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9042656 Image signature extraction device  
The image signature extraction device includes an extraction unit and a generation unit. The extraction unit extracts region features from respective sub-regions in an image in accordance with a...
9042606 Hand-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...
9042607 System and method for user access of dispensing unit  
Dispensing units for dispensing items, such as in a healthcare facility, are linked in a network. The dispensing units use a fingerprint to authenticate users. The fingerprints on a short list...
9032510 Gesture- and expression-based authentication  
A user can define a gesture-based input mode with respective input value to establish an authentication protocol to unlock a computer or govern other computer behavior. As an alternative or in...
9031288 Unique cardiovascular measurements for human identification  
A method, an apparatus and an article of manufacture for generating a cardiovascular measurement for individual identification. The method includes acquiring at least one depiction of cardiac...
9025826 Formation of a time-varying signal representative of at least variations in a value based on pixel values  
A method of forming a time-varying signal representative of at test variations in a value based on pixel values from a sequence of images, the signal corresponding in length to the sequence of...
9025023 Method for processing image data in television having multiple image sensors and the television for controlling the same  
A multimedia device includes a first image sensor to acquire a first image, a second image sensor to acquire a second image, and a processor to determine coordinate information of the person in...
9025837 Image processing method and apparatus  
An image processing technique includes acquiring a main image of a scene and determining one or more facial regions in the main image. The facial regions are analyzed to determine if any of the...
9025832 Automated sensor driven friending  
A method of finding a new social network service friend for a player belonging to a social network service and having a friend group including one or more player-accepted friends includes...
9025834 Input validation, user and data authentication on potentially compromised mobile devices  
Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for authenticating a user and user input to a back-end system and for validating the user input. In some implementations, actions include...
9025833 System and method for video-assisted identification of mobile phone users  
Methods and systems for identifying and tracking individuals in a area-of-interest that may be covered by a video surveillance subsystem and by a communication location subsystem, and a...
9020189 Methods and apparatus to monitor environments  
Methods and apparatus to monitor environments are disclosed. An example method includes analyzing a plurality of three-dimensional data points having respective depth values representative of...
9020207 Biometric 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...
9019075 User authentication device and user authentication method  
Biometric information registered for each user is held, user information being a plurality types of attribute information associated with each user is held, a possibility that the user requests...
9020255 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium  
An image processing apparatus includes an emphasis map creation module configured to create an emphasis map indicating an emphasis region of image data and an emphasis level of the emphasis...
9020208 System and method for anonymous biometrics analysis  
A system receives an identification number from a subject. The system retrieves a biometric measurement from a database using the identification number. The database includes biometric...
9020246 Systems and methods for visual object matching  
Systems and methods for improving visual object recognition by analyzing query images are disclosed. In one example, a visual object recognition module may determine query images matching objects...
9014436 Systems and methods for applying commercial web search technologies to biometric matching and identification  
A system and method are provided for implementing a scheme to apply commercial web search technologies to biometric matching and identification based on converting biometric identification data to...
9014487 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
An apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire main object information specifying a main object in generation of a layout image, a second acquisition unit configured to...
9014435 Authentication 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...
9013271 Biometric authentication apparatus and method  
A biometric authentication apparatus is provided, the apparatus including: a comparator that performs authentication of the user by comparing biological information read from a user with...
9013581 Associating a work with a biometric indication of the identity of an author  
Storing biometric information regarding the identity of an author in association with an artistic work created by the author may assist in properly attributing ownership of rights to the artistic...
9008452 Global quantitative characterization of patterns using fractal analysis  
Various systems, methods, and programs embodied in computer-readable mediums are provided for the global quantitative characterization of patterns. In one representative embodiment, a method is...
9008374 Method of improving orientation and color balance of digital images using face detection information  
A method of generating one or more new spatial and chromatic variation digital images uses an original digitally-acquired image which including a face or portions of a face. A group of pixels that...
9003435 Method of recommending media content and media playing system thereof  
A method of recommending media content for a media playing system includes identifying a user in a viewing area; determining whether personal information of the user is stored in a database; and...
