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New Apple Patent Outlines Full-Display Fingerprint Scanner

New Apple Patent Outlines Full-Display Fingerprint Scanner

“Along with numerous other IP holdings, the patent underscores Apple’s interest in developing in-display Touch ID without definitely showing how exactly it’s going to do so…” Apple has been granted a patent for a system that could turn the entire display of an iPhone screen into a fingerprint scanner. As AppleInsider explains, the system entails…

Biometric Authentication Plays Key Role in Radical Samsung Patents

Biometric Authentication Plays Key Role in Radical Samsung Patents

“Both devices offer touch-based interfaces and, perhaps more striking, they both use biometric authentication to control who is allowed to unfold or unroll them.” Samsung appears to be increasingly intent on incorporating biometric authentication into even its most experimental technologies, if new patents reported by Patently Mobile offer any indication. The patents concern foldable and…

Microsoft Receives Patent Approval For Fingerprint Slide-to-Unlock

Microsoft Receives Patent Approval For Fingerprint Slide-to-Unlock

Microsoft has received approval for a patent combining fingerprint scanning with slide-to-unlock gestures, according to a new report from Patently Mobile. While many smartphones prompt users to start unlocking their devices by sliding a finger along the lock screen, and biometric fingerprint scanning is now a more or less standard feature on smartphones, few if…

Samsung Patent Links Swipe Scan to App Access

Samsung Patent Links Swipe Scan to App Access

Samsung may be planning to integrate fingerprint scanning more deeply into the user interface of its next smartphone, a newly published patent filing suggests. The patent details a system that would let users swipe a smartphone’s fingerprint sensor to directly access certain apps. A form of this concept recently emerged in Google’s new Pixel smartphones,…

New Apple Patent Points to Display-Embedded Touch ID

New Apple Patent Points to Display-Embedded Touch ID

Apple has patented a new system for bringing its Touch ID fingerprint sensor system directly into the display of a mobile device, AppleInsider reports. The patent illustrates how special sensors called ‘electrostatic lenses’ could be used to capture a clearer image of a fingerprint even through glass, which otherwise blurs the fingerprint images that capacitive sensors…

Apple Patent Sheds More Light on Rumored Display Touch ID

Apple Patent Sheds More Light on Rumored Display Touch ID

Another patent application suggests Apple is trying to integrate its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system into the display of its iPhone devices, reports Patently Apple. The patent application describes a touch display that includes both a graphical display layer and a transparent conductive layer that could sense a user’s touch, and proceeds to explain that the…

Is Samsung Redesigning Its Smartphone Fingerprint Scanner?

Is Samsung Redesigning Its Smartphone Fingerprint Scanner?

Samsung may be exploring alternative designs for its smartphones’ fingerprint sensors. The evidence can be seen in two new patent filings. One shows a circular home button for a smartphone, which would mark a turn from the current oblong shape of its Galaxy devices’ home buttons. As SamMobile and Android Headlines point out, this could…

Intellicheck Patent Covers Two-Factor Biometric Smart Card System

Intellicheck Patent Covers Two-Factor Biometric Smart Card System

US-based Intellicheck Mobilisa has won approval for a patent covering a biometric smart card system. It revolves around linking a smart card to the identity of its holder by embedding the user’s fingerprint biometric profile in the smart card itself. When the smart card user’s fingerprint is scanned and that data is compared against the…

Touch ID Might Get a 3D Touch Upgrade

Touch ID Might Get a 3D Touch Upgrade

A new patent filing from Apple shows a system that could combine the company’s 3D Touch and Touch ID systems. Essentially, it would bring pressure-sensitive sensor technology to the fingerprint scanning apparatus found on all new mobile Apple devices. The potential applications of such a system seem somewhat limited, essentially revolving around how various amounts of…

VerifyMe Scores Notice of Allowance For Home Button Sensor Patent

VerifyMe Scores Notice of Allowance For Home Button Sensor Patent

Biometric authentication specialist VerifyMe has won allowance for a new patent, the company has announced. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for the company’s “‘Home’ Button With Integrated User Biometric Sensing and Verification System for a Mobile Device.” In a press release, the company explained that the patent covers…

Approval Imminent For 11th ImageWare Patent

Approval Imminent For 11th ImageWare Patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office is ready to approve a new patent filed by ImageWare. The company received notice of allowance—essentially, acknowledgement that a patent has passed internal review—for its 11th patent, “Multi-Modal Biometric Database Searching Methods”. The patent refers to technology used in IWS Biometric Engine, the company’s flagship product. It’s a system…

VerifyMe Gets Notice of Allowance for US Patent

VerifyMe Gets Notice of Allowance for US Patent

VerifyMe is advancing its IP portfolio with a new Notice of Allowance for one of its US patents. The patent is entitled “System and Method for Providing Tangible Medium with Electromagnetic Security Marker”. The company indicated in a statement that the patent “broadly covers the protection of confidential documents and systems for tracking and monitoring the…

BioCatch Wins Behavioral Biometrics Patent

BioCatch Wins Behavioral Biometrics Patent

Israel-based behavioral biometrics developer BioCatch has received approval for a major US patent. The company says that the patent, “System, device, and method of detecting identity of a user of a mobile electronic device,” is the basis for its authentication technology. BioCatch’s system is mobile-based, authenticating users for mobile payment and banking transactions via what the…

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