Patents Assigned to Imageware Systems, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9418214
    Abstract: In the present invention systems and methods to perform the biometric anonymous enrollment of an individual into an anonymous biometric engine are disclosed. An enrollment authority or client verifies the credentials of an individual and collects the biographic/demographic and biometric information. The biographic demographic information is stored by the enrollment authority and a token is generated for the individual; the biometric information and the token are sent to a biometric engine for storage. The stored information may be used to identify or verify individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David Harding
  • Patent number: 9286528
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for efficient searching of a multi-modal biometric database. Nested searching improves search efficiency by using the results of a previous biometric modality search to limit the search population for subsequent biometric searches. The method can also be used in combinations of non-biometric searches limiting subsequent biometric searches or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David Harding
  • Patent number: 9268904
    Abstract: A structured query language (SQL) relational database management system (SQL RDBMS) may integrate a biometric subsystem to process and manage biometric data separately from the demographic data stored in normalized SQL tables of the SQL RDBMS. The SQL RDBMS may be operatively connected to the biometric subsystem by means of SQL extensions. The SQL RDBMS may execute queries with demographic and/or biometric constraints, wherein the demographic data is retrieved directly from normalized SQL tables on the RDBMS, while the biometric data is retrieved in the form of scores or probabilities from the biometric subsystem. The SQL RDBMS may return a query result set containing demographic data associated with corresponding biometric data, allowing the authentication of biometric clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David Harding
  • Patent number: 9262613
    Abstract: This disclosure describes methods for identifying an individual in an anonymous biometric authentication system, where an individual's biometric data is captured by a device, and the resulting probe is compared with the templates in a previously enrolled population. The system comprises a Biographic Identity Management System having a non-anonymous sector in communication with an anonymous sector through a network cloud. The anonymous sector or Anonymous Biometric Identity Management System contains an index of tokens associated, each associated uniquely with a biometric template, which may then be compared with a biometric probe to determine the identity of an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David Harding
  • Patent number: 8887259
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an anonymous biometric verification system and method. In an embodiment of the invention, the system comprises a non-anonymous sector that retrieves biometric data (probes) by using biometric client(s). A unique identifier (“token”) is retrieved from a database that contains biographic and demographic data associated to the token, but without comprising the biographic or demographic data. The biometric data in form of template(s) along with the token are then sent via a cloud network to an anonymous sector. A query router, located at the non-anonymous sector may receive probes with the token and send them to one or more biometric query engine(s), wherein query engine(s) may either work in stripped or mirrored operation mode. Query engine(s) may search for location of template(s) in a templates database linked to a query search engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David Harding
  • Publication number: 20140314283
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for efficient searching of a multi-modal biometric database. Nested searching improves search efficiency by using the results of a previous biometric modality search to limit the search population for subsequent biometric searches. The method can also be used in combinations of non-biometric searches limiting subsequent biometric searches or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: IMAGEWARE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: David Harding
  • Publication number: 20140313007
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for conditionally selecting biometric modalities for biometric authentication at authentication run time. The inventive concept uses programmatic logic to identify which biometric modalities to use for authenticating a user. The software module for selecting biometric modalities includes, a plurality of rules or conditional logic for selecting one or more biometric modalities required to authenticate a user requesting a secure action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: IMAGEWARE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: David Harding
  • Publication number: 20140310786
    Abstract: The present invention provides an integrated interactive messaging system having a biometric engine in order to enhance security of interactive transactions or communications, while also expanding interactive capabilities. The biometric engine is operatively coupled to an interactive messaging system through a suitable network connection. The integrated system includes one or more biometric clients, as well as one or more client application servers. A rules engine is in communication or incorporated within the interactive messaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: IMAGEWARE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: David Harding
  • Patent number: 7949156
    Abstract: A method for analyzing a dataset comprising biographic data and biometric data is disclosed. In one step, a biographic record is read that is normally meant for unique description of an individual. A biometric associated with the biographic record is also read. The biometric is correlated with a plurality of biometrics associated with other biographic records. The uniqueness of the biometric is assessed with respect to the plurality of biometrics, for example, to find duplicate biographic records with biometric matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: William F. Willis
  • Patent number: 7606396
    Abstract: A multimodal biometric identification or authentication system includes a plurality of biometric clients. Each of the biometric clients may include devices for capturing biometric images of a plurality of types. The system includes a router in communication with the biometric clients. The router receives biometric images from, and returns biometric scores or results to, the biometric clients. The system includes a plurality of biometric matching engines in communication with the router. Each biometric matching engine includes multiple biometric processors. Each biometric processor is adapted to process biometric data of a particular type. The biometric matching engines transmit and receive biometric data to and from the router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Miller, William Frederic Willis, Johann Herbert Lau, Daniel Dlab
  • Patent number: 7362884
    Abstract: A biometric system that uses readings from a plurality of biometrics of a user is disclosed. The biometric system includes a first and second biometric readers, a first and second biometric matching engines and a processor. The first biometric reader producing a first measured biometric that is processed by the first biometric matching engine to deliver a first value, which is indicative of a likelihood that the first measured biometric matches a first stored biometric reading. A plurality of first values are gathered prior to the first value. The second biometric reader delivers a second measured biometric for processing by the second biometric matching engine to produce a second value, which is indicative of a likelihood that the second measured biometric matches a second stored biometric reading. A plurality of second values are gathered prior to the second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William Frederic Willis, Johann Herbert Lau, Daniel Dlab
  • Publication number: 20080059807
    Abstract: A multimodal biometric identification or authentication system includes a plurality of biometric clients. Each of the biometric clients may include devices for capturing biometric images of a plurality of types. The system includes a router in communication with the biometric clients. The router receives biometric images from, and returns biometric scores or results to, the biometric clients. The system includes a plurality of biometric matching engines in communication with the router. Each biometric matching engine includes multiple biometric processors. Each biometric processor is adapted to process biometric data of a particular type. The biometric matching engines transmit and receive biometric data to and from the router.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: S. Miller, William Willis, Johann Lau, Daniel Dlab
  • Publication number: 20080049983
    Abstract: A multimodal biometric identification or authentication system includes a plurality of biometric clients. Each of the biometric clients may include devices for capturing biometric images of a plurality of types. The system includes a router in communication with the biometric clients. The router receives biometric images from, and returns biometric scores or results to, the biometric clients. The system includes a plurality of biometric matching engines in communication with the router. Each biometric matching engine includes multiple biometric processors. Each biometric processor is adapted to process biometric data of a particular type. The biometric matching engines transmit and receive biometric data to and from the router.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Miller, William Willis, Johann Lau, Daniel Dlab
  • Patent number: 7298873
    Abstract: A multimodal biometric identification or authentication system includes a plurality of biometric clients. Each of the biometric clients may include devices for capturing biometric images of a plurality of types. The system includes a router in communication with the biometric clients. The router receives biometric images from, and returns biometric scores or results to, the biometric clients. The system includes a plurality of biometric matching engines in communication with the router. Each biometric matching engine includes multiple biometric processors. Each biometric processor is adapted to process biometric data of a particular type. The biometric matching engines transmit and receive biometric data to and from the router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Imageware Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: S. James Miller, Jr., William Frederic Willis, Johann Herbert Lau, Daniel Dlab
  • Publication number: 20070195999
    Abstract: A method for analyzing a dataset comprising biographic data and biometric data is disclosed. In one step, a biographic record is read that is normally meant for unique description of an individual. A biometric associated with the biographic record is also read. The biometric is correlated with a plurality of biometrics associated with other biographic records. The uniqueness of the biometric is assessed with respect to the plurality of biometrics, for example, to find duplicate biographic records with biometric matching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: William Willis
  • Publication number: 20060210119
    Abstract: A biometric system that uses readings from a plurality of biometrics of a user is disclosed. The biometric system includes a first and second biometric readers, a first and second biometric matching engines and a processor. The first biometric reader producing a first measured biometric that is processed by the first biometric matching engine to deliver a first value, which is indicative of a likelihood that the first measured biometric matches a first stored biometric reading. A plurality of first values are gathered prior to the first value. The second biometric reader delivers a second measured biometric for processing by the second biometric matching engine to produce a second value, which is indicative of a likelihood that the second measured biometric matches a second stored biometric reading. A plurality of second values are gathered prior to the second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Applicant: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William Willis, Johann Lau, Daniel Dlab
  • Publication number: 20060104485
    Abstract: A multimodal biometric identification or authentication system includes a plurality of biometric clients. Each of the biometric clients may include devices for capturing biometric images of a plurality of types. The system includes a router in communication with the biometric clients. The router receives biometric images from, and returns biometric scores or results to, the biometric clients. The system includes a plurality of biometric matching engines in communication with the router. Each biometric matching engine includes multiple biometric processors. Each biometric processor is adapted to process biometric data of a particular type. The biometric matching engines transmit and receive biometric data to and from the router.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Applicant: IMAGEWARE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: S. Miller, William Willis, Johann Lau, Daniel Dlab