Digital identity device

  • US 7,493,497 B1
  • Filed: 09/08/2000
  • Issued: 02/17/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/03/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A digital identity device, comprising:

  • a microprocessor comprising a microprocessor identity that uniquely identifies the microprocessor, wherein the microprocessor comprises an on-die Programmable Read-Only Memory (PROM) and the microprocessor identity is etched into the PROM;

    digital identity data, wherein the digital identity data identifies an owner of the digital identity device, wherein the digital identity data comprises a name of the owner;

    a memory configured to store at least the digital identity data,wherein the microprocessor identity is an alpha-numeric value, andwherein the digital identity data is bound to the microprocessor identity by encrypting the digital identity data using an algorithm that uses the microprocessor identity.

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