|| List of recent Finger-related patents
| Apparatus and method for enabling fingerprint-based secure access to a user-authenticated operational state of an information handling system|
A computer-implemented method provides power to a fingerprint reader while the remaining components of the information handling system are held in a low power, non-operating state. Placement of a finger across the fingerprint reader is detected with the information handling system in the non-operating state.
| Constructing a transport stream|
A plurality of sets of primary product keys is established or generated, each set containing at least two different primary product keys. One primary product key of each set is made available to each receiver or group of receivers, such that each receiver or group of receivers is provided with a different combination of said primary product keys.
| Systems and methods for program identification|
Systems and methods are provided for program identification. For example, a first audio fingerprint corresponding to a first audio signal is acquired; whether one or more second audio fingerprints in a predetermined fingerprint database match with the first audio fingerprint is detected, a second audio fingerprint corresponding to a second audio signal; and in response to one of the second audio fingerprints matching with the first audio fingerprint, a program associated with the matching second audio signal is provided as a result for program identification associated with the first audio signal..
| Method and apparatus for detecting the onset of hypoglycaemia|
A method and apparatus for the detection of the onset of hypoglycaemia is described. A portable sensor worn by a subject is used to detect a physiological tremor signal.
| Distributed computing for portable computing devices|
This disclosure describes a distributed reader architecture for a mobile computing device such as cellular telephone handset. One claim recites a method for identifying a content item from a host signal captured on a mobile telephone handset, comprising: from the handset, receiving filtered data from the host signal for use in identifying the content item; processing the filtered data to compute a content fingerprints; using the content fingerprints to determine an action associated with the content item, in which said determining utilizes information pertaining to an operating system associated with the mobile telephone handset; and communicating information associated with the action to the mobile telephone handset.
| Portable device including a fingerprint scanner and method of controlling therefor|
A method of controlling a portable device according to one embodiment of the present specification may be able to selectively activate the functions of a multifunctional control button. The method of controlling the portable device may include the steps of sensing a first control input for a control button configured to perform a fingerprint recognition function and a control input detection function, recognizing a fingerprint of the first control input by activating the fingerprint recognition function, if the fingerprint recognition function is activated, deactivating the control input detection function, and if the activated fingerprint recognition function is terminated, activating the control input detection function..
| Utilizing a touch screen as a biometric device|
A method, system or computer usable program product for authenticating a fingerprint by aggregating samples on a digital touch screen including capturing multiple data samples of a finger swipe across the touch screen, wherein the touch screen is used both for fingerprint recognition and manipulation of a user interface; utilizing a processor to aggregate the multiple data samples to form a combined sample fingerprint of the finger; and responsive to detecting the combined sample fingerprint matching a predetermined allowed fingerprint, providing a signal indicating the fingerprint is authentic.. .
| Method and apparatus for building wi-fi radio map|
Specifically, the present invention provides, as methods for estimating position data for ap (200) using wi-fi fingerprints collected by mobile terminals (100), 1) method for estimating position data for ap (200) by linking wi-fi fingerprints and time data for collecting wi-fi signal, or 2) method for estimating position data for ap (200) through user address data comparison between wi-fi fingerprints without linking signal collection time data to wi-fi fingerprints. Accordingly, it has effects of epoch-making economic feasibility compared to prior art that requires huge cost in collecting wi-fi fingerprint like war driving..
|Fingerprint analysis for anti-virus scan|
Disclosed are systems and methods for fingerprint analysis for anti-virus scanning in an embodiment, a method of scanning for infected data items is disclosed. The method provides identifying a plurality of changed data items on a server machine.
|Security and access system based on multi-dimensional location characteristics|
An invention is provided for system security and access based on multi-dimensional location characteristics. The invention includes collecting contextual information characterizing a specific location during a first time period utilizing a contextual data collection device (cdcd), wherein the contextual information indicates specific characteristics of the location and is collected at the location.
|Subsegmenting for efficient storage, resemblance determination, and transmission|
Transmitting or storing subsegments is disclosed. A data stream or a data block is received and broken into a plurality of segments.
