Random biometric authentication apparatus

  • US 7,793,109 B2
  • Filed: 12/17/2002
  • Issued: 09/07/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/10/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for the authentication of a user at a point of entry in coordination with biometric data provided from a remote server after preliminary identification of the user based on identification information wirelessly provided from a portable electronic device carried with the user when the user is located near a point of entry, the method comprising:

  • associating an electronic system with a point of entry, the electronic system including a biometric interface, access to a data network and wireless communications hardware wirelessly communicating with a portable electronic device carried by a user approaching the point of entry, the user seeking access through the point of entry;

    wirelessly accessing, via the electronic system, identification information associated with the user from the portable electronic device carried with the user;

    utilizing the identification information provided from the portable electronic device to obtain a user profile from a remote server via the data network, the user profile including user identification information and a biometric template associated with the user,providing the identification information and the biometric template from the remote server to the point of entry in advance of an arrival of the user at the point of entry for passage through the point of entry;

    comparing at least one of the identification information and the biometric template with credentials carried with the user and at least one physical attribute of the user captured by the biometric interface; and

    authenticating the user via the electronic system and granting the user access through the point of entry, if the at least one of the identification information and the biometric template match at least one of the credentials carried with the user and the at least one physical attribute of the user captured by the biometric interface.

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