Princeton Identity Secures Three New Patents for Iris Recognition Tech

“With over 11 patented technologies in our portfolio and many more pending, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to creating the most advanced and accurate iris recognition-based solutions to ensure accurate and convenient authentication of people and access to assets.” – Mark Clifton, CEO, Princeton Identity

Princeton Identity has been granted three new patents for its iris recognition technology by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the company has announced.Princeton Identity Secures Three New Patents for Iris Recognition Tech

Two of the patents cover functionality that Princeton Identity’s technology is already supporting on devices like the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Patent 10042994, entitled “Validation of the Right to Access an Object”, would appear to cover something like unlocking a smartphone with an iris scan; while patent 10038691, “Authorization of a Financial Transaction”, pertains to the biometric authentication used to confirm payments on systems like Samsung Pay.

A third patent, meanwhile, takes biometric identification in a different direction. “Collecting and Targeting Marketing Data and Information Based upon Iris Identification”, patent 10025982, opens the door to tailored marketing and communications based on biometric recognition of an individual.

In a statement announcing the patent awards, Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton said his team is “extremely excited that the USPTO has recognized Princeton Identity’s latest inventions and team of biometrics experts,” adding that the company now has 11 patented technologies “and many more pending”.

August 22, 2018 – by Alex Perala