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Task Specific, definable fingerprint sensor utilization and method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249763D
Publication Date: 2017-Mar-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 64K

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Abstract

Currently, fingerprint sensors are unilateral in that any fingerprint you scan will activate the same task, but because most users have 10 fingers, the mobile device could store independent fingerprints information for each finger. This would enable the mobile device to use each fingerprint to perform different functions, much like hot keys. For example, by using the right thumb for authentication (e.g., unlock, payment); and then by using the right index for accessing the camera; left thumb as calling up phone dial pad; left index opening up an app; and so on. What function each fingerprint will perform can be defined by a user in the system setting menu – e.g., user can redefine right thumb as data capture scanning function.

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Task Specific, definable fingerprint sensor utilization and method

Many mobile devices utilize a fingerprint sensor for tasks such as security or for accessing the device.

When utilizing mobile devices, it can be beneficial to increase the function and utilization of fingerprint

sensors.

Currently, fingerprint sensors are unilateral in that any fingerprint you scan will activate the same task,

but because most users have 10 fingers, the mobile device could store independent fingerprints

information for each finger. This would enable the mobile device to use each fingerprint to perform

different functions, much like hot keys. For example, by using the right thumb for authentication (e.g.,

unlock, payment); and then by using the right index for accessing the camera; left thumb as calling up

phone dial pad; left index opening up an app; and so on. What function each fingerprint will perform can

be defined by a user in the system setting menu – e.g., user can redefine right thumb as data capture

scanning function.