Patents by Inventor Carol M. Puterko

Carol M. Puterko has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6212290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and methods for verifying a person's identity, and pertains in particular to such a system and methods which utilize comparison of a fingerprint pattern for identification verification. The image of a fingerprint of a person to be identified is provided on an inkless means which when touched by a finger of the person causes immediate development of an image of the fingerprint of the finger in a black and white appearance. This image of a fingerprint is video scanned to produce image data which is digitized to produce a non-minutiae digitized numerical identifier indicative of the fingerprint. A preferred method and system provides a non-minutiae digitized numerical identifier having 24 bytes of fingerprint identification data which is recordable within the magnetic stripe of a credit card personal to a person, or may be recorded within the confines of a portable personnel identification means, or within a smart card, personal to a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: TMS, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia C. Gagne, Carol M. Puterko
  • Patent number: 5363453
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and methods for verifying a person's identity, and pertains in particular to such a system and methods which utilize comparison of a fingerprint pattern for identification verification. The image of a fingerprint of a person to be identified is provided on an inkless means which when touched by a finger of the person causes immediate development of an image of the fingerprint of the finger in a black and white appearance. This image of a fingerprint is video scanned (60) to produce image data which is digitized (10) to produce a non-minutiae digitized numerical identifier indicative of the fingerprint. A preferred method and system provides a non-minutiae digitized numerical identifier having 24 bytes of fingerprint identification data which is recordable within the magnetic stripe of a credit card personal to a person, or may be recorded within the confines of a portable personnel identification means, or within a smart card, personal to a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignee: TMS Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia C. Gagne, Carol M. Puterko