Patents Represented by Attorney Kevin McDermott, Esq.
  • Patent number: 8085992
    Abstract: A method of capturing biometric data is provided that includes activating a security application in a device. The security application is activated by an operator of the device and is configured to cause the device to display an outline image. Moreover, the method includes displaying the outline image in a stationary position on a display of the device, positioning desired biometric data proximate the device such that the desired biometric data appears as a biometric image on the device display, and monitoring the outline and biometric images shown on the device display. Furthermore, the method includes positioning the device and the desired biometric data to better align the outline and biometric images when the outline and biometric images do not align and capturing the desired biometric data from an individual after approximately aligning the outline image with the biometric image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Tevfik Burak Sahin, Conor Robert White, Michael Peirce, Nicolas Jacques Jean Sezille
  • Patent number: 8064645
    Abstract: A method of authenticating users is provided that includes capturing biometric authentication data of a user and processing the captured biometric data into an image. Moreover, the method includes determining a region of interest of the image and a gray scale image from the image, determining an optimum transformation parameter set within the region of interest, and aligning the gray scale image with an enrollment gray scale image generated during enrollment of the user using results of the optimum transformation parameter set determination. Furthermore, the method includes extracting biometric feature data from the gray scale image and verifying an identity of the user with extracted biometric feature data included in a region of agreement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Nicolas Jacques Jean Sezille
  • Patent number: 8041956
    Abstract: A method of authentication is provided that includes capturing biometric data for a desired biometric type from an individual, determining an algorithm for converting the biometric data into authentication words, converting the captured biometric data into authentication words in accordance with the determined algorithm, including the authentication words in a probe, and comparing the probe against identity records stored in a server system. Each of the identity records includes enrollment biometric words of an individual obtained during enrollment. Moreover, the method includes identifying at least one of the identity records as a potential matching identity record when at least one of the authentication words included in the probe matches at least one of the enrollment biometric words included in the at least one identity record, and generating a list of potential matching identity records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Conor Robert White, Michael Peirce, Gaurav Gupta
  • Patent number: 8031981
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling analysis of enrolled biometric data is presented. A plurality of vectors each having a plurality of score values representative of the relationship between individual ones of the enrolled biometrics with a plurality of biometric representations forming a filter set are described. Judicious use of the vectors enables a filtering of the enrolled biometric data on a dynamic basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Michael Peirce
  • Patent number: 7941380
    Abstract: An eVault system securely stores personal data and documents for citizens and allows controlled access by citizens and optionally by service providers. The eVault may be adapted to allow processes involving the documents to be carried out in a secure and paperless fashion. Documents are certified, and biometric matching is used for security. On effecting a match with a biometric identifier presented by a user, the user is allowed access to his personal eVault and to access a personal cryptographic key stored therein. One or more of these personal keys may be securely applied within the eVault to generate an electronic signature, amongst other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Oliver Tattan, Stephen Loughman, Michael Murphy, Michael Peirce, Conor White
  • Patent number: 7865449
    Abstract: An eVault system securely stores personal data and documents for citizens and allows controlled access by citizens and optionally by service providers. The eVault may be adapted to allow processes involving the documents to be carried out in a secure and paperless fashion. Documents are certified, and biometric matching is used for security. On effecting a match with a biometric identifier presented by a user, the user is allowed access to his personal eVault and to access a personal cryptographic key stored therein. One or more of these personal keys may be securely applied within the eVault to generate an electronic signature, amongst other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Oliver Tattan, Stephen Loughman, Michael Murphy, Michael Peirce, Conor White
  • Patent number: 7865937
    Abstract: A method of authenticating users to reduce transaction risks includes indicating a desire to conduct a transaction and determining whether the transaction requires access to protected resources. Moreover, the method determines whether inputted information is known, determines a state of a communications device when the inputted information is known, and transmits a biometric authentication request from a server to an authentication system when the state of the communications device is enrolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Conor Robert White, Michael Peirce, Jason Scott Cramer, Chet Bradford Steiner, Suzanna Diebes
  • Patent number: 7835548
    Abstract: A method of managing large scale biometric data identity matching includes identifying a plurality of biometric modalities to be used in conducting identity matches, determining one of the biometric modalities to be a primary biometric modality and determining whether at least one matching algorithm is compatible with matrix entries. When the at least one matching algorithm is compatible with a matrix entry the method includes assigning a plurality of matching systems to the matrix entry. The matching systems are configured to conduct 1:1 or 1:few matching after conducting a 1:N identity matching. Furthermore, the method includes comparing a probe against enrollment data records stored in a corresponding matching system, and storing information regarding a matching enrollment data record in a queue when the probe matches an enrollment data record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Daon Holding Limited
    Inventor: Richard Jay Langley
  • Patent number: 7702918
    Abstract: A distributed network of independently operable servers is provided. Each server is adapted to communicate over the network with at least one of the other servers and has a datastore with a plurality of datafields adapted to store information about at least one user. By enabling an authentication of a user based on a user supplied biometric identifier, the network is adapted to enable the transfer of information relating to the user between different servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Oliver Tattan, Michael Peirce
  • Patent number: 7698322
    Abstract: A method for integrating duplicate checks with an existing computer system includes capturing participant biometric data from each of a plurality of participants and enrolling each of the participants in a biometric duplicate check computer system. Moreover, the method includes checking for potentially duplicate biometric enrollment data records and communicating potentially duplicate unique identifiers associated with potentially duplicate biometric enrollment data records from the biometric duplicate check computer system to the existing program computer system. Furthermore, the method includes identifying potentially duplicate enrollment data records using the potentially duplicate unique identifiers, determining whether any of the potentially duplicate enrollment data records are true duplicate enrollment data records, and deleting true duplicate data records that are not to be retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Richard Jay Langley
  • Patent number: 7690032
    Abstract: A method of confirming the identity of a user includes processing biometric credentials, generating a user configurable policy including identities of a plurality of authenticating entities, storing the user configurable policy in a device, presenting the device to an authenticating entity at an authentication station, and requesting biometric and personal data of the user from the device data. The biometric data corresponds to at least one biometric feature desired for authenticating the user and the requesting operation is performed by a workstation of the authenticating entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Michael Peirce
  • Patent number: 7685629
    Abstract: A method of authenticating users to reduce transaction risks includes indicating a desire to conduct a transaction and determining whether the transaction requires access to protected resources. Moreover, the method determines whether inputted information is known, determines a state of a communications device when the inputted information is known, and transmits a biometric authentication request from a server to an authentication system when the state of the communications device is enrolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Conor Robert White, Michael Peirce, Jason Scott Cramer, Chet Bradford Steiner, Suzanna Diebes
  • Patent number: 7676439
    Abstract: An eVault system securely stores personal data and documents for citizens and allows controlled access by citizens and optionally by service providers. The eVault may be adapted to allow processes involving the documents to be carried out in a secure and paperless fashion. Documents are certified, and biometric matching is used for security. On effecting a match with a biometric identifier presented by a user, the user is allowed access to his personal eVault and to access a personal cryptographic key stored therein. One or more of these personal keys may be securely applied within the eVault to generate an electronic signature, amongst other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Oliver Tattan, Stephen Loughman, Michael Murphy, Michael Peirce, Conor White
  • Patent number: 7545962
    Abstract: A biometric authentication system configured to enable an authentication process has predefined parameters associated therewith and provides for authentication of a user based on a comparison of a presented biometric with at least one previously stored biometric. The authentication system includes a matching system providing as an output an output score based on the comparison of the presented biometric and the at least one previously stored biometric. Moreover the authentication system is configured to authenticate the user on determining that a parameter based on the output score, meets a threshold score, and includes an audit module configured to monitor the authentication process and to provide at least one revised threshold score. The at least one revised threshold score is provided based on an analysis of the performance of the authentication system over a predefined time period using current threshold scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peirce, James Ahern
  • Patent number: 7545961
    Abstract: A biometric authentication engine includes components which are configured to authenticate a user based on at least one presented biometric.The system makes use of multiple threshold parameters or scores so that the authentication process is better tailored to match the specifics of the authentication request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: James Ahern, Michael Peirce