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(11)    Patent No :    AP 2205    (73) Applicant(s)       
(21)    Application No :    AP/P/2005/003281    IVI SMART TECHNOLOGIES, INC., 1810 Old Oakland Road,       
            Suite F, San Jose, CA 95131,       
                   
(22)    Filing Date :    10.09.2003    United States of America       
(24)    Date of Grant &    07.02.2011           
                   
(45)    Publication :

(30)  Priority Data    (72) Inventors

    (33) Country    (31) Number    (32) Date    SAITO Tamio, United States of America   
    US            60/484,692        03.07.2003    AIDA Takashi, United States of America   
    US            60/409,716        10.09.2002       
                            DRIZIN Wayne, United States of America   
    US            60/409,715        10.09.2002       
                                   
    US            60/429,919        27.11.2002    et al       
    et al                                   
                                (74) Representative   
(84)    Designated State                   
                           
    BW    GM    GH    KE    LS    MW    MZ   NA   SL    HONEY & BLANCKENBERG   
    SD    SZ    T Z    UG    ZM    ZW               
                   
(51)    International    Classification    G06K 9/00 (2006.01)    G06K 19/07 (2006.01)   
                            G06K 19/073 (2006.01)       
(45)    Title

Secure biometric verification of identity

(57)    Abstract

A high security identification card includes an on-board memory for stored biometric data and an on-board sensor for capturing live biometric data. An on-board processor on the card performs a matching operation to verify that the captured biometric data matches the locally stored biometric data. Only if there is a positive match is any data transmitted from the card for additional verification and/or further processing. Preferably, the card is ISO SmartCard compatible. In one embodiment, the ISO SmartCard functions as a firewall for protecting the security processor used for storing and processing the protected biometric data from malicious external attack via the ISO SmartCard

interface. In another embodiment, the security processor is inserted between the ISO SmartCard Interface and an unmodified ISO SmartCard processor and

blocks any external communications until the user's fingerprint has been matched with a previously registered fingerprint. Real-time feedback is provided while the user is manipulating his finger over the fingerprint sensor, thereby facilitating an optimal placement of the finger over the sensor. The

(56)    Documents Cited :    EP 1074949 A    US 3383657 A    DE 19618144 A

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