GB2254466A - Bank/credit card laser read fingerprint comparator - Google Patents

Bank/credit card laser read fingerprint comparator Download PDF

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GB2254466A
GB2254466A GB9106968A GB9106968A GB2254466A GB 2254466 A GB2254466 A GB 2254466A GB 9106968 A GB9106968 A GB 9106968A GB 9106968 A GB9106968 A GB 9106968A GB 2254466 A GB2254466 A GB 2254466A
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07CTIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
    • G07C9/00Individual entry or exit registers
    • G07C9/00007Access-control involving the use of a pass
    • G07C9/00031Access-control involving the use of a pass in combination with an identity-check of the pass-holder
    • G07C9/00071Access-control involving the use of a pass in combination with an identity-check of the pass-holder by means of personal physical data, e.g. characteristic facial curves, hand geometry, voice spectrum, fingerprints
    • G07C9/00087Access-control involving the use of a pass in combination with an identity-check of the pass-holder by means of personal physical data, e.g. characteristic facial curves, hand geometry, voice spectrum, fingerprints electronically

Abstract

A laser read fingerprint comparator consists of a metal or plastics casing 7 in which a bank/credit card is inserted into a slot 1. A finger pad 2, with a laser device for reading fingerprints beneath, is on the top of the unit. At the side there is a switch 3 which is turned on when a card is inserted into the slot 1 and a finger placed on the pad 2. If the print on the card matches with the finger on the pad 2, a green light 4 will be activated. When the switch 3 is turned on the red light 5 shows, this will indicate that the fingerprints do not correspond. <IMAGE>

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BANK/CREDIT CARD LASER READ FINGERPRINT COMPARITOR This invention relates to fingerprints read by a laser for bank/credit card fraud protection.

Bank/credit card fraud amounts to losses of tens of millions of pounds per annum to the major banks and credit houses.At the present time there is no certain way of stopping a stolen bank card from being used soon after it has been stolen,often before it is reported lost.

Anyone who has a stolen card only needs to practise the signature on the rear to a vague likeness of the original before using the card to buy goods.At present there is no secondary way of telling if the card has recently been stolen.The fingerprint unit ensures that only the original owner can use any one card.

When a bank issues a new card to a customer,he/she would also be given a small pad of quick drying indelible ink with which to instate a fingerprint (any finger) on the new card within a specified area.This print cannot be removed without damaging the card.

Cont...

When using the card for purchasing goods the cashier would insert the card into the unit and ask the customer to place a finger (the same finger must be used to match the card pad) onto the laser pad.

A switch at the side of the unit would then be activated by the cashier so the laser could read the fingerprint on the pad and match it with the fingerprint on the bank card.If the two prints match,a green light will be illuminated which means that the card belongs to the customer.If the two prints do not match,or the card has been tampered with,a red light would show and make the cashier suspicious.

This system will make it impossible for any stolen card to be used by anyone other than the person for which it was intended.

WITH REFERENCE TO THE DRAWING The card is inserted into a slot 1 on the top of the unit 7, shown in FIG 1 and a finger (the same one as used to mark the card originally) placed on the laser read finger pad.

A switch 3 is then activated and a laser reads the fingerprint on the laser pad and compares it with the fingerprint on the card.

If the two prints match,a green light 4 will illuminate to notify the cashier that the card is in use with the legal owner.

When the switch 3 is activated and a red light 5 shows this will signify that the fingerprint on the card and the fingerprint on the laser read finger pad 2 do not match, notifying the cashier that the card is not being used by the rightful owner.

The unit is powered by standard mains electricity 6.

Claims (8)

  1. t. A laser read fingerprint comparitor situated beneath a finger pad, enclosed within a metal / plastic box, to be used as a prevention against fraud, by comparing a fingerprint, against a pre-installed fingerprint, on a bank / credit card.
  2. 2. A laser read fingerprint comparitor as Claimed in Claim 1, will read the fingerprint of a finger placed on a finger pad situated on top of the unit, and compare it with the fingerprint on a card, previously inserted into a slot also located on the top of the unit.
  3. 3. A laser read fingerprint comparitor as Claimed in Claim 1 or Claim 2 is activated by means of a switch, located at the side of the box.
  4. 4. A laser read fingerprint comparitor as Claimed in Claim 1, when activated by the switch, as Claimed in Claim 3, will scan and compare the fingerprint on the card, against the finger placed on the finger pad.
  5. 5. A laser read fingerprint comparitor as Claimed in any previous Claim, will identify the similarities between the card and the finger, and if the two match, a green light at the side of the box will show.
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    CLAIMS (Cont)
  6. 6. A laser read fingerprint comparitor as Claimed in Claim 1 and Claim 2, will scan and compare the fingerprint on the card against the finger placed on the pad, if the two do not match, a red light at the side of the box will show.
  7. 7. A laser read fingerprint comparitor as Claimed in any previous Claim is powered by standard mains electricity.
  8. 8. A laser read fingerprint comparitor as described herein with reference to FIG 1 of the accompanying drawing.
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GB2377539A (en) * 2001-02-28 2003-01-15 Nec Corp Fingerprint verification apparatus
US7278025B2 (en) 2002-09-10 2007-10-02 Ivi Smart Technologies, Inc. Secure biometric verification of identity
US8918900B2 (en) 2004-04-26 2014-12-23 Ivi Holdings Ltd. Smart card for passport, electronic passport, and method, system, and apparatus for authenticating person holding smart card or electronic passport

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GB1305248A (en) * 1970-07-23 1973-01-31
GB1338787A (en) * 1970-06-22 1973-11-28 Kms Ind Inc Optical equipment
US4053228A (en) * 1975-12-12 1977-10-11 Michael Schiller Finger identification
GB1506611A (en) * 1974-05-09 1978-04-05 Green H Fingerprint comparator
WO1988004457A1 (en) * 1986-12-01 1988-06-16 Froelich Ronald W Fingerprint identification device

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GB1338787A (en) * 1970-06-22 1973-11-28 Kms Ind Inc Optical equipment
GB1305248A (en) * 1970-07-23 1973-01-31
GB1506611A (en) * 1974-05-09 1978-04-05 Green H Fingerprint comparator
US4053228A (en) * 1975-12-12 1977-10-11 Michael Schiller Finger identification
WO1988004457A1 (en) * 1986-12-01 1988-06-16 Froelich Ronald W Fingerprint identification device

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2377539A (en) * 2001-02-28 2003-01-15 Nec Corp Fingerprint verification apparatus
GB2377539B (en) * 2001-02-28 2003-06-04 Nec Corp Fingerprint verification apparatus and method
US7113621B2 (en) 2001-02-28 2006-09-26 Nec Corporation Fingerprint verifying apparatus of small size and method of operating the same
US7278025B2 (en) 2002-09-10 2007-10-02 Ivi Smart Technologies, Inc. Secure biometric verification of identity
US8904187B2 (en) 2002-09-10 2014-12-02 Ivi Holdings Ltd. Secure biometric verification of identity
US8918900B2 (en) 2004-04-26 2014-12-23 Ivi Holdings Ltd. Smart card for passport, electronic passport, and method, system, and apparatus for authenticating person holding smart card or electronic passport

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