one or several images during enrollment of the biometric information. Authenticating the scanner can prevent subsequent security attacks using counterfeit biometric information on the scanner, or on the user authentication system.11-29-2012
20120207356TARGETED CONTENT ACQUISITION USING IMAGE ANALYSIS - A method comprises storing within a storage device template image data for a known individual and storing in association with the template image data an image-forwarding rule. Image data within the known field of view of the image capture system is captured and is provided to a processor, the processor in communication with the storage device. Using the processor, image analysis is performed on the captured image data to identify the known individual, based on the stored template data for the known individual. In dependence upon identifying the known individual within the captured image data, the captured image data is processed in accordance with the image-forwarding rule.08-16-2012
20100208948Vein Pattern Management System, Vein Pattern Registration Apparatus, Vein Pattern Authentication Apparatus, Vein Pattern Registration Method, Vein Pattern Authentication Method, Program, and Vein Data Configuration - There are provided an imaging unit for capturing an image of a portion of a body surface of a living body with near-infrared light and generating near-infrared light imaging data, a vein pattern extraction unit for extracting a vein pattern from the near-infrared light imaging data by applying a differential filter, which outputs a large value for a pixel having a large difference between the pixel and its surrounding pixel, to a plurality of pixels constituting the near-infrared light imaging data, and a pseudo-vein pattern determination unit for determining presence of a pseudo-vein pattern intentionally formed on a part of the captured body surface based on the extracted vein pattern.08-19-2010
20120155716BIOMETRIC INFORMATION MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD USING USER TERMINAL - Disclosed herein is a biometric information measurement apparatus using a user terminal. The biometric information measurement apparatus includes a light-emitting control unit, a camera, an image analysis unit, and a biometric information measurement unit. The light-emitting control unit controls the output of an optical signal from at least one light emitting element which outputs the optical signal to a part of a body of a user. The camera is to be placed to face the part of the body, and configured to capture light generated in such a way that the optical signal passes through the part of the body or the optical signal is reflected off of the part of the body. The image analysis unit analyzes an image captured using the camera. The biometric information measurement unit measures biometric information about the user based on the results of the image analysis.06-21-2012
20120121141PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION DEVICE AND METHOD - A personal identification apparatus includes a finger inlet into which a finger inserted; an interface where the finger is introduced through the finger inlet; a plurality of light sources provided inside the interface to irradiate light to the finger from a plurality of directions; image pick-up units being respectively arranged opposite to the plurality of light sources and respectively capturing an image from light transmitted from the plurality of light sources through the finger; a unit for adjusting when the plurality of light sources transmit light onto the finger; and a unit for extracting blood vessel patterns contained in images captured by the image pick-up units from the light transmitted though the finger and collating each of the extracted blood vessel patterns with a registered blood vessel pattern for personal identification.05-17-2012
20120314911BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION TECHNOLOGY - Biometric authentication technology, in which biometric data is maintained for a group of people. The biometric data includes sorted similarity scores, where each of the sorted similarity scores is computed to represent similarity between a corresponding biometric image and a reference image. A biometric verification system accesses a biometric image of at least a portion of a person, accesses the reference image, and computes a similarity score that represents similarity between the accessed biometric image and the reference image. The biometric verification system searches the sorted similarity scores included in the biometric data using the computed similarity score and outputs a result based on the searching.12-13-2012
20100246902Method and apparatus to combine biometric sensing and other functionality - A multispectral system is disclosed that can image a biometric features as well as secondary objects or environments. In some embodiments machine readable information and a biometric images can be imaged using a multispectral systems disclosed herein. Such systems can be used to implement a number of processes that can include secondary authentication, alternate authentication, two-factor authentication, one-time authentication, etc. Some embodiments of the invention provide for greater functionality in a fingerprint reader in order to variously increase security, increase user convenience, decrease system size, decrease system complexity, decrease system cost, increase system throughput or transaction speed, provide alternative authentication, record and/or confirm the identity of a person.09-30-2010
20120163676SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPARING DOCUMENTS - The present invention relates to a system and a method for comparing information contained on at least two documents belonging to an entity. The present invention includes at least one device configured to receive information from at least one first document and at least one second document; then, compare at least one first document information and at least one second document information; and determine whether at least one second document contains at least one first document information. The present invention then outputs a result of whether the at least one second document contains at least one first document information.06-28-2012
