Patents by Inventor Nooral S. Abtahi

Nooral S. Abtahi 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: 5509083
    Abstract: A system for confirming the identity of an individual presenting an identification card includes a card reader, an associated central processing unit, a preselected feature template library associated with the central processing unit, a scanner for scanning preselected portions of an epidermis, such as a fingerprint, RAM storage means operatively associated with the central processing unit and the scanner, a communication interface such as a modem communicating with a remote site, and an output display indicating the identifier correlation. This invention provides an improved method of verifying that a card holder is the card owner by matching the image of the card holder's fingerprint to the unique code which has been assigned to the card owner and encoded on the card's magnetic strip, which requires only a relatively small amount of data to perform identification, making it possible to use low cost, low density encoding methods including bar code and magnetic strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Nooral S. Abtahi
    Inventors: Nooral S. Abtahi, Grady C. Shumate, Sr., Waddie Heyward, Hedong Yang
  • Patent number: 4892226
    Abstract: A cosmetic case having a removable refrigerant pack is provided for protecting cosmetics from heat degradation during transport and temporary storage in warm weather climates. The side walls of the case interior are covered with an absorbent material and flaps of the absorbent material are provided for enclosing the refrigerant pack to absorb any condensation and maintain the cosmetics substantially dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Inventor: Nooral S. Abtahi