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ImageWare Systems granted three U.S. patents for its multimodal biometric platform

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ImageWare Systems, Inc. has been granted three U.S. patents for technology used in its multimodal biometric platform, IWS Biometric Engine, which brings the company’s total number of patents to 19.

The first patent (US Patent – 9,262,613) for “Anonymous Biometric Identification” represents the third in a series of patents that focus on securing identity and biometrics in the cloud, otherwise known as the anonymous storage of biometrics.

The three patents in the series protect ImageWare’s ability to store and recall biometrics for identity verification and identification across a number of use cases, while separating the biometric data from any personally identifiable information, protecting the biometrics from being compromised and used by hackers and/or identity thieves.

The second patent (US Patent – 9,268,904) covers the “Systems and Methods for Biometric Data Management Using Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS)”.

The patent protects the company’s intellectual property regarding real-time biometric data management from being directly copied and integrated into existing structured query language (SQL) database products.

While the IWS Biometric Engine does not rely on a traditional SQL database, its low-level cache and biometric data management could be integrated into a client/server, relational database management system architecture.

Finally, the last patent (US Patent – 9,286,528) covers the “Multimodal Biometric Database Searching Methods”, which protects ImageWare’s ability to compare multiple modalities in a biometric search process.

This process can be used in a single search method in which all modalities are compared simultaneously or in a multiple search method in which one modality is compared to another.

“ImageWare’s unique offering of multimodal biometric authentication solutions gives enterprises the ability to secure their platforms through a variety of biometric modalities,” said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare. “Our position as a leader in multimodal biometrics continues to be affirmed with the addition of these patents to our already extensive technology portfolio. As this list of patents continues to grow, we are better positioning ourselves for the fast-growing biometric industry.”

The IWS Biometric Engine is a scalable technology designed to enable government and commercial enterprises to biometrically search and match populations for identity confirmation.

The hardware and algorithm-agnostic system allows users to authenticate their identity through various enrolled biometric types, including finger, face, iris, hand geometry, palm, signature, DNA, voice, 3D face, and retina.

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