20100239129VEIN PATTERN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, VEIN PATTERN REGISTRATION APPARATUS, VEIN PATTERN AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS, VEIN PATTERN REGISTRATION METHOD, VEIN PATTERN AUTHENTICATION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND VEIN DATA CONFIGURATION - An imaging unit capturing an image of a body surface with near-infrared light and generating near-infrared light imaging data, a vein pattern extraction unit extracting multiple kinds of near-infrared light vein patterns from one piece of the near-infrared light imaging data by applying a differential filter outputting a large value for a pixel having a large difference between the pixel and its surrounding pixel to multiple pixels constituting the near-infrared light imaging data and changing a parameter changing an output property of the differential filter, and a pseudo-vein pattern determination unit determining presence of a pseudo-vein pattern intentionally formed on a part of the captured body surface based on the extracted vein pattern are provided.09-23-2010
20120213417Biometric Electronic Skimming Station - A biometric and electronic sensor system, which detects the presence of a subject and collects electronic signatures and biometric information of the subject, and the electronic signatures and the biometric information of the subject are compared by a computer program code to those of records contained in a database to determine whether a match exists.08-23-2012
20110182480BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM - A 1:N identification system having high convenience and safety is to be provided. An authentication client includes at least one biometric information input sensor and a feature extraction function. A database includes an enrollee ID and registered templates of biometric information of at least one kind every enrollee and includes a score table. An authentication server includes a prior probability setting function, a 1:N fast matching function for successively matching the feature with the registered templates of the enrollees and discontinuing matching processing when the number of times of matching has exceeded a predetermined threshold, a delta score calculation function for calculating a delta score by using a score obtained by the 1:N fast matching and using the score table, a posterior probability calculation function for calculating posterior probabilities respectively of the enrollees on the basis of the score and the delta score, and an authentication object user identification function.07-28-2011
20120314912CONTENT EXTRACTING DEVICE, CONTENT EXTRACTING METHOD AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus that obtains intimacy degree information corresponding to identification information of a first person, specifies an extraction period based on the intimacy degree information, and extracts content in the extraction period.12-13-2012
20120134545Sending a Digital Image Method and Apparatus Thereof - An automatically sending digital image method for a portable communication apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus has multiple contact person data. Each contact person data corresponds to a contact person and includes a face photograph and an E-mail address. The method comprises the steps of gathering a digital image; recognizing a face picture of the digital image; comparing the face picture of the digital image with the face photograph of each contact person; setting the contact person as a picture contact person when the face picture of the digital image matches the face photograph of the contact person; selecting multiple communication contact persons from the contact persons based on the picture contact persons according to a sending mode; attaching the digital image to an E-mail; and sending the E-mail to the E-mail addresses of the communication contact persons.05-31-2012
20120230552Method and System for Managing Media Assets - There is provided a method for managing the lifecycles of one or more media assets. The method comprises importing the one or more media assets into a system for managing the lifecycles of the one or more media assets, determining one or more metadata tags for association with the one or more media assets by evaluating the one or more media assets with one or more tagging filters, associating the one or more metadata tags with the one or more media assets after determining one or more metadata tags for association with the one or more media assets, and grouping the one or more media assets according to the one or more metadata tags associated with the one or more media assets by evaluating the one or more metadata tags with one or more grouping filters to generate one or more media asset groups.09-13-2012
20120170816METHOD FOR CREATING BIOMETRIC INFORMATION FOR USE WITH BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION DEVICE, AUTHENTICATION METHOD, AND AUTHENTICATION DEVICE - The device includes first means for splitting a biometric pattern image into a plurality of regions, assigning index numbers to the respective split-pattern images, and storing them in a split-image table; second means for splitting a newly read biometric pattern image into a plurality of regions, comparing each of the split-pattern images with the split-pattern images stored in the split-image table, acquiring or assigning, depending on if the split-image table is determined to have stored therein a similar split-pattern image, an index number to the relevant split-pattern image of the newly read pattern image, and storing them in the split-image table; and third means for creating, as biometric information that represents a feature of the newly read biometric pattern, an index number list composed of the index number.07-05-2012
20100272326Registration Device, Authentication Device, Registration Method and Authentication Method - The present invention suggests a registration apparatus and a registration method that are capable of reducing occupancy of a memory storing biometric information, and an authentication apparatus and an authentication method that are capable of shortening an authentication time. There are provided a non-vein information obtaining unit (10-28-2010