9002073 Mobile identity platform  
The present disclosure is directed towards a compact, mobile apparatus for iris image acquisition, adapted to address effects of ocular dominance in the subject and to guide positioning of the...
9002074 Facial validation sensor  
A facial validation sensor includes an imaging element, a validating unit and a feedback unit. The validating unit performs validation of an individual to be validated based on facial image data...
9002053 Iris recognition systems  
The present invention concerns a method for capturing an image of an iris free of specularities from a spectacle-wearing user for use in an iris recognition identification system, which includes...
8995775 Reducing photo-tagging spam  
A photo spam detector detects illegitimate non-natively captured images through extracting image features and feeding the extracted features into a probabilistic model. The probabilistic model...
8995728 Visual security mechanism for a device with a front-facing camera  
Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and computer readable media for locking a computing device. Periodic images are received from a camera on a computing device. Each of the images is compared...
8995726 Apparatus 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...
8995727 Image advocacy in portable computing devices  
A mechanism is provided for identifying one or more eligible image candidates. Responsive to a determination that the storage of a recently captured image raising an allocated captured images...
8991696 Electronic corporate credit system and biometric identification and documentation card  
An electronic corporate credit system that includes a biometric corporate identification and documentation card which is associated with transmitting, verifying and interfacing with an agent of a...
8988240 Performance metrics  
A method and system relates to locating or otherwise generating positional information for an object, such as but not limited generating positional coordinates for an object attached to an athlete...
8988192 Remote control biometric user authentication  
A remote control device for providing individualized access control. The remote control device includes an interface for accepting input from a user and forwarding a signal corresponding the to...
8989492 Multi-resolution spatial feature extraction for automatic handwriting recognition  
A first technique of recognizing content is disclosed, including: determining a first value representative of a pixel content present at a first set of pixels associated with a first distance from...
8989452 Method for authenticating identity of handset user  
A method for authenticating the identity of a handset user is provided. The method includes: obtaining, a login account and a password from the user; judging whether the login account and the...
8989443 Method of improving orientation and color balance of digital images using face detection information  
A method of generating one or more new spatial and chromatic variation digital images uses an original digitally-acquired image which including a face or portions of a face. A group of pixels that...
8989451 Computer-implemented method for performing similarity searches  
A similarity search may be performed on the image of a person, using visual characteristics and information that is known about the person. The search identifies images of other persons that are...
8983146 Multimodal ocular biometric system  
A multimodal biometric identification system captures and processes images of both the iris and the retina for biometric identification. Another multimodal ocular system captures and processes...
8983208 Pattern matching based on global quantitative characterization of patterns  
Various systems, methods, and programs embodied in computer-readable mediums are provided for detecting a match in patterns. In one embodiment, a method is provided that comprises performing a...
8983143 Biometric authentication device, biometric authentication method and computer program for biometric authentication  
A biometric authentication device including: a biometric information acquiring unit which generates a plurality of partial images, each of the partial images capturing a portion of biometric...
8983153 Methods and apparatus for comparison  
An apparatus and a computer implemented method compare a first representation of an identifier with a second representation of an identifier to establish a likelihood ratio considering the...
8983117 Document processing methods  
Directional albedo of a particular article, such as an identity card, is measured and stored. When the article is later presented, it can be confirmed to be the same particular article by...
8983144 Content 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...
8983145 Method for authenticating identity of handset user  
A method for authenticating the identity of a handset user is provided. The method includes: obtaining, a login account and a password from the user; judging whether the login account and the...
8983199 Apparatus and method for generating image feature data  
The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for efficiently generating feature data which properly determines a feature point indicating features of images and describes the feature...
8977009 Biometric authentication device, biometric authentication program, and biometric authentication method  
A biometric authentication device that authenticates a user using biological features of the user, the biometric authentication device includes: an illumination unit configured to illuminate a...
8977010 Method for discriminating between a real face and a two-dimensional image of the face in a biometric detection process  
A method for discriminating between a real face and a two-dimensional reproduction of the face, in a biometric detection process, the method comprising: (a) making at least two digital recordings...
8976008 Cross-domain collaborative systems and methods  
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for secure and authentic electronic cross domain collaboration between a plurality of users using a combination of biometric security, a...