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Microsoft Patents a Windows Key Fingerprint Sensor

Microsoft Patents a Windows Key Fingerprint Sensor

Over the past year, some smartphone manufacturers have started phasing out dedicated fingerprint readers in favor of in-display fingerprint sensors. Now a recently published patent suggests that Microsoft is looking into alternative sensor placements with its laptops. According to the patent, Microsoft would embed a fingerprint sensor in the Windows key, thereby inserting its fingerprint…

BioCatch Gets 39th US Patent

BioCatch Gets 39th US Patent

“BioCatch’s approach here is notable for not needing to rely on specialized hardware, making it another one of the many behavioral metrics – the company says it uses 2,000 of them – that can be analyzed by BioCatch’s technology via a software-based approach.” BioCatch has further solidified its IP holdings with a newly granted patent,…

Is Face ID Coming to the HomePod?

Is Face ID Coming to the HomePod?

A recently published Apple patent suggests that the company could be planning to introduce Face ID and 3D hand gestures to its HomePod line of products. The patent specifically refers to a voice-controlled assistant such as a “countertop speaker,” and would allow such devices to recognize faces, as well as hand waves and other basic…

Apple Patent Outlines Acoustic Fingerprint Imaging System

Apple Patent Outlines Acoustic Fingerprint Imaging System

“Essentially, the patent outlines how an array of acoustic transducers could be used to bounce acoustic signals off of a fingertip when it touches a display surface.” Apple has been granted another patent related to in-display fingerprint scanning technology. As AppleInsider reports, this patent is based on acoustic imaging. Essentially, the patent outlines how an…

Apple and AuthenTec Patent New Form of Biometrics for Apple Watch

Apple and AuthenTec Patent New Form of Biometrics for Apple Watch

Apple jumpstarted the consumer biometrics industry when it rolled out Touch ID with the iPhone 5S. However, the electronics giant has exchanged the platform for Face ID on newer models, and a new patent suggests the company is still searching for new forms of biometric authentication. The US Patent and Trademark Office recently published a…

Apple Patent Envisions iPhone with Face ID and Touch ID

Apple Patent Envisions iPhone with Face ID and Touch ID

A newly-published Apple patent suggests that the company may not be finished with fingerprint scanning on the iPhone, with engineers considering how the Touch ID system could be used alongside facial recognition. While the patent is almost entirely focused on Apple’s new Face ID 3D facial recognition system, it also takes a moment to illustrate…

Amazon Patent Brings Biometric Surveillance to Your Front Door

Amazon Patent Brings Biometric Surveillance to Your Front Door

A newly published patent application from Amazon outlines a smart doorbell designed to use facial recognition for a kind of technologically-enhanced neighborhood watch. The essential idea is to let users add suspicious individuals to a watch list, which is shared by a given community network based on connected houses using the biometric doorbell system. When…

New Samsung Patents Show In-Display Biometrics for Wearables

New Samsung Patents Show In-Display Biometrics for Wearables

Newly published Samsung patents are further illustrating the company’s interest in in-display fingerprint sensor technology for its mobile devices and even wearables. As Patently Apple reports, the patent depicts a smartwatch featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor or even an in-display iris sensor; and it depicts a smartphone featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor within a larger…

Goodix Responds to FPC Patent Lawsuit

Goodix Responds to FPC Patent Lawsuit

“Notably, the companies’ characterizations of the allegation itself differ in one important way.” Goodix has responded to Fingerprint Cards‘ recent allegation of patent infringement, asserting in a statement that FPC’s lawsuit filed with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court “is without merit.” The Shenzhen-based company added that “it will vigorously defend itself” against the allegation. Notably,…

FPC Alleges Patent Infringement Against Goodix

FPC Alleges Patent Infringement Against Goodix

Fingerprint Cards has filed a complaint with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court over alleged patent infringement by Shenzhen based Goodix Technology Co. In announcing the complaint, FPC offered few details concerning its specific allegations against Goodix, explaining only that “some of the fingerprint sensing chips” sold by Goodix violate one of FPC’s patents. In appealing…

Princeton Identity Secures Three New Patents for Iris Recognition Tech

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…

Apple Patent Describes Face Recognition For Macs

Apple Patent Describes Face Recognition For Macs

A newly published Apple patent suggests the company has been exploring the possibility of using facial recognition for user identification on its Mac computers for a couple of years now. First filed in Q3 of 2016, the patent is primarily concerned with the creation of a depth map through a Mac’s embedded camera that could…

New Patent Approval Burnishes BIO-key IP Portfolio

New Patent Approval Burnishes BIO-key IP Portfolio

 “Accurate and efficient one-to-many biometric identification is the cornerstone of secure identity and authentication services.” – Mira LaCous, CTO, BIO-key BIO-key has been awarded a patent for a key component of its technology portfolio. Entitled, “Adaptive Short Lists and Acceleration of Biometrics Database Search,” US Patent 10,025,831 covers an iterative search system, in which a database…

Apple Patent Describes User Tracking For Macs and TVs

Apple Patent Describes User Tracking For Macs and TVs

A newly revealed patent application from Apple suggests the company is exploring technology that would allow a device to track a user’s gaze, head position, hand gestures, face biometrics, and more. Newly published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the patent was filed in Q4 of last year. It specifically concerns applications of its…

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung has won a patent for a smart drone. The square-shaped device features propellers extending from each corner, and a tablet-like display in its central chassis. As the patent outlines, the device is designed to detect the face, pupils, and hand gestures of a user, who can control it via gesture. The smart drone could…

EyeLock Gets Trio of New US Patent Approvals

EyeLock Gets Trio of New US Patent Approvals

EyeLock LLC has received three new patent approvals pertaining to its mobile biometric authentication technology. One is for a liveness detection system for iris and facial recognition, while another is for a user guidance mechanism to help mobile users align their gaze for an iris scan. The third patent, meanwhile, is for a process in…

Apple Granted Patent for Acoustic Fingerprint Scanning System

Apple Granted Patent for Acoustic Fingerprint Scanning System

Apple has been granted 50 new US patents, including one for an acoustic fingerprint scanning system. Like the groundbreaking fingerprint sensor technology announced by Qualcomm earlier this year, Apple’s system is based on ultrasonic scanning. Essentially, an acoustic signal is sent to a detected finger, and the way in which the signal is reflected back…

mSIGNIA Attains New Patent Approvals Supporting Digital Biometric Platform

mSIGNIA Attains New Patent Approvals Supporting Digital Biometric Platform

Nashville-based mSIGNIA has attained new patent approvals supporting its ‘digital biometric’ platform. The solution received its first patent in 2014, and another in the spring of 2016. It essentially tracks patterns in how users customize their devices, and in how they interact with their devices in terms of sending and receiving messages, visiting certain websites,…

Crossmatch Files Lawsuit Against Integrated Biometrics Over Alleged Patent Infringement

Crossmatch Files Lawsuit Against Integrated Biometrics Over Alleged Patent Infringement

“In its lawsuit, Crossmatch is demanding that Integrated Biometrics be prevented from continuing to sell the offending devices, and also seeks compensation…” Crossmatch has filed a lawsuit against Integrated Biometrics, accusing the company of patent infringement. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court of Delaware. In a statement, Crossmatch claimed that multiple…

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