09082235 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 16 patents.

Exemplary methods, apparatus, and systems are disclosed for authenticating a user to computing device. In one exemplary embodiment, an indication of a request by a user to unlock a mobile device in a locked state is received. One or more images of the face of the user are captured. Facial components of the user from the one or more captured images are extracted. A determination is made as to whether the user is an authorized user or a non-authorized user based at least in part on a comparison of the facial components of the user extracted from the one or more captured images to facial components of the authorized user from one or more authentication images of the authorized stored on the mobile device. If the user is determined to be the authorized user, the mobile device unlocked; otherwise, the mobile device is maintained in its locked state.

Title
Using facial data for device authentication or subject identification
Application Number
13/181377
Publication Number
9082235 (B2)
Application Date
July 12, 2011
Publication Date
July 14, 2015
Inventor
Alaa Abdel Hakim Aly
Assiut
EG
Tamer Deif
Cairo
EG
Ahmed El Baz
Bellevue
WA, US
Monica Gonzalez
Seattle
WA, US
Mohamed Shawky
Cairo
EG
Motaz El Saban
Cairo
EG
Ayman Kaheel
Bellevue
WA, US
James Kai Yu Lau
Bellevue
WA, US
Agent
Micky Minhas
Kate Drakos
Bryan Webster
Assignee
Microsoft Technology Licensing
WA, US
IPC
G06F 21/32
G06K 9/20
G06K 9/00
G06K 9/46
G07C 9/00
G06K 9/22
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