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Systems and methods for utilizing payment card information with a secure biometric processor on a mobile device

Systems and methods for utilizing payment card information stored on a secure biometric processor on a mobile device in accordance with various embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a process for securely providing payment card information from a portable device to a payment terminal includes receiving a request for payment using a payment interface, triggering a user authentication by capturing a set of biometric information from one or more biometric sensors, calculating, using the captured set of biometric information, a match with a set of stored biometric information that is stored on a secure biometric processor in order to determine a user identifier of an authenticated user, determining a payment card out of a set of payment cards associated with the user identifier, retrieving payment card information for the determined payment card from the secure biometric processor, and transmitting the payment card information to a payment terminal.. ... Fotonation Limited

Systems and methods for detecting data insertions in biometric authentication systems using encryption

Systems and methods of detecting an unauthorized data insertion into a stream of data segments extending between electronic modules or between electronic components within a module, wherein a data stream is encrypted with a secure encryption key for transmission, then decrypted upon receipt using a corresponding secure decryption key to confirm data transmission integrity.. . ... Fotonation Limited

Systems and methods for detecting data insertions in biometric authentication systems utilizing a secret

Systems and methods of detecting an unauthorized data insertion into a stream of data segments extending between electronic modules or between electronic components within a module, wherein a secret embedded into the data stream is compared to a replica secret upon receipt to confirm data transmission integrity.. . ... Fotonation Limited

Systems and methods for detecting data insertions in biometric authentication systems using pseudo data segments

Systems and methods of detecting an unauthorized data insertion into a stream of data segments extending between electronic modules or between electronic components within a module, wherein a pseudo data segment included in the data stream upon transmission is detected upon receipt to confirm data transmission integrity.. . ... Fotonation Limited

Iris recognition workflow

In an embodiment, a method comprises determining, by a portable device, image capturing conditions by analyzing contents of a particular digital image of one or more first digital images captured by one or more image capturing devices. It is also determined whether the image capturing conditions indicate indoor image capturing conditions. ... Fotonation Limited

Systems and methods for authenticating a biometric device using a trusted coordinating smart device

Systems and methods for authenticating a biometric device using a trusted coordinating smart device in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a process for enrolling a configurable biometric device with a network service includes obtaining a device identifier (id) of the configurable biometric device using a coordinating smart device, communicating the device id from the coordinating smart device to a network service, communicating a first challenge based on a challenge-response authentication protocol from the network service to the coordinating smart device, communicating the first challenge and a response uniform resource locator (url) from the coordinating smart device to the configurable biometric device, generating a first response to the first challenge and communicating the first response to the network service utilizing the response url, receiving a secure channel key by the coordinating smart device from the network service, communicating the secure channel key from the coordinating smart device to the configurable biometric device, performing a biometric enrollment process using the configurable biometric device including capturing biometric information from a user, and creating a secure communication link between the configurable biometric device and the network service using the secure channel key when the first response satisfies the challenge-response authentication protocol.. ... Fotonation Limited

Identifying facial expressions in acquired digital images

A face is detected and identified within an acquired digital image. One or more features of the face is/are extracted from the digital image, including two independent eyes or subsets of features of each of the two eyes, or lips or partial lips or one or more other mouth features and one or both eyes, or both. ... Fotonation Limited

Method of generating a digital video image using a wide-angle field of view lens

A method of generating a digital video image uses a wide-angle field of view (wfov) lens positioned closely in front of an image sensor array so that the image field of the lens is so curved at the sensor array that different regions of the image field are substantially in focus on the sensor array for different positions of the lens. The method comprises selecting a desired region of interest in the image field of the lens, and adjusting the lens/array distance to bring the region of interest into focus on the sensor array. ... Fotonation Limited

Image acquisition device and method

A method for acquiring an image comprises acquiring a first image frame including a region containing a subject at a first focus position; determining a first sharpness of the subject within the first image frame; identifying an imaged subject size within the first image frame; determining a second focus position based on the imaged subject size; acquiring a second image frame at the second focus position; and determining a second sharpness of the subject within the second image frame. A sharpness threshold is determined as a function of image acquisition parameters for the first and/or second image frame. ... Fotonation Limited

Digital image capture device having a panorama mode

A hand-held digital camera has a touch-sensitive display screen (“touch screen”) for image preview and user control of the camera, and a user-selectable panorama mode. Upon entering panorama mode the camera superimposes upon the touch screen a horizontal rectangular bar whose width and/or height are user-adjustable by interaction with the touch screen to select a desired horizontal sweep angle. ... Fotonation Limited

Image acquisition device and method

A method for acquiring an image comprises acquiring a first image frame including a region containing a subject at a first focus position; determining a first sharpness of the subject within the first image frame; identifying an imaged subject size within the first image frame; determining a second focus position based on the imaged subject size; acquiring a second image frame at the second focus position; and determining a second sharpness of the subject within the second image frame. A sharpness threshold is determined as a function of image acquisition parameters for the first and/or second image frame. ... Fotonation Limited

Systems and methods for photometric normalization in array cameras

Systems and methods for performing photometric normalization in an array camera in accordance with embodiments of this invention are disclosed. The image data of scene from a reference imaging component and alternate imaging components is received. ... Fotonation Limited

