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Apple Receives Patent for Smart Ring Device

Apple Receives Patent for Smart Ring Device

A new patent suggests that Apple could still be looking to add a smart ring to its rapidly expanding portfolio of wearable devices. The proposed ring would have wireless capabilities, and would come equipped with a processor, a power supply, and a microphone to deliver a collection of features comparable to the Apple Watch. Those…

Apple Patent Suggests Biometric Sensors May Be Used in Future Earbuds

Apple Patent Suggests Biometric Sensors May Be Used in Future Earbuds

Apple recently filed a new patent that could lead to a future iteration of the popular AirPods earphones equipped with more than one biometric sensor. This could potentially add to Apple’s growing focus on biometrics for authentication, security, and health. Filed on October 3rd, 2019, with the US Patent and Trademark Office, and quite similar…

Facial Recognition Specialist Bolsters IP Portfolio for FMCW LiDAR Tech

Facial Recognition Specialist Bolsters IP Portfolio for FMCW LiDAR Tech

California-based defense contractor and facial recognition specialist StereoVision Imaging (“SVI”) has announced the issuance of eight continuation patents for its technological portfolio. In a statement, the company said it is “significantly growing its U.S. and international patent portfolio” pertaining to Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR technology. This is SVI’s speciality, with the company’s approach…

Apple Receives Patent for TV Remote with Touch ID

Apple Receives Patent for TV Remote with Touch ID

Touch ID has been phased out of recent versions of the iPhone, but Apple is still exploring new uses for the technology. A new patent details plans for an Apple TV remote that uses Touch ID to prevent children from accessing material their parents don’t want them to see. First filed in 2017, the patent…

Patent Filing Shows Apple Engineers Exploring New Biometric Authentication Options

Patent Filing Shows Apple Engineers Exploring New Biometric Authentication Options

Having pioneered smartphone fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, Apple may turn next to palm reading as an additional biometric modality, suggests a patent filed by the company earlier this year. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed in January, and details how sensors under the display of an iPhone or iPad could be used to…

IDEX Gets Australian Patent for On-card Enrollment System

IDEX Gets Australian Patent for On-card Enrollment System

“In IDEX’s system, a smart card – eg. a biometric credit card – would be mailed to an end user together with a lightweight receptacle featuring an integrated power source. The card is inserted into the receptacle, and then the user registers their fingerprint on the card.” IDEX Biometrics has won an Australian patent for…

Apple Patents Acoustic Fingerprint Imaging Solution

Apple Patents Acoustic Fingerprint Imaging Solution

Once again, a new pair of patents suggests that Apple isn’t quite done with fingerprint recognition. The patents specifically concern acoustic imaging tech that would turn the entire mobile screen into a biometric sensor. So how does it work? Once you sift through the technical jargon, the concept is essentially sonar for the iPhone. When…

Apple Patent Expands the Touch Bar with Face ID and Retinal Scanning

Apple Patent Expands the Touch Bar with Face ID and Retinal Scanning

A newly published Apple patent application suggests that an unexpected biometric modality could be on its way to Mac computers. The patent application was originally filed with the European Patent Office in 2017, and, as Patently Apple reports, expands the number of features that could potentially be delivered through the Mac Touch Bar from 12…

Apple Patent Suggests Multimodal Biometrics on iPhones

Apple Patent Suggests Multimodal Biometrics on iPhones

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…

Apple Patent Depicts Adaptable, Biometric AirPods

Apple Patent Depicts Adaptable, Biometric AirPods

“It’s an approach that could prove appealing to health and fitness enthusiasts, and would allow Apple to compete with other new earbud solutions that use biometrics to deliver FitBit-type functionality into that category of wearables.” A newly granted patent suggests that Apple is considering the integration of biometric capabilities into an upcoming version of its…

Samsung Patents Show In-Display Sensor Tech for Smartphone, Smartwatch

Samsung Patents Show In-Display Sensor Tech for Smartphone, Smartwatch

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 Allegations of Patent Infringement

Goodix Responds to Allegations of Patent Infringement

“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,…

Fingerprint Cards Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Goodix

Fingerprint Cards Files Patent Infringement Complaint 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…

BIO-key Awarded Key Biometrics Patent

BIO-key Awarded Key Biometrics Patent

 “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…