CLEAR allowed U.S. patent for biometric boarding pass technologies

CLEAR has been issued a Notice of Allowance for a U.S. patent application relating to its biometrics-based boarding pass technologies.

The patent application covers biometric technology enabling end-to-end access throughout an airport without showing ID or boarding pass information.

“We are very excited about this patent and the technology we are bringing to the marketplace. CLEAR piloted this solution in 2015 at San Jose International Airport (SJC) and received extremely positive customer feedback,” said Caryn Seidman Becker, CLEAR’s CEO. “We have created a travel experience where you never have to break stride or take anything from your pockets to go from curb-to-gate.”

Earlier this month Delta Air Lines launched a pilot program where it began testing CLEAR’s biometric technology at Reagan National Airport (DCA).

The program is the first commercially available application of the complete curb-to-gate experience for select travelers, including the use of the CLEAR biometric platform to check bags, enter the airport lounge, and board the plane with a single finger tap.

CLEAR recently raised $15 million from T. Rowe Price’s New Horizon Fund, which it will use to accelerate the continued expansion of CLEAR’s airport and stadium network, and develop additional biometric capabilities in new verticals.

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