20090060285RATING INDIVIDUALS ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS USING LEGAL NON-DISCRIMINATORY CRITERIA - Disclosed is a system and method for generating security level ratings for individuals based upon background information of the individuals. The security level rating can be used by businesses to provide enhanced services and products. For example, airlines may offer A level flights for only those individuals having A level security ratings. Shortened security lines may be available to A level rated individuals. A wide range of information is collected on a voluntary basis. Collected information includes all information that does not violate discrimination laws. Since the information is provided voluntarily, the information does not violate privacy laws. Information provided by the individual is checked against various databases such as FBI, NIS, CIA, credit and other databases. Uniform standards for generating a security level rating are employed by the secure ID company. Security terminals are located at security checkpoints to check secure ID cards against identifying information provided by the individual such as retinal scans, voice scans and hand print scans.03-05-2009
20120189170BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION DEVICE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND NON-TRANSITORY, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A biometric authentication device includes a storage unit that stores a plurality of pieces of reference biometric data, an identification control unit that extracts reference biometric data where a coefficient for determining a similarity to acquired biometric data is greater than or equal to a first threshold value, a similar region extraction unit that obtains coefficients for determining similarities between the plural pieces of extracted reference biometric data, in units of predetermined regions, and extracts a similar region where the coefficient for similarity determination is greater than or equal to a second threshold value when a plurality of pieces of reference biometric data are extracted by the identification control unit, and a judgment unit that weights a coefficient for determining a similarity to a dissimilar region, compared with the coefficient for determining a similarity to the extracted similar region, and judging the degree of similarity.07-26-2012
20120189169METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTHENTICATING USERS - A method of authenticating users is provided that includes capturing biometric authentication data of a user and processing the captured biometric data into an image. Moreover, the method includes determining a region of interest of the image and a gray scale image from the image, determining an optimum transformation parameter set within the region of interest, and aligning the gray scale image with an enrollment gray scale image generated during enrollment of the user using results of the optimum transformation parameter set determination. Furthermore, the method includes extracting biometric feature data from the gray scale image and verifying an identity of the user with extracted biometric feature data included in a region of agreement.07-26-2012
20120082348BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION DEVICE, BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION - A biometric authentication device includes: a biometric information acquisition unit which generates a first input biometric image representing the biometric information of a user, a storage unit which stores data relating to registered biometric information of at least one registered user, and a processing unit. The processing unit realizes a quality judgment function which judges if the first input biometric image is suitable or not for use for comparison of the biometric information represented in the first input biometric image with the registered biometric information, a selection function which selects registered biometric information which is similar to biometric information represented in the first input biometric image among registered biometric information when the first input biometric image is judged unsuitable, and a matching process function which compares the user's biometric information represented in a second input biometric image with the selected registered biometric information.04-05-2012
20090016573BIOINDEX MECHANISM FOR INCREASING THE RELATIVE SPEED OF BIOMETRIC INDENTIFICATION AGAINST LARGE POPULATION SAMPLES - A method and system for determining a smaller sample of large data objects to search through for a match to one under test. The data objects are in preferred embodiments biometric templates.01-15-2009
20120230551BIOMETRIC-INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, METHOD OF PROCESSING BIOMETRIC INFORMATION, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING BIOMETRIC-INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM - A biometric-information processing device includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image of a biometric object using light reflected from the biometric object. The biometric-information processing device further includes an extracting unit configured to extract a frequency component having a frequency higher than a predetermined spatial frequency at the image acquired by the image acquisition unit.09-13-2012
20080298642Method and apparatus for extraction and matching of biometric detail - A method and apparatus of identification by extracting and matching biometric detail from a subcutaneous vein infrared image. The image's Region of Interest is identified and artifacts are removed. A bank of filters, such as Symmetric Gabor Filters, Complex Gabor Filters, Log Gabor Filters, Oriented Gaussian Functions, or Wavelets, filters the image into a set of key value images that are subdivided into regions. An enrollment key, defined by ordered statistical measures of pixel intensities within the regions, is compared using a distance metric to a stored verification key. Various statistical measures may be used, such as variance, standard deviation, mean, absolute average deviation, max value, min value, max absolute value, median value, or a combination of these statistical measures. Various distance metrics may be used, such as Euclidean, Hamming, Euclidean Squared, Manhattan, Pearson Correlation, Pearson Squared Correlation, Chebychev, or Spearman Rank Correlation.12-04-2008
