Authentication system for identification documents

  • US 6,920,437 B2
  • Filed: 02/15/2002
  • Issued: 07/19/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/15/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An apparatus for reading information from a driver license for use in an age-related activity comprising:

  • an information reader for reading machine readable information from said driver license;

    a processor responsive to said machine readable information read by said information reader and operable to execute instructions to (a) determine an identifier corresponding to an issuing jurisdiction of the driver license from said read information, (b) extract date of birth and expiration date information from said read information based on an organizational format corresponding to said determined identifier, (c) check at least one of the extracted date of birth and extracted expiration date information for conformance to predetermined values so as to provide either a successful check for conformance or alternatively, an unsuccessful check for conformance, and (d) calculate an age in response to said successful check for conformance by instruction (c); and

    a display responsive to said processor and operable to display at least said calculated age in response to said successful check for conformance by instruction (c) and, alternatively, to indicate said unsuccessful check for conformance by instruction (c).

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