2312040-A is referenced by 39 patents and cites 3 patents.

A mouse 10 for operating a computer 25 includes operating keys 12, and means 11 for verifying or recognising biometric features, such as fingerprints, palm prints, other characteristics of the hands or fingers, or voice , of one or more users to permit or deny access to the computer. The mouse may be linked to the computer by a cable 13 or by infrared transmission means. All the fingerprint verification or recongnition circuitry is contained in the mouse, and initially a fingerprint is sensed by a sensor 24 and stored in memory 21 to identify, on future occasions, an authorised user.

A computer mouse
Application Number
GB19960007701 19960413
Publication Number
2312040 (A)
Application Date
April 13, 1996
Publication Date
October 15, 1997
Crawford Jamieson
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