20110013809Information processing apparatus, block detection method, and program - There is provided an information processing apparatus according to the present invention including a Hough transform unit executing the Hough transformation on a biometrics image which is image information unique to a living body, and a block detection unit detecting whether a block having a predetermined shape is included in a Hough space image which is a Hough-transformed biometrics image, outputting present position information representing a position at which the block is located in the Hough space image when the block is determined to be included in the Hough space image.01-20-2011
20110222740FINGER VEIN AUTHENTICATION UNIT - The present invention provides a finger vein authentication unit which solves problems such that a turn of a finger around the finger as an axis cannot be detected from an image of the finger, a finger cannot be placed normally because the nail is caught in a dent portion, and an image of the contour of a finger cannot be obtained by an image capturing method using an image pickup window which is narrower than a finger and is completely closed with a finger so that a turn of a finger cannot be detected from the counter. A touch sensor having an X-Y matrix capable of obtaining the position and shape of a fingertip is mounted in a fingertip placement part, and the fingertip placement part is formed in a flat shape so that a finger is easily put. From the data of the position and shape of the fingertip read by the sensor, a turn of the finger around the optical axis of the camera as a center, a turn of the finger around the finger as an axis, and a positional deviation of the finger are detected. On the basis of the data, the vein is extracted accurately and used for a guidance to the user so that the user can put his/her finger in the correct position.09-15-2011
20120328163USING PHOTOGRAPHS TO MANAGE GROUPS - In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a computer system, an electronic photograph; and identifying, by the computer system, a plurality of users of depicted in the electronic photograph. The computer-implemented method can also include designating a group of users based on the identified plurality of users; and providing information regarding the designated group of users to one or more computing devices associated with one or more of the plurality of users.12-27-2012
20120321141FRAUD RESISTANT BIOMETRIC FINANCIAL TRANSACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method and system for authenticating financial transactions is disclosed wherein biometric data is acquired from a person and the probability of liveness of the person and probability of a match between the person or token and known biometric or token information are calculated, preferably according to a formula D=P(p)*(K+P(m)) , wherein K is a number between 0.1 and 100, and authenticating if the value of D exceeds a predetermined value.12-20-2012
20120328165BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS AND BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION METHOD - A biometric authentication apparatus includes an image shooting unit to capture a vessel image of a person to be authenticated and an authentication unit to verify verification vessel position information of the captured vessel image of the person to be authenticated against registered vessel position information of a registered vessel image registered in advance. When the verification vessel position information is not identical with the registered vessel position information, the authentication unit performs authentication using vessel size information of the registered vessel image registered in advance.12-27-2012
20120328164FRAUD RESISTANT BIOMETRIC FINANCIAL TRANSACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method and system for authenticating financial transactions is disclosed wherein biometric data is acquired from a person and the probability of liveness of the person and probability of a match between the person or token and known biometric or token information are calculated, preferably according to a formula D=P(p)*(K+P(m)) , wherein K is a number between 0.1 and 100, and authenticating if the value of D exceeds a predetermined value.12-27-2012
20100202665REGISTRATION DEVICE, REGISTRATION METHOD, AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND AUTHENTICATION METHOD - A registering device, a registering method, an authentication device and an authentication method that can perform authentication with high speed while reducing an increase in the storage capacity are proposed. From a living-body image for authentication, a feature area included in the living-body image is detected. Further, a part having the same shape and the same size as those of the feature area is cut out from each of a plurality of living-body information items that are stored in a storage means based on position information associated with the living-body information item. A candidate for verification against the living-body image for authentication is selected from the plurality of living-body information items based on the resemblance between each of these cut-out parts and the feature area of the living-body image for authentication, and it is determined whether or not a registered person based on the result of verification of a living body indicated by a selected living-body information item against a living body shown in the living-body image for authentication.08-12-2010
20080253620Biometrics authentication system - A biometrics authentication system includes: a light source applying light to a living organism; a microlens array section condensing light from the living organism, and including a plurality of microlenses each having a different refractive power; an image pickup device obtaining image pickup data of the living organism on the basis of the light condensed by the microlens array section; a rotation angle determining section determining the rotation angle of the living organism on the basis of the image pickup data of the living organism; a three-dimensional information producing section producing three-dimensional information of the living organism on the basis of the image pickup data of the living organism; and an authentication section performing authentication on the basis of the rotation angle determined by the rotation angle determining section and the three-dimensional information produced in the three-dimensional information producing section.10-16-2008
