Patents by Inventor Mark R. Depp

Mark R. Depp 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).

  • Publication number: 20020060243
    Abstract: A biometric authentication device for use with a telecommunications device such as a wireless phone having memory, processing power and communication capabilities is disclosed. The biometric device includes a fingerprint module having a fingerprint sensor for capturing a user's fingerprint placed onto the fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint module is interconnected and communicates with the telecommunications device. The fingerprint module also includes a portion adapted to receive and read a card containing electronic fingerprint information, such as a smart card. The fingerprint module is capable of determining a match between the user's fingerprint captured from the fingerprint sensor and the electronic fingerprint information stored on the smart card. Determination of the match between the end user captured fingerprint and the stored electronic fingerprint information enables biometric verification or identification of the end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Inventors: Martin J. Janiak, Mark R. Depp, Cathy Schaub, Barry Howe, Thomas Schenk, Greg Wachter, Greg Krueger