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Biometric authentication firm EyeLock issued new patent


EyeLock, LLC announced that its has been issued a U.S. patent covering the use of a biometric reader to ensure the origins of passengers at a transportation facility, such as a commercial airport.

US Patent #9,142,070, which was issued on September 22, covers methods of ensuring the identity of passengers at a transportation facility by collecting the passenger’ biometric details at check-in and then matching it with their biometrics at the departure area.

Additionally, the passenger’s name and other biographical data is entered into a background check system to flag in real time those passengers who pose a security risk or prevent the entry of passengers who are unable to pass immigration or other checks on arrival.

If the biometric information does not match, or if there is an issue with the background check, the passenger is denied boarding.

“This patent is the latest addition to our intellectual property portfolio that now includes more than 35 issued patents and many others pending,” said Jeff Carter, chief technology officer of EyeLock. “Beyond offering technology for protecting physical environments, EyeLock’s formidable intellectual property portfolio covers convenient and secure iris biometric solutions for digital environments, creating opportunities to deploy biometrics across a broad range of IoT (Internet of Things) consumer applications.”

Using high-definition video technology to deliver a fast and seamless user experience, EyeLock’s iris authentication technology is able to identify the more than 240 points of unique characteristics of the human iris.

In addition to this latest patent, EyeLock also owns several other patents that apply to iris biometrics, iris imaging devices, biometric camera mounts, fraud resistant biometric systems for financial transactions, and mobile identity platforms.

Previously reported, EyeLock named three key appointments as part of its plan to continue to strategically grow the company in crucial markets and industry segments, and position itself as an industry leader.

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