Systems and methods for estimating and refining depth maps

A method for improving accuracy of depth map information derived from image data descriptive of a scene. In one embodiment mutual feature map data are created based on initial disparity map data values and the image data descriptive of the scene. ... Fotonation Limited

Classification and organization of consumer digital images using workflow, and face detection and recognition

Techniques for identifying a person in a target image are described. According to one of the techniques, identifying a person in a target image involves displaying, within a graphical user interface, an image that depicts one or more faces. ... Fotonation Limited

01/11/18 / #20180013950

Modification of post-viewing parameters for digital images using image region or feature information

A method of generating one or more new digital images using an original digitally-acquired image including a selected image feature includes identifying within a digital image acquisition device one or more groups of pixels that correspond to the selected image feature based on information from one or more preview images. A portion of the original image is selected that includes the one or more groups of pixels. ... Fotonation Limited

01/04/18 / #20180005068

Image capture device with contemporaneous image correction mechanism

A hand-held or otherwise portable or spatial or temporal performance-based image capture device includes one or more lenses, an aperture and a main sensor for capturing an original main image. A secondary sensor and optical system are for capturing a reference image that has temporal and spatial overlap with the original image. ... Fotonation Limited

12/28/17 / #20170372136

Image processing method and system for iris recognition

An image processing method for iris recognition of a predetermined subject, comprises acquiring through an image sensor, a probe image illuminated by an infra-red (ir) illumination source, wherein the probe image comprises one or more eye regions and is overexposed until skin portions of the image are saturated. One or more iris regions are identified within the one or more eye regions of said probe image; and the identified iris regions are analysed to detect whether they belong to the predetermined subject.. ... Fotonation Limited

12/28/17 / #20170372108

Digital image processing using face detection and skin tone information

A technique for processing a digital image uses face detection to achieve one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that corresponds to a face image within the digital image. ... Fotonation Limited

12/21/17 / #20170366761

Iris image acquisition system

An iris image acquisition system comprises an image sensor comprising an array of pixels including pixels sensitive to nir wavelengths; at least one nir light source capable of selectively emitting light with different discrete nir wavelengths; and a processor, operably connected to the image sensor and the at least one nir light source, to acquire image information from the sensor under illumination at one of the different discrete nir wavelengths. A lens assembly comprises a plurality of lens elements with a total track length no more than 4.7 mm, each lens element comprising a material with a refractive index inversely proportional to wavelength. ... Fotonation Limited

12/21/17 / #20170365045

Method and apparatus for viewing images

A computer-implemented method for viewing images on an interactive computing device comprises displaying an image from a stack comprising a display image and at least one compressed sub-image of nominally the same scene, each of the sub-images of the stack having been acquired at respective focal distances. Responsive to a user selecting a portion of the displayed image, the selected portion is mapped to a corresponding mapped portion of a sub-image within the stack according to the difference in focal distances between the displayed image and the sub-image. ... Fotonation Limited

12/21/17 / #20170363881

Gimbal adjustment system

In one embodiment, a gimbal adjustment system and an associated method for adjusting the position of an object. The system comprises a base, a plate and a shaft including a pivot attached to the plate. ... Fotonation Limited

12/14/17 / #20170358086

Method and system for tracking an object

A method of tracking an object across a stream of images comprises determining a region of interest (roi) bounding the object in an initial frame of an image stream. A hog map is provided for the roi by: dividing the roi into an array of m×n cells, each cell comprising a plurality of image pixels; and determining a hog for each of the cells. ... Fotonation Limited

12/07/17 / #20170352135

Eye beautification under inaccurate localization

Sub-regions within one or more face images are identified within a digital image, and enhanced by applying an artificial glint symmetrically and/or synchronously to image data corresponding to sub-regions of eyes within the face image. An enhanced face image is generated including an enhanced version of the face that includes certain original pixels in combination with pixels corresponding to the one or more eye regions of the face with the artificial glint.. ... Fotonation Limited

10/05/17 / #20170286658

Biometric recognition system

A biometric recognition system for a hand held computing device incorporating an inertial measurement unit (imu) comprising a plurality of accelerometers and at least one gyroscope is disclosed. A tremor analysis component is arranged to: obtain from the imu, accelerometer signals indicating device translational acceleration along each of x, y and z axes as well as a gyroscope signal indicating rotational velocity about the y axis during a measurement window. ... Fotonation Limited

09/07/17 / #20170256239

Real-time video frame pre-processing hardware

A dynamically reconfigurable heterogeneous systolic array is configured to process a first image frame, and to generate image processing primitives from the image frame, and to store the primitives and the corresponding image frame in a memory store. A characteristic of the image frame is determined. ... Fotonation Limited

08/24/17 / #20170244881

Method of stabilizing a sequence of images

A method operable within an image capture device for stabilizing a sequence of images captured by the image capture device is disclosed. The method comprises, using lens based sensors indicating image capture device movement during image acquisition, performing optical image stabilization (ois) during acquisition of each image of the sequence of images to provide a sequence of ois corrected images. ... Fotonation Limited

