The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent that broadly covers the linking of an iris image with a face image acquired in sequence (during the same transaction).
EyeLock, a leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, has been issued U.S. Patent No. 9,613,281, broadly covering the linking of an iris image with a face image acquired in sequence (during the same transaction) and represents the company’s 45th issued patent.
“The issuance of our latest patent is very timely given the multi-modal biometric capabilities that have recently come to market on flagship smartphones,” said Jim Demitrieus, CEO of EyeLock.
“The patent is for a method in which images of the iris and face are tracked in a sequence that validates that both images are from the same, live person. The importance in the process is the real-time tracking that links the iris image to the face image.”
As an example, Mr. Demitrieus noted that a mobile phone incorporating EyeLock’s patented method would use iris authentication sequentially linked to facial imaging or recognition to provide a high level of assertion that the person conducting the transaction is real and not a machine or a hack.