20080247607Apparatus and method for biometric authentication - A biometric authentication system includes: an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of a living body; a light source with a predetermined wavelength band; an authentication information storage unit for, if light is emitted by the light source, setting a predetermined distance for a first distance to a first image acquired by the image acquisition unit in a depth direction so that quality of the first image is improved, extracting a first feature to be used to perform biometric authentication from the first image whose quality has been improved, and storing authentication information regarding the first feature; a feature extraction unit for, if light is emitted by the light source when performing authentication, setting the predetermined distance for a second distance to a second image acquired by the image acquisition unit in the depth direction so that quality of the second image is improved, and extracting a second feature for biometric authentication from the second image whose quality has been improved; and a comparison unit for comparing the authentication information regarding the first feature and authentication information regarding the second feature.10-09-2008
20080247606Agile illumination for biometric authentication - An agile illumination apparatus for use in biometric authentication is disclosed. A controlled spot flash strobe forms and focuses a narrow illuminating beam so as to cover an area of interest for a biometric authentication of a target with a spot of light of constant size regardless of a distance of the target from the controlled spot flash strobe. A positioner can then be utilized to steer the narrow illuminating beam to a target in a monitored space. The spot size is kept constant and its irradiance distribution is kept uniform in order to deliver a constant amount of energy to the target irrespective of the distance, wherein the controlled spot flash strobe automatically reduces its power as the target moves closer to the controlled spot flash strobe in order to maintain a constant exposure value and provide for enhanced biometric authentication of the target.10-09-2008
20080226137Metabolism- or Biochemical-Based Anti-Spoofing Biometrics Devices, Systems, and Methods - A biometric device for detecting biological tissue based upon ratiometric measurements of metabolic and/or biochemical intermediates is provided in which a radiation source (09-18-2008
20080226136LIVING BODY GUIDANCE CONTROL METHOD FOR A BIOMETRICS AUTHENTICATION DEVICE, AND BIOMETRICS AUTHENTICATION DEVICE - A biometrics authentication device identifies characteristics of the body from captured images of the body and performs individual authentication. The device guides a user, at the time of verification, to the image capture state at the time of registration of biometrics characteristic data. At the time of registration of biometrics characteristic data, body image capture state data is extracted from an image captured by an image capture unit and is registered in a storage unit, and at the time of verification the registered image capture state data is read from the storage unit and is compared with image capture state data extracted at the time of verification, and guidance of the body is provided. Alternatively, an outline of the body at the time of registration, taken from image capture state data at the time of registration, is displayed.09-18-2008
20080226135INCREMENTAL RECOGNITION - Biometric data can be received from a biometric sensor responsive to a physical characteristic stimulus occurring during a sensing event. An incremental recognition process on the biometric data received can be executed prior to the termination of the sensing event.09-18-2008
20110262012METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A TO-BE-IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUAL IS A REGISTERED INDIVIDUAL - A method for determining whether a to-be-identified individual is a registered individual includes the steps of: a) providing the registered individual with a non-biometric target, which is provided with a to-be-detected surface capable of scattering coherent light that is to be detected by an image sensor so as to obtain a speckle image unique to the non-biometric target, and storing reference speckle image information corresponding to the speckle image associated with the non-biometric target in a database; b) obtaining speckle image information associated with the to-be-identified individual; c) determining whether the speckle image information of the to-be-identified individual has a match with the reference speckle image information stored in the database; and d) determining the to-be-identified individual as the registered individual when it is determined in step c) that there is a match, and determining the to-be-identified individual as a non-registered individual when otherwise.10-27-2011
20130170717AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS, AUTHENTICATION PROGRAM, AND METHOD OF AUTHENTICATION - An authentication apparatus verifies biometric information acquired from a person to be authenticated against registered information registered in advance. A biometric information acquisition unit acquires biometric information from the person to be authenticated. A determination unit determines whether or not the person to be authenticated has uncertainty of verification. An information generation unit generates first generated information from the biometric information, and generates second generated information from the biometric information, which is used for verification in addition to the first generated information when the determination unit determines that the person to be authenticated has uncertainty of verification. A verification target selection unit selects whether to set first registration information as a verification target or second registration information as a verification target in addition to the first registration information. A verification unit verifies the registration information selected as the verification target against corresponding generated information.07-04-2013
