Patents Assigned to Smarttouch, LLC.
  • Patent number: 5838812
    Abstract: A tokenless identification system and method for authorization of transactions and transmissions is described. The tokenless system and method are principally based on a correlative comparison of a unique biometrics sample, such as a finger print or voice recording, gathered directly from the person of an unknown user, with an authenticated biometrics sample of the same type obtained and stored previously. The method and apparatus can be networked to act as a full or partial intermediary between other independent computer systems, or may be the sole computer systems carrying out all necessary executions. The method and apparatus further contemplates the use of a private code that is returned to the user after the identification has been complete, authenticating and indicating to the user that the computer system was accessed. The identification system and method of the invention additionally include emergency notification process to permit an authorized user to alert authorities an access attempt is coerced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: SmartTouch, LLC
    Inventors: David Ferrrin Pare, Jr., Jonathan Alexander Lee, Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 5802199
    Abstract: The system includes a master computer having a master computer comparator. The master computer comparator further having a master user biometric database which contains or stores the biometric samples of all users registered with the identification computer system. The master computer further includes a user personal identification code group database which contains the personal identification codes of said users. The identification computer system further includes at least two local computers which are physically remote from each other. Each local computer further includes a biometric scanner; a local comparator; a data entry device; and a local user biometric database containing a subset of the biometric samples contained in the master biometric database. First interconnectors that interconnects each local computer to the master computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: SmartTouch, LLC
    Inventors: David Ferrin Pare, Jr., Ned Hoffman, Jonathan Alexander Lee
  • Patent number: 5764789
    Abstract: The system provides system and method for having a customer register with a computer system a PIN, one or more registration biometric samples, and one or more of the customer's financial accounts. During an initiation step, the customer initiates an account access at an ATM or a PC or any other financial access device, by entering the customer's personal authentication information comprising a PIN and at least one bid biometric sample. No portable man-made memory devices such as smartcards or swipe cards are used in this step. In a transmission step, an account access request message comprising the personal authentication information of the customer and other data are forwarded from the ATM to the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: SmartTouch, LLC
    Inventors: David Ferrin Pare, Jr., Ned Hoffman, Jonathan Alexander Lee
  • Patent number: 5737439
    Abstract: The invention discloses an anti-fraud biometric scanner that determines whether an object exhibits characteristics of blood flow consistent with that of a live human. The anti-fraud biometric scanner has biometric scanning means for obtaining a biometric sample from the object, blood flow detection means for determining whether the object exhibits characteristics of blood flow consistent with that of a live human, and deception detection means for determining if the object is attempting to deceive the blood flow detection means. The blood flow detection means comprises a first light source for illuminating the object, a photodetector for measuring light energy from the object, and computing means for controlling the first light source and processing output from the photodetector. The deception detection means provides means for detecting movement by the object in an attempt to deceptively simulate blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: SmartTouch, LLC.
    Inventors: Philip Dean Lapsley, Jonathan Alexander Lee, David Ferrin Pare, Jr., Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 5613012
    Abstract: A tokenless identification system and method for authorization of transactions and transmissions. The tokenless system and method are principally based on a correlative comparison of a unique biometrics sample, such as a finger print or voice recording, gathered directly from the person of an unknown user, with an authenticated biometrics sample of the same type obtained and stored previously. It can be networked to act as a full or partial intermediary between other independent computer systems, or may be the sole computer systems carrying out all necessary executions. It further contemplates the use of a private code that is returned to the user after the identification has been complete, authenticating and indicating to the user that the computer system was accessed. The identification system and method of additionally include emergency notification to permit an authorized user to alert authorities an access attempt is coerced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Smarttouch, LLC.
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, David F. Pare, Jr., Jonathan A. Lee