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Personnel Identification (e.g., Biometrics)

Personnel Identification (e.g., Biometrics) patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

04/10/14 - 20140099003 - Methods of maintaining the relative position between a data capture device and an operator of the device
A method for maintaining the relative position between a data capture device and an operator of the data capture device includes prompting the operator to arrange a data capture device to be in an optimal position relative to an operator of the device. Moreover, the method includes capturing authentication data...

03/20/14 - 20140079295 - Apparatus and method for discriminating disguised face
An apparatus for discriminating a disguised face includes a face area detector configured to detect a face area in an input image provided from an external source. The apparatus includes a skin color modeling module configured to separate a skin color area from the face area and a disguised face...

03/06/14 - 20140064571 - Method for using information in human shadows and their dynamics
A method and apparatus to recognize, identify, and authenticate/verify humans and human behavior by using shadow characteristics data, as well as body data in the visible and invisible radiation spectrum....

03/06/14 - 20140064572 - Using 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...

03/06/14 - 20140064573 - Online 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...

02/27/14 - 20140056486 - System 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...

02/20/14 - 20140050369 - 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 memory space in a storage to a point that storage of a next captured image would raise the allocated captured images...

02/06/14 - 20140037150 - Information processing device
An information processing device 200 of the present invention includes: a recognition result acquiring means 201 for acquiring respective recognition result information outputted by a plurality of recognition engines 211, 212 and 213 executing different recognition processes on recognition target data; and an integration recognition result outputting means 202 for...

02/06/14 - 20140037151 - Biometric 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...

01/23/14 - 20140023245 - Secure identification system
Methods and apparatus are described which provide secure interactive communication of text and image information between a central server computer and one or more client computers located at remote sites for the purpose of storing and retrieving files describing and identifying unique products, services, or individuals. Textual information and image...

01/16/14 - 20140016830 - Small vein image recognition and authorization using constrained geometrical matching and weighted voting under generic tree model
An automated registration and authentication system combines a generative and discriminative approach to improve the matching of a query object to a database of registered objects. The discriminative approach uses a voting mechanism to identify a most likely match, and the generative approach uses ASIFT transforms to determine a best...

01/16/14 - 20140016831 - Apparatus for retrieving information about a person and an apparatus for collecting attributes
A first acquisition unit is configured to acquire the image including a plurality of frames. A first extraction unit is configured to extract a plurality of persons from the frames, and to extract a plurality of first attributes from each of the persons. The first attributes feature each person. A...

01/16/14 - 20140016832 - Method and an apparatus for determining vein patterns from a colour image
The present invention is directed to a method of determining vein patterns from a colour image for personal identification, the method comprising forming a counterpart of the colour image by applying a functional relationship obtained from optimization on the colour image, wherein the counterpart of the colour image comprises the...

01/16/14 - 20140016833 - Biometrics authentication apparatus, biometrics authentication system, and biometrics authentication method
A biometrics authentication apparatus acquires biometric information by a biometric information acquisition section and acquires first registered information and second registered information by a registered information acquisition section. The biometrics authentication apparatus generates a comparison score from the first registered information and the biometric information, compares the comparison score and...

01/16/14 - 20140016834 - Biological information obtaining apparatus and biological information collating apparatus
An obtaining unit of a biological information obtaining apparatus obtains biological information for authentication, and an extracting unit extracts first feature information from biological information for authentication. A generating unit of a biological information collating apparatus generates encrypted position correction information, and encrypted position correction information is transmitted to the...

01/02/14 - 20140003674 - Skin-based user recognition
Techniques are described for recognizing users based on optical or visual characteristics of their hands. When a user's hand is detected within an area, an image of the hand is captured and analyzed to detect or evaluate skin properties. Such skin properties are recorded and associated with a particular user...

12/26/13 - 20130343616 - Biometrics based methods and systems for user authentication
Disclosed are computer-implemented methods and systems for authentication of users through capturing and analyzing biometrics data such as keystroke dynamics. Once the keystroke dynamics is acquired, a corresponding feature vector related is calculated by calculating multiple sub-feature values using various algorithms such as normalization, relations between keystroke dynamics events, relations...

12/26/13 - 20130343617 - Method 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...

12/19/13 - 20130336544 - Information processing apparatus and recording medium
There is provided an information processing apparatus including a first managing unit that manages specific person information, the specific person information being information regarding a specific person, a second managing unit that manages attention object information, the attention object information being information regarding an attention object candidate, a searching unit...

12/12/13 - 20130329966 - Media preferences
An electronic media device may be controlled based on personalized media preferences of users experiencing content using the electronic media device. Users experiencing content using the electronic media device may be automatically identified and the electronic media device may be automatically controlled based on media preferences associated with the identified...

12/12/13 - 20130329967 - 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 information of a user different from each other; a correlation value calculation unit which calculates the correlation value between a portion of biometric...

12/05/13 - 20130322704 - Biometric based demography tool
Systems and methods to determine demographic attributes of pedestrians in a retail environment are presented. In some examples, media content is selected for presentation to one or more pedestrians based on the determined demographic attributes. In a further example, the media content is interactive, and a response is received from...

11/28/13 - 20130315450 - Biometric 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...