|Systems, methods, and computer program products for the receipt of transaction offers|
In general terms, embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for receiving transaction offers. For example, in some embodiments, a method is provided that includes (a) receiving information associated with a transaction; (b) storing, in a memory device, the information associated with a transaction; (c) receiving authentication information from a user to authenticate the user to enter into the transaction; and (d) enabling the user to enter into the transaction by using at least one of a magnetic swipe card writer, bar code display, or fingerprint reader..
|Discovery of music artist and title via companionship between a cellular phone and a broadcast radio receiver|
Radio receivers have wireless communication to an associated smart phone, and transmit a copy of the audio output in digital format to an application in the smart phone. The smart phone application detects the beginning of a song, creates an acoustic fingerprint of the song, and obtains the artist and title of the song from an acoustic fingerprinting database of songs.
|Discovery of music artist and title for syndicated content played by radio stations|
Radio stations broadcasting syndicated content for which the broadcast automation system is not provided with the artist and title of songs has a software application in an associated computer that receives and analyzes the audio stream to detect songs, and creates a digital fingerprint of the songs. Fingerprints are compared against an acoustic fingerprinting song database to obtain the artist and title of the song.
|Audio content monitoring and identification of broadcast radio stations|
A method and system to monitor and audit the audio output of a broadcaster to determine songs and commercials that are played by the implementation of a computer application at a broadcaster that receives the broadcaster's audio output, determines transitions between audio content, upon detecting a transition, creates an acoustic fingerprint of that content, compares the fingerprint against a database of song fingerprints, and upon finding a match of a fingerprint of an audio item in the database, recording that occurrence in an accounting system with reference to the broadcaster.. .
|Therapeutic use of activators of zinc finger protein gl13|
The present invention relates to the therapeutic use of activators of the zinc finger protein gli3 in diseases that are associated with reduced hedgehog signaling in hepatocytes, in particular polycystic ovary syndrome, steatosis hepatis, steatohepatit is and/or adipositas. The invention further relates to methods of treating an individual with said activator, a pharmaceutical composition comprising said activator and the use of said activator as food supplement..
|Clonotypes as biometric specimen tags|
The invention is directed to methods for biometrically identifying or distinguishing biological specimens, such as patient specimens, as being from the same or different individuals by analysis of specimen clonotypes. The invention provides a direct or backup method for determining or confirming specimen identities.
|Anti-fingerprint photocatalytic nanostructure for transparent surfaces|
Titania-based porous nanoparticle coatings are mechanically robust, with low haze, which exhibit short time scales for decomposition of fingerprint oils under ultraviolet light. The mechanism by which a typical dactylogram is consumed combines wicking of the sebum into the nanoporous titania structure followed by photocatalytic degradation.
|Generating and using a location fingerprinting map|
A computerized method for building a multisensory location map, the method may include: receiving, by an interface, multiple multisensory data vectors acquired by multiple mobile devices at multiple locations and location estimates indicative of the multiple locations; wherein at least a majority of the multiple locations are located within an area in which a granularity of global positioning system (gps) based navigation is below an allowable threshold; wherein the location estimates are at least partially generated by internal navigation systems of the multiple mobile devices; and calculating, by a map calculator, in response to the multiple multisensory data vectors and the location estimates, a location fingerprinting map that comprises multiple grid points, wherein each grid point comprises a multisensory grid point fingerprint and grid point location information.. .
|Discovery of music artist and title by a smart phone provisioned to listen to itself|
A smart phone application is configured to connect to and listen to the audio output of the smart phone, and using dsp software, to detect the presence of music, and when a song is detected, to create an acoustic fingerprinting of the song, and compare that fingerprint against song fingerprints in a database. When a match is found, the artist and title of the song is available for display on the smart phone and is stored in a listing..
|Apparatus and method for tft fingerprint sensor|
A low cost, two-dimensional, fingerprint sensor includes a pixel array, each pixel including a switch and a pixel electrode for forming a capacitance with a fingertip. One or more active transmission electrodes are spaced from a selected row of the pixel array, and transmit a carrier signal into the finger without direct coupling into the selected pixels.
