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Apple Patent Describes Biometrically Secured Mobile Passports

Apple Patent Describes Biometrically Secured Mobile Passports

A new Apple patent suggests the company is considering the idea of letting users put their passports into their virtual Apple wallets. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed on March 30th, and describes a system in which an electronic device could import credential data from an official piece of ID such as a passport…

Walmart Wins Blockchain-based Biometric Healthcare System Patent

Walmart Wins Blockchain-based Biometric Healthcare System Patent

A new patent detailing a blockchain-based, biometric healthcare system has been awarded to Walmart, of all companies. Entitled, “Obtaining a Medical Record Stored on a Blockchain from a Wearable Device”, the patent describes a system designed to let emergency first responders access the health records of an individual who is incapacitated. The patient’s health records…

BIO-key Patent Could Capitalize on In-Display Sensor Trend

BIO-key Patent Could Capitalize on In-Display Sensor Trend

“Essentially, it’s designed to use facial and fingerprint recognition to enable continuous, passive biometric authentication of a smartphone user.” BIO-key has been granted a patent that it believes could be highly valuable to the company given current trends in mobile biometrics market. Entitled, “Utilization of Biometric Data”, the patent was first filed in 2015, and…

Acuant Awarded Patent For Identity Processing Tech

Acuant Awarded Patent For Identity Processing Tech

“It’s an important component of Acuant’s AssureID solution, which combines document reading with facial recognition to verify that a piece of ID does indeed pertain to an end user.” Acuant has further extended its IP portfolio with the awarding of a new patent for its identity document processing technology. Entitled “System and methods for remote…

Apple Patents Illustrate In-Display Sensor Efforts

Apple Patents Illustrate In-Display Sensor Efforts

“The patents also point to a certain level of technological expertise on Apple’s part that could still come into play in future devices.” Yet further evidence has emerged that Apple has been quietly exploring in-display fingerprint sensor technology for its iPhone devices. It comes by way of newly published filings with the US Patent and…

Latest Apple Patents Cover Vascular Biometrics For iPhones

Latest Apple Patents Cover Vascular Biometrics For iPhones

Future iPhones might get x-ray vision if a new Apple patent published May 15 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is any indication. The patent titled “Vein imaging using detection of pulsed radiation,” – which was published alongside 67 other patents – describes an infrared imaging method that enables a device to capture subcutaneous…

Is The Personal Camera The Next Fingerprint Sensor Frontier?

Is The Personal Camera The Next Fingerprint Sensor Frontier?

With fingerprint sensors now widespread across the mobile device ecosystem, the technology’s proliferation to new consumer devices continues, and a next stop may be the professional camera. A newly published patent indicates that Canon has been exploring fingerprint biometrics since at least last year. Filed in July of 2017, the patent depicts a professional camera…

New Samsung Patent Shows Biometrically Secured Digital Scroll

New Samsung Patent Shows Biometrically Secured Digital Scroll

Samsung continues to explore unusual device form factors and biometric security in a patent just published on the World Intellectual Property Organization database. The patent covers a design for a scroll – as in, paper rolled around a stick – only instead of paper it’s a digital screen. Taking a cue from those boxes of…

ImageWare Announces Canadian Patents

ImageWare Announces Canadian Patents

ImageWare has announced that it has won approval for two Canadian patents pertaining to its IWS Biometric Engine. One of the patents, titled ‘Multimodal Biometric Platform‘ and issued in November of last year, describes a system that revolves around a biometric matching engine, which uses an assortment of biometric processors specifically designed to assess a…

AimBrain Gets UK Patent for Biometric Context System

AimBrain Gets UK Patent for Biometric Context System

UK-based AimBrain has attained a UK patent for one of the processes involved in its biometric authentication solution. Entitled “Conditional behavioural biometrics”, the patent outlines a system that assesses the contextual conditions around a given biometric factor – background noise in a voice recording, for example, or the lighting around a face – and then…

Is Apple Working on a Biometric TV Remote?

Is Apple Working on a Biometric TV Remote?

A new patent application suggests that Apple may be preparing to bring its Touch ID system to the Apple TV remote, reports Patently Apple. The patent depicts a remote control device with a single button in its center that features an embedded fingerprint sensor; and it’s used to operate a connected television set. The sensor…

Ambient Authentication Specialist Zighra Announces First US Patent

Ambient Authentication Specialist Zighra Announces First US Patent

Ottawa-based authentication solutions developer Zighra has attained its first US patent, the company has announced. Zighra’s aim is to use a wide range of metrics for continuous, passive user authentication. Behavioral patterns, biometric identifiers, social interactions, and metadata pertaining to devices and networks are all targets of the company’s eponymous platform, which uses over 500…

Apple Granted Patent For Touch ID Emergency Alert System

Apple Granted Patent For Touch ID Emergency Alert System

Apple has been granted a patent for a system that would let users discreetly alert authorities in an emergency using the iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning feature. By analyzing the specific manner in which Touch ID is used, the system essentially turns it into a panic button. Apple’s patent explains how the system could look…

Applied Recognition Patents System to Recognize and Digitally Reproduce Faces

Applied Recognition Patents System to Recognize and Digitally Reproduce Faces

“…the company also noted a range of other potential applications, including greater personalization in video games and even therapeutic face matching games for Alzheimer’s patients.” Applied Recognition has won a new patent for a system allowing for the biometric capture of faces, and their reproduction in digital images. In a statement announcing the patent, Applied…

New EyeLock Patent Further Refines Iris Imaging

New EyeLock Patent Further Refines Iris Imaging

“U.S. Patent No. 9,633,260 details a system meant to further refine iris imaging.” EyeLock LLC has announced another new patent for its iris scanning technology. U.S. Patent No. 9,633,260 details a system meant to further refine iris imaging. It assesses certain conditions during iris capture — sharpness of the image, the position of the iris — to…

EyeLock Receives Patent Approval For Mobile Iris Scanning System

EyeLock Receives Patent Approval For Mobile Iris Scanning System

EyeLock has received approval for a patent detailing a method of making mobile iris scanning more effective. The system described essentially revolves around the capture of several images of a given user with a smartphone camera, with EyeLock software automatically selecting the highest-quality images for iris scanning. Thus the system could be used to conserve…

Patent Shows Microsoft is Looking Into Iris Scanning

Patent Shows Microsoft is Looking Into Iris Scanning

“…the patent application details a smartphone deployment, but it also notes that the system could be implemented in a range of other applications, including “Xbox, HoloLens, [and] Surface Books” implementations.” A newly published patent application indicates that Microsoft is exploring iris recognition technology, reports Patently Mobile. The patent outlines an iris recognition method based on…

CrucialTec Wins Transparent Fingerprint Sensor Patent

CrucialTec Wins Transparent Fingerprint Sensor Patent

CrucialTec has won a patent for a transparent fingerprint sensor enabling in-display scanning on smartphones, reports The Investor. It isn’t yet clear exactly how the technology works, but according to the report the sensor can be embedded under a mobile display, and can be easily integrated into existing production lines, potentially allowing for inexpensive integrations…

EyeLock Patent Links Iris and Face Biometrics

EyeLock Patent Links Iris and Face Biometrics

EyeLock has received approval for its 45th patent, the company has announced. Patent No. 9,613,281 describes a system linking a captured iris image with a certain face image in a process involving a single user. According to the company, the system includes a mechanism ensuring that both biometric modalities are capturing from a live scan,…

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