20130114863REGISTRATION PROGRAM, REGISTRATION APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF REGISTRATION - A registration apparatus acquires image information of a living body photographed by a sensor unit and distance information acquired when photographing the living body from the sensor unit, and extracts image information which is to serve as a template. The registration apparatus acquires a plurality of items of the image information by an image information acquisition unit, and acquires distance information associated with each item of the image information item by a distance information acquisition unit. A template candidate extraction unit groups the plurality of image information items according to the distance information associated with each image information item. A template extraction unit mutually evaluates the image information items extracted by the template candidate extraction unit to extract image information to be registered as a template for each group.05-09-2013
20130094719BIOMETRIC APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TOUCH-SENSITIVE DEVICES - A touch sensor is configured to sense a contact event occurring between a body part of a user and the touch sensor. The touch sensor is configured to produce contact data in response to the sensed contact event. A processor is coupled to the touch sensor and memory. The processor is configured to store in the memory a sequence of data frames each comprising contact data associated with a different portion of the user's body part. The processor is further configured to generate biometric signature data using the sequence of data frames.04-18-2013
20130094720NON-LINEAR PROJECTIONS OF 3-D MEDICAL IMAGING DATA - The present invention improves projection displays of volume data. Using the Minimum Intensity Projection (MinIP), fluid filled regions or other regions of hyporeflective tissue are displayed. By limiting the projection to partial volumes within the volume, differences in the scattering intensity within specific regions are isolated. In this way, hyperreflectivity of weakly scattering tissue can be assessed.04-18-2013
20110211735METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING IDENTIFICATION MATCHING - A method of conducting pattern matching is provided that includes establishing probe categories. Each probe category corresponds to pattern characteristics of one of a plurality of subpopulations. Moreover, the method includes coordinating combinations of the subpopulations and probe categories with pattern matching systems such that each combination corresponds to at least one of a plurality of the pattern matching systems, obtaining pattern data for an object, configuring the obtained object pattern data as a probe, and determining the probe category of the probe. Furthermore, the method includes conducting a matching transaction between the probe and each of the subpopulations using the at least one matching system corresponding to each combination of subpopulation and the determined probe category, and determining at least one candidate match when the probe matches at least one enrollment data record in the at least one matching system of any of the subpopulations.09-01-2011
20080199053Method for consolidating various financial type cards into a single card and providing positive identification of an individual using such card - A method for each of simplifying, protecting and verifying financial transactions comprising the steps of selecting a predetermined electronic device capable of receiving and transmitting data; storing within such device selected certain predetermined financial information unique to an individual; providing at least one of a fingerprint scanner and a photographic image detector; connecting the at least one of such fingerprint scanner and such photographic image identifier provided to the electronic device selected; electronically connecting such electronic device to at least one of a financial banking institution machine and a point of purchase card reading device; and verifying at least one such individual's fingerprint and photographic image prior to completing a transaction.08-21-2008
20080199052Image processing apparatus - When an information medium is copied, information is printed while preventing personal information from leaking. An image scanning section 08-21-2008
20130136318System and method for 3D imaging using structured light illumination - 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.05-30-2013
20130148865PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM - A personal identification system, which uses a vein pattern of a finger, optimizes the amount of light of a light source based on a captured finger image and emphasizes the vein pattern during image processing for identification.06-13-2013
20130148864Automatic Photo Album Creation Based on Social Information - A social photo curation system is used to automatically identify a subset of photos for an album to provide to a viewing user. The album and its photos are associated with metadata indicating information about the photos, such as individuals tagged in the photos, locations where the photos were taken, keywords or concepts associated with the photos, and the quality and variety of the photos. The social photo curation system uses this metadata to score and select the photos for a particular viewing user. The scoring and selection of photos for the album may be independent of the viewing user, or it may be customized based on the viewing user's interests and connections to other users in a social networking system.06-13-2013
20130148866ASSESSING BIOMETRIC SAMPLE QUALITY USING WAVELETS AND A BOOSTED CLASSIFIER - A biometric sample training device, a biometric sample quality assessment device, a biometric fusion recognition device, an integrated biometric fusion recognition system and example processes in which each may be used are described. Wavelets and a boosted classifier are used to assess the quality of biometric samples, such as facial images. The described biometric sample quality assessment approach provides accurate and reliable quality assessment values that are robust to various degradation factors, e.g., such as pose, illumination, and lighting in facial image biometric samples. The quality assessment values allow biometric samples of different sample types to be combined to support complex recognition techniques used by, for example, biometric fusion devices, resulting in improved accuracy and robustness in both biometric authentication and biometric recognition.06-13-2013
20120275663Use of Relatively Permanent Pigmented or Vascular Skin Mark Patterns in Images for Personal Identification - Embodiments include methods, devices, software, and systems for identifying a person based on relatively permanent pigmented or vascular skin mark (RPPVSM) patterns in images. Locations of RPPVSMs in different images of people are point matched, and a correspondence probability that the point matched RPPVSMs are from different people is calculated. Other embodiments are also described. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.11-01-2012
