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Andrea Califano, Scott Eric Colville, Robert Steven Germain: Method and apparatus for fingerprint matching using transformation parameter clustering based on local feature correspondences. International Business Machines Corporation, Jay P Sbrollini, March 21, 2000: US06041133 (53 worldwide citation)

The method and apparatus of the present invention provide for automatic recognition of fingerprint images. In an acquisition mode, subsets of the feature points for a given fingerprint image are generated in a deterministic fashion. One or more of the subsets of feature points for the given fingerpr ...


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Rudolf Maarten Bolle, Robert Steven Germain, Richard Lawrence Garwin, James Lewis Levine, Sharathchandra Umpathirao Pankanti, Nalini Kanta Ratha, Michael Alan Schappert: System and method for distortion control in live-scan inkless fingerprint images. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J F Chau & Associates Percello, May 16, 2000: US06064753 (47 worldwide citation)

A computer system and method determines the force and/or torque applied during the image acquisition stage of a biometric characteristic. Images with very high or very low pressure or high shear torque are rejected and user/operator is notified to re-acquire the image. Alternatively, the application ...


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Rudolph Martin Ball, Robert Steven Germain, Richard Laurence Garwin, James Lewis Levin, Sharasuchandora Umapatirao Pankanti, Narini Kanta Rasa, Michael Alan Shapert: System and method for securing acceptance degree of biometric image. Internatl Business Mach Corp &Lt IBM&Gt, May 28, 1999: JP1999-144058

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To obtain a fingerprint acquisition system which is accurate and highly reliable by accepting a biometric image only when one or more components are in respectively assigned ranges. SOLUTION: A force detecting device 665 senses a force or torque applied to the fingerprint image ...