Apple Could Be Working on In-Display Infrared Fingerprint Scanner, Patent Suggests

first_imgApple has been granted a patent for an image sensor housed under the screen by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent that was filed in October 2018 suggests that the company could be planning to add an in-display fingerprint scanning technology in its future offerings. In the past, Apple used a physical fingerprint scanner called Touch ID and then moved to Face ID with its iPhone X series. As per the patent, the input sensor will be placed between the ‘outer protective cover’ and the ‘display stack.’The patent filed by Apple with the US Patent and Trademark Office with patent number 10,824,837 B2 back in October 2018 has now been granted. It includes plans for an “optical imaging sensor” that is “positioned at least partially behind a display and is configured to emit shortwave infrared light.”- Advertisement – Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement –center_img It should be noted that patents usually indicate avenues that a company may be exploring. It’s not necessary that a patented research will always translate into mass production. Apple’s patent suggests that it plans on introducing an in-display fingerprint scanner with a device, however, it is currently unclear whether it could be for the next generation iPhone and iPad models, if at all.Apple’s patent includes a protective outer cover that will be the interface surface, a display positioned adjacent the protective outer cover, and an optical imaging system that comprises a light emitting element that produces shortwave infrared light. This is essentially how an in-display fingerprint scanner works as the light reflected back from the finger is used to construct a unique image or fingerprint. Another method of in-display fingerprint authentication is ‘ultrasonic,’ that involves sending ultrasonic pulse to detect the ridges and valleys of a fingerprint. It is present in the Samsung Galaxy S20 series of phones.In the past, Apple has steered clear of in-display fingerprint scanning. After its Touch ID system, that was last seen on iPhone SE (2020), it switched to Face ID starting with the iPhone X series. Apple has also decided to stick with Face ID for its latest iPhone 12 series, but decided to go with Touch ID for its new iPad Air.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Terminal joint repair begins next week across Southeast District

first_imgSoutheastern, IN— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor E&B Paving Inc. plans to start work next week on a $4.5 million terminal joint replacement and repair project. Over 75 locations across southeastern and south-central Indiana are included in the contract.On or after Monday, April 27, work will begin. Nighttime lane closures will be in effect at various bridge approaches from approximately 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The contractor will work at each location for one-to-two nights at a time.Locations across Southeastern Indiana include:S.R. 750 in Jennings County (CSX Railroad/Six Mile Creek)S.R. 11 in Jackson County (East Fork White River)U.S. 50 in Dearborn County (Tanner’s Creek)C.R. 250 and U.S. 421 over I-74 in Decatur CountyS.R. 229 over I-74 in Ripley CountyWork performed at each location will include milling and placement of polymeric asphalt to repair terminal joint damage sustained during winter freeze-thaw cycles. The contract was awarded in February and is expected to be complete by mid-September. Motorists should slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependentlast_img read more

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10 JOBS LOST AS CASTLEFINN COMMUNITY CHILDCARE CENTRE IS CLOSED

first_imgThere is shock and anger among parents and residents of Castlefinn following the announcement that the Community Childcare Centre in the area will be now closed with the loss of ten jobs. The news comes as a devastating blow to the staff of the facility who it is believed have been kept in the dark surrounding the impending closure of the centre until it was closed last Friday.It is believed that close to 50 children attended the centre on a daily basis and parents are now not sure if there is anywhere else they can send their kids. A public meeting was held last night to see if the issue could be resolved, the meeting was attended by anxious parents, staff and residents to see if the centre could be re-opened.The meeting was also attended by Councillor Patrick McGowan, however nothing positive came from the meeting and no solution was brought forward to get the centre reopened and it now looks certain that the centre will remain closed for the foreseeable future.This has left parents in the lurch as to where they can send their kids, and leaves ten people without a job.  10 JOBS LOST AS CASTLEFINN COMMUNITY CHILDCARE CENTRE IS CLOSED was last modified: August 7th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:10 Jobs LostAngerCastlefinn Community CentreChildcare centreCréchemeetingPARENTSresidentsShockStafflast_img read more

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