User authentication system and method for encryption and decryption

  • US 8,359,476 B2
  • Filed: 12/01/2010
  • Issued: 01/22/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/07/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A bio-metric system configured to authenticate a user for encryption or decryption, the system comprising:

  • a bio-metric user authentication apparatus;

    a computer-readable medium storing bio-metric user identifying information and encryption and decryption data; and

    an encryption and decryption computer communicating with the user authentication apparatus and configured to;

    receive an application programming interface (API) for interfacing with the user authentication apparatus;

    receive from the computer-readable medium via the API the bio-metric user identifying information;

    authenticate a user based on the bio-metric user identifying information; and

    read via the API the encryption and decryption data once the user is authenticated.

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