|Method for securing an electronic document|
The object of this invention is a method for securing an electronic document. In particular, this invention relates to a method that prevents the forging of documents in which an electronic chip is incorporated.
|Method and system for authenticating biometric data|
A method for authenticating biometric data determines a first set of descriptors of a fingerprint. Each descriptor in the first set represents a region of the fingerprint that includes multiple minutiae.
|Unordered matching of audio fingerprints|
A method includes receiving an audio fingerprint from a listening device. The method also includes, in response to determining that a portion of a stored audio fingerprint substantially matches a portion of the received audio fingerprint, identifying a longest unordered match between the received audio fingerprint and the stored audio fingerprint that satisfies a similarity threshold.
|Apparatus and method for reducing noise in fingerprint sensing circuits|
An apparatus for reducing noise in fingerprint sensing circuits is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including a fingerprint sensing area onto which a user can apply a fingerprint. An analog front end is coupled to the fingerprint sensing area and is configured to generate an analog response signal.
|Transaction automation and archival system using electronic contract disclosure units|
A system is provided for controlling, real-time logging, and archiving complex commercial transactions such as the purchase and financing of an automobile. An electronic contract disclosure unit or ecdu includes a digitizing display for imaging documents involved in the transaction and a digitizer for manual interaction with images on the display.
|Nanomanipulation coupled nanospray mass spectrometry (nms)|
A coupled nanomanipulation and nanospray mass spectrometry (nms) system for single cell, single organelle, and ultra-trace molecular analysis is disclosed herein. The system primarily comprises a bio-workstation coupled to a nms.
A multi-function glove that has attached a wrist band, a little finger sheath, a ring finger sheath and a truncated sheath that fits into a middle finger, an index finger and the thumb. The glove has attached a side-hinged viewing flap that covers a paper pad such as a post-it® paper pad.
|Protective hand or foot shield|
A protective shield for protecting a user's hands or feet from harmful ultraviolet rays when a coating composition applied to the user's fingernails or toenails during a manicure or pedicure is cured by an ultraviolet curing system. The protective shield includes a thin elastomeric or polymeric sheet of material impregnated with an ultraviolet blocking composition.
|Regulation of endogenous gene expression in cells using zinc finger proteins|
The present invention provides methods for modulating expression of endogenous cellular genes using recombinant zinc finger proteins.. .
|Enabling an interactive program associated with a live broadcast on a mobile device|
A method of providing an interactive content to a prospective user at a mobile device, the mobile device including a non-transitory computer readable medium including a computer executable program code and a processor for executing the computer executable program code is described. The method includes steps for initiating capture of an audio stream by shaking the mobile device; capturing the audio stream via a microphone in the mobile device; converting the captured audio stream into an audio fingerprint; sending the audio fingerprint to a server; receiving the interactive content from the server if there is a match between audio fingerprints stored on the server, and the audio fingerprint sent by the mobile device; and displaying the interactive content on the mobile device..
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for determining encoding media station fingerprints and determining if media station fingerprints are related. Also disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for allowing client devices to preview sample media stations prior to actually creating a media station, receiving user interaction data relating to the user's activity with a sample media station, storing sample station fingerprints along with client device interaction data and using the client device interaction data to influence media item sequence generation rules for an additional related media station..
|Index searching using a bloom filter|
A system for index searching comprises a first index, a second index, a processor, and a memory. The processor is configured to determine, using a bloom filter for the second index of fingerprints, whether the bloom filter indicates that an entry corresponding to a segment has been previously stored in the second index.
|Biological information acquisition terminal, information management method, and information display method|
A bio-information acquiring terminal for acquiring bio-information includes a bath device (300). The bath device (300) is provided with a bio-information measuring unit (320) configured to measure bio-information of a user taking a bath, and a fingerprint authentication unit (303) configured to specify the user.
|Method and apparatus for a local positioning system|
A local positioning system uses a power delivery network throughout a facility to easily deploy inexpensive electromagnetic receivers for capturing location fingerprints from the transmission of wireless devices. These captured fingerprints are then compared with a database of similar fingerprints compiled from a facility surveying process.
