Print access security system

  • US 6,927,668 B1
  • Filed: 11/21/2000
  • Issued: 08/09/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/21/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A print access security system for authorization to operate a vehicle comprising a fingerprint enrollment and verification module, FEVM, adapted for electrical connection to the electrical system of a vehicle, said FEVM having an opening of sufficient size to accept a finger, a sensor means mounted in said opening of said FEVM to receive a finger and generate a statistical pattern of the structure of the finger for authorization to operate the vehicle, said sensor means including a chip having an integrated circuit, said chip having a hard transparent coating on one surface for contacting a finger and a matrix containing an antennae array, said antennae array surrounded by a drive ring adapted to transmit an electrical signal through the subdermal tissue of said finger whereby placing a finger on said coating alters said electrical signal which is received by said antennae array.

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