Assa Abloy had 27 patents in cybersecurity during Q3 2023. Assa Abloy AB has filed patents for authentication methods and systems, as well as a physical access control (PAC) system. The authentication method involves detecting a user within an image, analyzing additional recognizable data and biometric features of the user, and determining if they correspond to valid data of an enrolled user. If valid, the user is granted access to a protected asset. The PAC system includes an authentication device with physical layer circuitry and processing circuitry. It uses a cloud-based messaging service to receive access credential information, authenticate it, and initiate access to a physical access portal based on the credential information. GlobalData’s report on Assa Abloy gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Assa Abloy grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 44% in Q3 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Systems and methods for authenticating users within a computing or access control environment (Patent ID: US20230262057A1)

The patent filed by Assa Abloy AB describes authentication methods and systems. The method involves detecting a user within an image and determining if the image contains additional recognizable data. The additional recognizable data and the user's biometric features are then analyzed to determine if they correspond to valid data and features of an enrolled user. If they do, the user is enabled to access a protected asset. The patent also includes claims related to specific aspects of the authentication method.

One claim specifies that the additional recognizable data can be a unique code displayed on a client device near the user in the image. Another claim states that the biometric feature and the additional recognizable data are located in separate regions of interest within the image. The method also includes determining a confidence score for recognizing the additional recognizable data and notifying the user to adjust the presentation of the data if the confidence score is below a certain threshold.

The patent further describes the additional recognizable data as a One Time Password generated when the user initiates the authentication process. It also mentions that the data can include the device type of the mobile client device used to generate the One Time Password.

The method involves generating the additional recognizable data on a mobile client device and rendering it on the device's user interface so that it can be detected within the image. The biometric feature is described as a facial feature of the user, and determining its validity involves generating a biometric template based on the feature and comparing it with a stored template generated from the valid biometric feature of the enrolled user.

In summary, the patent filed by Assa Abloy AB describes an authentication method that involves analyzing additional recognizable data and biometric features of a user within an image to determine if they correspond to valid data and features of an enrolled user. The method includes specific claims related to the location of the data and features within the image, the generation and presentation of the additional recognizable data, and the determination of a confidence score for recognizing the data.

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