|Method and apparatus for writing form training|
An apparatus and method for training writing position can be implemented in the form of a glove with fasteners that secure a thumb, forefinger and middle finger together in a desired writing grip position. A protrusion can be applied to an outer lateral portion of the user's writing hand between a pinky finger and a wrist area, which can be mounted on a glove worn by the user, to prop up the writing hand of the user at a desired angle for writing.
|Methods of enhancing agricultural production using spectral and/or spatial fingerprints|
These inventions are directed to methods and devices for enhancing agricultural production using low cost digital electronic spectral and/spatial analysis to determine the shortage of one or more nutrients. The preferred method is to take a spectral image of a healthy plant known to have a sufficient amount of the nutrient in question to form a “standard of comparison” and placing same in a digital memory, then taking a spectral image of a plant whose sufficiency of the nutrient is in question and comparing the coefficient of correlation of the two images at a plurality of points along short segments of the images to identify the nanometer range in which the correlation of coefficient is small to identify the nutrient in questions.
|Synchronization of storage using comparisons of fingerprints of blocks|
A system for processing data comprises a deduplicating system, an interface, and a processor. The deduplicating system stores a copy of data stored in a data storage system by storing a set of segments that is able to reconstruct the data stored in the data storage system.
|Systems and methods for recognizing sound and music signals in high noise and distortion|
A method for recognizing an audio sample locates an audio file that closely matches the audio sample from a database indexing a large set of original recordings. Each indexed audio file is represented in the database index by a set of landmark timepoints and associated fingerprints.
|Modular advanced communication system|
A communications system allows audio, video, and data to be transmitted between a remote unit, a command unit, and alternate units. A person at the remote unit can receive and respond to voice communications through a provided handset.
|Method and apparatus for connection management|
In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising a receiver configured to receive information describing a first set comprising at least one first environmental radio condition, at least one processing core configured to determine, whether at least one of the at least one first environmental condition is fulfilled, and at least one transmitter configured to cause an indication that the at least one first environmental condition is fulfilled to be sent to a network. The set may comprise a radio fingerprint, which may be received in a user equipment from a base station..
|Active energy ray-curable resin composition, product having the uneven microstructure, and method for producing product having the uneven microstructure|
The present invention provides an active energy ray-curable resin composition comprising at least a multifunctional monomer having three or more radical polymerizable functional groups in the molecule in which the cured product of the composition exhibits anti-reflective function because of an uneven microstructure formed on the surface of the cured product, and provides a product having the uneven microstructure having high decontaminating properties such as fingerprint removal properties and high scratch resistance.. .
|Method and device for fingerprinting of network devices|
A method for fingerprinting at least one network device is disclosed which comprises, in a monitoring device, computing a passive fingerprint from a plurality of parameters of the at least one network device. And in the at least one network device, modifying at least one parameter among the plurality of parameters of the at least one network device by applying to the at least one parameter a diversity function; wherein the diversity function is chosen in such a way that variations of the modified parameter of each network devices are not correlated; and wherein a variation range of the at least one modified parameter is inferior to a first value so that a variation range of the passive fingerprint for each of the at least one network device is limited to a determined range.
|Systems and methods for implementing and using gesture based user interface widgets with camera input|
Described is approach to gesture interaction that is based on user interface widgets. In order to detect user gestures, the widgets are provided with hotspots that are monitored using a camera for predetermined patterns of occlusion.
|Fingertip care sponge and fingertip care instrument|
The present invention discloses a fingernail/toenail care sponge for caring for fingernails/toenails that is aesthetically pleasing and that can perform quickly and correctly through simple operations.. .
|Fingerprint based smartphone user verification|
A touch screen, now incorporated in most smart phones, presents an effective and transparent method to incorporate continuous active user verification schemes. The projected capacitive grid structure can be used to capture enough information to verify that a valid user currently has possession of the mobile device, even while the user is not consciously engaged in an active verification interface.
