Patent for EyeLock single camera iris biometrics system

Iris-based identity authentication company EyeLock LLC said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued it a patent “that enables a single camera to acquire iris biometrics as well as a face image by providing suitable illumination adjustments between the two acquisitions.”

EyeLock CEO Jim Demitrieus said: “Our latest patent continues to strengthen EyeLock’s position in the mobile and broader Internet of Things (IoT) sectors.

“The compact design of this solution leverages a single camera component to perform multiple functions, resulting in a lower total cost to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and increased capabilities for end-users.”

Demitrieus said this invention:
  • uses a single image sensor to acquire a face image and an iris image suitable for iris recognition
  • determines the distance of the subject from the image sensor, so that suitable illumination levels can be provided even when the two types of images are being captured in quick succession
  • links the face image to the iris image, which allows the face image to be used for liveness confirmation of the iris biometrics
  • allows the acquisition of the face image to serve as biometric deterrence and the face image to be optionally stored for future dispute resolution

EyeLock is a majority owned subsidiary of Voxx International Corporation.