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Recent patents with Wayne C. Westerman listed as an inventor - additional entries may be under other spellings.


Wayne C. Westerman - Related organizations: Apple Inc. patents

Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for customizing display of content category icons

08/25/16 - 20160246473 - A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the
Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M.j. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux

Portable electronic device performing similar operations for different gestures

03/19/15 - 20150082240 - A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which the portable electronic device: displays an application on the touch-sensitive display; and when the application is in a predefined mode, performs a predefined operation in response to each gesture
Inventors: Bas Ording, Scott M. Herz, Wayne C. Westerman, Scott Forstall, Gregory N. Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Michael J. Matas

Fingerprint imaging and quality characterization

08/14/14 - 20140226879 - A fingerprint processing system comprises a fingerprint sensor configured to generate an image of a fingerprint, and a processor configured to process the fingerprint image. The processor is operable to generate a ridge flow map comprising ridge flow vectors characterizing the fingerprint, and a multi-layer decomposition based on the ridge
Inventors: Wayne C. Westerman, Karen L. Jenkins

Gesture and touch input detection through force sensing

01/30/14 - 20140028575 - A computing device configured detect a user input. The computing device includes a processor, a touch interface in communication with the processor and configured to detect a touch signal corresponding to an object approaching or contacting a surface, and at least three force sensors in communication with the processor and
Inventors: Nima Parivar, Wayne C. Westerman

Far-field sensing for rotation of finger

01/02/14 - 20140003683 - An apparatus includes one or more fingerprint image sensors capable of providing fingerprint image information from the finger of a user, and one or more separately disposed orientation sensors, capable of determining one or more orientations of the finger. One or more circuits are coupled to the one or more
Inventors: William M. Vieta, Wayne C. Westerman

Edge detection and stitching

01/02/14 - 20140003682 - An error correction method and a mobile communication device incorporating the error correction method. The error correction method begins with receiving fingerprint image information that includes a set of swatches. A first one of the received swatches is matched to a second one of the swatches at an edge. A
Inventors: William M. Vieta, Wayne C. Westerman

Zero reference based ridge flow map

01/02/14 - 20140003680 - A method includes receiving fingerprint image data at a fingerprint recognition sensor, where the fingerprint image data are associated with an authorized user. The fingerprint image data are transformed into a substantially rotationally invariant representation, which is maintained in a database of enrolled fingerprint information. Processed fingerprint image data from
Inventors: Craig A. Marciniak, Wayne C. Westerman, Byron B. Han

Navigation assisted fingerprint enrollment

01/02/14 - 20140003678 - An electronic device can include at least one fingerprint image sensor that obtains fingerprint image information, where the fingerprint information can include at least a first partial fingerprint image and a second partial fingerprint image. At least one fingerprint navigation sensor can be disposed to receive navigation information responsive to
Inventors: William M. Vieta, Wayne C. Westerman, Steven P. Hotelling

Fingerprint sensing and enrollment

01/02/14 - 20140003677 - A sequence of biometric data images is received, such as, for example, a sequence of fingerprint images, and a set of biometric data images is selected from the sequence of images. The set of images can include one or more segments of at least one image in the sequence of
Inventors: Byron B. Han, Craig A. Marciniak, Wayne C. Westerman

Efficient texture comparison

11/21/13 - 20130308838 - A scannable object is sensed and scanned. A map is constructed based on the scan results. The map is compared to one or more stored templates. Results of the comparison are provided. In some implementations, a secured processor may construct the map and may provide reduced resolution (and/or other versions
Inventors: Wayne C. Westerman, Byron B. Han, Craig A. Marciniak


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