SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – “Knock Code,” a security solution by LG Electronics for its smartphones such as the LG G Pro 2, has recently earned a patent from the Korea Intellectual Property Office (registration number 10-1404234). This is a meaningful milestone for the company as the patent proves the technology’s novelty. The company has applied for technologies related to Knock Code since 2007.
LG Electronics embedded the feature on the G Pro 2 launched early this year for the first time, followed by all other subsequently launched smartphone models including the G2 and G Flex. The company plans to grow the code, a two to eight tap pattern that you create in order to unlock the phone, as its representative user experience.
Knock Code has been known to perform better than any other security solutions using number typing or pattern drawing as it can turn on the device and unlock the phone at the same time. The user can go to the home screen with a few touches from a turned-off screen.
The password may be typed in three to eight digits, with a total number of combinations reaching more than 80,000. As it leaves no visual trace of number typing that can be collected by hackers, it is excellent in security.
Earlier last year, LG Electronics completed its patent application process with the “Knock-on” function that was embedded first time in the G2 (registration number 10-1359233). Knock-on is a feature that allows the screen to turn on or off with two knocks on the screen. The company has applied for patents for both Knock Code and Knock-on technologies in North America and Europe.
Written Sean Chung (firstname.lastname@example.org)