New patent for iris-based identity company EyeLock

Iris-based identity authentication company EyeLock LLC said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued it a patent broadly covering “mobility identity platforms” — the company’s 46th issued patent.

EyeLock is a majority owned subsidiary of Voxx International Corporation.

“Our latest patented invention helps provide a fast and easy user experience by using the opportunistic acquisition of a sequence of images to select a limited number of images with the best iris-related quality metrics to hold in memory for further processing,” said Jim Demitrieus, CEO of EyeLock.

“Once the images are selected, our algorithms immediately create a template which is then used for matching and recognition.”

Demitrieus said this solution was useful in mobile applications, for example, “where devices are often memory-limited, and image quality is often affected by motion-blur and eye-blinking at the instant of acquisition.”