Biometric personal data key (PDK) authentication

  • US 9,298,905 B1
  • Filed: 10/23/2014
  • Issued: 03/29/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/20/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • persistently storing biometric data of a legitimate user and an ID code on an integrated device;

    responsive to receiving a request for a biometric verification of a user, receiving, from a biometric sensor, scan data from a biometric scan performed by the biometric sensor;

    comparing the scan data to the biometric data to determine whether the scan data matches the biometric data;

    responsive to a determination that the scan data matches the biometric data, wirelessly sending the ID code for comparison by a third-party trusted authority against one or more previously registered ID codes maintained by the third-party trusted authority; and

    responsive to receiving an access message from the third-party trusted authority-indicating that the third-party trusted authority successfully authenticated the ID code, allowing the user to complete a financial transaction.

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