Remote entry system

  • US 9,269,208 B2
  • Filed: 08/10/2012
  • Issued: 02/23/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/13/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for providing secure access to a controlled item, the system comprising:

  • a database of biometric signatures;

    a transmitter sub-system comprising;

    a biometric sensor for receiving a biometric signal;

    means for matching the biometric signal against members of the database of biometric signatures to thereby output an accessibility attribute; and

    means for emitting a secure access signal conveying information dependent upon said accessibility attribute; and

    a receiver sub-system comprising;

    means for receiving the transmitted secure access signal; and

    means for providing conditional access to the controlled item dependent upon said information,wherein the transmitter sub-system further comprises means for populating the data base of biometric signatures, the population means comprising;

    means for receiving a series of entries of the biometric signal, said series being characterised according to at least one of the number of said entries and a duration of each said entry;

    means for mapping said series into an instruction; and

    means for populating the data base according to the instruction,wherein the controlled item is one of;

    a locking mechanism of a physical access structure or an electronic lock on an electronic computing device.

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