20120087549BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION - In real biometric systems, false match rates and false non-match rates of 0% do not exist. There is always some probability that a purported match is false, and that a genuine match is not identified. The performance of biometric systems is often expressed in part in terms of their false match rate and false non-match rate, with the equal error rate being when the two are equal. There is a tradeoff between the FMR and FNMR in biometric systems which can be adjusted by changing a matching threshold. This matching threshold can be automatically, dynamically and/or user adjusted so that a biometric system of interest can achieve a desired FMR and FNMR.04-12-2012
20120087548QUANTIFYING SOCIAL AFFINITY FROM A PLURALITY OF IMAGES - A method of quantifying social affinity from multiple images includes identifying each image showing both a first person and a second person and determining a weighted affinity value between the first person and the second person. The weighted affinity value is determined based on a total number of persons appearing in each identified image, a physical distance between the first person and the second person represented in each identified image, and a total number of identified images.04-12-2012
20100316262BIOMETRIC MATCHING SYSTEM AND BIOMETRIC MATCHING METHOD - A biometric matching system is configured such that group information indicating a pre-defined group to which an identification terminal device belongs is stored, matching biometric information on a specific person to be identified is registered in an identification terminal device belonging to a predetermined group based on the group information when a predetermined registration condition is satisfied, and the matching biometric information registered in the identification terminal device is deleted when a predetermined deletion condition is satisfied.12-16-2010
20100316261BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION DEVICE, AUTHENTICATION ACCURACY EVALUATION DEVICE AND BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION METHOD - A biometric authentication device includes a verification-image generation probability calculation unit for calculating a verification-image generation probability using a verification-image generation probability model, a change probability calculation unit for calculating a change probability of a set of a registration image and a verification image using a change probability model, a dissimilarity calculation unit for calculating the degree of dissimilarity on the basis of the verification-image generation probability and the change probability and an authentication unit for determining whether the verification image belongs to an authentication target by comparing the degree of dissimilarity with a predetermined authentication threshold.12-16-2010
20100316260BIOMETRIC DATA ENCRYPTION - A printmaking device, a method, and a system for securely handling a set of documents are provided herein. The printmaking device includes a printing module capable of printing the set of documents, and a processor operatively connected to the printing module to facilitate providing the set of documents to said printing module. The processor is configured to receive an initial biometric sample; encrypt a set of documents using said initial biometric sample; transmit the set of documents to another device; and delete said initial biometric sample from the device after the set of documents are encrypted.12-16-2010
20120281884SYSTEM FOR BIOMETRIC HAND ANALYSIS - A system includes an image sensing device that is configured to receive a digital image of a human hand, and a range sensing device that is configured to receive range data relating a distance from the range sensing device to a plurality of points on the human hand. The system uses the range data to generate a range map of the human hand, normalizes a pose of the image of the human hand using the range data and the image, extracts one or more features of the hand from the normalized pose, and stores the extracted features into a computer storage medium.11-08-2012
20130182914INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus may include a user recognition unit to recognize a user in a captured image, and a behavior recognition unit to recognize a behavior of a user. In addition, the apparatus may include a generation unit to generate user behavior information including information of the recognized user and the recognized behavior of the recognized user. Further, the apparatus may include a communication unit to transmit the user behavior information to an external apparatus.07-18-2013
20130182912BAGGAGE CHECK-IN USING SHORT TERM MESSAGE SERVICE - A check-in method for airlines allows passengers to use Short Message Service (SMS) to check-in themselves and baggage. A passenger requests to check-in via SMS from practically anywhere and not limited to the airport. After receipt of the request, a confirmation message is sent back to the passenger's registered mobile phone number by SMS. The system will ask the passenger for, and receive from the passenger, the number of bags they intend to check-in for the flight. The passengers can in some embodiments drop the baggage off without any required further action. The system issues an SMS-based cryptographically secure code, such as a bar-code boarding pass to the passenger once the baggage (if any) is successfully transferred and registered to existing baggage management systems through the process above. This code, when scanned, recognized and authenticated provides identification and security clearance for the passenger to board the aircraft.07-18-2013
20130182913FRAUD RESISTANT BIOMETRIC FINANCIAL TRANSACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method and system for authenticating financial transactions is disclosed wherein biometric data is acquired from a person and the probability of liveness of the person and probability of a match between the person or token and known biometric or token information are calculated, preferably according to a formula D=P(p)*(K+P(m)) , wherein K is a number between 0.1 and 100, and authenticating if the value of D exceeds a predetermined value.07-18-2013
