SAN DIEGO, California – May 6, 2016 – ImageWare Systems, Inc. (ImageWare or IWS) (OTCQB: IWSY), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has been awarded patent numbers 9,262,613; 9,268,904; 9,286,528 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for technology used in the IWS Biometric Engine®. These three patents bring the company’s total patent count to 19. The titles and descriptions of the three patents are as follows:
Anonymous Biometric Identification (US Patent – 9,262,613)
This patent represents the third in a series of patents that focus on securing identity and biometrics in the cloud (anonymous storage of biometrics). These three patents protect ImageWare’s innovative 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.
Systems and Methods for Biometric Data Management Using Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) (US Patent – 9,268,904)
This patent protects ImageWare’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.
Multi-Modal Biometric Database Searching Methods (US Patent – 9,286,528)
This patent gives ImageWare the rights to the comparison of multiple modalities in a biometric search process. This process can apply to a single search method in which all modalities are compared simultaneously or a multiple search method in which one modality is compared to another.
“ImageWare’s unique offering of multi-modal 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 multi-modal 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 that enables government and commercial enterprises to biometrically search and match populations for identity confirmation. The platform is a hardware and algorithm-agnostic system that allows users to achieve identity confirmation through an array of enrolled biometric types, including: finger, face, iris, hand geometry, palm, signature, DNA, voice, 3D face, and retina.
About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing biometric secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, ImageWare’s patented biometric product line includes a highly scalable, multi-modal biometric engine capable of working with a wide array of sensors, modalities, and algorithms. ImageWare’s identity management products are used for secure credentials, national IDs, passports, driver’s licenses, and smart cards as well as both application and physical access control systems. ImageWare products support a wide range of biometric modalities including face, voice, fingerprint, eye, DNA, and more.
ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Ontario, and Mexico. For more information about ImageWare Systems, Inc., please visit www.iwsinc.com.
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