AlpVision is proud to announce that a new US patent was granted, entitled â€œMeans for using microstructure of materials surface as a unique identifierâ€. The new patent US 8180174 B2 protects the core processes that make up AlpVisionâ€™s Fingerprint solution. The underlying technology leverages the intrinsic microscopic surface irregularities that naturally occur in a mold and uses these unique characteristics as the means of authentication. This solution applies to a wide variety of molded parts, including bottles and caps, electrical appliances, mechanical parts, imaging supplies, and most plastic molded products available on the market today. Coupled with real-time product authentication using a standard iPhone or Samsung Galaxy device, AlpVision Fingerprint is the most advanced authentication solution in its field and this new patent will only strengthen our position in this market.