20110311111BIOMETRIC SELF-CAPTURE CRITERIA, METHODOLOGIES, AND SYSTEMS - A system for capturing specified biometric self-capture specimens to create a record used for verification comprising a processor, scanner, printer, and secure database. The processor is programmed to 1) activate the scanner to create a digital image of the biometric self-capture specimens in a uniquely flexible predetermined format, 2) link the image to information assigned to the specimens, 3) assign a score to individual components of the image based on quality according to a standard for that component, 4) display the score to a user, 5) retain the components with the highest scores, 6) arrange the retained components and the linked information in the predetermined format to create a record, active the printer to print the record either as an electronic file or a paper file, and 7) transmit the electronic file to a secure database in a secure manner.12-22-2011
20110311110BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION - In real biometric systems, false match rates and false non-match rates of 0% do not exist. There is always some probability that a purported match is false, and that a genuine match is not identified. The performance of biometric systems is often expressed in part in terms of their false match rate and false non-match rate, with the equal error rate being when the two are equal. There is a tradeoff between the FMR and FNMR in biometric systems which can be adjusted by changing a matching threshold. This matching threshold can be automatically, dynamically and/or user adjusted so that a biometric system of interest can achieve a desired FMR and FNMR.12-22-2011
20130188842METHOD FOR FINDING AND DIGITALLY EVALUATING ILLEGAL IMAGE MATERIAL - A method for finding and digitally evaluating illegal image material is provided, wherein a data memory is searched for image material. Image material that is found is classified as potentially illegal image material or as legal image material by means of a classification method on the basis of an image content that is presented. The image material graded as potentially illegal has the age of the persons shown determined, and potentially illegal image material which shows at least one person whose ascertained age is below a prescribed age is graded as illegal image material. Biometric features of the persons shown in the illegal image material are detected and are compared with at least one database which contains biometric features. In the illegal image material, at least one further feature which it contains is detected and is compared with at least one appropriate database.07-25-2013
20120002846DATA COLLATION APPARATUS - A data collation apparatus has: a collation unit which calculates a similarity between input data measured by a measurement apparatus and each of registered data; and a calculation unit which adjusts, if a similarity of first registered data of which similarity with the input data is highest is lower than a first threshold, and a difference between the similarities of the first registered data and second registered data of which similarity with the input data is second highest is smaller than a predetermined value, or if a degree of separation to indicate a distance between the similarity of the first registered data and a similarity distribution of a group of registered data items of which similarities with the input data are second highest or lower is smaller than a predetermined value, the parameters of the measurement apparatus, and instructs the measurement apparatus to remeasure the measurement subject.01-05-2012
20120033859Image Based Turing Test - A system and method for determining if a computer user is a human or a computer program. A computer user is presented with a series of images, the series of images including: at least two related images of an object, at least one of the at least two related images independently processed using an image modifying algorithm; and at least one unrelated image. The computer user is then requested to identify the related images from the series of images. These image identifications are received from the computer user. A determination is made that the computer user is: a human if the image identifications only identify the related images from the series of images; and a non-human if the image identifications do not only identify the related images from the series of images.02-09-2012
20120087550ROBUST BIOMETRIC FEATURE EXTRACTION WITH AND WITHOUT REFERENCE POINT - A basic idea of the present invention is to selectively employ one of at least two different feature extraction processes when generating a biometric template of an individual. An individual offers a physiological property, such as a fingerprint, an iris, an ear, a face, etc., from which biometric data can be derived, to a sensor of an enrolment authority. In the following, the property to be discussed will be fingerprints, even though any suitable biometric property may be used. From the fingerprint, a positional reference point of the biometric data is derived. The derivation of the positional reference point may be accomplished using any appropriate method out of a number of known methods. Such a reference point could be the location of a core, a delta, a weighted average of minutiae coordinates, or alike. Typically, the reference point includes a core of a fingerprint expressed as a three-dimensional coordinate denoted by means of x04-12-2012
20130208952Method and Apparatus for Improving Accuracy of Biometric Identification in Specimen Collection Applications - Method and apparatus for using geographical location information to narrow a selection list of persons to be identified by biometric means, thereby improving the accuracy of the biometric identification. The method includes the steps of capturing and storing biometric information about a person, and capturing and storing the person's geographical location. At a later encounter where positive identification of the person is required, biometric information is captured from the person and this biometric information is used to select the best match among biometric information captured for people within a pre-set geographical range of the current location.08-15-2013

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