11/21/13 - 20130308833 - Omnigene software system
A software system which employs a special set of simulated electrical circuits to generate user-specific textured and signature color images based on DNA, speech, fingerprint and retinal scans. The output of the system can be used in a variety of applications including easy visual identification of different types of gene...

11/21/13 - 20130308834 - Authentication apparatus, authentication program, and authentication method
An authentication apparatus performs identity authentication by comparing and matching image information of a palm captured by a sensor unit with a preliminarily registered template. A surface information correcting unit corrects concavity/convexity of a palm surface for surface information that allows the concavity/convexity thereof to be evaluated. The surface information...

11/07/13 - 20130294658 - Apparatus and method for acquiring biometric information
A biometric information acquisition apparatus acquires biometric information to be used for verification. The biometric information acquisition apparatus includes a blood flow increasing unit, a biometric information acquiring unit, a feature amount evaluating unit, and a reacquisition determining unit. The blood flow increasing unit increases blood flow of an object...

10/31/13 - 20130287265 - Systems and methods for mobile image capture and content processing of driver's licenses
Systems and methods are provided for processing and extracting content from an image of a driver's license captured using a mobile device. In one embodiment, an image of a driver's license (DL) is captured by a mobile device and corrected to improve the quality of the image. The corrected image...

10/31/13 - 20130287266 - Information terminal, and method and program for restricting executable processing
An apparatus and method for restricting executable processing carried out in an information terminal, the method including: accepting an operation by an operator; in response to the accepted operation, executing processing corresponding to the operation; requesting an input of identification information; performing authentication of the identification information input in response...

10/31/13 - 20130287267 - Ic card for authentication and a method for authenticating the ic card
An IC card includes a first visible layer including a natural material having a unique visual pattern. A storage device is configured to store a digital reference image of the unique visual pattern to be visually compared with the unique visual pattern for authentication. An authentication method based on the...

10/24/13 - 20130279764 - 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 anatomy from an individual, extracting at least one quantified representation of cardiac anatomy from the at least one depiction, defining at least one...

10/24/13 - 20130279765 - Method for enabling authentication or identification, and related verification system
The invention relates to a method for enabling the authentication or identification of a person (1) using a first electronic device (2) comprising an image-capturing unit and a data-transmission unit, the method including a step of registering said person in a verification system (3). The registration step includes the steps...

10/10/13 - 20130266193 - Biometric matching technology
Biometric matching technology, in which a watch list is managed, multiple images of a potential suspect are accessed, and parallel pre-processing of the multiple images is controlled. Based on the pre-processing, an image of the potential suspect to use in matching against the watch list is determined and the determined...

10/03/13 - 20130259321 - Biometric authentication device and biometric authentication method
A biometric authentication device includes: a sensor which generates illumination images in which an object carrying biometric information is photographed while a light source is turned on, and a non-illumination image in which the object is photographed while the light source is turned off; a difference image generating unit which...

09/26/13 - 20130251212 - Hardening security images
Methods and systems are provided for authenticating a human user. A memory can store a plurality of images and can store account information for a plurality of users. The account information can include personal image information for at least some of the users. A processor can receive a communication including...

09/19/13 - 20130243264 - Biometric authentication device and computer readable medium
A biometric authentication device includes a biometric sensor that obtains an image of a biometric authentication portion of a user without contacting, a distance sensor that obtains a distance between the biometric sensor and the biometric authentication portion, and a guidance image display unit that shows a guidance image for...

09/19/13 - 20130243265 - Automatic access control system for controlling access to a physical object or admission to a physical object and method
An automatic access control system for controlling access to a physical object or admission to a physical object with an identification mechanism is configured to identify a person and/or a device and with a release mechanism, which is configured to grant the identified person and/or the identified device access to...

09/19/13 - 20130243266 - Ipassport apparatus and method
A portable hand-held device which includes on-board computer-implemented instructions to emulate identification documents such as a passport and interact with a computer terminal to determine whether the identified documents are authentic or not authentic....

09/19/13 - 20130243267 - Methods 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...

09/12/13 - 20130236066 - Biometric identification, authentication and verification using near-infrared structured illumination combined with 3d imaging of the human ear
A biometric identification or authentication images an ear of the user. A source of near-infrared structured light illuminates the ear with at least one structured pattern and an image acquisition device captures a near-infrared image of an ear illuminated with a structured pattern of near-infrared light. An analysis area of...

09/05/13 - 20130230215 - Identifying components of a humanoid form in three-dimensional scenes
A method for processing data includes receiving a depth map of a scene containing a humanoid form. The depth map is processed so as to identify three-dimensional (3D) connected components in the scene, each connected component including a set of the pixels that are mutually adjacent and have mutually-adjacent depth...

08/22/13 - 20130216105 - Finger 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...

08/22/13 - 20130216106 - Image 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...

08/15/13 - 20130208952 - Method 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...

07/25/13 - 20130188842 - Method 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...

07/18/13 - 20130182912 - Baggage 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...

07/18/13 - 20130182913 - Fraud 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))...

07/18/13 - 20130182914 - Information 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...

07/04/13 - 20130170717 - Authentication 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...

06/13/13 - 20130148864 - Automatic 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,...

06/13/13 - 20130148865 - Personal 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....

06/13/13 - 20130148866 - Assessing 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...