December 14, 2015 -
Authentication firm VerifyMe, announced today that it received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for patent application U.S. 13/910,482 titled “‘Home’ Button With Integrated User Biometric Sensing and Verification System for a Mobile Device”.
The patent covers the ability to use an optical sensor/scanner under the home button of a mobile device to verify the authenticity of the user and make available access to some or all of the contents of the device.
“This patent is the latest addition to our portfolio of technology that enables our clients to protect their brands and their consumers,” said Sandy Fliderman, VerifyMe’s CTO and co-inventor of this patent. “We also have numerous patent applications pending with USPTO, and this favorable review underscores the ingenuity of our technologies and the solutions we deliver.”
VerifyMe uses patented physical, cyber and biometrics technology solutions to prevent identity theft, counterfeiting and fraud.
Previously reported, VerifyMe named Balu Ramamurthy the head of biometrics, optical and image processing areas, a role in which he will report directly to the chief technology officer. Prior to joining VerifyMe, Ramamurthy was a software consultant at ENT Matrix where he worked on the financial risk assessment team at Goldman Sachs in New York.