Apple granted patents for Secure Enclave for Apple Pay and more

“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“In this particular report we cover three inventions,” Purcher reports. “The first covers Apple’s iDevice chemical tempered glass. The second covers a halogen-free flame retardant material for Apple hardware. The third patent covers Apple’s secure enclave used to protect both a user’s fingerprint and information regarding safe transactions for Apple Pay.”

“Apple has been granted a patent today for their invention relating to the field of systems on a chip (SOCs), and more particularly to security on SOCs and devices that employ SOCs,” Purcher reports. “Apple notes that secure services may include ensuring that the use of the system is available to authorized users as well, and authenticating authorized users. This is used in conjunction with Apple Pay, as Apple notes that the system could be used for financial management and transactions.”

Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Note that the “Secure Enclave” is used with TouchID and the “Secure Element” used with Apple Pay are two separate items. The patent is just for the “Secure Enclave” and just for a portion of it. It is used _with_ the “Secure Element” for Apple Pay.

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