The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a fingerprint invention that's a part of Apple's Touch ID system and a motion pattern and gesture recognition system. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.
Granted Patent: Fingerprint Imaging and Quality Characterization
Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to fingerprint imaging, and specifically to fingerprint image processing for user identification and security applications. In particular, the disclosure relates to fingerprint image processing for securing digital electronics and electronic devices, including fingerprint quality analysis for user identification, user discrimination, and user authentication.
Apple's patent FIG. 1 is a block diagram of an exemplary fingerprint image processing system; FIG. 5A is a perspective view of an Apple iPhone utilizing a fingerprint imaging system (now known as Touch ID); FIG. 5B is a perspective view an iPad utilizing the fingerprint imaging system (now known as Touch ID).
Apple credits Wayne Westerman and Karen Jenkins as the inventors of granted patent 9,111,125 which was originally filed in Q1 2013 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Granted Patent: Motion Pattern Classification and Gesture Recognition
Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to motion-based operations of a mobile device. Apple notes that complex and customized gestures can be recognized. For example, a mobile device can designate a specific gesture as a signature. Subsequently, the mobile device can use the signature to authenticate a user by recognizing the user's gesture in place of or in addition to a user name or a password or both. Apple's patent FIG. 1 is a diagram that provides an overview of motion pattern classification and gesture recognition.
Apple credits Christopher Moore, Xiaoyuan Tu and William Vieta as the inventors of granted patent 9,110,510 which was originally filed in Q and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The Remaining Patents granted to Apple Today
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