|Browser access to native code device identification|
A thick client installed on a client device includes a network protocol server that serves thin client requests for digital fingerprints of the client device. A thin client requests a digital fingerprint of the client device in which the thin client is executing by forming a url according to a protocol served by the server of the thick client and addressing the url to the local client device.
|Method to generate audio fingerprints|
G) encoding of the encoded spectral peaks using coarse frequency bands in order to allow for fast comparison of fingerprints. .
|Galvanized carbon steel with stainless steel-like finish|
A “faux stainless steel” may be produced by processing galvanized carbon steel through a temper mill using textured rolls to develop a “polished” type surface. The galvanized coating is not removed by abrasion but is compressed thereby providing a more uniform substrate than conventional polishing or brushing.
|Method and apparatus for locating a wireless local area network in a wide area network|
The disclosure is directed to a mobile communication device that measures characteristics or attributes of a first communications network that vary according to physical location within that first communications network to create a fingerprint, or signature, of a location within the first communications network. When the fingerprint of the current location of the mobile device is created it can be compared to a known fingerprint associated with a second communication network to determine the mobile device's proximity to the second communications network.
|Fingernail polishing device and method of its use|
A fingernail polishing device is disclosed. The device is a base portion on which a user can rest his or her hand, and a bottle holder portion that is fastened to the top of the base portion and securely holds a bottle of nail polish or nail polish remover while the user polishes the nails of the hand resting on the base portion.
|Embedded authentication systems in an electronic device|
An electronic device with a display and a fingerprint sensor may authenticate a user for a respective function. While a respective function of the device is in a locked state, the device displays a graphical element on the display, the graphical element indicating a first direction of finger movement that enables unlocking of the respective function.
|Modular authentication device combining biometric and rfid sensors|
A modular identity authentication apparatus for a computer system includes at least two different authentication technologies, such as biometric fingerprint readers, nfc-rfid receivers, and byod sensors. Each modular apparatus provides multiple authentication sensors that are connected through a single port at a computer terminal location.
|System and method for identity confirmation using physiologic biometrics to determine a physiologic fingerprint|
The invention provides a method for verifying a person's identity, which includes obtaining a password and/or random key from a person, and comparing the obtained password and/or random key to a plurality of known passwords and/or random keys to determine a likely identity of the person. The method further includes measuring a specific biometric of the person, the specific biometric comprising a respiratory, cardiac, or other physiologic biometric, and comparing the measured specific biometric to the known specific biometric of the person that is associated with the obtained password and/or random key to verify the likely identity of the person..
|Personal device-enabled lifestyle, commerce and exchange tracking system|
In one embodiment, a system and method include receiving user information data from a personal electronic device. The user information data includes information about a user using the personal electronic device.
|Authentication using fingerprint sensor in gesture path|
Methods and devices for obtaining a fingerprint sample due to incidental contact with a fingerprint sensor when performing a gesture are described. In one aspect, an electronic device includes a touchscreen display and a fingerprint sensor adjacent the touchscreen display.
|Targeted disruption of t cell receptor genes using engineered zinc finger protein nucleases|
Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for modifying tcr genes, using nucleases (zinc finger nucleases or tal nucleases) to modify tcr genes.. .
|Narrow down data creating method and narrow down data creating device|
A client terminal acquires an image that includes at least a part of a fingerprint, and detects an orientation of a ridge that forms the fingerprint from the image, and detects a singular point of the fingerprint from the image, and calculates an angle formed, on a circumference of a reference circle whose center is the singular point, by the orientation of the ridge and the direction of a tangent line that comes into contact with the reference circle, and creates narrow down data that is used to narrow down matching data that is used to match the fingerprint by associating the angle with a position on the circumference of the reference circle.. .
|Enrollment using synthetic fingerprint image and fingerprint sensing systems|
A fingerprint sensing system. The fingerprint sensing system includes: at least one sensor; at least one display device; at least one application processor; and at least one secure enclave processor.
|Method and system for multipath fingerprinting by maximum discrimination techniques|
Discriminative methods for multipath fingerprinting, enabling single-site localization in rich multipath environments, are provided herein. In contrast to the existing descriptive method that uses only the data of each location for its fingerprint extraction, these methods use also the data of the other locations in the database, and leverage it to make the fingerprint as different as possible from the other fingerprints in the database.
