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Iris Recognition    

Iris or other biometric access to data, transactions or facilities

Overview

Inventions include:

* Iris & facial feature recognition
* Image capture of features
* Secure data transmission

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 351: Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing And Correcting

Optometry - includes eye examining and vision testing instruments. These instruments must include some optical structure or they must operate in conjunction with the optical or vision path of the eye. Included also are these instruments combined with eye exercising and/or training devices; certain accessories such as test charts and/or targets which may involve projection, illuminators and supports which are peculiar to these instruments. Plus methods of operating or using these instruments. Also included are spectacles and eyeglasses, which may include the frames or mountings, with fitted opthalmic lenses, spectacles combined with holders for microphotographs, telescopes or face protecting masks, antiglare or light absorption, rear view reflectors, decorations moisture prevention or absorption, and supports or holders, temples, bridges, connectors, lens linings or rims, and nose pads or cushions, perfecting features in lenses such as with light filtering or with protecting layers. Lastly, methods of making the spectacles and eyeglasses, the opthalmic lenses, and lens repair devices.

Subclass 206: Including eye photography
Subclass 210: Using photodetector
Subclass 220: Including reflectors with off-set surfaces
Subclass 221: Including illuminator

Class 382: Image Analysis

This is the generic class for apparatus and corresponding methods for the automated analysis of an image or recognition of a pattern. Included herein are systems that transform an image for the purpose of (a) enhancing its visual quality prior to recognition, (b) locating and registering the image relative to a sensor or stored prototype, or reducing the amount of image data by discarding irrelevant data, and (c) measuring significant characteristics of the image.

Subclass 116: Using a combination of features (e.g., signature and fingerprint)
Subclass 117: Using a characteristic of the eye
Subclass 118: Using a facial characteristic
Subclass 124: Using a fingerprint
Subclass 190: Feature extraction
Subclass 255: Focus measuring or adjusting (e.g., deblurring)
Subclass 313: Hand-held

Class 396: Photography

Photographic apparatus, generally for recording a picture made by a source of light on a photographic medium. It includes fluid-treating apparatus for development of film, a removable film-holder unit, hood, camera housing, camera setting indicator and certain accessories related to photography not otherwise provided for such as studio structure, camera mounting or rest, camera attachment, retouching, or burnishing device. Non-chemical processes involving photographic apparatus are included in this class.

Subclass 18: Eye photography

Class 340: Communications: Electrical

Communications - the handling of information or intelligence, restricted to the conveying of said information or intelligence between geographically spaced points. Information or intelligence is defined as being, matter which is handled by signaling systems or signaling devices (such as telegraph systems) or by that portion of nonsignaling systems or nonsignaling devices (such as power supply systems) which is designated in the arts as having a control function (such as the supervisory circuits which control the circuit breakers of an electric power network). Handling, as used above, is defined as being the active coaction between the tangible communication system or device and the intangible information or intelligence, and such coaction may assume various forms, such as transmission, storage, exhibiting, etc.

Subclass 5.52: Biometrics
Subclass 5.82: Biometrics

Class 348: Television

Generating, processing, transmitting or transiently displaying a sequence of images, either locally or remotely, in which the local light variations composing the images may change with time.

Subclass 346: With display of focusing condition or alarm

Class 359: Optical: Systems And Elements

Optical elements included in this class are: Lenses; Polarizers; Diffraction gratings; Prisms; Reflectors; Filters; Projection screens; Optical Modulators; Optical Demodulators. Among the optical systems included in this class are: Compound lens systems; Light reflecting signalling systems (e.g., retroreflectors); stereoscopic systems; Binocular devices; Systems of lenticular elements; Systems involving light interference; Glare reducing systems; Light dividing and combining systems; Light control systems (e.g., light valves); building illumination with natural light; Systems for protecting or shielding elements; Optical systems whose operation depends upon polarizing, diffracting, dispersing, reflecting, or refracting light; kaleidoscopes. Further included are certain apertures, closures, and viewing devices of a specialized nature which involve no intentional reflection, refraction, or filtering of light rays. This class also includes optical elements combined with another type of structure(s) to constitute an optical element combined with a nonoptical structure or a perfection or improvement in the optical element.

Subclass 534: Including a curved refracting surface
Subclass 631: Including curved reflector

European Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class A61B3: HUMAN NECESSITIES - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE

DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION . Apparatus for testing the eyes; Instruments for examining the eyes .

Class G06K9: PHYSICS - COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING

RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS . Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints .

Class G07C9: PHYSICS - CHECKING-DEVICES

TIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE . Individual entry or exit registers.

Class G06F21: PHYSICS - COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING

ELECTRICAL DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING . Security arrangements for protecting computers or computer systems against unauthorised activity.

Class G07F7: PHYSICS - CHECKING-DEVICES

COIN-FREED AND LIKE APPARATUS . Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus .

Class A61B5: HUMAN NECESSITIES - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE

DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION . Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes .