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Consumer Image System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105484D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Appel, A: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Consumer Image System is intended for recording and storing simple pictures of people or other subjects which may then be used for various consumer protection services. This system is a network or telecommunication server which stores images and provides images for printing, redisplay, embossing, or verification. The system typically consists of:

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Consumer Image System

      The Consumer Image System is intended for recording and storing
simple pictures of people or other subjects which may then be used
for various consumer protection services.  This system is a network
or telecommunication server which stores images and provides images
for printing, redisplay, embossing, or verification.  The system
typically consists of:

1.  Image Capture and Submission Station - One or more of these
    stations can be provided at a variety of sites and can consist of
    a variety of image capture devices such as a video digitizer, a
    flat bed scanner or a digital media reader.  Images can be
    recaptured from live people or photographs and are
    telecommunicated to the central repository.  Images can be
    provided by other devices such as desk top scanners or freeze
    frame video cameras.

2.  Image Storage Bank - This is the main repository of submitted
    images.  The service of storing the images can be provided by a
    credit agency, a credit card company, or any other information
    service company.  Images may be stored in association with other
    user information such as credit identification or account
    information.

3.  Image Transmission Facilities - These facilities are network
    servers which receive requests for images by client processes.
    Upon verification of authorization to supply the requested image,
    the image can be transmitted...