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Personnel Identification (e.g., Biometrics)

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Biometric authentication device, biometric authentication method, and computer-readable, non-transitory medium
12/11/14 - 20140363055 - A biometric authentication device includes: a biometric sensor that obtains biometric information; a memory; and a circuitry configured to: select an objective user according to density of a predetermined range including a comparison-use part data that is a part of a comparison-use feature data extracted from the biometric information in...

Content extracting device, content extracting method and program
12/11/14 - 20140363056 - 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....

Apparatus and method for utilizing mammogram images for verification
12/04/14 - 20140355840 - A method and apparatus for utilizing mammogram images for verification, including obtaining one or more mammogram image of a patient; determining a first set of breast characteristics from the one or more mammogram image, wherein the first set of breast characteristics include breast landmark, breast tissue density, tissue pattern and...

Use of relatively permanent pigmented or vascular skin mark patterns in images for personal identification
11/27/14 - 20140348397 - 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....

Identification of people using multiple skeleton recording devices
11/20/14 - 20140341439 - Method(s) and system(s) for identification of an unknown person are disclosed. The method includes receiving skeleton data comprises data of multiple skeleton joints of the unknown person from skeleton recording devices. The method further includes extracting G gait feature vectors from the skeleton data. Further, the method includes classifying each...

Biometric recognition
10/30/14 - 20140321718 - A fused image of the person's hand is accessed, the fused image having been generated using a segmented graylevel image and a segmented color image. The hand in the fused image is identified. One or more finger tips and one or more finger valleys in the fused image are identified....

Multi-modal biometric database searching methods
10/23/14 - 20140314283 - The present invention provides techniques for efficient searching of a multi-modal biometric database. Nested searching improves search efficiency by using the results of a previous biometric modality search to limit the search population for subsequent biometric searches. The method can also be used in combinations of non-biometric searches limiting subsequent...

Method and apparatus for automated analysis and identification of a person in image and video content
10/09/14 - 20140301609 - 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...

Compact biometric authentication device and associated methodology of imaging and detecting living-tissue patterns
10/09/14 - 20140301610 - The apparatus enables biometric authentication without the risk of forgery or the like and enables living-tissue discrimination. 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. Biometric authentication is performed based upon the detected...

Frame controlling method and electric device using the same
10/02/14 - 20140294249 - A frame controlling method and an electric device using the same are provided. The frame controlling method includes the following steps. An image including a first person is captured by a front camera disposed on a screen. If a second person is shown in the image, then an identification of...

Image correction apparatus, image correction method, and biometric authentication apparatus
10/02/14 - 20140294250 - An image correction apparatus includes a correction factor calculating unit which calculates a correction factor such that a distance between a corrected value obtained by correcting, using the correction factor, a luminance value of a first pixel on the image corresponding to a sensor element with a first filter in...

Vein authentication method, image processing method, and vein authentication device
10/02/14 - 20140294251 - A vein authentication device converts pixel values of an image, which captures an authentication site including veins, into frequency components. Moreover, the vein authentication device performs filtering of the frequency components, which are obtained by conversion of the pixel values, using a filter stored in a filter storing unit for...

Blood vessel image taking device
09/25/14 - 20140286541 - A blood vessel image taking device including a finger presentation area configured at a surface of a cabinet, plural light sources arranged at the finger presentation area for irradiating a presented finger with a light ray, a light quantity controlling unit for controlling light quantities of the plural light sources,...

Use of unknown user data for identifying known users
09/18/14 - 20140270399 - A device may receive an image of a user. The device may compare the image to an image of a known user and an image of an unknown user. The device may select, based comparing the image to the image of a known user and the image of an unknown...

Expedited international flight online check-in
09/18/14 - 20140270400 - A user may check-in to an international flight and receive an electronic boarding pass using captured travel document information. If the travel document information has not been captured, the travel document information may be captured from a travel document by one of visual image capture or wireless communication. Visual image...

System and method of identity verification
09/18/14 - 20140270401 - A system and method of verifying the identity of a user or registrant. The user or registrant provides identification information and registration information. The identification information may be a visual representation of an identifying item associated with location information. In some embodiments, the identification information may be a visual representation...

Gait recognition methods and systems
09/18/14 - 20140270402 - A method of producing a gait representation for a subject, comprising the steps of: acquiring a sequence of images of the subject representing the gait of said subject; analysing each image of said sequence to identify one or more regions having a certain thickness based on a thickness characteristic function...

Method of host-directed illumination and system for conducting host-directed illumination
09/18/14 - 20140270403 - 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...

Information obtaining device, display control system, and biometric authentication system
08/28/14 - 20140241591 - An information obtaining device includes: an obtaining section configured to obtain biological information of a user and an information pattern formed in a display panel or on a paper surface; a collation section configured to collate the biological information of the user obtained by the obtaining section with pre-registered biological...

Dermatoglyphic hand sensor
08/21/14 - 20140233810 - Methods and systems are disclosed for performing a biometric function. A means is provided for positioning a hand of an individual in a substantially repeatable manner. An optical direct-imaging sensor is disposed relative to the means for positioning to image a portion of the hand when the hand is positioned...

Apparatus and method for biometric authentication
08/14/14 - 20140226872 - 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...

System and method for comparing documents
08/14/14 - 20140226873 - 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...

User identification by gesture recognition
08/07/14 - 20140219515 - A user can be identified and/or authenticated to an electronic device by analyzing aspects of a motion or gesture made by that user. At least one imaging element of the device can capture image information including the motion or gesture, and can determine time-dependent information about that motion or gesture...

