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FINGERPRINT ENROLLMENT WITHOUT A UI

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250101D
Publication Date: 2017-Jun-01
Document File: 3 page(s) / 36K

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Related People

Mohamed Sheik-Nainar: INVENTOR [+3]

Abstract

Herein is described a user interface (UI) to enroll a fingerprint for devices that do not have a display to provide progress and feedback.

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FINGERPRINT ENROLLMENT WITHOUT A UI Mohamed Sheik-Nainar

Copyright © 2017 Synaptics Incorporated, All Rights Reserved. Page: 1 of 3

Information contained in this publication is provided as-is, with no express or implied warranties, including any warranty of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, or non-infringement. Synaptics Incorporated assumes no liability whatsoever for any use of the information contained herein, including any liability for intellectual property infringement. This publication conveys no express or implied licenses to any intellectual property rights belonging to Synaptics or any other party. Synaptics may, from time to time and at its sole option, update the information contained herein without notice.

FINGERPRINT ENROLLMENT WITHOUT A UI

1. Inventor(s): Mohamed Sheik-Nainar Justin Mockler Eric Faggin

2. Synaptics Incorporated, San Jose, CA, USA

3. Short Summary Herein is described a user interface (UI) to enroll a fingerprint for devices that do not have a display to provide progress and feedback.

4. Some Problems Solved Current devices in the market which implement fingerprint sensors (which are very few) don’t have good method for enrollment and feedback. Most of these device work on the basis of enrollment with just one fingerprint image which may have very high FRR and FAR. This method enables multiple touches be performed during enrollment and provides progress as well as feedback along the way.

5. General Description

Figure 1. Three state of fingerprint sensor with a ring light – waiting for finger placement, fingerprint authenticated, fingerprint rejected

Identification of a user is useful both for security purpose such as authentication as well as customization such as profiles etc. With wide spread of usage of fingerprint sensors in mobile devices including phones, tablets and notebooks, it is expected to penetrate into other parallel markets such as automotive, appliances and other internet of things devices. In cases of such applications, there may not be any UI available for interaction such as enrolling and managing templates. In this disclosure, proposed are some ideas and methods for such an interaction with devices that do not have a display.

For devices that require password entry through keypad (door locks, safe etc.), a fingerprint sensor could be used to augment the convenience of authentication, just like in mobile devices. In these types of

FINGERPRINT ENROLLMENT WITHOUT A UI Mohamed Sheik-Nainar

Copyright © 2017 Synaptics Incorporated, All Rights Reserved. Page: 2 of 3

Information contained in this publication is provided as-is, with no express or implied warranties, including any warranty of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, or non-infringement. Synaptics Incorporated assumes no liability whatsoever for any use of the information contained herein, including any liability for intellectual property infringement. This publication conveys no express or implied licenses...