TODAY’S PATENT – EMBEDDED AUTHENTICATION SYSTEMS IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE
This invention pertains to an electronic device that has an embedded authentication system to restrict access to device resources. The authentication system comprises one or more sensors to detect the biometric information of a user. These sensors are strategically positioned within the device to detect the appropriate biometric information as the user operates the device, without requiring the user to perform any additional steps to provide their biometric information. The invention is directed towards electronic devices with embedded authentication systems, particularly portable electronic devices that are used to store personal information such as contacts, e-mail, calendar information, and documents.
It was invented by Anthony Fadell and other inventors and was patented by USPTO on 22nd July 2014 with the serial number US8788838B1. Currently, it is assigned to Apple Inc. The primary aim of the invention is to provide enhanced security to electronic devices that are used to store personal information. The embedded authentication system ensures that only authorized users can access the device’s resources, thereby preventing unauthorized access and protecting the user’s privacy.