Event registration and management system and method employing geo-tagging and biometrics
07/24/14 - 20140205155 - A system and method employing geo-tagging and/or biometric identification is employed for registration and management of various events. Electronic devices are configured for capturing images and geo-tagging the captured images using the geographic position of the electronic device. Data relating thereto and related data concerning persons and/or locations and/or other...

Leveraging physical handshaking in head mounted displays
07/17/14 - 20140198956 - A system, a method, and a computer program product for managing information for an interface device are provided. The system detects for one of a present physical encounter between a user of the interface device and a person, and a non-physical encounter between the user and a person. The system...

Biometric information image-capturing device, biometric authentication apparatus and manufacturing method of biometric information image-capturing device
07/17/14 - 20140198957 - A biometric information image-capturing device includes an image capturing unit configured to photograph a body part including biometric information to generate a biometric image in which the biometric information is represented, at least one light source disposed in the periphery of the image capturing unit and configured to illuminate light...

Detecting customer dissatisfaction using biometric data
05/29/14 - 20140147018 - Systems and methods are disclosed herein for improving customer service. A video feed of a camera viewing a POS queue is analyzed to identify customers and measure customer biometric data. The biometric data is analyzed and used to generate customer service actions such as alerting a representative or calling in...

Image processing device, image processing system, image processing method, and recording medium
05/15/14 - 20140133709 - An image processing device includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: acquire, for each of different entrance positions, each of captured images generated by changing the luminance of pixels within a given distance from an entrance position indicating a location at which light is...

Biometric authentication apparatus and biometric authentication method
05/15/14 - 20140133710 - A biometric authentication apparatus includes: a storage unit which stores representative matching data representing features of biometric information of a registered user and representing conditions of a designated body part of the registered user, each representing one of at least two different portions of a variation range over which the...

Biometric information correction apparatus, biometric information correction method and computer-readable recording medium for biometric information correction
05/15/14 - 20140133711 - A biometric information correction method includes applying a correction process with respect to a first biometric image representing biometric information of a user to enhance a degree of clarity of the biometric information of the user, thereby creating a second biometric image, extracting a first feature amount representing features of...

Methods of maintaining the relative position between a data capture device and an operator of the device
04/10/14 - 20140099003 - 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...

Apparatus and method for discriminating disguised face
03/20/14 - 20140079295 - 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...

Method for using information in human shadows and their dynamics
03/06/14 - 20140064571 - 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....

Using photographs to manage groups
03/06/14 - 20140064572 - 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...

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

System and method for comparing documents
02/27/14 - 20140056486 - 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...

Image advocacy in portable computing devices
02/20/14 - 20140050369 - 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...

Information processing device
02/06/14 - 20140037150 - 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...

Biometric identification and verification
02/06/14 - 20140037151 - 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...

Secure identification system
01/23/14 - 20140023245 - 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...

Small vein image recognition and authorization using constrained geometrical matching and weighted voting under generic tree model
01/16/14 - 20140016830 - 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...

Apparatus for retrieving information about a person and an apparatus for collecting attributes
01/16/14 - 20140016831 - 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...

Method and an apparatus for determining vein patterns from a colour image
01/16/14 - 20140016832 - 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...

Biometrics authentication apparatus, biometrics authentication system, and biometrics authentication method
01/16/14 - 20140016833 - 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...

Biological information obtaining apparatus and biological information collating apparatus
01/16/14 - 20140016834 - 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...

Skin-based user recognition
01/02/14 - 20140003674 - 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...

Biometrics based methods and systems for user authentication
12/26/13 - 20130343616 - 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...

Method of host-directed illumination and system for conducting host-directed illumination
12/26/13 - 20130343617 - 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...

Information processing apparatus and recording medium
12/19/13 - 20130336544 - 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...

Media preferences
12/12/13 - 20130329966 - 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...

Biometric authentication device, biometric authentication method and computer program for biometric authentication
12/12/13 - 20130329967 - 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...

Biometric based demography tool
12/05/13 - 20130322704 - 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...

Biometric identification and verification
11/28/13 - 20130315450 - 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...

Omnigene software system
11/21/13 - 20130308833 - 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...

Authentication apparatus, authentication program, and authentication method
11/21/13 - 20130308834 - 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...

Apparatus and method for acquiring biometric information
11/07/13 - 20130294658 - 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...

Systems and methods for mobile image capture and content processing of driver's licenses
10/31/13 - 20130287265 - 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...

Information terminal, and method and program for restricting executable processing
10/31/13 - 20130287266 - 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...

Ic card for authentication and a method for authenticating the ic card
10/31/13 - 20130287267 - 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...

Unique cardiovascular measurements for human identification
10/24/13 - 20130279764 - 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...

Method for enabling authentication or identification, and related verification system
10/24/13 - 20130279765 - 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...

Biometric matching technology
10/10/13 - 20130266193 - 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...

Biometric authentication device and biometric authentication method
10/03/13 - 20130259321 - 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...

Hardening security images
09/26/13 - 20130251212 - 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...

Biometric authentication device and computer readable medium
09/19/13 - 20130243264 - 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...

Automatic access control system for controlling access to a physical object or admission to a physical object and method
09/19/13 - 20130243265 - 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...

Ipassport apparatus and method
09/19/13 - 20130243266 - 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....

Methods and systems for authenticating users
09/19/13 - 20130243267 - 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...

Biometric identification, authentication and verification using near-infrared structured illumination combined with 3d imaging of the human ear
09/12/13 - 20130236066 - 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...

Identifying components of a humanoid form in three-dimensional scenes
09/05/13 - 20130230215 - 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...

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

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