08/24/17 / #20170243330

Method for correcting an acquired image

A method of correcting an image obtained by an image acquisition device includes obtaining successive measurements, gn, of device movement during exposure of each row of an image. An integration range, idx, is selected in proportion to an exposure time, te, for each row of the image. ... Fotonation Limited

08/03/17 / #20170221176

Convolutional neural network

A convolutional neural network (cnn) for an image processing system comprises an image cache responsive to a request to read a block of n×m pixels extending from a specified location within an input map to provide a block of n×m pixels at an output port. A convolution engine reads blocks of pixels from the output port, combines blocks of pixels with a corresponding set of weights to provide a product, and subjects the product to an activation function to provide an output pixel value. ... Fotonation Limited

06/29/17 / #20170186138

Image processing method and apparatus

A method of image processing within an image acquisition device comprises acquiring an image including one or more face regions and identifying one or more iris regions within the one or more face regions. The one or more iris regions are analyzed to identify any iris region comprising an iris pattern of sufficient quality to pose a risk of biometrically identifying a subject within the image. ... Fotonation Limited

06/29/17 / #20170185864

Image processing system

An image processing system comprises a template matching engine (tme). The tme reads an image from the memory; and as each pixel of the image is being read, calculates a respective feature value of a plurality of feature maps as a function of the pixel value. ... Fotonation Limited

06/15/17 / #20170168200

Image acquisition system

An image acquisition system for acquiring iris images for use in biometric recognition of a subject includes an optical system comprising a cluster of at least 2 lenses arranged in front of a common image sensor with each lens optical axis in parallel spaced apart relationship. Each lens has a fixed focus and a different aperture to provide a respective angular field of view. ... Fotonation Limited

06/01/17 / #20170155896

Method for calibrating an image capture device

A method for calibrating an image capture device comprises mounting at least one sample device from a batch for movement through a plurality of orientations relative to a horizontal plane. For a given orientation, the sample device is focused at a sequence of positions, each position being at a respective focus distance from the device. ... Fotonation Limited

05/11/17 / #20170134378

Method for configuring access for a limited user interface (ui) device

A method operable by a computing device for configuring access for a limited user interface (ui) device to a network service via a local network access point is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining from the limited ui device a device identifier via a first out-of-band channel. ... Fotonation Limited

05/04/17 / #20170124394

Iris liveness detection for mobile devices

An approach for an iris liveness detection is provided. A plurality of image pairs is acquired using one or more image sensors of a mobile device. ... Fotonation Limited

04/20/17 / #20170111571

Portrait image synthesis from multiple images captured on a handheld device

A hand-held digital image capture device (digital camera) has a user-selectable mode in which upon engaging the mode the device detects a face in the field of view of the device and generates a face delimiter on a camera display screen, the delimiter surrounding the initial position of the image of a the face on the screen. The device is arranged to indicate thereafter to the user if the device departs from movement along a predetermined concave path p with the optical axis of the device pointing towards the face, such indication being made by movement of the image of the face relative to the delimiter. ... Fotonation Limited

04/06/17 / #20170098135

Method for producing a histogram of oriented gradients

A method for producing a histogram of oriented gradients (hog) for at least a portion of an image comprises dividing said image portion into cells, each cell comprising a plurality of image pixels. For each image pixel of a cell, a horizontal gradient component, gx, and a vertical gradient component, gy, is obtained based on differences in pixel values along at least a row of said image and a column of said image respectively including the pixel. ... Fotonation Limited

03/30/17 / #20170091950

Method and system for tracking an object

A method of tracking an object across a stream of images comprises determining a region of interest (roi) bounding the object in an initial frame of an image stream. A hog map is provided for the roi by: dividing the roi into an array of m×n cells, each cell comprising a plurality of image pixels; and determining a hog for each of the cells. ... Fotonation Limited

03/23/17 / #20170085785

Digital image processing using face detection and skin tone information

A technique for processing a digital image uses face detection to achieve one or more desired image processing parameters. A group of pixels is identified that corresponds to a face image within the digital image. ... Fotonation Limited

03/09/17 / #20170070649

Partial face detector red-eye filter method and apparatus

A digital camera has an integral flash and stores and displays a digital image. Under certain conditions, a flash photograph taken with the camera may result in a red-eye phenomenon due to a reflection within an eye of a subject of the photograph. ... Fotonation Limited

03/02/17 / #20170061639

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus comprises a normalisation module operatively connected across a bus to a memory storing an image in which a region of interest (roi) has been identified within the image. The roi is bound by a rectangle having a non-orthogonal orientation within the image. ... Fotonation Limited

02/02/17 / #20170032170

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus comprises a set of infra-red (ir) sources surrounding an image capture sensor and a processor operatively coupled to said ir sources and said image capture sensor. The processor being arranged to acquire from the sensor a succession of images, each illuminated with a different combination of the ir sources. ... Fotonation Limited

01/26/17 / #20170026567

Detecting facial expressions in digital images

A method and system for detecting facial expressions in digital images and applications therefore are disclosed. Analysis of a digital image determines whether or not a smile and/or blink is present on a person's face. ... Fotonation Limited








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