|Method for detecting the purity of gold bullion|
The density of gold and tungsten are almost identical, allowing for substitution by unscrupulous entities. The detection of the replacement is difficult to detect by common nondestructive testing methods, and repositories have resorted to drilling, cutting and melting samples of gold bars to certify their integrity.
|Method and apparatus for sending information using sharing cache between portable terminals|
A method for operating a receiving portable terminal in a mobile communication system includes receiving a first packet from a sending portable terminal, determining a fingerprint overlapping a fingerprint corresponding to at least one chunk of the first packet in a fingerprint set cache, determining a fingerprint set including the most redundant fingerprints, in the fingerprint set cache, determining at least one fingerprint to send, in the determined fingerprint set, sending the at least one determined fingerprint to the sending portable terminal, and receiving a second packet from the sending portable terminal. An apparatus includes a controller configured to determine at least one redundant fingerprint overlapping a fingerprint corresponding to at least one chunk of the first packet in a fingerprint set cache, determine a fingerprint set including the most redundant fingerprint in the fingerprint set cache, and determine at least one fingerprint to send in the determined fingerprint set..
|Point of access device for use with a mobile device|
Methods and systems relating to enabling a transaction are described. The system includes a point of access device comprising a magnetic card reader adapted to read financial data stored on a magnetic stripe of a card, a fingerprint sensor adapted to detect fingerprint data of a user, a processor adapted to generate an analog signal encoding the financial data and the fingerprint data.
|User segmentation for cost-based deployment of enterprise infrastructure|
Described herein, is a method for user segmentation for cost-based deployment of enterprise infrastructure. According to an implementation, for each of the users, a user fingerprint (ufp) score set comprising rating scores that quantify levels of enterprise-level needs of the each user is determined.
|Reflection-detector sensor position indicator|
A reflection-detector sensor position indicator comprises emitters that transmit light having a plurality of wavelengths. A detector outputs a sensor signal.
|Regulation of receptor expression through delivery of artificial transcription factors|
The invention relates to an artificial transcription factor comprising a polydactyl zinc finger protein targeting specifically a receptor gene promoter fused to an inhibitory or activatory protein domain, a nuclear localization sequence, and a protein transduction domain. In particular examples these receptor gene promoters regulate the expression of the endothelin receptor a, the endothelin receptor b, the toll-like receptor 4 or the high-affinity ige receptor.
|Fingerprint pore analysis for liveness detection|
Various examples of systems, methods, and programs embodied in computer-readable mediums are provided for fingerprint liveness detection. Fingerprint liveness may be determined by evaluating pixels of a fingerprint image to identify pores along a ridge segment of the fingerprint image.
|Multi-sided card having a resistive fingerprint imaging array|
Embodiments of the present invention provide an adaptive and intelligent fingerprint scanning device and approach for a multi-sided card. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention utilize dc resistive image scanning to reduce overall scanning time and energy consumption (e.g., by identifying a targeted scanning area).
|Fingerprint recognition method and electronic device thereof|
A method and apparatus for recognizing a fingerprint in an electronic device includes recognizing a fingerprint that is input through a touch-based device, determining whether the recognized fingerprint is a white image, and when the recognized image is determined to be a white image, displaying on a display screen a request for a fingerprint retouch.. .
|Method and apparatuses of user interaction control with touch display device integrated with fingerprint imager|
The present invention describes methods and apparatuses for supporting identity based user experiences by a computing apparatus wherein said computing apparatus comprises a biometric touch display wherein said biometric touch display further comprises one or a plurality of fingerprint imagers, an electronic touch display, and a control processing element wherein said control processing element is programmed to show user interface on the touch display, verify user identity, and respond to the touch accordingly.. .
|Nail polish remover method and device|
Nail polish remover strips are pre-sized for toe or fingernails and applied to a painted or artificial nail and left thereon for a predetermined period of time to dissolve the nail polish and/or nail bonding agent. Preferably a color change occurs to depict the appropriate dwelling time to dissolve the nail polish.