"[T]he iris recognition device 100 captures an image of the face of the user using the second lens 113 as illustrated in FIG. 7A, and captures images of the eyes of the user using the two first lenses 111A and 111B as illustrated in FIG. 7B."
“[T]he iris recognition device 100 captures an image of the face of the user using the second lens 113 as illustrated in FIG. 7A, and captures images of the eyes of the user using the two first lenses 111A and 111B as illustrated in FIG. 7B.”
On June 23, 2016 the USPTO published a new patent from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., directed to an iris recognition system, as Patently Mobile recently reported.

The US patent application, titled “IRIS RECOGNITION DEVICE, IRIS RECOGNITION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE IRIS RECOGNITION SYSTEM”, has application number 20160180169. It claims priority to Korean patent application 10-2014-0182712, “홍채 인식 장치, 이를 포함하는 홍채 인식 시스템 및 상기 홍채 인식 시스템의 동작 방법”.

The application is classified under IPC subclasses G06K (data recognition) and H04N (pictorial communication).

Korean abstract US abstract
본 발명에 따른 홍채 인식 장치는, 사용자의 홍채 인식을 위한 이미지를 측정하는 제1 및 제2 렌즈; 상기 제1 렌 즈를 통해 입력되는 이미지를 필터링하고, 제1 신호를 출력하는 제1 필터; 상기 제2 렌즈를 통해 입력되는 이미 지를 필터링하고, 제2 신호를 출력하는 제2 필터; 및 각각이 복수의 픽셀들을 포함하고, 상기 제1 및 제2 신호를 수신하여 각각에 대응하는 제1 이미지 신호 및 제2 이미지 신호를 출력하는 복수의 서브 픽셀 그룹을 포함하는 이미지 센서를 포함한다. An iris recognition device includes a first lens and a second lens configured to capture images for recognizing a user’s iris; a first filter configured to filter an image input via the first lens and output a first signal; a second filter configured to filter an image input via the second lens and output a second signal; and an image sensor including a plurality of sub-pixel groups which each include a plurality of pixels and are configured to receive the first and second signals and output a first image signal and a second image signal that respectively correspond to the first and second signals.

Relative to an ad-hoc corpus of about 2000 other Korean patent applications in these categories, some of the most distinctive two-word phrases in the application were 홍채 인식 (“iris recognition”), 서브 픽셀 (“subpixel”), 이미지 신호 (“image signal”), and 인식 시스템 (“recognition system”).