Secure identification system

  • US 7,418,474 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2006
  • Issued: 08/26/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/03/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of providing secure interactive communication of textual information and image data between a central server computer and one or more client computer terminals, located at remote sites, for the purpose of storing and retrieving files describing and identifying unique products, services or individuals, the steps of the method comprising:

  • separately storing textual information and image data from one or more of the remote terminals at the location of the central server computer with the image data being in compressed form and the textual information being included in a relational database with identifiers associated with any related image data,associating for independent retrieval at the central computer the image data and the textual information,receiving and processing at the central computer single, multiple and simultaneous requests for identification confirmation received from at least one of the remote terminals,recalling and downloading textual information and/or image data satisfying the criteria specified in the requests the at least one of the remote terminals to the requesting terminal for review, andcomparing the textual information and/or image data download at the requesting terminal with a product, service or individuals to be identified, wherein the step of associating includes assigning at least one unique identification number to the image data of an item to be identified, and securely storing the identification number in the central server computer.

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